13 San Juan to Caribbean - All Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise because of the cost. It was a good deal. Maybe that was our firs mistake. The embarkation was disorganized; you didn't know what line to stand in. Next, the Windajammer Buffet was terrible. Rice and beans, ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the cost. It was a good deal. Maybe that was our firs mistake. The embarkation was disorganized; you didn't know what line to stand in. Next, the Windajammer Buffet was terrible. Rice and beans, hash, mashed potatoes were the first things that greeted you. Kids picking at the buffet, dropping food. As we walked down our corridor on the 7th floor, every single day there was maid carts in the way, discarded room service glasses and trays left for hours, vacuum cleaners in the aisle, even had to get out of the way of the staff vacuuming in front of the elevators. There was a bad smell in the corridors, couldn't identify it. This cruise was based out of Puerto Rico. We were told by other cruisers that residents of Puerto Rico got an insanely low cost to be on this cruise and we were definitely the minority. I believe the cuisine was catering to these folks. I will say, however, that Giovanni's Table was outstanding both nights we were there. Only good food on the cruise. Even the Dining Room food was sub par. Won't ever leave out of Puerto Rico again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
I chose this cruise for two (2) reasons: First, it sailed out of San Juan where I could meet up with my Mom who lives there. And secondly, the Itinerary. However, having sailed out of San Juan on numerous occasions; it was not as ... Read More
I chose this cruise for two (2) reasons: First, it sailed out of San Juan where I could meet up with my Mom who lives there. And secondly, the Itinerary. However, having sailed out of San Juan on numerous occasions; it was not as pleasant as sailing out of Old San Juan (OSJ) RCCL sails out of Pan Am Pier which is approximately 2 miles from OSJ and there is nothing to do in the port area unless you take a taxi into OSJ. This was our first time with RCCL, which as I stated I chose due to the Itinerary (San Juan/St. Maarten/Aruba/Bonair and Curacao and back to San Juan) Embarkation: Quick and easy. Just follow signs. Staff will assist. Porters will "expect" a tip just for loading into the cart for RCCL. (In OSJ I don't mind tipping because they keep your luggage way in advance of boarding and it's worth it to leave your luggage as early as 10am and return without worrying about your luggage) Staff: Awesome - Guest services very, very helpful Food: Hmmmm.. here is where we were very disappointed. Food is truly mediocre at all levels; dining room and Windjammer cafe. Desserts were not the greatest either. I was truly surprised since this is "sister" company to Celebrity which has amazing food/desserts, etc... Breakfast foods were basic with pancakes not very appetizing. They looked rubbery and pale; etc.. At times I could not really tell what was in a dessert - though name was given; and when I asked the person attending did not know. Hmm.... TIP: If you like crispy bacon and you only see the "soggy grease dripping type" ask for the crispy one. Trust me, they have it. I asked the first time and the server reached under the counter and gave me beautiful crispy bacon. Second day; was told no other type bacon, when I advised of the day before and where they "kept" the crispy bacon it miraculously appeared. No issues after that. Johnny Rockets: We had on board credit (OBC) so we decided to try this and it definitely missed the mark. Wow.. what can I say? Fries were cold; Onion rings over cooked/fried; tuna sandwich was really mushy.. let's just leave it at that. Note: I am not a snobby eater nor a foodie; etc... but I do like good food; which unfortunately this ship fell really short in delivering. Entertainment: Did not attend any venues. Ship: Beautiful. Love the Promenade. Shops were OK, prices not bad. Actually was able to purchase a pair of Juicy Couture sunglasses for 20.00 - price tag showed 128.00 original price. When I checked back home, indeed, this was the original price. Not too shabby. The only thing that was unpleasant was the smell of sewer (?) - it was prevalent in all restroom areas; including our cabin. That was really disappointing. I could understand if there was an issue for a day or so but the entire trip? Cabin: Cabin was great (7680) large and roomy. Balcony was a bit tight. If you like to sun lay out to tan on balcony; the layout makes it a bit uncomfortable. Either way, it was private; more then others I've been on so that was a plus. (No neighbors trying to sneak a peek in like other balcony cabins we've had.) Debarkation: This is a bit tricky. We were given #14 as we chose not to take our own luggage because we were staying longer in San Juan; anyhow, the trick is that when you are called and go to pick up your luggage; there are two (2) sections. And ODD and and EVEN. Make sure you check this. Otherwise you will be going in circles. Trust me. There was an elderly woman behind us in line waiting for her husband to find their luggage. My husband finally decided to go look for him and help him locate their luggage because we could see that he was in the wrong section. After you get your luggage; here is the other tricky part; there are two (2) entrances to go through customs; the odd and the even which eventually merge. Oh dear... If you are not aware of this you will be bypassed for a very long time as the even line cuts into the odd one. Not sure how RCCL came to this idea. All in all, we made the most of the trip because the weather was amazing and the islands even better. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
