Have just returned from a Mediterranean Cruise embarking at Malaga on Adventure of the Seas. This is a beautiful ship, the staff are really nice and friendly, it has lovely, bigger than usual, inside cabins, the food is great, especially in the Strauss and Vivaldi dining rooms, but I found the drinks very expensive, especially the wine - 9 dollars for a small glass, cocktails - 8 or 9 dollars, spirits approximately 5.50 dollars, although generous measures but sometimes too strong to enjoy. If you want to go ashore there are shuttle buses provided but it costs between 8 and 12 dollars per person. P & O and Island Cruises put on free shuttle buses. Passengers were mainly Spanish and very loud at that and I noticed quite a few who never seemed to wash their hands when leaving the toilet and never used the hand cleanser machine when entering the dining rooms. Staff didn't seem to enforce this rule like they do on other ships I have been on - yuck. Also when on the lift they didn't seem to realise that it could only hold so many people and kept pushing and pushing until you were crammed in like sardines - very rude in my opinion. There were lots of children on this ship and at 1.00am in the morning the last thing you wanted to listen to was screaming tired children in the bars. Lastly, our flight home to Glasgow was 9.00pm but we were told we had to leave the ship at 9.00am unless we paid an additional 35 dollars each in which case we could stay on the ship until 2.45pm when we could get a bus to the airport. We felt we had no option but to pay this as the alternative would have been to walk about in Malaga all day with our cases. To summarise, because we were with friends, we had a great holiday but felt it was very expensive - a big percentage of non British passengers were rude and some very unhygienic and Royal Caribbean - shame on you for being money grabbers, however you should be proud of your staff, they made us feel very welcome. Having said all that I doubt I will go on another Royal Caribbean cruise.
Cabin seemed spacious. Bed bigger than King size bed but couldn't walk around it. Had to crawl over it to get in and out of bed.