Sail Date: November 2018
For a first time we found great interest on this ship due to all it offered which met our expectations and more. The cabin we had gave a panoramic view where we were able to see the water up front and personal, great view at night. ... Read More
For a first time we found great interest on this ship due to all it offered which met our expectations and more. The cabin we had gave a panoramic view where we were able to see the water up front and personal, great view at night. The ship was spectacular and able to walk to the helipad area was a great experience. I even walked there at night and was able to stargaze. (If it was to windy, wouldn't of gotten this opportunity, and did). Unforgettable staff and crew members who gave exceptional service beyond imaginable. Dinner was a whole new level of dining, made you feel like you are a king or queen. Throughout the ship all staff were courteous and respectful as well friendly. Activities available Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We cruise twice a year, with friends and family. I was excited to try out this ship as it had added the waterslides and had gotten some new updates. Embarkation went smoothly, the ship didn't seem overly crowded, and our room was clean. ... Read More
We cruise twice a year, with friends and family. I was excited to try out this ship as it had added the waterslides and had gotten some new updates. Embarkation went smoothly, the ship didn't seem overly crowded, and our room was clean. However, the service was lackluster in the dining room. We waited almost an hour for our main courses to arrive (dinner seating at 8); the waiters seemed rushed; often times our beverages ran out before being refilled, and the food wasn't extraordinary. We ate in Chops Grill for lunch and it was delicious, although there seemed to be only one waiter for the lunch crowd. Dinner in Giovanni's was better; our waitress was phenomenal, but the filet mignon my husband ordered left much to be desired. The shows were lackluster, perhaps because we had seen them before on other ships. We saw a repeat comedian towards the end of the cruise, who used the same jokes when we had seen him on another ship last year. The first comedian at the beginning of the cruise was hilarious, though! We attended both of his shows. The ice skating shows were awesome, those never disappoint. We did have an issue with noise in our stateroom, though, and after four days, they were able to reassign us to another room. Overall, this ship was ok. This was the first cruise that I was disappointed with service in the main dining room. Our room attendants were very nice and courteous and kept everything clean. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
This was our first time on Adventure. It was my sister’s birthday so we booked a Grand Suite. This is my favorite room and having the large bathroom for two with a tub really makes a difference. We had a great room steward, treats ... Read More
This was our first time on Adventure. It was my sister’s birthday so we booked a Grand Suite. This is my favorite room and having the large bathroom for two with a tub really makes a difference. We had a great room steward, treats came to the cabin several,times and having access to the Suite Lounge really makes a cruise special. We ate at Chops 3 nights. We had filets twice and outstanding lamb chops the 3rd night. If you go, ask for Igor. Friends who were on the week before recommended him to me and he was fabulous! We ate at Giovanni’s one night and it was also wonderful. We had filets but I also recommend the Ossobucco here. Schooner Bar had a great entertainer, Giovanni, and he had the crowd singing along every night. The Solarium stays quite crowded but it is very nice. I did not think the food in the MDR was up to par but it was ok and the servers were all great. This IS the place you want to have lunch on sea days. But you cant go in bathing suits....shorts and above. There is a fabulous salad bar and the servers make and chop the salad for you as you select your ingredients, usually a pasta bar or stir fry bar, fruit section and cooked items.....lovely desserts...chocolate fountain and ice cream one day. There is also a lunch menu if you just want to stay seated and be served! Much nicer than the Windjammer, which I felt was needing some help on this ship. My sister had a soda package and the freestyle soda machines were often not working. All in all, the ship looked beautiful, we liked the entetainment, met some great people and had a fabulous time. I would go on Adventure again without hesitation. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
This was our first RC cruise. The ship was beautiful and the service was excellent. We ate in the Windjammer and the food was so much better than Carnival. My husband and I both gained weight. So many deserts, it was hard to choose one so ... Read More
This was our first RC cruise. The ship was beautiful and the service was excellent. We ate in the Windjammer and the food was so much better than Carnival. My husband and I both gained weight. So many deserts, it was hard to choose one so we didnt just have one. If you take this cruise sit in section 12. The wait staff were all so sweet and helpful, I hated to say goodbye to them. We stayed in an inside promonade cabin. It was uncomfortable. Small and no place confortable to sit. It also was loud at times. Our cabin mate was wonderful and did everything he could do to try and soften up our bed but nothing worked. Our ports 1- Labadee is really beautiful, lots of fun in the water. And again the lunch they served was wonderful. 2- PR I love this place. Have been there a couple times. Just wear really comfortable broken in shoes. Don't get blisters like I did. See the fort and the cemetery and eat a mofongo and see if you can find the snow cone man (we couldn't find him this time) lots of walking and lovely shops. 