I was very, very disappointed with this cruise. First of all, Royal Caribbean advertises their ships on their website and in the media as having circus schools, surfing and roller skating. Our ship had NONE of those. Every time ... Read More
I was very, very disappointed with this cruise. First of all, Royal Caribbean advertises their ships on their website and in the media as having circus schools, surfing and roller skating. Our ship had NONE of those. Every time we tried to go to the adult area of the pool it was always jam-packed, with the hot tubs filled to capacity, and there were never any chairs available out of the sun. The pool was also fantastically freezing, one of the coldest bodies of water I have ever been in. The food was just ok -- the upstairs buffet got old quickly and again it was always mobbed with people no matter what time you went. The internet, also billed by Royal Caribbean as super-fast on all their ads AND their website, was so slow I bet my 1994 AOL dialup could have beaten it. And this was while using THEIR internet café! I asked for at a minimum an explanation of why it was so ridiculously slow after we got back, and Royal Caribbean didn't bother to ever respond. The process of getting both on and off the ship was a nightmare. I don't know why they even bother with de-embarkation times as it seemed completely arbitrary. We were all corralled into a sauna-hot metal warehouse with no AC for over an hour trying to get out, while people cut the line constantly. It was a disaster. The ONLY saving grace was the teen program that my son enjoyed and the amazing staff at the spa. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
We went on this back to back cruise to get away from the weather at home and see some sun. We were not diappointed regarding the weather it was glorious and we enjoyed our visits to the islands. We chose not to do any excursions and just ... Read More
We went on this back to back cruise to get away from the weather at home and see some sun. We were not diappointed regarding the weather it was glorious and we enjoyed our visits to the islands. We chose not to do any excursions and just got off the ship and walked round the ports. Our friends were sailing on P and O Brittania and we met them in Antigua and Grenada. We enjoyed our holiday but found a number of changes in standards and service compared to previous RCI cruises. We were met at the airport by the transfer rep in the baggage claim hall. Our bags were almost last so when we went over to her she had already explained to half the crowd what was going to happen that evening and the next day . She repeated some of it and gave us a document with the details. Transfer to the sheraton conference centre hotel was quick in a very old rickety mini bus. The room was good and the next morning we enjoyed the pool area. The document said that we were to meet in reception at 1 pm with our bags. This we did only to find out after speaking to other RCI guests that we should have left our bags with the concierge at 11 am and that they would be transported to the ship. This was contrary to what the transfer lady and the document said. The transfer rep arrived at 1 pm and was obviously not happy that we still had our bags and it took a while for us all the hand our bags in. Check in to the ship was swift and we were soon in our cabin after running the gauntlet of the staff trying to sell us drinks packages, dining options and spa treatments. In general the ship is clean but somewhat tired, the carpets on the stairs, in the cabins and corridors are worn. The bathroom had a few knocks and chips and the shower screen needed a realy good scrub to remove the black mould. Some of the towels were torn and frayed. We had to ask for more shampoo as the dispenser in the bathroom ran out half way through the cruise. There are no toiletries just two bars of soap and the dispenser in the shower. No conditioner of lotion in bathroom. No pen or paper . No smoked salmon at breakfast. Lost of junk mail every night selling art, spa and shop items. Cocktails now 10 usd plus 18 % gratuity. Never saw any officers, cruise director or the captain walking round the ship or visiting the diamond lounge in the evening. Signs on the pool deck asking people not to save chairs and that towels would be removed but we never saw any towels removed . On the sea day towels were out at 7 am and still empty at 11 am. Ice show was excellent once you got past the