Sail Date: February 2019
We really enjoyed our 7 day cruise. It was very pleasant and relaxing. Embarkation was quick and easy but should not come before 12 noon cause previous week's cruisers are getting off as we get on. Ship is lovely, especially ... Read More
We really enjoyed our 7 day cruise. It was very pleasant and relaxing. Embarkation was quick and easy but should not come before 12 noon cause previous week's cruisers are getting off as we get on. Ship is lovely, especially Royal Promenade and Blue Moon Lodge. Food was absolutely delicious in both Main dining room and Windjammer Cafe Buffet. And Royal Promenade has snacks and tea, coffee, water, lemonade, and ice tea. So loved stopping by there for a quick break. Entertainment was mixed bag but had some shining moments and the 70s Night was a blast! And the Ice Show was nothing short of amazing. We saw it twice. Did no shore excursions so can't comment on that. Just walked outside with each port. It was fine except Cozumel which had very aggressive sales people. Inside cabin room was nice size but bed was huge and took up much of room. No real complaints. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
I recently returned from a wonderful cruise on Adventure of the Seas which included three generations of our family. We are ages 25-76 with both novice and experienced cruisers. I was the coordinator of the whole adventure and with the ... Read More
I recently returned from a wonderful cruise on Adventure of the Seas which included three generations of our family. We are ages 25-76 with both novice and experienced cruisers. I was the coordinator of the whole adventure and with the help of the excellent crew and staff of the Adventure of the Seas everything went smoothly. My husband and I had previously sailed on the ship so I knew there were appealing features for everyone in our group. We had four cabins from balcony to promenade to inside so that was good for all to see the differences and learn the benefits of varying locations on ship. The variety of activities and venues on the ship provided enjoyment for everyone in our group. The younger ones were the late-nighters who enjoyed the Schooner Bar and the casino. The early risers loved coffee from room service and the coffee bar. We all enjoyed the pool deck and the pool bars, dinners in the main dining room, and the excellent beach itinerary. To sum up the highlight of this cruise for our family we all agreed that sitting as a group around Keith's piano in the Schooner Bar and singing our lungs out one night was hilarious and the smiles never left our faces the whole time. I'm smiling right now as I write this--it was that good. Keith is truly an entertainer. Highly recommend. Our family has travelled quite a bit in Mexico over the past 20 years but Costa Maya was a new port to us and what a lovely surprise. Not so commercialized yet and we found it refreshing. First thing to do is get out of the immediate port area and take a taxi to the malecon where there are little beach clubs and more locals. We spent our time ashore walking on the boardwalk, sat under umbrellas with some ice cold buckets of beer and fresh pico de gallo (Big Mama's), and ate street tacos from a local cart vendor. Enjoyed by one and all. We also took an independent excursion with Cozumel Beach Bar Hop which goes to the east end of the island which has no electricity for the most part. Off the beaten path and more authentic small beach bars with loads of fun and frivolity. These are rustic beach places with sand and surf not chain restaurants with fancy bathrooms. The millennials thought they were hip and the rest of us remember when Mexico used to have places like this everywhere. Looking forward to the next one--bon voyage! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
This ship was a little older than some of the other ships but it was overall a nice looking ship. The embarkation went really smoothly and disembarkation went as well as could have been expected for a suite customer. This is an older ... Read More
This ship was a little older than some of the other ships but it was overall a nice looking ship. The embarkation went really smoothly and disembarkation went as well as could have been expected for a suite customer. This is an older ship so if you want all the bells and whistles you may not get them on this ship. I loved the shows they provided on the ship they had a little bit something for everyone. My stateroom attendant as well as the dining room staff in the Saphire dining hall were excellent. I ate breakfast in Giovanis restaurant and that was excellent also. I did not really care for the food in the Windjammer. I enjoy the ports and shore excursions most notably Toppers Rhum in St. Maarten. That place was awesome. Depending on where the ship traveled too would be my decision if I traveled on this ship again. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
This was our second NYE cruise and third time on the Adventure. We appreciated the upgrades that were added in the last dry dock. Embarking and debarking were easy, probably the best we have ever experienced at Port Everglades. We ... Read More