3- St Maartin - we stayed at the boardwalk, shopped some We should have taken a tour. 4- St Kitts - we did the 4x4 and beach. It was ok, saw a lot of the island. The tour people were informative and very nice. We had already seen Brimstone on a prior cruise. If its your first time to the island Brimstone is the way to go. I was not able to get a lounger near the pool. It was always so crowded. My husband is a smoker so he sat at the smoking area on deck 11 all the time. No I will not be booking another cruise for a long time. I was more comfortable on the Carnival Ship. It was cheaper, the food wasn't as good so I didn't eat much and didn't gain weight. Having the smoking area near the pool causes a problem for a couple where one smokes and the other doesn't. if felt like I was always by myself. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise first for ports to visit and secondly as a 'deal' of a cruise which always helps. Overall experience was very good. Dining room exceptional service and food. Tried not to visit the Windjammer as it is always super ... Read More
We chose this cruise first for ports to visit and secondly as a 'deal' of a cruise which always helps. Overall experience was very good. Dining room exceptional service and food. Tried not to visit the Windjammer as it is always super crowded and sometimes maniacal. Enjoyed every one of the evening entertainment shows! Adult swimming pool closes a bit early... but enjoyed it at other times. Did not use too many other activity spots - watched the flow rider activities and utilized the Pizza Place outside of other eating times. Hard to find a drink of water without buying a package deal :-( Enjoyed the miniature golf. Note included on our room problem(s). Management tried to assist as much as they could regarding our room problem but wished we had been moved to another room. We have cruised with RCL before and have already pre-booked other cruises but think we will be slowing down on cruising soon. Housekeeping staff exceptional. Did not do any shore excursions - too costly - people that did said they were great. Did not travel with children. Surprisingly disembarkation went well with the amount of people on self-assist. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
This cruise consisted of back to back cruises that went to the eastern and western caribbean. The ice show was very good with some of the best jumps I have seen at sea. The cast seemed really into it. The production shows were mostly ... Read More
This cruise consisted of back to back cruises that went to the eastern and western caribbean. The ice show was very good with some of the best jumps I have seen at sea. The cast seemed really into it. The production shows were mostly good but some of the cabaret acts were not. The hypnotists were really not believable and the act seemed rehearsed. The piano player in the Schooner bar was truly bad. The entertainer in the pub was too loud to have a conversation and could even be heard in the promenade facing cabin! Food and service in the main dining room was good, but the windjammer buffet was not an inviting space. Recent remodeling has made this much too hard and too over lit. Everything is white. Loud music, even at early morning breakfast, made this a space to avoid. Who wants loud music at 7:00 am or at dinner when you are trying to hold a pleasant conversation. Even the pool deck in the early morning had overly loud music, even though there were only a few people there having early morning coffee. Usually you can get the same things offered in the main dining room in the buffet, but not on this ship. Deserts were very poor. The line for pizza by the slice was often long. Entertainment in the Royal Promenade was often so loud you had to seek a place where you get away from it instead of staying to watch. Apparently Royal Caribbean believes that if the sound level isn't ear splitingly loud you cannot be having enough fun. They are wrong. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Went with a group of 3 other families. All three families were traveling with children. My husband and I were not. We departed from Ft Lauderdale flying in the day before. Our hotel, the Marriott, had a shuttle to the port the next ... Read More
Went with a group of 3 other families. All three families were traveling with children. My husband and I were not. We departed from Ft Lauderdale flying in the day before. Our hotel, the Marriott, had a shuttle to the port the next morning, so we did not rent a car. We took an Uber to dinner. No exploring of Ft Lauderdale since we had no rental car. We were on the Adventure of the Seas in a Junior Suite #1644 on deck 10. We picked this type of room based on the space in the bathroom. Deck 11 had the Windjammer, the buffet option for meals. We did hear some banging from time to time with, but for the most part it did not bother us to much. Embarkation was a little confusing as we had not done this thing in 25 years, but for the most part uneventful. Within minutes of check in the boarding process onto the ship was called. I had no complaints with the ship except for the elevators. Elevators would pass even though the button for up or down was pushed. There were 4 elevators located in the front port side and 4 more front aft side. The back end of the ship the same setup was made. We ended up using the stairs to move through the ship. We used the Windjammer on the first day at lunch time before the room was available at 1pm and for lunch when the Main Dining room was not available. We ate at the Main Dining room for all dinners. The food was fabulous EVERY night as was the service in the Main Dining room. The first excursion was the Stringray City and Snorkeling in the Grand Cayman sponsored by Royal Caribbean. It was a good experience but was crowded. We have been charged for the pictures, but still have not received them. I encourage all of you to pay for items with a charge card so you can call the credit card company to complain if you do not receive what you should have received. I could have done without Costa Maya. We did not have an excursion planned and did not feel comfortable leaving the initial high sale area of the port. Within 45 minutes, we returned to the ship. We paid for a Royal Caribbean sponsored excursion for the Playa Mia Beach Resort in Cozumel. There was an option for an all inclusive with lunch. We only chose the option to go the beach NOT the lunch option. We ordered and paid for lunch which was delicious and still came out cheaper than the lunch option. We were so happy with our experience that we booked a Christmas cruise for Dec 2019 on the Allure of the Seas. We would book another cruise on Adventure of the Seas in a heartbeat. Our decision to change ships was the broadway entertainment offered on the larger ship. My parents will be joining us and wanted the entertainment option. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
