Sail Date: June 2018
Overall, this cruise, even being my first, was a great experience. The embarkation and the disembarkation processes are so seamless, fluid, with very little snags, like a well oiled machine. I must say the service from the dining room ... Read More
Overall, this cruise, even being my first, was a great experience. The embarkation and the disembarkation processes are so seamless, fluid, with very little snags, like a well oiled machine. I must say the service from the dining room staff, the stateroom attendants and such, are the most professional and gregarious and social and nice and enthousiastic. Honestly, I want what they are having!!! The stateroom was fine so was the balcony, although it was a bit difficult to handle the doors at times, and the temperature inside was a bit too frisky for my taste. The food quality at the dining room varied depending on the dish. Some were great, like the NY Strip Loin, and the carb cakes, while others fell flat, like the Seafood Pasta (linguine tips stuck together as if not completely cooked and a lack of sauce on the pasta), and the Royal Chocolate Cake (the frosting did not match cake at all) or the crème brûlée (too sweet and a bit too liquid). Yet, the quality was a bit better at Winjammers Buffet and I think it should be open until midnight, since it has better quality food than the Café Promenade which has tasteless salads unfortunately. One little thing. I wish it would be possible to fill up on water anywhere. However, the stop in Florida was useless, on a passenger stand point. In my view, I had been already in Florida before and offering only transport to sites was not something that was to my advantage really. Especially if one was to visit Disney World and have to pay for tickets and come back on time before the ship sailed again. Honestly, everyone knows that it is impossible to visit Disney World in less than 6 hours. Also, financially this does not seem worthwhile at all. We could have went straight to the Bahamas and stayed there longer, for instance, 2 days in Nassau instead of one. Now, Cococay was not a perfect beach. It looked like it was still under construction. The water was full of rocks and palm tree leaves, not clear at all. I don't want to say murky, but contrarily to the beautiful clear waters at Atlantis and Blue Lagoon, I would say dark and full of things, such as other people's gogles, cheerios and a ripped piece of grey fabric which would seem to be dusty if it were not underwater. Though, I must say that the food quality was in keeping with Winjammer level (excellent on average). Also, Royal Carribean needs to make sure that all their third party excursions are handled by a trusted third party with a proven track recorded. I'm mentioning this because I've received word that the tour of Nassau was a disaster, in the sense that they started over an hour late which almost compromised return time before setting sail for NJ. However, for my part, the excursion to VIP Blue Lagoon, was perfect. The water, the service, the whole setup was great, the only inconvenient I can point out was that it should be longer a good 6 hours. One more point should be made about the entertainment. The parties should be longer and there should be at least one more DJ on board. A 45 minutes party immediately followed by another event is not the best way to go, especially if the party vibe just started to pick up. Talking about the 80's Party. After that, the music at the next party (The White Party) started to suck. One DJ is not enough. In conclusion, it was an excellent experience to have and I would recommend taking a cruise with Royal Carribean, if those notes could be corrected. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
The main dining room experience has gone WAY downhill since 2014. This used to be a major RC strength over the other cruise lines. Boring menu, overworked waitstaff, and the desserts are still awful. On the bright side, the Windjammer ... Read More
The main dining room experience has gone WAY downhill since 2014. This used to be a major RC strength over the other cruise lines. Boring menu, overworked waitstaff, and the desserts are still awful. On the bright side, the Windjammer cafe on this ship does a fantastic job. At Canaveral, we did the airboat ride and Jungle Adventure. The airboat right was great. Water levels were high so we only saw one gator from the boat. They had baby ones you could hold and pose for pictures with. The jungle adventure place had lots of gators and a couple of over-enthusiastic young ladies who showed a variety of critters and fed some gators. The place is a bit worn and housed some animals in sad enclosures - but they also indicated that many of these animals were rescued pets that people would otherwise have abandoned or destroyed. At Coco Cay, we rented a cabana - which is very nice if you have enough people to spread the cost over. We were spared the crowding and had shelter from the sun. They also had a private lunch buffet set up. No good vegetarian entrees for me, but the carnivores in our party loved it. At Nassau, we went to Pearl Island. Everyone loved it and wished we had another hour there. We were annoyed at the amount of time they wasted by telling us to meet outside at x time and then not being ready to leave for another 45 minutes. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
