Sail Date: July 2018
I was very disappointed overall entire cruise . The food was average . The lack of choices of women could go without having to pay to eat was minimal . The cleanliness of the ship was disappointing .My state room bathroom had a terrible ... Read More
I was very disappointed overall entire cruise . The food was average . The lack of choices of women could go without having to pay to eat was minimal . The cleanliness of the ship was disappointing .My state room bathroom had a terrible smell of urine the entire time which my state room attendant tried multiple times to clean but he was unable to rid this smell. There was only one ice cream machine on the entire ship and many times when we went there it was shut down for service . The when jammer which was it a fair shot down by 9 o’clock at night there’s really no place to go get food if you want to late night snack other in the promenade which had very limited selection of food . our first day of getting off the ship the lines were insane and took about an hour and a half to get off there was no organization . I felt there was no direction or information regarding any of the excursions been trying to get help and the shows and entertainment in my opinion awful . Have been on more than seven cruises on various cruise lines and this by far was the worst . Also my son was eating a piece of chicken and a piece of toothpick was in the food and got lodged into his throat . The one thing I do need to say all of the workers were very pleasant and very nice . Many people who I spoke with on the ship who had sailed on Royal Caribbean prior said this was the worst Royal Caribbean cruise they had been on so I don’t know what happened on this particular sailing . also felt like they just tried to get additional money out of you at every corner you turned . Ship look like other than the main promenade that he just needed to be upgraded and renovated it looked worn down and just was not maintained to a cleanliness standards that should have been . Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
My girlfriend and I did a 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise with stops at Port Canaveral, Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. The crew made the cruise as great as it was. From the wait staff, to the bartenders, to the room service, to the ... Read More
My girlfriend and I did a 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise with stops at Port Canaveral, Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. The crew made the cruise as great as it was. From the wait staff, to the bartenders, to the room service, to the entertainers, Royal Caribbean’s staff was amazing throughout. Our cabin was cleaned and spotless everyday. The breakfast buffet was full and plenty everyday. The wait staff was impeccable during our evening dining and the bartenders were fast and friendly. Royal Caribbean made shore excursions easy to get to and were very well organized. The pool side entertainment and late night entertainment was one of the many highlights of our trip. The singers and dancers were fantastic. The comedians were hilarious. The magician was blindblowing and the entertainment staff provided us with fun and laughs throughout. This was my first cruise and I could not be any happier with my decision to cruise with Royal Caribbean. I would highly recommend cruising with Royal Caribbean and would also highly recommend the Adventure of the Seas. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We had a large group of 34 fanily memebers. None of them were happy with this ship. They have been on about 25 cruises and this ship was the worst. Games in arcade were out of order. Elevators were out of order. Refrigerator in our room ... Read More
We had a large group of 34 fanily memebers. None of them were happy with this ship. They have been on about 25 cruises and this ship was the worst. Games in arcade were out of order. Elevators were out of order. Refrigerator in our room didn't work. Bathrooms were out of order. Air conditioner in our room didn't work 2 nights. The line to get off the ship at Cococay Bahamas was not controlled and it took 2 hours to get off the ship. There was almost a physical altercation directly in front of us because the line was not controlled. People were coming down the elevators and steps and cutting the lines. We had made reservations in the main dining the very first day we boarded. One of the nights, they gave our table away so we didn't get to eat with our family. Aside from the kids club, some of the crew members are not kid friendly. I would absolutely never spend the money we spent to get on this cruise ship! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Background: This cruise consisted of 24 members of our family coming from Florida, New Jersey, Staten Island, & Long Island, NY. We aged from 3 to 85, so we were all really looking forward to this cruise. Embarkation: What a ... Read More