This was our second NYE cruise and third time on the Adventure. We appreciated the upgrades that were added in the last dry dock. Embarking and debarking were easy, probably the best we have ever experienced at Port Everglades. We had a walkoff with the Suite Concierge and it took 12 minutes total. Our grand suite (1578) on deck 10 was lovely and very convenient to the elevators. Very large with plenty of storage, a mini fridge, wetbar, a nice bathroom and balcony. The balcony had a padded lounger, a table and two chairs. It is completely covered, and was quite pleasant most of the time. We were a little concerned the cabin might be noisy as we were located under the pool deck, but that was only an issue on NYE when we tried to turn in around 12:30. Once the deck party ended, all was quiet again. We had the Ultimate Dining Package and enjoyed one dinner at Chops, one at Izumi and four at Giovanni’s Table. Chops and Izumi are both on the Royal Promenade and were a little too noisy for us. Giovanni’s Table is located next to the Windjammer with a beautiful ocean view. We got great service from Amar and Arvind at GT. Christopher was the Suite Concierge and did a great job. He made our dinner reservations pre-cruise, though we changed several onboard. He also hosted a suite party at Giovanni’s Table for lunch one sea day. The party was well attended with many officers, including the Captain and Hotel Director. Nearly every day we received goodies in our suite, including gifts from the Captain, the Hotel Director, Christopher and the casino. We had requested a beach towel as our Diamond Plus gift, but housekeeping called and said they were out. So they substituted a tote, which came in handy as we were packing. Service was good throughout the cruise. Our cabin steward, Renato, was very good and kept the cabin in great shape. Mercedes was the cruise director, and did a fine job. Entertainment was good. We really enjoyed the production shows, the comedian and the staff talent show, Adventure’s Got Talent. The outdoor movies were fun, including Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again and Oceans Eight. We had colds all week so we stayed on the ship in Grand Cayman. In Costa Maya, we took a taxi to the town and enjoyed a great walk. At Cozumel, we shopped at the port and returned to the ship early. Even though we were not feeling the best, we had a great time and will gladly sail on the Adventure again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
We were on this ship for the 8-night 2018 Christmas Cruise departing Ft. Lauderdale with stops in Nassau, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. This was the second Christmas cruise for us on this ship, the last one 4 years ago out of San ... Read More
We were on this ship for the 8-night 2018 Christmas Cruise departing Ft. Lauderdale with stops in Nassau, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. This was the second Christmas cruise for us on this ship, the last one 4 years ago out of San Juan, PR. Overall, this was our 5th cruise on RCL and our 8th cruise overall. We are an active couple in our early 50’s and were traveling with our 2 daughters and son in-law, all in their early 20’s. We checked in early (11am) and were allowed to board the ship immediately. This was very nice compared to our previous cruise on Norwegian where we had to wait in a waiting area for more than 1 hour. Luggage drop and check-in was painless, but I had also completed all the cruise documents including pictures online ahead of time. We had lunch at the Windjammer Café and then relaxed in the Blue Moon (Deck 14) until the rooms opened at 1pm. We had 2 Balcony Staterooms (8246 and 8250). One was a bit larger than the other and had a sofa bed vs. the Pullman (overhead bed) in the other. Overall the cabin was clean, the beds comfortable and plenty of space to store all our stuff, including scuba gear. The balconies on this ship are a lot more “closed in” than on newer ships, but we knew this from our previous cruise. We opted for My Time dining since the 5:30 seating was too early and the 8:30 too late for our liking. I did make 6:30 reservations for us ahead of time and we asked for a quiet table near a window at our first seating which we were given. We were very happy with this location and with our wait staff, so we then asked to have this table request in our profile for all of the following nights. The check-in person (Rene) did his best to accommodate this request and we were able to get that table all nights except one where he went out of his way to find us another quiet table by a window. The food in the dining room was good for most evenings, some were great and a few were just OK. Overall, I would rate the food a 7/10, the wait staff a 10/10. Bar service in the dining room could be a bit slow. We liked the elegance and lighting of the dining room better than those on Norwegian Escape. Our daughter and Son-in-Law had specialty dinners at Izumi and the Italian restaurant and felt that they were very special and slower paced. We did opt for the drink package which, for us, makes the shipboard experience much more relaxing (no stress about drink prices). We felt the wine/beer selection was good, but the mixed drinks were quite weak. We learned quickly that specifying the alcohol (i.e. gold Tequila, dark Rum, etc.) would improve the drink and the bar tenders were happy to comply. We also learned which bar tenders were reasonable with their pours (at Solarium bar we would sometimes see them not even fill a single shot glass of alcohol for the drink) and we would frequent those locations. It was also nice that specialty coffees were included in the package (not true for Norwegian). We attended most performances and game shows and especially enjoyed the comedians and game shows (Battel of the Sexes, The Quest). I don’t know if it was just coincidence, but the main comedian was the same as 4 years ago, but he was still great and only some of this jokes were repeats. Getting seats in the main theater was never an issue, but for the game shows in the Imperial Lounge an early arrival was critical. The guy in the piano bar (all songs by request) was great and the place was always packed. I would rate the entertainment 8/10. We are not the type to lay by the pool, but deck chairs seemed available anytime we walked through the pool area, even more so