This was our 3rd cruise. We are working professionals, in our 40's, and have done two Princess cruises prior (2013, 2016). This was our shortest of the three (6 days). Our first impression at embarkation was ... this ship is moderately ... Read More
This was our 3rd cruise. We are working professionals, in our 40's, and have done two Princess cruises prior (2013, 2016). This was our shortest of the three (6 days). Our first impression at embarkation was ... this ship is moderately dated, dirty in the nooks and crannies, and poorly maintained. When we first entered our cabin, the first thing we noticed was the dirty, stained couch. Stains on the carpet, just not clean or kept up. The dining was pretty mediocre, as far as food quality. The food all tasted good, but was never very fresh tasting or looking. The presentation was pretty bland, too. The dinner service at the dining hall was very slow, even when we were among the first people for dinner. The wait staff at dinner seemed rushed and disinterested, pretty minimal conversation or discussion about the food, other than the bare minimum "Our specials tonight are ..." Entertainment was pretty good, not a lot of variety, but the dancers and singers were good. The ice dancers were probably my favorite (and I generally don't enjoy skating shows). The comedians were both entertaining. Three items that were probably deal-breakers for our next cruise: 1) $8.95 charge PER room service order - SAY WHAT?! Had our kids travelled with us, that would've cost us at least $150 extra! 2) Most of the in-room movies were unknowns, B or C movies, AND all were Pay-Per-View, at around $13 each! Again, WHAAAT??!! On Princess, the movies were included, many still in theaters, or at least newer; and 3) The poolside towel policy: check out towels and check them in, or be assessed a $25 CHARGE for each towel "lost"!? Are you kidding me? We are at sea, and those are $2 towels. Where do you think the towels are going? And who is going to take them? Just another way RCI tries to nickel-and-dime customers. The Flow-Rider was always very busy with long lines, the waterslides were fun and at the right time could be a short wait. Lots of kids on this one, but very crowded overall. It is very unlikely that I ever cruise RC again ... never say never, but I doubt it. Just unimpressed with this particular ship and staff. Sorry, RCI, I really wanted to like it. But compared to Princess (Regal), this one lost in spades. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Keys at the door where not our keys they had 3 other guest names in the envelope Trash can still full with someon’s Sandals when arrival Wind jammer food was awful Service was awful The workers were not friendly ... Read More
Keys at the door where not our keys they had 3 other guest names in the envelope Trash can still full with someon’s Sandals when arrival Wind jammer food was awful Service was awful The workers were not friendly Had to wait forever for drinks on the pool deck Our dining room Maiin waiter was horrible Table 432 Service was so slow to two hours or longer in the dining room Steak and lobster night stakes were tough and overcooked Toilet would not flush had to flush a few times Entertainment was awful not enough shows in the evening That area to Dance was a small little dance floor When leaving the boat Was very and organized made us sit in an area to wait just to get off the boat for an hour and a half well the Coast Guard checked the boat very unorganized The cruise is not up-to-date Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
We decided to take this ship because it was recently refurbished. I think they did a great job & the ship was beautiful! A few things that were different: you do not have to sign for every drink with the drink package. This is good ... Read More
We decided to take this ship because it was recently refurbished. I think they did a great job & the ship was beautiful! A few things that were different: you do not have to sign for every drink with the drink package. This is good & bad. You dont have to sign, but you can't add additional tips either. They don't have luggage valet to take your luggage to the airport on this ship. We really like that option, especially with a later afternoon flight. We signed up for the shuttle transportation to FLL ($33.50 for 2). We waited in line for 30 minutes & there was no room on the bus for us. We decided to get a Lyft. The Lyft driver arrived before another bus & we were out of the port for $15 including a tip. Don't waste your time or money on the RC Shuttles! The food was good in all locations, Main Dining Room, Windjammer Cafe, Promenade Cafe & specialty restaurants. We bought the 3 meal dining package & ate in Chops Grille twice & Giovanni's another night. Both restaurants were good, but I didnt feel like they were worth the extra money. We didnt get to see every place on the ship, but what we did see was great. We rode the water slides & hung out in the Solarium. This was the first ship that had salt water in the Solarium. There were also lifeguards at all the pools. We've never seen lifeguards before. 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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