Background: This cruise consisted of 24 members of our family coming from Florida, New Jersey, Staten Island, & Long Island, NY. We aged from 3 to 85, so we were all really looking forward to this cruise. Embarkation: What a disaster. Coming into the dock at Cape Liberty must have taken 45 minutes - an hour. All cars waiting in two lines, just to merge into one lane to drop off. You had to get all luggage out of the car, then park in the parking garage. It was so chaotic and stressful, and wish there was a better way. Other than that, the security/ check-in process was a breeze and we were on the ship in literally 15 minutes. Food: I am a vegetarian, but found a lot to eat. I do recommend if you are a vegetarian, ask for a veggie burger by the burger station in the windjammer, and they pulled one out from the back! I was very surprised they had them, and it was very good. Cheese fries were always my favorite, but a lot of the food was mediocre, just like I had read on here prior. At breakfast, we all LOVED the "potato pancakes" I'll call them. It was our favorite thing. The waffles/ pancakes were usually hard as rock. But the fresh fruit was so good. Pizza on the promenade was a disappointment, compared to Carnival's hand tossed pizzas after hours. This was definitely just frozen pizza, but we never had to wait long to get it, and you could have as much as you wanted. Main Dining Room: We all met up for dinner every single night, 5:30 on the bottom deck of the restaurant. My grandpa had it arranged so we always had 2 tables of 10 and 1 table of 4 in line with each other. We never had to wait, and could just walk right in. I know that serving 24 people at once can't be easy, but we would spend almost 2 hours from start to finish in that dining room. It just dragged on forever sometimes it felt like. We had one toddler, and two young children in our group, and the server did a great job at making sure they got their food first and would cut their food up. Our waiter's assistant (I am so bad with names, clearly) was always singing, and constantly filling up our water which was nice. There was always a main vegetarian course for me, but the appetizers sometimes lacked in meat-less options (besides a fresh fruit platter) which was disappointing. The crème-brulee was my favorite dessert, and the tomato & mozzarella appetizer was so delicious I finished it before he remembered to bring the balsamic reduction for it. No entrees really stood out to me. It was fun to move around the tables and sit by different family every night. Common Areas : There was plenty of pool space, hot tubs, and lounge chairs. Then again, we were cruising to Canada, so the weather wasn't always swimming weather, although that did not stop some people. We had two very hot days, and I had no problem finding room in the pool, or a lounge chair. On days at sea, or at night, things seemed to get so crowded. It would be hard to find a table at lunch in the windjammer, or find somewhere to stand to play trivia. Our absolute favorite place to meet up was The Duck & Dog Pub on the main promenade. We would end up pulling a bunch of tables together every time we saw a family member walk by. We would just talk and drink until midnight, or until the live music stopped and the cleaning started, and they were basically hinting for us to leave. Boleros had decent music most of the time. My great uncle loved getting down with whoever would get down with him. We were not a fan of the piano man in the Schooner Bar, but maybe that's just preference. One night the Adventure of the Seas orchestra was playing in the Imperial Lounge, and our whole family went and listened, while my grandparents danced. That was so lovely, and the orchestra was very good. It took us until about day 5 to find the card room hidden by the imperial lounge, which was a nice little spot. The gym was very, very large for a cruise ship (I thought). I only cut a star off from the rating because some machines were out of order, and there was no place to stretch/ do ab exercises, but maybe these are minor things. The casino was definitely out dated, just like I read on here. A lot of older machines. Everyone else in my family was winning while I lost all my money! It took us all week to find the Blue Moon Bar, which is deck 14, because there's only specific elevators that take you there. That was a bust. We thought there would be live music, but there seemed to be not much going on, and not many people there. The craziest thing was on the 4th of July. They claimed there would be a "party". What it really was half the ship crowding shoulder to shoulder on the promenade and up and down each floor by the elevators. My sister's and I really wanted to find a spot, but you just couldn't breath... couldn't walk. It was so awful, and definitely