My DW and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary by traveling to Spain. As part of the trip, we took a 5-day RCCL cruise on the Adventure of the Seas from Malaga, Spain. We had three ports: Palma, Mallorca; Ajaccio, Corsica; and Toulon, France. The cruise ported in Barcelona, Spain.
We had a marvelous time on the AOS. The trip got off to a terrific start in that the morning we left the USA to fly over we had received notification that we had been up-graded to a junior suite from a balcony cabin. Boy were we spoiled in the JS. Thanks RCCL for making our trip one we will always remember.
We departed for Spain a few days early and rented a cozy apartment in Malaga. It was down in the central area about a 10-minute walk to the port. We cannot say enough about Malaga. It is one of the best-kept secrets in Spain. The sites were great and the people very friendly. We would go back in a heartbeat.
The embarkation was a breeze and we were on the ship in less than 30 minutes. The AOS is in terrific shape. We ate all of our meals in the Windjammer and were quite pleased. There was always quite a selection, including carved turkey on Thanksgiving night. There were more than 30 different countries represented amongst the passengers. There were more Americans than had been on previous AOS cruises from Malaga this season.
The weather was bright and sunny the first half of the trip before the cold front settled in across much of Europe. The final two days of the cruise the temps were unseasonably cool. We were dressed in layers and did not have any problems.
We liked the shows on board. There was a Temptations tribute from a group of five men from South Africa that was especially good. One note is that the shows were not as well attended as we had observed on other cruises.
The three ports were all very interesting. We especially liked Palma and Ajaccio. The Cathedral and Almudaina Palace are must-sees in Palma.
The debarkation in Barcelona was a piece of cake. We hopped a cab and stayed at the Hilton Diagonal Mar for a couple of days post-cruise.
We can't say enough about the entire trip. We had another outstanding experience with RCCL.