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Check-in disorganized with limited staff and line for 20 min. (not long but with pouring down rain and no one directing things got messy). RC didn't mention the port construction - inside is being renovated and should be completed at the end of April. Received Seapasses in under 10 minutes. . Our room was not ready until 1:30 - ate lunch in Windjammer. When the room was ready – the toilet was dirty and guest services fixed the problem quickly. Entertainment & Activities - Average - needs variety and improvement. The entertainment crew – below average and need training on basic hospitality (re. treating all guests the same). Food & Drinks - Average. Never used the specialty restaurants – ate every day at the Windjammer or used room service (menu and food presentation needs improvement) Facilities – a number of changes were made - main pool smaller, club on the 3rd floor removed to add Chops Grill and Jacuzzis, water slide and Flowrider, and more cabins added. Less seating around the pools and gets crowded a lot earlier. Overall - not my favorite cruise – Royal Caribbean needs to work on the Wow experience.

Not WOW'd!

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by russellj707

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Trip Details
Check-in disorganized with limited staff and line for 20 min. (not long but with pouring down rain and no one directing things got messy). RC didn't mention the port construction - inside is being renovated and should be completed at the end of April. Received Seapasses in under 10 minutes. .

Our room was not ready until 1:30 - ate lunch in Windjammer. When the room was ready – the toilet was dirty and guest services fixed the problem quickly.

Entertainment & Activities - Average - needs variety and improvement. The entertainment crew – below average and need training on basic hospitality (re. treating all guests the same).

Food & Drinks - Average. Never used the specialty restaurants – ate every day at the Windjammer or used room service (menu and food presentation needs improvement)

Facilities – a number of changes were made - main pool smaller, club on the 3rd floor removed to add Chops Grill and Jacuzzis, water slide and Flowrider, and more cabins added. Less seating around the pools and gets crowded a lot earlier.

Overall - not my favorite cruise – Royal Caribbean needs to work on the Wow experience.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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  • San Juan
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    There is a service fee of $10 per person to enter Brimstone Fortress. We had already been informed that the drive may charge extra if we went beyond 45 minutes at the fortress. We felt 45 minutes was more than enough time. If you decide to visit - there is a $1 fee to use the bathroom (not included in the entry fee) and we noticed that several of the rooms in the fort are under renovation. There is a place to purchase drinks and food - did not note the costs - as well as a picnic area.

    The area to view the point where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet is absolutely beautiful. There are vendors there (clothing, souvenirs, and food/drink).....they only take cash and the prices are reasonable. The viewing area is absolutely breathtaking.

    We quickly walked in and out of the stores near the pier - nothing really stood out for us.
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