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I'm going to go into great detail with this review, just like I did on the last one. Please keep in mind that this is the largest cruise ship in the world if my review appears too run a little long . My husband Brian and I are in our mid-thirties and this was our fifth cruise together and the second one of which I have written a review. 12/09/01 ----- San Juan, Puerto Rico We just returned to San Juan from a 7 day cruise on Carnival Destiny so you may see me make a lot of comparisons in my review. We left the boat when our color tag was called at about 10:30. We were hoping to hang out for awhile longer since we would not be able to board Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas until 2pm. We got off the ship and took a cab to Barrachino's restaurant where we had been told by the cruise director on Carnival that they would store our luggage for a few hours (we tipped $5). That was very nice because it would have been really difficult to walk around Old San Juan with 5 pieces of luggage. The sidewalks were barely wide enough for 2 people to pass each other let alone drag luggage without it falling off the curb into traffic. Then we were at a loss for things to do. We had already explored Old San Juan the week before when we arrived in Puerto Rico. We were really tired because we had stayed up really late the night of the 8th because it was our last night on the Carnival Destiny and we had put off packing as long as possible. So we just walked around. We walked down to the gates of the governor's mansion. The street leading to the entrance gate was all decorated for Christmas and the house itself had a very large wreath and many pretty decorations as well. We were getting a little hungry so we stopped into a McDonald's to eat. Since we just got done with a 7 day cruise, we were used to eating like every 2 hours so we couldn't wait to get on the Adventure of Seas to eat! I can't remember what we ordered, but the kid working the counter didn't get it right and it was doubtful that he spoke any English. He was getting very frustrated with us and finally his supervisor who hardly spoke any English came over and straightened it out. The frustration with us for speaking English and not Spanish ticked us off a little bit. I mean we are after all still in a territory of the United States, right? Are the children in Puerto Rico not taught to speak English in School? And what happened to being polite to customers instead of getting mad at them? But hey, we could be a little crabby too from lack of sleep. After our less than satisfying lunch we walked back to Barrachino's to pick up our luggage and call a cab. The cab took us to the new Royal Caribbean terminal, which we are told is the largest and newest cruise terminal in the world. He pulled right up to a porter and gave our bags directly to him ( On Carnival, we had to lug our bags with us for the 2 hours it took to get to the security point). So already we were thinking, this was great and happily we got into a line that wasn't too large and was let inside the terminal (we didn't have to wait outside at all). Once inside, we followed the crowd to many rows of chairs and this is where the process got a little confusing. There wasn't any one directing traffic so no one really knew where to go, so we all just took some seats. Then we observed a line that was moving directly to the left of the chairs. So we all got up and joined the line which promptly stopped. Another line was now forming on the right side of the chairs and now it was moving. So we weren't sure if we were where we were supposed to be or not. The other line kept moving while ours moved a little. While we waited in line, a couple of people dressed in bright orange jumpsuits came through the line cooling people off with fans and misting people down with spray bottles and being extremely funny. We found out later that they were the Royal Caribbean "Krooz Komics" who were a big highlight of the cruise we were about to take. But even with this amusing distraction our line still was not going anywhere fast. We all observed people that were just coming into the terminal get into that other line and move right on through. When we finally got close to the front row of chairs, we saw someone directing people from the other line to sit in the front row of chairs. She would then wait for the line of people she just let through to get a little smaller, then she would tell those people sitting down to get up and go through ahead of us. Then she took more people from that other line on the right of the chairs. We were all getting pretty disgusted by this and finally someone spoke up and wanted to know why our line to the left wasn't moving. She got pretty snippy saying that we weren't in the right line and blah blah blah. Well if someone would have directed us instead of just ignoring the mile long line that had formed, maybe we all wouldn't have been so upset. Finally she let us through and we never did figure out what all the rows of chairs were for. Once we got past that, the line went fairly fast to the check in counter. We got our super charge cards and were then directed to another line to talk to a supervisor. Brian had asked what the cost and possibility of a room upgrade would be and we were directed to a supervisor. There was a small line formed there and apparently we weren't the only ones that had that in mind. When we got up to her, we asked and she looked at our super charge card and said, "but you are already in a category D7 balcony room" We said we were wondering about upgrading to a suite. She said it would be $1000 more each. Oh, ok - never mind! It never hurts to try, right? So we proceeded along and boarded the wondrous Adventure of the Seas. 12/09/01 ----- Day 1 ---- Afternoon aboard the Adventure of the Seas The moment we set foot on the Adventure of the Seas, we were awestruck. Only the words "WOW" would come out of either of our mouths. And this was just within walking a few feet onto Deck 4 of the boat and looking at an elevator area and over a banister into a bar (It was the Schooner Bar, but I didn't know it then). We used the stairs to begin the journey to our room. The stairs are more spread out and not as steep as Carnival's and easier to take even up many flights. The entire ship right down to the carpeting was brand new, beautiful and cushy. Everywhere we turned, we saw a piece of artwork and this is just on the way to our room! We were surprised that artwork was even displayed on the very hallways to the cabins. There were many millions of dollars worth of art pieces and displays on this ship. Our room was located on deck 7 at the aft of the ship just down the hall from a beautiful library facility. The library was designed with dark woods and warm colors and extremely comfortable furniture. It was 3 stories with the Internet cafe on the upper floor and a sort of cruise consultant office with models ships of the Royal Caribbean fleet on the deck below. This library was open 