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We sailed on the Adventure of the Sea Jan-28 / Feb 4, 2012. This was our 3rd cruise overall in the last six years. Our first cruise was on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the seas and the 2nd was on the Dawn Princess. Both the Adventure & Explorer are in the voyager class. They both have the Royal promenade, with parades & duty free shops, one of the reasons why we decided to return. Overall this time around, unlike our first Cruise six years ago with Royal Caribbean which we loved, we were not impressed. The food selections went downhill and the entertainment lacked all those nice production shows every day. The food selection at the Windjammer buffet were kind of chinsy. It seemed we ate a lot of salads, because most of the time the choices were below par, offering hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, ect. One day they had a beef & turkey carving station which were great, then one day a meatloaf. In the dining room, quality lacked in many choices, especially the steaks, prime rib & the size of the lobster tails, maybe 4 ounces if that. For example, of the choices offered Wednesday, (2) couples we dined with told us they decided to eat a salad at the windjammer buffet after they previewed the selections for dinner Wednesday night. One thing I must admit, our servers were top of the line, and they got to know all of us like a family. As far as the entertainment, we were not impressed at all, like we were on our first Royal Caribbean cruise. The main reason was the number of production shows offered (music & dancing) and the time they started 7:30 PM. Most of the shows were mediocre & they interfered with our 6: pm Dinner seating. We would have to miss desert, rush to try to get a seat prior to the show starting. Unlike our first cruise where all the production shows started at 9 PM, and we had ample time to get a seat in the theater. One night they had an awesome production show, and then from there it went downhill, a juggler & comedian, a singer comedian, another night a juggler and comedian. Overall, our first cruise on the Explorer of the seas six years ago was outstanding, but for our recent cruises, the Princess Dawn was way above the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the sea. Being on two Royal Caribbean cruises, with the past one not up to par, most likely we will not cruise with them again.

Our Second Royal Caribbean Cruise in six years

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by ronandrea1977

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We sailed on the Adventure of the Sea Jan-28 / Feb 4, 2012. This was our 3rd cruise overall in the last six years. Our first cruise was on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the seas and the 2nd was on the Dawn Princess. Both the Adventure & Explorer are in the voyager class. They both have the Royal promenade, with parades & duty free shops, one of the reasons why we decided to return. Overall this time around, unlike our first Cruise six years ago with Royal Caribbean which we loved, we were not impressed. The food selections went downhill and the entertainment lacked all those nice production shows every day. The food selection at the Windjammer buffet were kind of chinsy. It seemed we ate a lot of salads, because most of the time the choices were below par, offering hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, ect. One day they had a beef & turkey carving station which were great, then one day a meatloaf.
In the dining room, quality lacked in many choices, especially the steaks, prime rib & the size of the lobster tails, maybe 4 ounces if that. For example, of the choices offered Wednesday, (2) couples we dined with told us they decided to eat a salad at the windjammer buffet after they previewed the selections for dinner Wednesday night. One thing I must admit, our servers were top of the line, and they got to know all of us like a family.
As far as the entertainment, we were not impressed at all, like we were on our first Royal Caribbean cruise. The main reason was the number of production shows offered (music & dancing) and the time they started 7:30 PM. Most of the shows were mediocre & they interfered with our 6: pm Dinner seating. We would have to miss desert, rush to try to get a seat prior to the show starting. Unlike our first cruise where all the production shows started at 9 PM, and we had ample time to get a seat in the theater.
One night they had an awesome production show, and then from there it went downhill, a juggler & comedian, a singer comedian, another night a juggler and comedian.
Overall, our first cruise on the Explorer of the seas six years ago was outstanding, but for our recent cruises, the Princess Dawn was way above the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the sea. Being on two Royal Caribbean cruises, with the past one not up to par, most likely we will not cruise with them again.
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We stayed for the first time at a premanade state room. The cabin for two was ok, a little tight thou.
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