breaking a lot of security hazards/ rules. I ended up sitting at Boleros with some family while my sisters managed to get a video of the balloon drop. Not worth it, and disappointed there isn't a better way to let everyone enjoy it. One night there was a "party" on the promenade with the live band that played by the pool. This was the most fun we had all cruise for sure. Our whole family spent the night dancing and doing line dances. The entertainment team did a great job directing it and teaching us dances. The band was really good too. We were all sweating by the end of the night. Wish they did something like this every night! Shows: I will start with the ice-skating show. I'm not really sure what I was expecting, since this is something special to Royal Carribean, and I've never seen it before. The show was very confusing, and didn't have much a story line it seemed like. I was an ice skater, and understand mistakes can happen, but almost every performance had a stumble/ fall. Some of them were good though. The main shows seemed like such a disaster to me. I never thought Carnival's shows were anything special (you aren't watching a Broadway show after all), but after this I think Carnival shows were amazing. The costumes were extremely tacky, the dancers didn't seem synched at all, and the singers weren't all that good. I was bored during most of them. Big disappointment. I only saw previews of the comedians during the "Welcome" and "Farewell" shows. I did not go to any of their actual shows, but my cousins said they were funny. I peeked into the Quest game show, but was very confused. My sisters saw it from the beginning so they understood what was going on, and they said it was the funniest thing. Disembarkation : It was pretty smooth, but of course as soon as we get in line to disembark the ship, they halted the line because they were over capacity in the port with everyone trying to find their luggage and go through customs. Once it started moving, we were at our car in 15 minutes. Overall: I am really not one to complain, and like to see the best in the situation, but it's hard when I have mostly cruised on Carnival, and kept comparing everything to Carnival. Carnival is better in certain instances, Royal Caribbean is better in some instances. A lot of the workers just looked miserable, the ships layout is set up strangely, the food was just okay, the shows weren't good, and the common spaces filled up very quickly. But they did have so many fun things to do if you're into that. I didn't have time to do the rock climbing wall, go ice skating, the wave rider, or mini golf, but the kids in our group had such a fun time on these activities , that make Royal Caribbean special. Some parts of the ship are really beautiful. The 3-level dining room is immaculate, and the marble staircase leading up to deck 4 is great for pictures. I wish the ship had a theme, because it didn't seem like it had one. Everything was just random. I am not going to say you shouldn't go on this cruise, but I personally would pick Carnival for a future cruise! Personal preference! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
There were 10 of us (92 year old, six adults, 3 and 6 year-olds, and a 6-month old). It was great for a family. The 6-year old loved the camp. This is the 5th RC cruise I've taken. I'm very disappointed in the problem resolution. We had ... Read More
There were 10 of us (92 year old, six adults, 3 and 6 year-olds, and a 6-month old). It was great for a family. The 6-year old loved the camp. This is the 5th RC cruise I've taken. I'm very disappointed in the problem resolution. We had two substantial problems with our cabins (we had 5 cabins) Rooms that were to be adjoining (3 and 6 year olds in one and parents in the other) were not adjoining. And they cleaned the carpet in a cabin and closed the door, so the carpet was wet and started to mildew by the time we were allowed into our cabins. They finally replaced the carpet on the fourth day! We reported the problems before we left the first dock and they weren't resolved until the fourth day (out of a 7-day cruise). The staff never contacted us, we had to go to the service desk several times a day to keep them working on a resolution. My cabin was nice, clean and spacious. The ship nickle and dimes on costs, although I chose not to buy sodas, wine, spa treatments, ship tours, etc. 1. The sushi-making class was worth the cost, fun and tasted great. 2. Halifax - Don't take the Wine, Sea and Orchard (or whatever it was called) excursion. It was five hours on a bus out of 7-hour tour. We stayed on the bus to see the orchard and sea from the road! It is not good for kids. The tour guide actually told us not to ask her questions. Halifax - Do take the Hop-on Hop-off bus but get your tickets directly from the bus at the port. It'll save you a lot of money. 3. Bar Harbor - The Acadia 2.5 tour was beautiful and well guided. Whale watching was cancelled because of fog. 4. Saint John - Nothing much there except hiking to the falls. The food was average to very good. The beef offerings were very good, as were most of the menu items at dinner. The entertainment was also good. I doubt if I will travel on Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2018
