4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
The itentary- fall foliage Cabin, they have even ran out of facial tissues, received a note, sorry we are out with a room of toilet tissue! Service - diamond +++, they have ran out of all white Zens, there is no Chardonnay. ... Read More
The itentary- fall foliage Cabin, they have even ran out of facial tissues, received a note, sorry we are out with a room of toilet tissue! Service - diamond +++, they have ran out of all white Zens, there is no Chardonnay. Entertainment, C-, guess they are using the money on the bigger ships. Dining, same menu every four days, and if you are in a section with Pinnacle or Suite, you will just have to wait!. The ship is well maintained, but who ever did the planning and ordering really messed up. Plus they have been doing this run for two months, so it should be history. The on ship activities are located in small venues, such as Triva in the Scooner Bar, people are sitting on the floors and they refuse to change to the larger lounge that is one flight up. There is nothing even scheduled in there. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
I just came back from Adventure Of The Seas ... It was my first cruise and it was amazing from the beginning to end ! ... Getting on the ship in Cape liberty was quick ... We got on the ship at 11 by 1 our bags were at the rooms already .. ... Read More
I just came back from Adventure Of The Seas ... It was my first cruise and it was amazing from the beginning to end ! ... Getting on the ship in Cape liberty was quick ... We got on the ship at 11 by 1 our bags were at the rooms already .. I had a balcony room it was a nice size for two people it had a little couch also and a makeup area. The balcony was my favorite I would deff recommend to get one ... The pool area was beautiful plenty of bars the drinks were excellent!! I don’t drink a lot so I only got the refreshment package but I will deff be getting the alcohol next time .. coco cay is so nice there’s everything on it ... chairs everywhere to sit or u can upgrade and spend money on a cabana .. We did the jet ski tour it was well worth !! The boat brings ur lunch on the beach which was cool and that’s Royal Caribbean’s island so all the drinks were free if u had the package there’s all little huts and hair braiding there’s even a bar in the water ... Florida we went went to the beach with the shuttle it brought us right there and right back bet relaxing... Nassau we did the Belmont island and that was gorgeous!!! It rained on an off but it was still insanely nice the only water you can see crystal clear there was two pools optional swim with dolphins ... the only thing is the food and drinks where a little expensive but we got a few drinks and went back to the boat to eat when we were done ...The main dining room was delicious the waiter Ramil and he’s helper Pablo was the best and the room cleaner edy was great to ...The food was great every day and we did the buffet at the windjammer which had everything... I went with a group of people I am 24 and the ages were 24 to 70 andWe all had a great time it’s a family boat , single people will have a good time and a lot for kids everyone there is something for .... the shows and game shows are awesome ... !I already booked my second one !!! I deff reccomend this ship Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
Chosen for port of Embarkation and cost. Unfortunately, with everyone telling me how great cruises are, etc. It set a level of expectation that I didn't feel was met. The soups were too salty, the Omelette station was too slow, ... Read More
Chosen for port of Embarkation and cost. Unfortunately, with everyone telling me how great cruises are, etc. It set a level of expectation that I didn't feel was met. The soups were too salty, the Omelette station was too slow, worse since there were two people preparing them and then oiling the pan AND spraying it. The Cafe Promenade which catered to the out of hours dining rooms featured pizza, tea sandwiches and salads. But Ni's winning smile was worth the trip. The schedule should have been given for the entire length of the cruise instead of daily. It would help you plan your itinerary better when there was an overlap, which forced you to sometimes make the wrong decision if you didn't think you'd get a second opportunity, It seemed kind of silly that the photography gallery was inaccessible when the cash registers weren't open. It's obviously for upselling purposes but if I could have the opportunity to review my images on MY time I might have purchased more, I hate being rushed. The drink and wi-fi sales the last two days were last minute marketing gimmicks which was a waste of time. It might help those of us who don't drink enough to justify a drink package, especially if your partner doesn't drink. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2017
This was an experience, 10 day cruise and 7 ports of call and loads to do on and off ship could not fault anything. The dinning experience was excellent. Bar service excellent. Room service excellent. Activities to many to choose. All the ... Read More
