Let me start by stating that i had a wonderful time on board the Adventure of the Seas. Had a slight delay during embarkation because staff were unaware of which Caribbean Islands needed visa to enter Europe but after that it was smooth sailing.
The ship, event though its one of the oldest in the fleet is still beautifully decorated with a wonderful theme.
Dining: Dining experience was satisfactory with plenty of choices in the WindJammer restaurant. The Portofino maintained its true Italian high standards and did not disappoint.
Drinks are very expensive and i believe a happy hour or two for one special on specific days could benefit the cruise line as passengers are likely to drink more on these occasions
Entertainment: The highlight and the downfall of this cruise for me was the quality and apparent mismanagement of the entertainment provided on board.
Elements Duo, was by far the most versatile band on board and entertained all sectors of the guests spectrum. Excellent on the pool deck and even more versatile during their performances in either of the lounges. They even offered musical renditions in several languages. Their performances should be rostered to include daily performances on the pool deck and a set lounge performance. It was noticed that when broadcasts were made on board regarding daily entertainment , this group's time and place of performance was never mentioned. Everyone i spoke to thoroughly enjoyed all of their performances and were treated to several extra time performances.
The stage shows in the Lyric Theatre that i attended were not of the high standard is expected having been on other cruises. The Variety show on the final night at sea was disappointing apart from a few seconds of skill displayed by the Argentinian performers.
New n innovated ideas r need to provide guests with unique entertainment during the daylight hours. When in port local guest entertainers can be used to provide that instead of the "same ole same ole" games which only interrupt the live entertainment.