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Dh and myself are in our mid 40's and have cruised several times before. Once on RC, once Princess and several on Carnival. Flew in from Houston 2 days early. After reading really helpful tips here on CC, got really good deals on pre and post cruise hotel. Stayed pre cruise at Hilton Caribe for $99 a night on priceline. Embarkation: Was a little nervous about going so early, but checked out of hotel at noon and went straight to ship. Check in was painless and took less than 30 min. Went to Windjammer and had lunch. Was able to go to cabin by then. Steward was wonderful and everything was CLEAN. Most luggage arrived by 3pm. Dining: We chose my time dining for the first time. Worked out good for us, but we only made it to dinner a few times. Very much liked being able to choose the time we ate. Will do it again for sure. Ate a couple times at Johnny Rockets. Food was good and staff was great fun. The buffet was always crowded and food was not so great. Compared to Carnival and Princess, the food was not so great, with the exception of the oatmeal cookies. Of course, we did not go hungry. Ports: We chose this cruise for the ports. We were not disappointed. We had a great time at each and every port. The ship was great! Every single staff member we encountered would smile and say hello. Anytime our room steward saw me he would go to the room and open the door for me. Went to only couple shows cause we were tired from all the excursions, but the few we went to were great. Especially loved the ice show. Took advantage of the free ice skating lessons and impressed my DH on the last night. We did not encounter any of the rudeness or outrageous behavior we heard about on some of the reviews. At least no more than at a day at the mall at home. The buffet area could get crazy at times, but it is not laid out well and there is confusion about where there is a line or not. Overall, we had a fantastic trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. We even joked about staying on another week and doing the other itinerary. Disembarkation was a breeze. We sat on our port side balcony and watched those ahead of us get off, then at our time, 9:30, walked right off the ship. One thing we were not aware of was there is no self disembark on this trip. When it is an option, we choose that way. Took a cab to Old San Juan. We stayed at Sheraton OSJ. Again, thanks to priceline, $89. We could not check in till 3pm, but we checked our luggage and were off to tour the city. The room was very small and a little noisy, as we were on the 9th floor not far from the pool. The bed was very comfortable and the noise over by 9. Loved touring the city at night and watched the AOS as she left for her next voyage.

1st Time out of San Juan-Not the Last

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by cra-z-2cruise

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Dh and myself are in our mid 40's and have cruised several times before. Once on RC, once Princess and several on Carnival. Flew in from Houston 2 days early. After reading really helpful tips here on CC, got really good deals on pre and post cruise hotel. Stayed pre cruise at Hilton Caribe for $99 a night on priceline. Embarkation: Was a little nervous about going so early, but checked out of hotel at noon and went straight to ship. Check in was painless and took less than 30 min. Went to Windjammer and had lunch. Was able to go to cabin by then. Steward was wonderful and everything was CLEAN. Most luggage arrived by 3pm. Dining: We chose my time dining for the first time. Worked out good for us, but we only made it to dinner a few times. Very much liked being able to choose the time we ate. Will do it again for sure. Ate a couple times at Johnny Rockets. Food was good and staff was great fun. The buffet was always crowded and food was not so great. Compared to Carnival and Princess, the food was not so great, with the exception of the oatmeal cookies. Of course, we did not go hungry. Ports: We chose this cruise for the ports. We were not disappointed. We had a great time at each and every port.
The ship was great! Every single staff member we encountered would smile and say hello. Anytime our room steward saw me he would go to the room and open the door for me. Went to only couple shows cause we were tired from all the excursions, but the few we went to were great. Especially loved the ice show. Took advantage of the free ice skating lessons and impressed my DH on the last night. We did not encounter any of the rudeness or outrageous behavior we heard about on some of the reviews. At least no more than at a day at the mall at home. The buffet area could get crazy at times, but it is not laid out well and there is confusion about where there is a line or not. Overall, we had a fantastic trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. We even joked about staying on another week and doing the other itinerary. Disembarkation was a breeze. We sat on our port side balcony and watched those ahead of us get off, then at our time, 9:30, walked right off the ship. One thing we were not aware of was there is no self disembark on this trip. When it is an option, we choose that way. Took a cab to Old San Juan. We stayed at Sheraton OSJ. Again, thanks to priceline, $89. We could not check in till 3pm, but we checked our luggage and were off to tour the city. The room was very small and a little noisy, as we were on the 9th floor not far from the pool. The bed was very comfortable and the noise over by 9. Loved touring the city at night and watched the AOS as she left for her next voyage.
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Cabin 6557
Pretty good location midship. Quiet location.
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