This was an experience, 10 day cruise and 7 ports of call and loads to do on and off ship could not fault anything. The dinning experience was excellent. Bar service excellent. Room service excellent. Activities to many to choose. All the staff were very helpful and friendly..Entertainment team Brilliant. Spa had an excellent range of treatments but I thought expensive. Pool area outstanding lots of places to sit and a full cinema screen were you can watch movies, video clips and trivia quiz. The main pool deck had 4 jacuzzis in total and the solarium had one very big one. Only disapointment for me shops on board not very well stocked, Starbucks ran out of caramel after 3 days and they stopped putting the days of the week in the lift floor every morning, apparently someone complained that they were on holiday and did not want to know what day of the week it was. Would definetly do again if the had 10 day cruise available only tend to do 7 days not long enough Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2016
My husband and I took this cruise with another couple as a winter get-away from the weather in the Pacific Northwest! The 3,600 passenger ship was in pristine condition and the crew were excellent. This type of trip at holiday time was ... Read More
My husband and I took this cruise with another couple as a winter get-away from the weather in the Pacific Northwest! The 3,600 passenger ship was in pristine condition and the crew were excellent. This type of trip at holiday time was obviously one for family groups; we saw numerous extended families who found the amenities on board lots of fun in a confined arena of a cruise ship. Our shore excursions were well staffed and interesting. I recommend the zip line tour to anyone who is still moderately fit and wants to try something a bit adventuresome! At age 66/68 my husband and I enjoyed it immensely. We took at special tour of the ship's dining preparation center (kitchen) and it was fascinating; afterwards, 100 of us were treated to a champagne lunch prepared by the head Chef and introduced to his staff. The staff and passengers spoke English and Spanish as well as a few other languages. There were good packages for wifi and drinks, etc. If you are a shopper in jewelry or paintings, this is the cruise for you. Jewelry on the ship, in the port towns, everywhere! The RC staff at port of embarkation and debarkation were excellent and the process was well run. RC also provided all necessary paperwork via email ahead of time and were very helpful on phone and via email. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2016
We wanted to duplicate our honeymoon cruise some 21 years ago. We flew down to san Juan 2 days in advance to take in the sites in Old San Juan and to sample the local restaurants. (Pannes restaurant in the Coronado District was so good ... Read More
We wanted to duplicate our honeymoon cruise some 21 years ago. We flew down to san Juan 2 days in advance to take in the sites in Old San Juan and to sample the local restaurants. (Pannes restaurant in the Coronado District was so good we ate there twice) The Adventure of the Seas (Voyager Class) has been recently refurbished and has many of the amenities you'll find on newer RCCL ships. It is due for another upgrade in Nov. 2016 which will add even more restaurants, entertainment and outdoor activity venues. The ship is clean, well maintained and the crew was very pleasant and helpful. There is more than plenty to do aboard ship to keep you busy. There is also many places to go to for quiet time. Entertainment was very good and a nice variety. The food was good but nothing special. Our cruise visited 5 ports along the Lesser Antilles. One of the things that makes this cruise unique is that at every stop we were the only ship in port. Something you would rarely see in places like Nassau or Cozumel. The ports, with the exception of Antigua, were clean and friendly. The shop keepers, tour guides and taxi drivers on Antigua are aggressive and don't take no easily. Just be prepared! I would definitely recommend this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2013
Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship that is showing signs of wear and tear, but still a great ship. It is large with over 3000 passengers. Food on the ship was excellent, and the crew was phenomenal. After we left on Monday the 4th ... Read More
Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship that is showing signs of wear and tear, but still a great ship. It is large with over 3000 passengers. Food on the ship was excellent, and the crew was phenomenal. After we left on Monday the 4th through the 5th we hit a storm and were bounced around like walking on a trampoline. After that, the rest of the sailing was calm and wonderful. The six days at sea between Madeira and St. Kitts were wonderful. Lots to do on the ship and really relaxing. Entertainment was mixed, with a terrific show with an electronic violinist and a comedy magic/juggling act. The Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers were wonderful also along with a group of motown/60's singers - 4 older guys - who were great!. The ice show was the best show on the cruise. The remaining shows were lackluster and below par - a "Diva" (and I use the term loosely) who was pretentious and BAD, a lackluster comedian/singer and other forgetables. The food was really good no matter where you ate on the ship. and the Specialty Restaurant, Portofino, was fabulous, when we ate there for ther Mystery dinner show which was worth the extra cost. We had an inside cabin but with a window overlooking the 5th deck promenade - a first time roomstyle for us. At 160 sq ft it was roomy and what I really liked about it is that the window had a couch rather than the bed which was off to the side. This made the room look larger and very comfortable. Storage space was a little lacking, though. We were not bothered by sounds from the promenade and had no trouble sleeping. I would recommend this room without a doubt. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2012
