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Upon our 9/12/04 arrival at the San Juan airport, after waiting about an hour to get our luggage, someone who also was on the same cruise mentioned that your luggage automatically was sent from the airport to the ship. Just wish someone told us, sent us the information, or a sign with that information would have been nice. However, other than that, all went smoothly. The ship was beautiful. All of the shows were nice. On day 2 at St. Thomas we went to Sapphire Beach, then a ferry to Trunk Bay on St. John to snorkel. Nice snorkeling on both. Trunk Bay's beach was stunningly beautiful. We saw a small nurse shark there, and some nice species of coral, among the other fish. Day 3 St. Maarten. Almost didn't stop there due to the hurricanes/storms in the area. We rented a car (a bit challenging since all the maps they gave us had no street signs) and just used our sense of direction, and drove around most of the island. We stopped at the observation platform on Cole Bay Hill, saw the border monument (Dutch/French border), stopped at Maho Beach, Cupecoy Beach (beautiful, tranquil, small coves), Long Bay (large, sandy strip),and Orient Bay. All were beautiful. Really enjoyed the ice skating show on the ship that night. Highly recommend! Day 4 Antiqua. Took a taxi to Long Bay (excellent snorkeling), and then to Dickenson Bay (no snorkeling, but wave runners available). Went to Portofino's on the ship. Highly recommend , especially if it is a special occasion for your trip. Food/Service was excellent. Dramatic presentation of your food, make reservations early and request by a window before the sun sets. Day 5 St. Lucia. Rented a taxi, went to the botanical gardens, waterfall, botanical gardens (very lush & pretty) saw the Pitons (highly recommend), the "drive in" volcano, Anse Chastanet beach (beautiful--had black sands and excellent snorkeling). Day 6 Barbados. Rented a taxi, saw the Baobab Tree, Bathsheba (highly recommend), a green monkey (resp. for polio vaccine), and snorkeled at Folkstone Underwater Park. The best snorkeling I've ever seen and right off the shore. This was our favorite cruise. Be sure to visit the very front of the ship. I would recommend the later dinner seating for this time of year on this cruise. With so many ports to visit, we were gone all day, were hungry at 3 p.m back on the ship, ate too much/ruined our appetite, missed sunsets, and departure views. Disembarkation went well considering all the the people on this ship. I highly recommend this ship and itinerary.

Adventure of the Seas - Southern Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by charlene

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Upon our 9/12/04 arrival at the San Juan airport, after waiting about an hour to get our luggage, someone who also was on the same cruise mentioned that your luggage automatically was sent from the airport to the ship. Just wish someone told us, sent us the information, or a sign with that information would have been nice. However, other than that, all went smoothly.
The ship was beautiful. All of the shows were nice.
On day 2 at St. Thomas we went to Sapphire Beach, then a ferry to Trunk Bay on St. John to snorkel. Nice snorkeling on both. Trunk Bay's beach was stunningly beautiful. We saw a small nurse shark there, and some nice species of coral, among the other fish.
Day 3 St. Maarten. Almost didn't stop there due to the hurricanes/storms in the area. We rented a car (a bit challenging since all the maps they gave us had no street signs) and just used our sense of direction, and drove around most of the island. We stopped at the observation platform on Cole Bay Hill, saw the border monument (Dutch/French border), stopped at Maho Beach, Cupecoy Beach (beautiful, tranquil, small coves), Long Bay (large, sandy strip),and Orient Bay. All were beautiful. Really enjoyed the ice skating show on the ship that night. Highly recommend!
Day 4 Antiqua. Took a taxi to Long Bay (excellent snorkeling), and then to Dickenson Bay (no snorkeling, but wave runners available). Went to Portofino's on the ship. Highly recommend , especially if it is a special occasion for your trip. Food/Service was excellent. Dramatic presentation of your food, make reservations early and request by a window before the sun sets.
Day 5 St. Lucia. Rented a taxi, went to the botanical gardens, waterfall, botanical gardens (very lush & pretty) saw the Pitons (highly recommend), the "drive in" volcano, Anse Chastanet beach (beautiful--had black sands and excellent snorkeling).
Day 6 Barbados. Rented a taxi, saw the Baobab Tree, Bathsheba (highly recommend), a green monkey (resp. for polio vaccine), and snorkeled at Folkstone Underwater Park. The best snorkeling I've ever seen and right off the shore.
This was our favorite cruise. Be sure to visit the very front of the ship. I would recommend the later dinner seating for this time of year on this cruise. With so many ports to visit, we were gone all day, were hungry at 3 p.m back on the ship, ate too much/ruined our appetite, missed sunsets, and departure views.
Disembarkation went well considering all the the people on this ship. I highly recommend this ship and itinerary.
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