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We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. We could tell that the carpets and love seat were new, however I had back and neck aches the whole time -- they needed to replace the mattress and pillows during the updating. This is our 2nd cruise on RC. Our first was to Alaska and we had a wonderful experience, so we wanted to try RC again on a new adventure. We have never been to the Caribbean before, so all of this was new to us. Not through the fault of Royal Caribbean, but when we arrived the night before the cruise, when we were actually standing in front of it -- we found out our hotel had been closed since the hurricane. No one bothered to tell us that (in San Juan, Puerto Rico). The cabbies told us that 80% of the hotels are not in business anymore. After too much time and into the night; we were able to get a hotel room. ANYONE traveling into Puerto Rico, Please triple check that you have a place to stay. We even received a confirmation e-mail to check in, the day before! We did not have any time to explore San Juan. The line to get on the ship was well organized and when it started moving, did not take too long. We thought the food on the ship was pretty good, even in the buffet. The only complaint I had regarding food was that they overcooked the eggs for all versions of eggs Benedict that they served. So, not bad for all the meals we ate! :) We bought the beverage package and were Very disappointed in both the quality and selections we had for wine that was included with this package. There is a nice wine list, but most of the selections were above the $12.00 allotment for the beverage package. We think that we should have a full selection of wines with the price we pay for the beverage package. Also, unless you ask, the bartenders give you the low end of the price range for brands of alcohol in your drinks. The servers in the main dining room were overworked and barely had time to say hello. They worked Hard and we appreciated it. I don't know if Royal Caribbean cut the amount of people they hire -- and if they did then it was a mistake. All the people working there seemed over worked, which made us feel badly for them. Also, the bread basket on the table ---- too much waste. We had a table for 2 and we did not eat 6 pieces of bread/rolls between the two of us. The bread and pastries were nice and fresh though -- not at all dry! We arranged one excursion through Royal Caribbean -- Railroad around St. Kitts. It was a fun and interesting tour, however the cost through the cruise ship was costly. The only other tour we booked was through Cosol in St. Lucia. It was a lot of fun and worth the expense. The other days we just walked through the towns and went to local beaches. We did get a cab to the beach in St. Maarten where the planes land. It was a fun experience, but the beach is has rough waves - so be careful not to get rolled! Overall, it was a really nice winter break. When San Juan has their economy going well again, electricity, hotels......I hope to be able to visit again. They need the tourists money, but more importantly, they need their government to use that money to Fix things there (and not their own pockets).

Food good, ports good, mattress and pillow not so good

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by wishuponasea

Trip Details
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary.

We could tell that the carpets and love seat were new, however I had back and neck aches the whole time -- they needed to replace the mattress and pillows during the updating.

This is our 2nd cruise on RC. Our first was to Alaska and we had a wonderful experience, so we wanted to try RC again on a new adventure. We have never been to the Caribbean before, so all of this was new to us. Not through the fault of Royal Caribbean, but when we arrived the night before the cruise, when we were actually standing in front of it -- we found out our hotel had been closed since the hurricane. No one bothered to tell us that (in San Juan, Puerto Rico). The cabbies told us that 80% of the hotels are not in business anymore. After too much time and into the night; we were able to get a hotel room. ANYONE traveling into Puerto Rico, Please triple check that you have a place to stay. We even received a confirmation e-mail to check in, the day before!

We did not have any time to explore San Juan. The line to get on the ship was well organized and when it started moving, did not take too long.

We thought the food on the ship was pretty good, even in the buffet. The only complaint I had regarding food was that they overcooked the eggs for all versions of eggs Benedict that they served. So, not bad for all the meals we ate! :)

We bought the beverage package and were Very disappointed in both the quality and selections we had for wine that was included with this package. There is a nice wine list, but most of the selections were above the $12.00 allotment for the beverage package. We think that we should have a full selection of wines with the price we pay for the beverage package. Also, unless you ask, the bartenders give you the low end of the price range for brands of alcohol in your drinks.

The servers in the main dining room were overworked and barely had time to say hello. They worked Hard and we appreciated it. I don't know if Royal Caribbean cut the amount of people they hire -- and if they did then it was a mistake. All the people working there seemed over worked, which made us feel badly for them. Also, the bread basket on the table ---- too much waste. We had a table for 2 and we did not eat 6 pieces of bread/rolls between the two of us. The bread and pastries were nice and fresh though -- not at all dry!

We arranged one excursion through Royal Caribbean -- Railroad around St. Kitts. It was a fun and interesting tour, however the cost through the cruise ship was costly.

The only other tour we booked was through Cosol in St. Lucia. It was a lot of fun and worth the expense. The other days we just walked through the towns and went to local beaches. We did get a cab to the beach in St. Maarten where the planes land. It was a fun experience, but the beach is has rough waves - so be careful not to get rolled!

Overall, it was a really nice winter break. When San Juan has their economy going well again, electricity, hotels......I hope to be able to visit again. They need the tourists money, but more importantly, they need their government to use that money to Fix things there (and not their own pockets).
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Cabin 6280
The cabin was spacious enough. New carpet and love seat. Needed a new mattress and pillows (I had back and neck aches during the whole cruise). Balcony was narrow, but you could see straight ahead; bottom of balcony was solid. Plenty of storage space.
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