angry people at the door who had turned up too late to get a seat . Singers and dancers were excellent as were the Motown tribute band in the first week. Comedian was not for us we could not understand his accent most of the time and his humour was not funny to us brits. Second week we had the same comedian and a flute player Nestor Torres who was the poorest entertainer we have ever had on a ship, the orchestra backing him were excellent but we could not hear him. After about 3 tunes more than 50% or the people in the balcony had walked out. Food in My time dining was in general excellent, service was good and at a relaxed pace. Windjammer was always busy , tables cleared quickly , we always got a table. Breakfast was the usual fare except no smoked salmon and the most horrible bacon 50 % fat and very greasy. Lunch was good lots of choices ,interesting salads and soups. We are diamond and used the diamond lounge most evenings. On Adventure the sports bar on deck 14 has been converted to the diamond lounge, well it is far too small for the number of guests, the bar has been removed so it is very difficult to meet and talk to other people. The diamond concierge spent most evening sat at his desk on his computer and when he did walk round he just said hello and walked away. On the first formal night we went in to have a drink at 5 pm while we waited to go to the meet and mingle. We had washed but had not put our formal dress on as it was still hot , we intended going to the meet and mingle and then getting changed. The concierge came us to us and asked us to leave as tonight was formal and we were not suitably dressed. The following 3 formal nights we saw many people in the diamond lounge in shorts etc but he did nothing about them. The outside seating area is directly under the ships funnels and consequently soot drops on the chairs and tables, we got soot marks on light coloured trousers one night which did not come out when laundered. On the subject of formal nights on the first cruise there were people in the dining room in shorts and t shirts and to be honest we felt over dressed in tuxedo and evening dress. On the second cruise this was much better with more ladies in evening dresses and men in tuxedos. RCI either need to impose formal dress or do away with them. We have done 12 cruises with RCI and this one was the most disappointing and we would probably not choose Adventure of the Seas again. It is really obvious that standards have dropped and corners are being cut to save money. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
This is our 9th cruise (have previously cruised with Carnival, Princess and Celebrity). The ship itself is in excellent condition. While it does show a bit of wear in a few spots, overall it is very well maintained, super clean. ... Read More
This is our 9th cruise (have previously cruised with Carnival, Princess and Celebrity). The ship itself is in excellent condition. While it does show a bit of wear in a few spots, overall it is very well maintained, super clean. Embarkation was a breeze. We used the cruise line transfers to and from the ship and were very happy. Fast , efficient, comfortable. We had a balcony cabin on deck 8. The cabin had plenty of space. Well designed storage. The balcony was a bit smaller than the ones we have had on Princess, but it was fine for the 2 of us. I love having morning coffee and danish on the balcony- a great way to start the day. Really liked the design of the ship. Easy to navigate. excellent interactive electronic signage. Never got lost ob board. The staff were wonderful. Our cabin steward did a great job taking care of us and the cabin. The waiters in the Strauss dining room- second seating- were some of the best we ever had. The pace of dinner was just right. We had breakfast one day in the dining room, it was very good. The windjammer cafe was good. Nice variety. Never overcrowded. Our only criticism is the salad choices could be expanded. Romaine salad was good, but needed more variety. Lunches were a bit repetitive. Breakfast was good Compared to the other cruises that we have taken, RC did the best job with entertainment. Lots of things to do. Good production shows. Debarkation was organized and smooth. When you get off to claim your luggage, get a porter. Makes the process faster and easier. We had stops in St Thomas ( Sailing with captain max- very nice) , St Kitts (Day pass Mariott), Aruba -(day pass occidental grand)and Curacao ( tour with Sand and Stillettos- great tour guide). Posted reviews on Trip advisor. Overall, an excellent cruise, would recommend it !!!!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
I have been on five total cruises, the last two with Royal Caribbean and the rest with NCL or Princess. I was super impressed with our last cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, so I was shocked when I got on the Adventure ... Read More