Cruised with family (total of 14 people). Three separate families. Total of 7 adults (including one senior), 4 teens and 3 kids under 10. Embark and disembark - smooth. Windjammer (breakfast/lunch)- the breakfast and lunch food ... Read More
Cruised with family (total of 14 people). Three separate families. Total of 7 adults (including one senior), 4 teens and 3 kids under 10. Embark and disembark - smooth. Windjammer (breakfast/lunch)- the breakfast and lunch food are the same each day. Change it up!. They need to introduce some specialty items. Windjammer (dinner) - there is a theme dinner each night. The Caribbean theme night (braised oxtail and jerk chicken) is not to be missed. Dining (breakfast/lunch) - there is limited items to order from the menu. There is no variety available. Dinner (dinner) - each night, the menu changes. The portion size is small, but, great food. Entertainment - nightly entertainment. The comedians were nice. Nothing special as it is not our first cruise. The ice dancers were really good given that the ice surface is really small. Stateroom - choose an interior room (cheapest). It has enough storage for our luggage. Excursions - did not book with Royal Caribbean. At each port, we did our own excursion once we got off the pier. At Portland, we did a 1.5 hour bus tour for $29. A similar one organized by the ship would cost $85. On board experiences - gym was good. The men's shower area, change room, and sauna smells like a gym that needs to be cleaned thoroughly. Water slides, pool were enjoyed by adults, teens and kids. Sports deck was great. The open court sports had too many kids and adults participating. Need to have one for kids only and one for adults only... It does not mesh well if kids and adults are playing soccer all at the same time. The washrooms in the public area smells. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We had a lot of fun on Adventure of the Seas. This ship had a little bit of everything and if you got bored, it was your own damn fault (I heard one couple complain at dinner that there wasn't a great selection of pay per view movies!! Who ... Read More
We had a lot of fun on Adventure of the Seas. This ship had a little bit of everything and if you got bored, it was your own damn fault (I heard one couple complain at dinner that there wasn't a great selection of pay per view movies!! Who has time to watch movies on a cruise?). We enjoyed all of the late night shows; the Quest was a lot of fun, the comedians were funny, and the ice show was pretty. The best entertainment night was the Elton John tribute show (that guy was awesome). Also, the disco party is always a favorite of ours, especially when the guys dressed like the Village People come down to dance with the audience. There were so many things to do every day: trivia, mini golf, ping pong, shuffleboard, ice skating, and even the Flow Rider, which is simulated surfing. It's ALL fun. We went on several excursions. The best one was in Portland, Maine, when we boarded an old schooner and took a sail around the bay. Sure, in the Caribbean, they would've handed us rum punch, but I guess I can't count on that in 57-degree Maine. We also too, a bus to the Portland Head Light. There were vendors set up right outside the ship and we were able to buy a bunch of handmade souvenirs that were pretty nice. In Bar Harbor, we went on a bus trip to Acadia National Park and a lobster bake, which was a HIT with the folks on our cruise: we had 3 tour buses full of folks doing this. Okay, the bus trip was ridiculous--our guide kept saying, "this is a good spot to take photos! The view is amazing--but we're not going to stop here, so just look out your window. On the left. There it goes!" He did this several times. We stopped exactly twice to take photos at some kind of little bridge thing that was important in some way and another time at a bathroom, for r old folks who I guess couldn't hold it (nothing to see at that stop). I didn't really see Acadia Narional Park except for the glances of things as we rolled by. We saw other tour buses stopping and people getting out, but we whizzed right on by everyone. That was disappointing. But the meal was pretty amazing and my mom said it made up for the crappy "tour". Everyone got a whole lobster, a half an ear of corn, and 3 new potatoes (red potatoes). There were many very happy lobster-eating folks! In the Canadian ports, we did hop on-hop off bus tours around the cities, which were blah. No air conditioning. I guess they don't