in the Solarium. We like to walk while on board and really enjoyed that one can circle the complete ship (as long as the weather is not too nasty and they close access to the bow) on deck 4. Most other ships we have been on do not have access to the bow. Some in our group got a massage and enjoyed this except the sales pitch for overpriced stuff at the end. We did not spend any time in the casino or gym. We disembarked early taking our own luggage to assure we would make our return flight. Disembarkation and customs/immigration was much quicker than expected. Overall we rarely felt that this was a Holiday cruise with the ship at capacity (of course the decorations and music were reminders). Ship size was a good compromise in having lots of activities (rock climbing, ice skating, Flowrider, etc.) and open spaces (the promenade) but not the big distances of other larger ships. We did miss the more elaborate shows available on Oasis class ships. All crew members we interacted with were friendly and professional and some really stood out in trying to make our stay as good as possible. There were no incidents that we needed to complain about. Overall I would rate this cruise a solid 8/10. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We are pretty loyal to Royal Caribbean and have been on 16 RCL cruises. First time on Adventure. It is a nice ship, well maintained. Our cabin (9654) was clean and had more storage than we needed. I like that the mini bar is empty and ... Read More
We are pretty loyal to Royal Caribbean and have been on 16 RCL cruises. First time on Adventure. It is a nice ship, well maintained. Our cabin (9654) was clean and had more storage than we needed. I like that the mini bar is empty and you order what you want put in there. Our balcony was a nice size and the chairs reclined. Cabin steward was nice, but reserved. I made a couple of requests (extra pillows and towels) and he was very accommodating at keeping the extra towels in the room. We purchased a 3 night Specialty Dining package in advance and won't do that again. We were told to book our 3 dinners as soon as we got on the ship or we might not get into the restaurants at a decent time, so we did. Turns out that EVERY reservation we made conflicted with a show we wanted to see, which we didn't find about out until the night before from our Cruise Compass. When we tried to change the reservation, there were no decent times left (only 6PM or 9PM). for alternative nights. The MDR, and our waiter/assistant waiter were so fantastic, that we wished we'd just dined there every night. Now for the "not so much"...the entertainment. If I see one more comedian joking about his colonoscopy I'm gonna scream. The featured singer obviously didn't feel like performing that night and the "variety shows" were shrill, disconnected and NOT about the title of the show. The Ice Show was good. We ALWAY enjoy the adult show "The Quest" and the cruise director made it a lot of fun. We have seen the 70's disco show a dozen times so skipped that. Some trivia games were fun, but some of the cruise director staff seemed tired and cranky at a few of them. The casino was way too smoky for us but I did run in long enough to lose $20 INSTANTLY on a Wheel of Fortune machine. LOL We still had fun and managed to relax, which is what we needed. We told our cabin steward when we met him that we are late sleepers and if we slept so late that he couldn't get to our room, that was fine with us. It happened often and everything worked out fine. I would definitely go back on Adventure of the Seas, for the cleanliness, itinerary, and food, but NOT for the entertainment. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
Needed the nights to reach Diamond tier and this cruise gave us them. Eastern Caribbean which we love although three sea days were more than we like. We had breakfast and dinner in the MDR every day and enjoyed the good service and good ... Read More
Needed the nights to reach Diamond tier and this cruise gave us them. Eastern Caribbean which we love although three sea days were more than we like. We had breakfast and dinner in the MDR every day and enjoyed the good service and good food. All the staff went out of their way to make everyone's cruise a good one. This was our fourth time on the Adventure and that was the main reason we booked her. Our normal port to sail out of is San Juan due to fewer sea days and more ports that we love. We will be on the Freedom for a B2B in six weeks and will see what Diamond tier has. As with any ship in saltwater, there are small spots of rust here and there. At every port we heard tap, tap, tap as they were working to chip away rust and paint (a neverending chore.) The ship was well maintained although there were stains in places on the carpeting. Winter came too early in Michigan this year so it was good to have a week of warmth. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
We liked the 8 night cruise instead of 7. The embarkation was probably the best we have experienced in many, many cruises. There were 300 Diamond Members and 200 Diamond Plus Members - all stuffed into the lounge and spilling out into ... Read More