I have been on five total cruises, the last two with Royal Caribbean and the rest with NCL or Princess. I was super impressed with our last cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, so I was shocked when I got on the Adventure and saw that it was in utter disrepair. My husband and I went with a group of 8 friends; four of them we had convinced to come with us on their first cruise as we promised it would be the best bang for their vacation buck. Now, I will say that overall we still had a great time as we aren't a group of people who are going to look for reasons to be upset and mopey...but the ship was pretty dated and beat up. From small things like the elevator buttons being broken or missing altogether up to our room smelling musty and having mildew in the shower. I don't want to drone on about all the things that were "wrong", but suffice it to say that just about every single thing on this ship evoked the feeling of, "Well, I guess they just phoned it in on that one". Many of the activities were planned at such times that it was not an easy feat to get to them plus dinner if you had either the 6 or 8:30 reserved dining time which was also annoying. Having five ports of call was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed that, so that's a plus! But, spending the same amount of money on this ship when other ships that are WAY nicer are the same price is also quite frustrating. The embarkation and disembarkation processes went well and the staff at the reserved dining times were kind. However, overall it seemed like all the crew on this ship were people who might not quite cut it on other ships doing the job they were doing. I found it odd how the customer service was just a touch off. Nothing super glaring or rude, but simple gestures like saying hello or letting a passenger pass first in a hallway rather than charging ahead and making the passenger wait. I realize that might sound like I'm saying that everyone should bow to the passengers every whim...but in reality if I were walking through a supermarket and was crossing paths with a staff member, they would stop and let me go ahead first... it's just customer service 101. It didn't ruin my trip or make me angry, it just illustrates the point that the customer service was a hair off and a little disorienting. So, overall I would definitely not recommend this ship to anyone and I will not be traveling on it again myself. I won't go as far as to claim that Royal Caribbean is going downhill, but I have contacted them regarding this experience and hope they reply in some helpful way to keep me coming back since myself and my friends have had nice experiences with them in the past. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Nice ship and very well maintained. Dress code was not enforced. On formal night passengers wore whatever they wanted as well as other nights. Woman in swimsuits in the Windjammer, sometimes even wet ones. NO kids were allowed in the ... Read More
Nice ship and very well maintained. Dress code was not enforced. On formal night passengers wore whatever they wanted as well as other nights. Woman in swimsuits in the Windjammer, sometimes even wet ones. NO kids were allowed in the Diamond Club in the evening which was great however they were allowed in the concierge club in the evening so being Diamond Plus and only three cruises away form Pinnacle, we chose to go the the Diamond Club every evening. Crew is fantastic. All called us by our first names every where we went on the ship. Some people might no like that but we do. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
This trip was really for my parents who are in their late 50s; my father has been in a wheel chair with very limited mobility due to an accident for many years, and also suffers from a number of other conditions including Parkinson's ... Read More
This trip was really for my parents who are in their late 50s; my father has been in a wheel chair with very limited mobility due to an accident for many years, and also suffers from a number of other conditions including Parkinson's this trip was on the bucket list that they are working through before it gets impossible for my father to travel any more. We decided on this itinerary as my parents were visiting me in NY for a month and it was a good way to break up their month long visit; my Mum has always wanted to go on a cruise and it seemed like a fairly easy way to travel and see a lot with someone who is mobility impaired. My husband and I have cruised once before on Royal and twice on NCL, we actually prefer NCL but Royal has the perfect itinerary with no tender ports and only one sea day and a good reputation for accesbility which made it easier for my parents. This review is written from an accessibility perspective and is quite long; when I started planning this trip I found it very difficult to find up to date comprehensive information on any of our ports of call. Royals offerings for accessible shore excursions were dismal and limited to only 2 of the islands we visited; and a lot of information I found on line was limited or dated so I spent a lot of time with my friend Google and emailed a lot of tour vendors. I also utilized a travel agent to help me make the booking. Who arranged an accessible stateroom for my parents, ordered special equipment