The cruise served as a milestone anniversary trip, so OVERALL, it was a great cruise! Very relaxing, lots of the home stresses were forgotten for a week. The positives of the cruise and ship were the food (we only ate at main DR and ... Read More
The cruise served as a milestone anniversary trip, so OVERALL, it was a great cruise! Very relaxing, lots of the home stresses were forgotten for a week. The positives of the cruise and ship were the food (we only ate at main DR and Windjammer) was very good (not GREAT, but very adequate for me not cooking or cleaning!). The bars and bar services were great (with the Deluxe Drink package) although I warn to keep an eye on your account as there were MANY drink charges on our account that shouldn't have been there due to the drink package. THE SHIP - still looks to be in good shape although my wife thought it needed updating. Lots of rust on the balconies when you look up...but that's got to be pretty standard for a ship that sails the salty seas, so that didn't bother me too much. I did not like the smoking on the port side, both at the pool and the smell while I was on my port side balcony, so that was a learning lesson for us. The promenade is definitely the highlight of the ship and is very elegant. The selection in the shops was a little lacking IMO. THE CABIN - we had a balcony on the 7th deck, port side. Really, nothing to write about either positive or negative. It was clean, the cabin steward kept it very clean, and it was big enough for the two of us. DINING - We went to early seating dining each night. We didn't get a wait staff that really attempted to connect with us as we've had in the past, but the service was still very good. There were three or four excellent meals and the rest were average, but again, I wasn't cooking or cleaning so I don't get too picky. The best food was the prime rib and lobster. The windjammer is just awesome, always a huge selection of foods, and except for lunch when you first board the ship, there were always tables to eat. Breakfast in the Main DR was good, but we only went once as it was a LONG experience and we didn't want to waste the hour every morning there. ENTERTAINMENT - The ballroom dancers and male comedians were top notch. The female comedian was a little rough. The RCCL Singers and Dancers were average, but they entertained us and that's what we wanted. So overall it was good entertainment. Also, don't miss the ice show, it was fantastic. SERVICE - Excellent. We were well taken care of! SHORE EXCURSIONS - We only did one excursion through RCCL - the Ron Jon Beach Shuttle at Cocoa Beach. The problem we had was that they made us wait in the theater for over an hour until they left us off the ship. then we waited in a long line to exit the cruise terminal. Also, since we were going the shortest distance, we were the first to go into the theater and the last to leave since the Disney/Orlando tours had further to go. My time is just as precious as anyone else's and I felt like I would have been much better off getting my own ride to the beach. CAPE LIBERTY CRUISE TERMINAL - first time driving to a cruise and it was awesome. We drove 3.5 hours to get there, arrived, they took our bags, we parked in the parking garage, and 15 minutes later we were on the ship! Definitely leaving from Cape Liberty again!! Lastly, the only other item RCCL has to figure out is the whole pool chair reserving issue. They have signs up stating that the reserving of chairs is not allowed, yet when you get to the pool at 9 am, there is NO Chair available as there are towels laying on them, but NO PEOPLE....for hours!! Very frustrating. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
This cruise was a good fit for us because it left out of Bayonne New Jersey. Overall the service was good on the ship, the food was very good and the only downside was that the pools and some ferry to cocco Cat were crowded. The dining ... Read More
This cruise was a good fit for us because it left out of Bayonne New Jersey. Overall the service was good on the ship, the food was very good and the only downside was that the pools and some ferry to cocco Cat were crowded. The dining room staff was excellent although we didn’t get coffee on two separate nights That was the only complaint that I could log. The food was excellent and we did not eat in any specialty dining restaurants and we skip the wind jammer whenever possible. The wind jammer was hot most days and extremely crowded. The food in the wind jammer however was still very good the only area lacking that I can remember is the quality and quantity of desserts. We had a panoramic ocean view suite, which used to be known as the panoramic family Oceanview suite category VP. It was an excellent room with lots of seating extra space and an extra bathroom. There was a bunk room for the kids! It was more expensive than the regular panoramic oceanview rooms but well worth the money. There is no gold card with this room even though it’s called a suite. it is basically on the level of a Junior suite having two points per night and no gold card services. We enjoyed this cruise immensely because we were with two other families also with children and the ship was full of families with kids as it was a June cruise. the four days at sea was a little much for us, but we knew that going into the cruise. All the staff was helpful and the ship was clean with the exception of the pools at the end of the day which were overrun with people. My kids had fun on the perfect storm slides the flow rider the sports court and shuffleboard. I would recommend this cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Good location of the ship. Great destination. But absolutely not enough time on shore. Very disappointed with that. ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST PEOPLE WORK THERE. Great shows but the time starts doesn’t work with our dinner reservation. The ... Read More
