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General comments: We are fond of RC, we have been on four of their cruises so far. It's a good value and we can actually afford a grand suite. Fellow cruisers are varied in terms of age groups etc. and we like that, too. The Adventure has been refurbished and it shows. Staff are great. The food is not tippy-top-notch gourmet, but we are always pleased. The Worst of the worst: I will never take one of their shore excursions again. We have in the past, but this time was beyond awful. Total cattle-call, and the trip to the hot springs on St. Lucia was the exact opposite of relaxing (although the Spanish Galleon reproduction ride and crew were a ton of fun). All of the boats and buses that left the cruise ship arrived together, so you had a few hundred people coming to a small hot mud spring that would accommodate maybe a dozen at a time. We were literally shoulder-to-shoulder with a crowd slowly shuffling into and out of the hot spring. We also did a tour with RC to "Sting Ray CIty" on Antigua, again it was crowded as heck, although I don't blame RC, it was just the model of the provider to get a lot of people out there. Slightly less awful: RC has a "don't save a pool chair" policy that they simply don't enforce. This means that you have a choice of joining the throngs of selfish/unethical folks who nab a spot at 6 am on a sea day and leave their belongings for 8 hours for a 1-2 hour use of the chair, or find other things to do until users tire of their spot at 4/5 pm. Overall: yes, go, it's a good value, just plan accordingly and bring a bit of patience for tours or ship venues that might be crowded!

Plan carefully!

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by arlahile

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
General comments: We are fond of RC, we have been on four of their cruises so far. It's a good value and we can actually afford a grand suite. Fellow cruisers are varied in terms of age groups etc. and we like that, too. The Adventure has been refurbished and it shows. Staff are great. The food is not tippy-top-notch gourmet, but we are always pleased.

The Worst of the worst: I will never take one of their shore excursions again. We have in the past, but this time was beyond awful. Total cattle-call, and the trip to the hot springs on St. Lucia was the exact opposite of relaxing (although the Spanish Galleon reproduction ride and crew were a ton of fun). All of the boats and buses that left the cruise ship arrived together, so you had a few hundred people coming to a small hot mud spring that would accommodate maybe a dozen at a time. We were literally shoulder-to-shoulder with a crowd slowly shuffling into and out of the hot spring. We also did a tour with RC to "Sting Ray CIty" on Antigua, again it was crowded as heck, although I don't blame RC, it was just the model of the provider to get a lot of people out there.

Slightly less awful: RC has a "don't save a pool chair" policy that they simply don't enforce. This means that you have a choice of joining the throngs of selfish/unethical folks who nab a spot at 6 am on a sea day and leave their belongings for 8 hours for a 1-2 hour use of the chair, or find other things to do until users tire of their spot at 4/5 pm.

Overall: yes, go, it's a good value, just plan accordingly and bring a bit of patience for tours or ship venues that might be crowded!
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
Cabin GS 1552
Lovely large cabin and PLENTY of closet and drawer space!
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