and arrnged pier and air port assistance. Travel and Hotel: We flew from New York to San Juan the day before so that my Dad could rest and stayed at the La Concha Hotel in Condado; we chose this hotel as we got a great rate and being in the newer area of town and by the beach it is really easy to get around in a wheel chair as opposed to the old city which has very narrow streets and cobblestones. We arrived after a very easy Delta Flight where we were able to easily gate check my Dad's wheel chair and found it very easy to get a taxi that could accommodate my Dad's collapsable wheelchair, 4 people and our luggage; we were in the hotel and checked in within 40 mins of landing. The La Concha is a beautiful and completely accessible hotel they have ramps everywhere and the 2 pools by the beach have very wide and easy steps. The only area not accessible was the beach as there were steps down to the beach level. The rooms were clean and bright with balconies overlooking the ocean. Embarkation: We had arranged late check out so left the hotel at 2pm; we took a short 20 min taxi ride to the port where we found a porter who took our luggage and directed us to the front of the very long security line to get into the port building. We were then directed a short line for disabled passengers and were checked in and directed to the elevators very quickly. In general the port seemed very chaotic and badly laid out; I feel like if we were not fast tracked through for my Dad it would have taken a long tine to get through. Mobility Scooter Rental: As it was past 2pm our rooms were ready so we went to drop off bags and make sure that the mobility scooter we had ordered from Care Vacations has been delivered. My Dad uses a mobility scooter at home to get around town and we rented one for his stay in NY so thought renting a scooter on the ship would give him more independence while on the ship. The scooter was there so we took it for a spin; at first it seemed fine but we had problems all week with the scooter retaining a battery charge and going at a decent pace. We called Care Vacations a number of times during the cruise; after the second time the technician indicated that it needed taking out of service and probably a new battery but there was nothing he could do. We were very disappointed with the care vacations equipment; there were a number of other rental scooters on board from another company and they seemed to be newer and in better condition; so I probably would not use care vacations again. Ship: The Adventure is an older ship and this can be seen in some areas; the crew do an excellent job of keeping it cleaned but you can see the age especially in the cabins and the My Time Dinning Room. The ship was very easy to navigate and get around for my Dad; the only frustration was the long waits for an elevator and other rude passengers who jumped in front of him to get into an elevator before he could get moving. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and were especially great with my Dad. When my Dad wanted to go into the pool all we had to do was ask the pool attendant and they set up a portable hoist for him to go into the pool or hot tub; they did this promptly and even arranged a specific time to meet my parents and set up the hoist so they did not have to wait. Dining: We only ate in the main dinning room twice; we did My Time dinning and just did not like the experience. They seem to put guests in wheelchairs in a really awkward location along the edge of the dinning room by the pantry so it was loud, drafty and had no ambiance. We also found the wait staff to be over bearing and annoying. The food was ok nothing terrible but nothing amazing either. We ate at the Windjammer Buffet on days we had long excursions as it was easier on my Dad who was tired and did not want to sit in a dinning room for an hour or more. The buffet food was not great I found the selections to be limited and carb heavy but we always found something to eat at dinner. We also ate in the Windjammer for breakfast. We never had any problems finding a table but did try to avoid busy times as it was difficult for my Dad to navigate around and tell us what he wanted while in his scooter when there were a lot of people. We ate at Giovanis the speciality restaurant 3 times mostly because of the lovely waitress my parents made friends with and the way they really took care of them. The food was the best on the ship and the Giovannis staff went out of their way to make my parents happy. Entertainment: We saw 2 shows and the ice show all were very good; we were not able to sit with my parents so we usually set them up with a wheelchair spot and a seat next to it, then we visited the bar and brought them drinks before finding our own seats. We would then collect them at the end of the show. This was a packed itinerary and my parents are not night owls so we pretty much called it a night by 10:30 everyday. Except for one night when me and husband sat by the pool with expresso martinis and watched Avengers on the big screen, this was one of the coolest moments on the ship with a nice breeze blowing, a