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Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by Norcarian

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2018
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Adventure of the Seas 8/17/18 - 8/24/18 This was our 10th cruise with RC. Lets start with the crew; our experience with the crew members was that if you made eye contact, said good morning or good afternoon they would respond with a smile or nod of the head or say have a nice day sir. There were times we would end up having a nice conversation with a crew member. Our room attendant was great and kept our bath room squeaky clean. Our 2 dinning room attendants were excellent,they both deserve a 10. Bottom line we had a good experience with the crew members.

I also must mention that our experience with the service desk was good and they did their best to address an issue.

Even though the ship is 17 years old, what was visible RC seems to make an effort to maintain the ship. We sailed on the ship in 2002, now with the Flow Rider and water slides it perks up the ship with more things to do, not just the pools and hot tubs. The only issue we had was the dirty windows below the top railing on our balcony. I should have asked our cabin attendant about getting them cleaned, but I didn't. The issue is; if you are sitting in chair looking out, your eye sight is almost even with the top railing blocking your view so you have tendency to look down thru the dirty glass. This may seem minor, but we paid for a balcony and the glass should be kept clean.

We were a party of 4 and were seated at a table for 4 directly across from a serving station next to entrance to the dinning room, high traffic area. Bottom line that table should not have been there in first place. We asked to have our seating moved to another table and were told there were no other tables available but they would see what they could do. To make a long story short I went to the service desk and asked for their help, another empty table was found for 5. The service was good and overall appearance of the dining room was good. So far as the food, it was ok in the main dinning room.

Nightly entertainment was ok, but I must say the ice show was great.

Our experience at Coco Cay was good, we checked out the entire area, quite large but they have tram's to take you around. We just hung out at beach area. But I think it will be great once the new pier is finished and new attractions are finished, hopefully by spring of 2019.

We booked a catamaran cruise thru RC "Seahorse", don't waste your money if you want to sail, did no sailing was under power the whole cruise. Atlantis Hotel water park is great but pricey and expect to take about 20 minute tour of the grounds when you arrive before getting to water park area. Bottom line, we had a good time, but sailed on the Anthem several years ago and sorry we did not sail on Anthem this time. Once you sail on newer ships, there is no turning back. For this cruise we could drive to the ship and did not have the extra costs to fly & hotel as in the past to sail on Allure and Harmony, but its worth it.

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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 1D 9638

Our cabin was clean, and in order all the time on entire trip. Bathroom was clean and stocked with fresh towels as needed the entire trip.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Bayonne (Cape Liberty)

Since we lived in the area in the past we know the area, and there is really nothing to do unless you go to NYC to do a tour or board a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Been there in the past, really nothing to do because of the time limits. Disney is whirl wind trip, waste money. Years ago went to Kennedy Space Center, interesting if you are interested in space.

Perfect Day at CocoCay

First time there, has great possibility's once new pier is finished and attractions are up and running. We booked power sail ride thru RC had a great time, give rating of 10

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