Good location of the ship. Great destination. But absolutely not enough time on shore. Very disappointed with that. ABSOLUTELY THE GREATEST PEOPLE WORK THERE. Great shows but the time starts doesn’t work with our dinner reservation. The internet is extremely slow and expensive. Absolutely not enough lounges for all passengers on all decks. And the people reserve their lounges by putting the towel and not showing up. Coffee on board is really bad and not enough seating areas at the Windjammer buffet. Long lines and not enough food stations and the buffet staff start to close buffet early. The opening hours of operation are very short. The elevators take forever. The selection on TV is the worst. Not even one free movie channel. The alcohol drinks are good but expensive. Overall great experience and we have already booked our next cruise with Royal Carribean for next June. Cannot hardly wait. !!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and I was celebrating my birthday. Embarkation at Port Liberty was very smooth and well organized. We chose a 10:30 am check in time and were able to board the ship immediately. We were not allowed ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and I was celebrating my birthday. Embarkation at Port Liberty was very smooth and well organized. We chose a 10:30 am check in time and were able to board the ship immediately. We were not allowed to access our cabin (oceanview 7504) till 1pm. It gave us plenty of time to explore the ship and order cocktails. The Wind Jammer was open for lunch and provided a lot of food choices, Food was tasty,We endured the muster drill and we left the port on time. First day at sea there were plenty of available lounge chairs on the pool decks and serenity area. Service was excellent and attentive. Port Canaveral FL- Embarkation was smooth we chose the Cocoa Beach Shuttle. The shuttle was readily available when we got off the ship. We stopped at Ron Jon's Souvenir shop and picked up a couple of things. Nice store very large and inexpensive. The bus dropped off one block away from the souvenir shop and six blocks from the beach. It was a very hot day so we shopped and got back on the bus which ran every 30 minutes. Missed the beach. I heard it was nice. Cocoa Cay- Not so nice. It took us an hour to get on a tender to shore. Embarkation didn't seem organized. They didn't have several tender boats ready for us so it took some time. We had booked a sun lounger for two. Needless to say the sun loungers were very far away from the souvenir shops, buffet and bars. We were traveling with friends so when we arrived to claim our sun lounger the lady checking us in was a little nasty. At first she wouldn't allow for our friends to enjoy this (private area). Only after bickering with her for ten minutes did she allow for our friends to pull up lounge chairs next to our sun shade. The buffet lunch offered was only till 1:30 pm. We docked at noon spent an hour getting off the ship therefore only had 1 half hour to eat. Very disappointing. We had to be shuttled over to the buffet area. The food was adequate. Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and tasteless bbq ribs and peppered chicken. We weren't impressed with the beach either. It low tide so you had to walk a mile to get out to the ocean. Walking on sand flats were no fun. So we went back to the ship and enjoyed ourselves there. Nassau- We took the Essential Nassau tour very nice and informative. Visited a rum cake bakery, rum distillery, queens steps and Atlantis Hotel. This was a great tour. We missed a lot of the shows. Our dinners took about two hours. Don't miss the ICE show. That was great! Overall we had a nice time on the cruise. Eat at Johnny Rockets Great burgers! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Royal Carribean cruises are the best in my books... the food, entertainment and crew are great, I especially enjoyed our dining on this cruise. There were fifteen in our group and we had so much fun on and off the ship... there was so much ... Read More