Introduction - Last year on Allure we've booked this 7 night cruise through the southern part of the caribbean. Mostly because we wanted to see Aruba and Curacao. We arrived 2 days before embarkation and stayed in the Ritz-Carlton ... Read More
Introduction - Last year on Allure we've booked this 7 night cruise through the southern part of the caribbean. Mostly because we wanted to see Aruba and Curacao. We arrived 2 days before embarkation and stayed in the Ritz-Carlton near the airport (in Carolina). We had a wonderful 2 days despite the rainy weather that saturday. On sunday we made our way to the pier via a SUV booked by the hotel. Day 1 - Embarkation day Arriving at the pier the driver seemed to know what he was doing as he approached one of the luggage boys and got our luggage tagged and on its way in a blink of an eye. The luggage boy pointed us out into the direction of the suites entrance of the terminal building. Here we met a friendly lady of the pier authority which halted us because the terminal building was 'too full to handle more passengers at this moment'. We arrived here at around 3pm and there was a HUGE line of guests in the normal line. We knew that this was going to be different then our experience from Fort Lauderdale. Waited for about 30 minutes we where let into the terminal building, but not before we went through the scanner and everything. From here on out the checkin process was smooth. Nobody was in the suites line in the terminal and our creditcard was swiped and sea-passes given in the blink of an eye, and off to the ship we went. I think we must have been aboard at around 3.45pm. On board we checked our room right away and it didn't seemed to be cleaned very well, which is odd for a OS room. Nevertheless we started exploring this big and great room. It didn't take a long time before we where done and where about to check on our dinning table. Once we left our room we bumped into our stateroom attended. He apologised for the 'messiness' and explained that this was his first day on the job (oh boy ...). He promised all would be fine. Checked the dinning room (table 449), found our table and made our way wondering through the ship. Later that afternoon we set for drink in Cloud 9, which was the DP/Suite lounge and met our lovely concierge (Silvia). Dinner the first night and meeting our waiter (Alifton), head waiter (Donald) and assistant waiter (Lally) was great! Such a dedication to serve us throughout this cruise. Once back in our room turndown service was provided ... but the room ... it didn't looked clean. Day 2 - St. Thomas Leaving the ship to stroll around Charlotte and booked a last minute island tour by one of the people offering it on the streets (20 USD pp, nothing special). Once back in the room at 2pm we noticed that our bed wasn't made and that the room wasn't cleaned yet ... OK, this is starting to be annoying. We brought the issue to Silvia attention that afternoon in the Concierge Room. All would be taken care off and indeed that night our bed was made ... but still ... cleaned? No not really. The shower still looked somewhat dirty and the flooring around the bed wasn't vacuumed. This was also the day we met Ligia, the bartender at the Champagne Bar. We spent most of our afternoons there before the Concierge Room opened (5pm). She is a lovely girl and at the end of the cruise we rewarded her with our WOW card. Day 3 - St. Kitts Got up early again and the the Caribbean Cooks tour. Lovely tour of the Fairview Greathouse and a lovely lunch cooked by the chef. Back on the ship we bumped into someone who claimed to be our stateroom attended. The one attending our stateroom the other day got 'sick'. I wonder ... At that moment we also met the Deck supervisor (Paula) who explained all of the problems and apologised for the situation. Later that night Silvia offered to comp us for Portofino later that week which we accepted. Day 4 - Cruising Did not that much. Laying around in the sun, swim, had some cocktails had dinner. Just enjoying ourselves to the max :-) Oh! we had a wine tasting. Apparently when Adventure sailed in Europe the wine tasting was on the last sea day ... where on the caribbean itinerary its on the first. Most people showed up, not all of them though and they would do it again on the last day. The wine tasting was OK. Didn't pick up a lot of new information, but the wines where fine (all wines from the house of Rothschild). We also skipped dinner in the main dining room and went to Portofino's. And men was that good! I had the tuna and had it done 'as raw as possible ... and it was seared to perfection! Day 5 & 6 - Aruba & Curacao The ports for which we booked this cruise and boy did we enjoyed