nice drink and a fun movie under the stars. Disembarking: Getting on and off the ship at each port was very easy; except for the long elevator wait time. We turned up at the gangway and immediately a member of staff was there to wheel my Dad off and back on again when we were ready to get back on the ship. On Disembarkation day we opted to put our bags out for collection as we could not manage the luggage and the wheelchair; when we were ready to leave just before they called our tag number we went down to deck 4 where they had a disabled waiting area and were escorted off; we found our luggage and got a porter to help. The porter was a great idea as he carried the bags and fast tracked us through the customs/immigration line and found us an appropriate taxi very quickly. Ports: We booked all of our shore excursions independently after extensive research. St Martin: St Martin was the easiest port to organize an accessible tour; I found a company Accessible Caribbean Vacations that specialize in accessible shore excursions, unfortunately St. Martin was the only island we were visiting that they operated in. I booked an all day tour with beach visit through them and they made all of the arrangements with Accessible Ventures a local company. We were met right off the gangway by our guide who escorted us to an accessible van with a wheelchair lift. So my Dad didn't even have to get out of his chair. The guide was informative and the tour a lot of fun. We drove to a number of overlooks, saw Iguanas, held sea urchins and live conch and were dropped off in Marigot for lunch and in Phillipsburgh to visit the beach. The only disappointment was the beach we were hoping for an accessible beach but the beach in Phillipsburgh while nice and with a boardwalk was not really practical for my Dad. The beach was made up of shells rather then sand which my Dad could not walk on and there was quite a drop into the ocean. St Kitts: I had a lot of difficulty finding something accessable in St. Kitts I emailed a lot of companies but no one seemed able to offer anything my Dad could do. A number of companies I contacted recommended Perera tours; who indicated that they could do a tour and my Dad would be able to get into their van and they could take his wheelchair. However we were disappointed in St. Kitts when my Dad could not physically get into the van. So my parents stayed in port and hung out on the ship while me and my husband went on the tour. The tour was ok but not what we were expecting and I would not recommend this company. The tour bus was an old taxi bus with very small uncomfortable seats and the driver had to turn the AC off to make it up hills. The tour itself was a bit too long but interesting we visited Romney Manor, Brimstone Hill and the Black Rocks with the option to be dropped at a beach and picked up later. After seeing the beach everyone who had asked to go to the beach decided not to bother; it was very small and crowded. Antigua: We intentionally did not plan anything for my parents in Antigua as we had big plans for St Lucia and wanted to make sure my Dad was rested up. My parents stayed in port and on the ship again and me and my husband went on a tour with Antigua Buggys. This tour is offered through Royal but by booking independently we got a longer tour with lunch included for less money then the tour offered by the ship. Getting a taxi to the meeting location was very easy. Antigua has taxi dispatchers that help you at the port. We arranged for our driver to pick us up at the end of the tour. For the tour you have either a 2 or 4 seater off road budget which you drive in convoy. The tour was great we drove over a dry lake bed, up and down hills with spectacular views and stopped at a deserted beach only accessible by off road vehicle for a swim. This was a fantastic tour but we both felt that you need to be an experienced driver to handle it. This is not a safe or easy drive. St. Lucia: One of the items on my Dad's bucket list was deep sea fishing; to make it happen I booked a private charter with Exodus Boat Charters in St. Lucia. We made our way to the Ferry dock across from the cruise ship and our boat and crew were waiting for us. The crew really made the trip; they lifted my Dad in his wheelchair off of the dock into the boat and then stored his chair in the cabin. They did this 3 times during the course of the day when we stopped for lunch and when we returned to the port; they were absolutely wonderful. We started the day with some fishing even though we had 5 lines out the fish were just not biting so we sailed into a quiet cove for some snorkeling. My Dad stayed on the boat taking pictures while the rest of us snorkeled. Then we stopped for lunch in a small town and sailed between the Pitons before heading back. This was by far the best excursion we did and the crew could not do enough to make sure everyone was happy. Barbados: After a busy day in St. Lucia we decided to have a slow day in Barbados we had booked day passes at the Sandals Barbados. We easily found an appropriate taxi and were at the resort by 10am; we arranged with our driver to be picked up later. Sandals is a lovely resort and almost completely accessible. The beach has hard packed sand quite a way out so we could wheel my Dad quite far onto the sand he could then walk with our help into the water. Unfortunately the winds were high so it was too rough to do more then paddle so we moved to the pool which he was able to walk into with some assistance. We hung out, had lunch and relaxed. The only negative we found was that there were no accessible rest rooms by the pool or anywhere in the resort which made it a little difficult. Overall this was a really good trip the ship fit our needs and the itinerary suited us perfectly. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