Royal Carribean cruises are the best in my books... the food, entertainment and crew are great, I especially enjoyed our dining on this cruise. There were fifteen in our group and we had so much fun on and off the ship... there was so much to do while cruising and when we docked we had a great time on the islands, except for the rain on Coco Cay, but we still managed to relax when the rain stopped and the sun came out.... had a nice buffet also. On Nassau we swam with dolphins and relaxed on their beautiful beach, very clean. The water was nice clear and warm. The boat that took us to and from the beach was a wonderful experience in itself... entertainment on the ship was great.. I really enjoyed the Village People, parades, ice skating,bingo," although I didn't win". We had an inside cabin which is okay because we only showered and slept there. Others in our party had a balcony and a suite.... which I hope to do on my next cruise " they are beautiful." I have to say the Adventure of the Seas was a wonderful ship with great service, entertainment, and overall a great vacation Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Getting on and off the ship was fairly quick. The lines moved along well. The ship was very similar was in good shape. Our room was small but adequate. I didn't have a hair dryer in my room and it took 24 hours for one to show up. ... Read More
Getting on and off the ship was fairly quick. The lines moved along well. The ship was very similar was in good shape. Our room was small but adequate. I didn't have a hair dryer in my room and it took 24 hours for one to show up. Luckily I have short hair so it wasn't a major thing for me. The dining staff was great. The menu didn't seem as exciting as my previous cruises but the food was good. The illusionist and his wife were one of the best shows I've seen on a cruise. Enjoyed the Kennedy Space Center tour and CoCo Cay. Not impressed with Nassau. We took the Essential Nassau tour and it was mostly a big sales pitch for different places on the island. We also did the All Access Tour which was interesting. Our tour guide was great. The post cruise tour of Manhattan was OK. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Our group of fifteen agreed this was the best time to cruise. The service in restaurants and cabin attendance was excellent. Our two waiters were really impressive handling our group of fifteen. 7 nights of 15 people ordering approx. seven ... Read More
Our group of fifteen agreed this was the best time to cruise. The service in restaurants and cabin attendance was excellent. Our two waiters were really impressive handling our group of fifteen. 7 nights of 15 people ordering approx. seven dishes each (apps, entrees, desserts) and not one mistake. No trays were used either. These guys worked hard and they were friendly and polite. Our waiter Ida played guitar and sang very well. All food & entertainment was very good. Great to see live musicians all over the ship and playing during shows. I've been on cruises with all pre-recorded music and I did not enjoy it. Comedians were great but shows were limited. Other cruise lines in the past had comedy every night. The day spent at CocoCay was a washout. This should have been the highlight instead it was the lowlight of the cruise. With low tide ALL day, the water was 1-2 feet deep for a very, very long way. BBQ food was great. I understand the weather cannot be controlled BUT around mid-day it rained HARD and there was no escape. Where's the shelter? Everyone including their belongings was soaked. People in wheelchairs, elderly people, etc..all were getting slammed with heavy rain and no where to turn - very surprising. If you had no $30 umbrella, you were out of luck. We made our way to the tender carrying soaked towels & bags and were back on the ship by 1:30pm. For the whole duration of the cruise, there was ONE ice cream machine open from mid-morning until evening. Sometimes it took 20 minutes or more to get an ice cream cone. The second machine worked on the 2nd or 3rd day briefly and then went out of service for the rest of the cruise. I've been on other cruise lines where there were two machines going 24x7. I happen to love ice cream but dreaded to wait on the long line almost every time. Beanbag tournaments were very limited. Only two beanbag appearances in seven days? Sports court was great. Basketball & dodgeball were fun. Gym, sauna & steam room were great. One night during a show in the Lyric Theater, we sat near a blown speaker in the theater and the high volume rattling was driving me crazy. I told the cruise director the next day. Ice Spectacular was great. Skaters & music incl. Beatles were very good. Overall, we had a fun time but there were some minor disappointments along the way.. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise because it left out of New Jersey and wanted to spend a few nights in New York City before we embarked. Cruise ship was very clean and updated. Staff was fabulous and everyone was extremely friendly. My 8 year old son ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it left out of New Jersey and wanted to spend a few nights in New York City before we embarked. Cruise ship was very clean and updated. Staff was fabulous and everyone was extremely friendly. My 8 year old son loved the kids program. The food wasn’t as good as I remembered Royal Caribbean’s in the past cruises. I think a lot of that is geared towards people purchasing the specialty dining. They do charge for room service now and that is a little disappointing. The windjammer had the same stuff almost every night and there didn’t seem to be a huge variety. The entertainment was pretty good, the ice show is a most!!! The singing and dancing shows were mediocre. Overall we had a great time, I would recommend this cruise for families. The staff seemed to be overly helpful and would go out of their way to make you feel welcomed. 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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