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Embarkation was not a problem and neither was our cabin - we knew what to expect in terms of size and location, plus our room steward was excellent! We have cruised 5 other times (1 with Carnival, 4 with Norwegian). FOOD: The food was horrible. The food at the Windjammer was cold, old, and they always had several stations closed. Presentation was ugly too. Expect to stand in long lines. They also had a lot of Indian food, or meals with curry for lunch and dinner. We were expecting variety. The food at the main dining room was not much better either. For example, the pasta advertised as having "blue cheese" really had ranch dressing. Lobster tail over cooked. Not tasty; nothing was. No late night snacks besides horrible pizza - expect to make a long line for that too. Make reservations for the main dining room or expect to stand in long disorganized lines as well. Room services had several options but not good either. Lemonade had no sugar. I guess it makes sense if they're trying to sell you their soda package. STAFF: Not really friendly. At first we thought 'this person must be having a bad day' but we began encountering more and more unfriendly staff. They were not rude, just not friendly, no eye contact, no smiles, no 'good morning.' Cruise Director was not really around. In fact, he was our least favorite from all our ships. ENTERTAINMENT: Again, the staff was just not into it. It was boring. The comedian was okay, but I am sensitive to the word "retarted" and didn't find those jokes funny, especially since there were several cruisers with disabilities. If you want to see the ice skating show, make the line 45 minutes before it starts and expect a lot of disorganization that the staff did not address. However, that show was amazing! So was the magic show. You can tell they are truly professionals. Entertainment by the pool was also boring. Make sure you are up by 7am to get a towel because by 9am there might not be any and all the chairs will be reserved. OVERALL: Not worth it. Maybe it was our ship & crew. Other cruisers agreed that something was off. We had a good time because we made an effort to overlook those things. Not sure why they made fun of Carnival (the Walmart of cruise ships).... RC is not any better. Plus food in Carnival was delicious! My husband and I felt it was important to share our experience. If this is your first cruise you should be fine but if you have a bad experience share it because it's the only way RC will make changes or modifications.

Huge disappointment

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by cruising_down_the_sea

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
Embarkation was not a problem and neither was our cabin - we knew what to expect in terms of size and location, plus our room steward was excellent! We have cruised 5 other times (1 with Carnival, 4 with Norwegian).

FOOD: The food was horrible. The food at the Windjammer was cold, old, and they always had several stations closed. Presentation was ugly too. Expect to stand in long lines. They also had a lot of Indian food, or meals with curry for lunch and dinner. We were expecting variety. The food at the main dining room was not much better either. For example, the pasta advertised as having "blue cheese" really had ranch dressing. Lobster tail over cooked. Not tasty; nothing was. No late night snacks besides horrible pizza - expect to make a long line for that too. Make reservations for the main dining room or expect to stand in long disorganized lines as well. Room services had several options but not good either. Lemonade had no sugar. I guess it makes sense if they're trying to sell you their soda package.

STAFF: Not really friendly. At first we thought 'this person must be having a bad day' but we began encountering more and more unfriendly staff. They were not rude, just not friendly, no eye contact, no smiles, no 'good morning.' Cruise Director was not really around. In fact, he was our least favorite from all our ships.

ENTERTAINMENT: Again, the staff was just not into it. It was boring. The comedian was okay, but I am sensitive to the word "retarted" and didn't find those jokes funny, especially since there were several cruisers with disabilities. If you want to see the ice skating show, make the line 45 minutes before it starts and expect a lot of disorganization that the staff did not address. However, that show was amazing! So was the magic show. You can tell they are truly professionals.

Entertainment by the pool was also boring. Make sure you are up by 7am to get a towel because by 9am there might not be any and all the chairs will be reserved.

OVERALL: Not worth it. Maybe it was our ship & crew. Other cruisers agreed that something was off. We had a good time because we made an effort to overlook those things. Not sure why they made fun of Carnival (the Walmart of cruise ships).... RC is not any better. Plus food in Carnival was delicious! My husband and I felt it was important to share our experience. If this is your first cruise you should be fine but if you have a bad experience share it because it's the only way RC will make changes or modifications.
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