We travel a lot on several cruise lines but I have to say this cruise line was the worst we have dealt with. First the very first day in port we were lead to our shore excursion far from the ship only to be told that the tour had been ... Read More
We travel a lot on several cruise lines but I have to say this cruise line was the worst we have dealt with. First the very first day in port we were lead to our shore excursion far from the ship only to be told that the tour had been canceled and they knew about it for weeks prior to the cruise. When we went back to the ship for a refund we were given a run around with the ship saying they knew nothing of the tour being canceled until all 30 of us showed up wanting refunds. Also when in another port on a tour a guy came up to where we were swimming and started selling drugs to the people on our boat. The captain and tour guys knew the guy and saw him dealing the drugs and said nothing. When we got back to the ship getting on was so crazy we lost the people who bought the drugs so we could not point them out to security(who rushed everyone through). When we finally did make a report to security it was as if we were wasting their time. If you buy the drink package be ready for the bartenders to stare you down as they watch every move you make just waiting for the sign to cut you off. Also if you are given gift certificates from family members as a way to help pay make sure you call and redeem them at least 3 weeks before you sail otherwise you lose that money as we did. The islands and sea were wonderful but as far as this cruise line I do not recommend them as a first choice. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
We had the Royal Suite onboard this ship that was recently refurbished, this is the most expensive room on the boat and comes with some perks. First-the check in was a nightmare, if you didnt have a suite you were in a line with 500 ... Read More
We had the Royal Suite onboard this ship that was recently refurbished, this is the most expensive room on the boat and comes with some perks. First-the check in was a nightmare, if you didnt have a suite you were in a line with 500 people carrying your bags waiting for hours. Mini bar was dirty in our room (left over hard boiled eggs and opened water bottles). Johnny rockets service was horrible, the food was DISGUSTING. We have been on Oasis and Allure and this ship lacked big time! The coke machines other RCCL ships have are missing here, yet they still sell the high tech soda cups, what a dissapointment. Concierage lounge - free drinks and hot dogs, fried shrimp, and cheese every night. Horrible food and variety Automatic curtains didnt work in room and the tub on our balcony was 20 years old. The water pressure was so bad it took 60 minutes to fill the tub! Dining room food--imagine college dorm/hosiptal cafeteria because thats what they serve. Pros-Breakfast for suites was great, buffet for dinner was better then dining room the one night we went, dining room service was above average. The show was great - Ron Lucas was one of the best shows we have ever seen! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Our first RC cruise and disappointed. Pros: ship beautiful, service great, loved the ports Cons: too much focus on getting more of your money. If you wanted fresh squeezed orange juice it costs extra, of you want to eat at Johnny ... Read More
Our first RC cruise and disappointed. Pros: ship beautiful, service great, loved the ports Cons: too much focus on getting more of your money. If you wanted fresh squeezed orange juice it costs extra, of you want to eat at Johnny rockets it's extra, Ben and Jerry's extra. The biggest disappointment was the focus on alcohol. You couldn't find water or food by the pool but the carts of rum were rolling by all day. Other cruise lines had free beverage dispensers by the pool (water, lemonade) and food but this boat requires that you get dressed go inside to the buffet if you wanted food or drinks included in your cruise fare. We felt nickeled and dimed the whole time which wasn't the carefree vacation feel we were looking for. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Adventure of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 5.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.3
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.0

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