our days there. We shopped, we snorkelled, we wondered and amazed. One thing that really struck us as dutchies ... all those people who buy Gouda Cheese on Aruba! Boxes ... hundreds of them ... I still can't get my head around it why they love it so much ... We went to see the ice show on day 6 which was a great show to see. Too bad they kept the theater open ever after the show started so people kept running in and out and looking for seats throughout the show. RCCL should close it down when the show starts. Day 7 - Cruising The weather was a bit rainy in the morning, but luckily we filled our time with a indoor 'tour of the house', also called the All Access Backstage Tour. Saw the bridge, Studio B, the Lyric theater, the laundry room, enging control room and the galley. What a work all those dedicated people but into their work to deliver us a 7 days cruise. For those who never did the tour, I suggest it highly! And on this last night we once again found ourself in Portofino. This night I had the Frutti di mare and men was it good! And so comes a 7 nights cruise to an end. ... Day 8 - Disembarkation day Our lounge for disembarkation was Portofino's. We went there and despite of a long wait Silvia never showed up, nor nobody was able to reach her to ask what our departure time would be. Some of our fellow cruisers decided to proceed to deck 4 themselves and so did we. Here we where let of the ship directly with no wait in the terminal for our luggage nor customs. Needles to say it was a lovely cruise, and we will be looking forward to our next one. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2012
Highlights of Cruise: Embarkation in Malaga: This was very smooth. We arrived at the port by about 11:30 AM and were able to easily drop baggage with porters, check-in, and board the ship. On the ship: a) For a long voyage, the JS ... Read More
Highlights of Cruise: Embarkation in Malaga: This was very smooth. We arrived at the port by about 11:30 AM and were able to easily drop baggage with porters, check-in, and board the ship. On the ship: a) For a long voyage, the JS category room is perfect. I appreciated the walk-in closet, larger balcony, and larger sitting space. Plenty of storage for people that pack too much. b) This was also the largest ship I had sailed on and it didn't feel too big or too crowded (with the exception of the promenade during events). c) The Solarium for the adults was a nice area to escape from kids but fortunately being on a long itinerary and during school session, the number of kids was quite small. d) Having access to Starbucks products was a nice touch. Things not so great: a) Granted this was my first time on RCCL, I wasn't aware that you could smoke on your balcony if you request an ashtray. There were many times I was unable to use my balcony because of the close proximity to cigar smokers. RCCL seems to have plenty of spaces for smokers in public areas such as the casino, a cigar smoking lounge and upper deck areas so I don't understand why it is necessary to inconvenience non-smoking guests on their balconies by letting smoking occur. b) There is only one specialty restaurant on the ship, it would be nice to have other dining options. Portofino was an excellent experience, but we only dined there one time. I would have liked to have gone back if it wasn't so expensive. c) Even with a full size tub in our bathroom, I figured the bathroom would look/feel bigger, but it didn't. d) the Windjammer cafe seating is terrible. There are lots of options for tables to seat 4, 6, and 8 people, but when you are a single or two people, it is often hard to find seating at peak times. The layout for seating and the bulky style furniture add to a lot of wasted space. e) Windjammer food was more disappointing than I thought it would be. I expected more variety and that wasn't the case. Also, the quality of things like fresh fruit was lacking. f) Our seating assignment for the dining room was a disappointment (at first). We were at a table of 6 with four Germans that didn't speak any/much English. It was quite uncomfortable at first, but I worked with the MDR staff to change that situation. After the second attempt, we were seated at a different table by ourselves. g) Dining room food was better than I expected it to be, but still didn't please me about half the time. I usually cruise on Celebrity and the food (taste and selection) is much better. I prefer having more options to pick from and having a standard set of options available every day. RCCL was changing their menu service during our cruise so I would be willing to go back and try it again on a shorter itinerary. h) MDR service (for food or beverage) is hit or miss. We really liked our servers, but some days they were great and other days just so/so. We even ate with friends one night in the My Time dining area and were amazed at how much better their service was compared to ours. On Celebrity, I enjoy having a sommelier or other trained wine professional in the dining room to help with selections. Luckily I know enough to make good choices. i) I chose a wine bottle package during the cruise, but found out after a couple of days into a 15 day voyage that at least 3 selections in the highest tier package were not available. It would have been nice if they told me that when I