We liked the 8 night cruise instead of 7. The embarkation was probably the best we have experienced in many, many cruises. There were 300 Diamond Members and 200 Diamond Plus Members - all stuffed into the lounge and spilling out into the Viking Crown Lounge. Luggage was delivered in ample time to unpack before muster. We are Diamond Plus with over 300 nights on Royal. However, We did not have robes - did not have shampoo - did not have lotion - did not have our free bottle of wine - when we entered the cabin. As it was a busy day, we were ok with it being delivered the next day. Surprise - not delivered on day 2 either!. When I asked the cabin steward about it - he said that we had to REQUEST those things or we wouldn't get them. I said OK - I request them. Everything but the wine was delivered that night. I called the Loyalty rep and had to leave a message. Day 3 was my birthday. Since it was formal night and the meal was steak - we planned to drink the red wine from Crown and Anchor.... You guessed it - NO WINE. No wine on Day 4. Finally after repeated trips to the loyalty desk - wine was delivered - only it was PINK WINE - not red. Another trip to the loyalty desk and a trade was made. The loyalty rep apologized profusely and said that we would be his guest to dinner at the Chops Grill to make up for the glitch. We were happy. Reservations were at 6:00. We checked in at 5:55 and were seated. We waited - waited - waited. It was 6:20 and we were still sitting... No message from the loyalty rep. We asked the waiter to please try to contact him to see if he was coming. We were informed that he would TRY to be there by 6:40 and we should go ahead and order. About 6:45 he showed up and scarfed up food while on his cellphone. He accepted 6 calls from various people during dinner. Needless to say - we couldn't wait to get out of there. We even skipped dessert. The ports were places we had been before, so we just did an overview tour. On San Juan, we did want to see the city but did not want to shop, so we signed up for the "Old and New San Juan" tour. We did it online and chose that tour because it did not include shopping. The driver went straight to the downtown area and kicked everybody off the bus for one hour to "shop". We objected and others objected as well, but he said he had to move the bus and we needed to leave. We wasted a whole hour of a 2 1/2 hour tour just sitting. When we complained - we were referred to "Freddie", Asst Mgr of the Tours and he told us that RCI Tours were not in charge of the tours and there was nothing he could do. Is there noone following up on these tours???? That's scary. The rest of the cruise was fun. The dining staff were excellent. Food was tasty and varied. We really liked the Diamond Breakfast areafor a quiet fresh breakfast. It is a nice perk. Disembarkation went about as smoothly as we have seen. All in all - We do enjoy cruising and we normally are treated very well on Royal. I think this was just a fluke. I sure hope so - because we are going again with Royal in February. If this repeats - we may have to re-think things...... Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We chose this Cruise because it Departed from a port near us, was reasonable and we frequently sail with Royal Caribbean. We really liked the Voyager Class ships due and larger due to the smooth sailing and amenities. We always enjoy the ... Read More
We chose this Cruise because it Departed from a port near us, was reasonable and we frequently sail with Royal Caribbean. We really liked the Voyager Class ships due and larger due to the smooth sailing and amenities. We always enjoy the Promenade with its shops and cafe'. The staff was very friendly and eager to please, which always makes for a happy cruise. The only comment on the Ship itself is that it could use a litte upgrading in the appointments, ie; furniture, carpets (Room & Public areas). The food was excellent in all areas, entertainment great and varied. The Ports were a bit repetitive but with our many Caribbean cruises that is hard to avoid and some of them tend to look alike and sell the SAME touristy merchandise. But it's still the best way to vacation in our opinion. Unpack once and others "Drive", make your bed, feed you and entertain you. We, however, have a similar complaint with several cruise lines, Royal Caribbean included. They have a tough time adhering to their own rules. They constantly allow passengers to come to the Main Dining room, for Dinner, in Shorts, Wife Beater T-Shirts, flip flops and hats. We have even seen some in Bathing suit cover-ups. We are not saying that they should be dressed formally but come on, it's dinner ! If you prefer to dress sloppy go to the Buffet which is very casual. When we mention this to Dining Room senior staff they tell us Management instructs them to advise guests of the dress policy but to allow them to be seated anyway. We object to this as it changes the atmosphere of the dining room dramatically. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Live in the area and wanted to visit the itinerary listed. Boarding went smoothly, room was ready. Entered and looked over Promenade and saw the folks across the way, waved to folks in elevator as a joke, but they waved back. Also noticed ... Read More
Live in the area and wanted to visit the itinerary listed. Boarding went smoothly, room was ready. Entered and looked over Promenade and saw the folks across the way, waved to folks in elevator as a joke, but they waved back. Also noticed security camera outside my window, so curtains stayed closed for 8 days. Only opened for nightly wine time. Food in MDR was okay, often not hot since it seemed we were far from the kitchen. Staff were attentive, Axel did a great job! Need more variety for dinners too. Didn't book excursion, too pricey on ship and long lines of complaints. Walked around ports and had fun. Need to have towel checkout moved to opposite side of ship so you don't have to walk through the smokers. Agree with others stating, perpetual upsales as you walked ship were irritating. Also, Bingo pricing way higher from 6 mths ago. Productions shows were good, skating best show on board. Comedy shows dated, Sammy singer was unintelligible, bad mike?!? Main Band was very good. 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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