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This was our second cruise with RCI, The first being last year on the "INDEPENDENCE" The port authority at Malaga provided no signage or traffic stewards to direct motorist to ship-side, so the journey within the dock area was a little chaotic, so RCI. signs would have been helpful. We first joined a long queue outside the terminal building, not realising that this line was for passengers who had not checked in online, after 15 minutes we overheard someone mentioning that there was a special bay for online checked in cruisers, but although this shortened our trudge, we still had a long wait getting through security. Signs or stewards would have been helpful! Once through security everything went smoothly and we were in our cabin-whoops sorry!- stateroom withing minutes. Our room was spotlessly clean with Comfortable beds, a small but adequate shower and toilet, tv and background music facility. Our cabin attendant Irod, was excellent. The ships facilities were excellent with theatre, cinema ice rink show and all the usual funtime at sea entertainment. This ship provides well for families with children and the kids and teenagers club no doubt provide a welcome haven for worn out parents leaving the children in a safe supervised environment, the little ones are checked in and out. We dined on the "my time" scheme which was excellent this allowed us to book a specific time in the evening to suit us. The restaurant staff were excellent and our every need was attended to, promptly and efficiently.The menu was super with several choices of main course and included a varied vegetarian alternative Breakfast could be taken buffet style, or by waiter service dependant upon which of the restaurants you chose for morning and lunchtime 24 hour Tea and coffee, cakes and pizza and sandwiches were available- free of charge- on the Promenade Deck. A great choice of evening musical entertainment to suit all tastes, from classics to pop and a great late night "singsong" was enjoyed by all in the "Schooner Bar" but get in before 10pm to get a seat. My only "beef" about the whole ten day cruise is the price of drinks a glass of wine between 6-10 US DOLLARS.There is a 15%service charge on all drinks plus 8% Spanish tax, whilst in Spanish waters, so be sure to choose carefully when and where to buy your duty free when it is available. Fellow passengers included plenty of friendly British and Irish folk, some very rude Spanish folk and a miscellany of about 350 of colourful Gay men dressed in all sorts of "gear" including dresses and mini skirts "little Britain" would have had a ball. But as we are broad and tolerant society we must accept this or stay away I would certainly cruise again with RCI.

An adventure with the adventurer!

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by Alan Maxted

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This was our second cruise with RCI, The first being last year on the "INDEPENDENCE"



The port authority at Malaga provided no signage or traffic stewards to direct motorist to ship-side, so the journey within the dock area was a little chaotic, so RCI. signs would have been helpful.



We first joined a long queue outside the terminal building, not realising that this line was for passengers who had not checked in online, after 15 minutes we overheard someone mentioning that there was a special bay for online checked in cruisers, but although this shortened our trudge, we still had a long wait getting through security.



Signs or stewards would have been helpful!



Once through security everything went smoothly and we were in our cabin-whoops sorry!- stateroom withing minutes.



Our room was spotlessly clean with Comfortable beds, a small but adequate shower and toilet, tv and background music facility.



Our cabin attendant Irod, was excellent.



The ships facilities were excellent with theatre, cinema ice rink show

and all the usual funtime at sea entertainment.



This ship provides well for families with children and the kids and teenagers club no doubt provide a welcome haven for worn out parents leaving the children in a safe supervised environment, the little ones are checked in and out.



We dined on the "my time" scheme which was excellent this allowed us to book a specific time in the evening to suit us.



The restaurant staff were excellent and our every need was attended to, promptly and efficiently.The menu was super with several choices of main course and included a varied vegetarian alternative



Breakfast could be taken buffet style, or by waiter service dependant upon which of the restaurants you chose for morning and lunchtime



24 hour Tea and coffee, cakes and pizza and sandwiches were available- free of charge- on the Promenade Deck.



A great choice of evening musical entertainment to suit all tastes, from classics to pop and a great late night "singsong" was enjoyed by all in the "Schooner Bar" but get in before 10pm to get a seat.



My only "beef" about the whole ten day cruise is the price of drinks

a glass of wine between 6-10 US DOLLARS.There is a 15%service charge on all drinks plus 8% Spanish tax, whilst in Spanish waters, so be sure to choose carefully when and where to buy your duty free when it is available.



Fellow passengers included plenty of friendly British and Irish folk, some very rude Spanish folk and a miscellany of about 350 of colourful Gay men dressed in all sorts of "gear" including dresses and mini skirts "little Britain" would have had a ball. But as we are broad and tolerant society we must accept this or stay away



I would certainly cruise again with RCI.
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Cabin 6550
6550.

Outside Balcony, two nice twin or double bed, TV, minibar, stocked with soft drinks (chargeable)small but adequate shower and toilet with washbasin and shave points.

Towels changes daily on request

10 seconds from lift, but very quite
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