signed up for the package. The items being offered as a replacement were inferior to the options they replaced. j) A/C in our room (9270) didn't seem to be very capable of cooling the room efficiently. I often kept the drapes closed on very warm days to allow the room to cool. Arriving in first U.S. port: Anyone doing research on this topic knows what I mean when they hear the horror stories for clearing customs when you arrive in your first U.S. destination. Fortunately, RCCL got wise and went to St. Thomas before arriving in the final port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, it is still a disaster for those persons that are not U.S. citizens. I passed through my processing in about 5 minutes, but I had Canadian and British friends I was traveling with that stood in line for over an hour before they even entered the MDR for processing. It just seems that this process really needs an overhaul so that it doesn't take till 11 AM before you leave the ship and miss half your day in port. Debarkation in San Juan, PR: This process also seemed pretty smooth as long as you don't try to bring banned items such as fruit with you. We were staying on the island for several more days so we opted to leave the ship as late as possible. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2011
I got back early this morning around 1:30 am. I had a blast! Adventure of the Seas Itinerary- San Juan, At Sea, Curacao, Aruba, At Sea, Dominica, St. Thomas, San Juan Suspects- Me and my partner 6th RC Cruise from NJ, 2 ... Read More
I got back early this morning around 1:30 am. I had a blast! Adventure of the Seas Itinerary- San Juan, At Sea, Curacao, Aruba, At Sea, Dominica, St. Thomas, San Juan Suspects- Me and my partner 6th RC Cruise from NJ, 2 friends from NJ, one of them was new, and either was her 3rd cruise, and a friend from Michigan, and he was new to cruising at well. We left Friday night and drove to BWI for our flight on Saturday. We stayed at the Westin, and got it for a great deal on Hotwire. $56 a night. Our flight was non stop on Air Tran and we had no problems. We landed in SJU with no problems, and met up with my friend who flew Delta from GRR. We got our backs, got a taxi and went to our hotel at the Holiday Inn Express in San Juan. I do not recommend this hotel. The rooms were tiny, musky, and moldy. It is located in an up and coming neighborhood, and had few restaurants within walking distance. We ended up at Chili's and it was wonderful. The beach was a block away. We got up early on Sunday, took a tour of the area around the hotel, and was off to the pier by 10:30am. We stood in line to drop off the bags, and got right back into line to board. We were one of the first people on the ship. Check in was breeze, and my new cruise friends, were able to use the platinum lane with us to check in. They also got to sit in the platinum area to board the ship. We were on the ship by 12:00pm, and toured the ship. The ships condition was great! Everything seemed in order, and was beautiful. I loved the promenade, and all the lounges. I still think that the Schooner Bar was small. We played many trivia games in there, and it was always a standing room only. Staterooms- We had 1388. AWESOME ROOM! It was huge! The balcony was huge! I will post pictures later. Our one friend had her own promenade stateroom, and she liked it. She said she never heard anything from the outside. The other two had 6546. This was a standard balcony room. Dinner was the usual RC fare. The same choices, and the food was the same. I really didn't see anything too different from our Monarch cruise and Serenade cruise. Cruise Staff- Wonderful! Gio and Jeremy were awesome! Cruise Shows- Usual shows, but the Macho Men show was full of eye candy! And ladies night was better because the Macho Men became Chippendale Men. lol Curacao- We did a snorkeling tour. My partner enjoyed. You just had to get use to tiny jellyfish stinging you. Aruba- We did the Sea and See tour. It was cool. You went below this ship, and it was like snorkeling. It ended with a tour of Aruba. Dominica- Poor country, but beautiful scenery. We did the Wacky Wobbly water tubing. This was the highlight for me as far as excursions. It was fun and relaxing. St. Thomas- Since this was my third time here, we went to St. John. We had a beach tour. We swam at Trunk Bay, and it was beautiful. It rained, but hey I was wet already. San Juan- Bacardi tour. I recommend the free drinks! They dropped as off at the airport which was nice. Disembarkation- Took 30 minutes to go through customs, and we were on our bus ready to tour. San Juan Airport- CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY! Apparently Air Tran didn't open their check in until 1:00. After our tour, they dropped us off at 12:30. After having our bags screened for USDA, check in, went through security, it was already 3:00! This airport needs a face lift! There are no "real" sit down restaurants, and the places they had were not that great. Our flight was delayed coming back, and we finally drove home to NJ from Baltimore, and go home around 1:30am. Overall- A-. I just wish RC would get more food selections, instead of the same fare every cruise! Read Less
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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