need it that far north usually, but the day we were in Halifax, it was 93 degrees and we were melting on that double decker bus. I'm not sure why we paid over $50 per person to do those, but they have us some interesting history lessons about the cities, I guess. My only complaint on this whole cruise was with the Internet. We prepaid for the Internet package a few months beforehand. It was over $100 for the week and sadly, was unreliable and SLOW. VERY SLOW. So slow, in fact, that we weren't able to FaceTime with family (we have a family member who was undergoing chemo and wanted to check on him, but were unable to do so because of our unreliable connection). I think the Internet package is touted as being "the fastest at sea" or something to that effect. Really, I'd like the proof on that one. It was hard to load email when I needed to check in a few times during that week. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Had a lot of fun but got tired of all the hidden fees. I would preferred to have them increase the price instead of all the extra hidden costs. They charged us 45 per day in stateroom fees for an extra 350. Then All the drinks which were ... Read More
Had a lot of fun but got tired of all the hidden fees. I would preferred to have them increase the price instead of all the extra hidden costs. They charged us 45 per day in stateroom fees for an extra 350. Then All the drinks which were already $12 each had 18% gratuity added. Bingo ended up costing us 80 for two games. It just felt like too much when we pay so much to cruise. The staff was great. There were two elevators broken the entire time so it was always an issue. Leaving the ship was chaos - could have had staff directing people during the self checkout process. One line went around half the ship while the other line was empty. We had so much fun at all the ports. Lots of stuff to do but could have spent more time at the ports. One port was only there till 230 which is weird. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Had a great time and was taken care of like we were royalty! Excellent staff and plenty to see on ship as well as ports of call. Enjoyed the many shows on board. The shore excursions were very good and the tour guides very informative ... Read More
Had a great time and was taken care of like we were royalty! Excellent staff and plenty to see on ship as well as ports of call. Enjoyed the many shows on board. The shore excursions were very good and the tour guides very informative and had plenty of personal experiences related to the tours. The food in all the dinning rooms was delicious. The evening dinner was made special by our wait staff. The would have our drinks at the table when we arrived every evening and would take care of us with out complaint. they were always smiling and I felt that they loved to make their guest happy. The shows on board were always very professional. The entertainment provided by staff was fun also. The "game show" and trivia events were awesome. The entertainment staff made sure that there was something for everyone to enjoy! Thanks for an awesome vacation. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Overall good cruise. A little overpriced. The ports of call were just average. Bar Harbor and Halifax were the best. We had to travel quite far to get to any excursions at all the ports and there was nothing to do at the port in New ... Read More
Overall good cruise. A little overpriced. The ports of call were just average. Bar Harbor and Halifax were the best. We had to travel quite far to get to any excursions at all the ports and there was nothing to do at the port in New Brunswick so I highly suggest doing an excursion that day. Cabin and crew were absolutely awesome! Especially our dinner staff Ronaldo and Merlon. Cruise director Chris and activities director Magic Marvin were readily available and visible throughout entire cruise. No fireworks for the 4th??! :/ I'm sorry but the royal Caribbean singers and dancers were.....not very good. I found myself wondering what the hell was going on half the time. The one little...skit?....play?....show i guess....called Jackpot made the most sense, but I still left pissed I wasted my time. Comedians were GREAT! I loved the action comedy show. I would see him and amy of those comedians again. Do not miss those shows, especially action comedy! Could've been a super hokie show, but that guy was very entertaining! Food was just okay. Dinner was the best obviously. never felt unsatisfied, but the buffet is a little redundant and breakfast too. Its typical royal Caribbean cruise food. Nothing special. 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 4.2
Family 5.0 4.2
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.0
Enrichment 1.0 3.7
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 4.0

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