24 hours and was very large with the most incredible selection of books written both in English and Spanish. By comparison, Carnival's libraries are open maybe an hour or two everyday and are quite small. I liked it in there a lot and always wished I could spend time in it every time I passed it to and from our room. But it seemed like we were always doing something and I didn't pick up a book during the entire cruise. When we got to our room we found that the door was propped open. It looked ready so we went in but didn't want to get comfortable just in case. I found our cabin steward Teodore down the hall and he wasn't upset that we just let ourselves in but said he wasn't quite ready. We said that was okay, and that we were going to just drop off our carry on bag and begin exploring the ship. Our exploration took a great deal of time because this boat is 140,000 tons of non stop beauty. Carnival's largest ship the Destiny that we just got off of was 101,000 tons by comparison. The attractive color scheme on this ship along the hallways to the cabins and in the cabins themselves was in mostly blues and peaches. It was SO different from any of the Carnival ships that we have been on that it is hard to describe because the differences are like night and day. At either end on The Adventure of the Seas on many of the decks, we could gaze down onto the Promenade Deck. The Promenade was a wondrous street with shops and bars and cafes running alongside complete with lamp posts. There was a restored purple and beige 1939 Citroen Roadster with leather interior in front of the Gravity Sports Bar (that was a sports bar with TV's obviously) and many little tables with chairs right outside the pubs and cafes so you could sit on the "street" and have your drink or whatever. Many of the interior cabins had windows that looked down on the promenade - so I'm sure it was like looking down on a street. I hope you can picture this from my description because it was quite amazing. We stopped at the Duck and Dog Pub, an English type pub for a Guinness. We were happy to find Royal Caribbean also had Guinness, but like Carnival, they didn't have any other beer I liked except Amstel. There was a little stairway that led from the Promenade street down to the largest casino at sea. The Casino Royale Hollywood was really nice and had a classic early Hollywood theme to it. At the entrance, there was a hole in the floor enclosed with glass that you could walk on. In the hole was Hollywood memorabilia (ruby red slippers, etc), gambling tokens, film reels, old time newspapers and stuff like that. Many of the slot machines had TV or movie related themes, like the I Dream of Jeanie, the Munsters, Pink Panther and those kind of things. The roulette wheels had pewter like tops with Marilyn Monroe on one and King Kong on another. We tried to see everything this first day, but it was just impossible. The many bars and lounges we walked through that first day were really nice. Another difference between the Adventure of the Seas and carnival was that Carnival's lounges are all like rooms off to the sides while on this ship they were so open. The bars weren't in separate rooms, but were just there when you came down or up a flight of stairs or out of the elevators. It is very hard to explain, but it made it all seem so roomy and nice because there were not many walls and doors separating areas. The Schooner Bar was probably the nicest in my opinion. It was located just outside the casino and had a sailing motif with really dark wood and boat type decorations. It smelled so good - you know - that nice wood smell. Most of the bars had no smoking sections too which was really nice. Brian's favorite, the Champagne Bar was completely non smoking and was decorated with tubes that had bubbles in it to look like champagne. At this bar you could order a bottle of champagne or wine and if you didn't finish it, they would cork it and keep it for you until another day. Then we came across Studio B which was the ice rink. It is too cool to have an ice rink on a cruise ship! And it isn't just a rink, it is a showroom with many seats. They have professional ice skaters on this cruise that put on a fantastic show. Then we found the Lyric Theater where they will have all the other shows. They have a peacock curtain on the stage that is just beautiful. The seating is just like movie theater seating is which was for us a lot better than Carnival because there are very few things to obstruct your view. They also have drink holders on the chair's arms rather than tables so there is room for a lot more seats than what Carnival has. By this time several hours had passed and we haven't even gone back to our room to see if our bags had arrived to unpack yet! On the Promenade deck, there were guys dressed like fools stopping people to talk to them. No, really they were dressed in medieval jester garb. They were from the restaurant Portofino's which is an alternative dining experience located on deck 12 that cost $20 per person. It came highly recommended by most of the reviews we had read, so we decided to make a reservation. We asked him if he knew which night that the main dining room wasn't serving anything real interesting and he said that Tuesday night was Caribbean night. That sounds like a night we wouldn't mind missing, so that was when we reserved to go to Portofino's. Next we made a quick tour of the magnificent three story dining room to check on our table assignment before heading off to explore the upper decks. There are 15 decks on the Adventure of the Seas compared to 12 on the Destiny. On deck 11 we checked out the spa and gym where we would spend a lot of time through out the week to come. Outside from the spa is the Solarium Pool area which is an adults only area. It has one pool and two large hot tubs. There was also a larger main pool area for everyone that was very large with 2 pools and 4 hot tubs (I think - don't remember for sure). Also on deck 11 we found the Island Grill and Windjammer Cafe which were the buffet style dining options on the ship. There were floor to ceiling windows looking out so it was really bright and cheery. There were more areas to get food at and though I never thought the food was quite as good as Carnival's, there was more of a selection. The tables did not have silverware settings like Carnival so we always had to remember to get silverware. We only ate here a couple of times for lunch and I will tell you why later. Can you say Johnny Rockets??? We continued up and up and found the Sky Chapel on deck 15. It was a very nice little chapel for anyone who would like to get married on the ship. There wasn't an elevator that went all the way to the top, but the stairs were set up to take people who were in wheelchairs or who couldn't walk up stairs to the top. One deck down from the Sky Chapel (deck 14) were a couple of more bars, the Blue Moon Piano - Jazz bar had floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the pool areas which were on deck 11 and the jogging track which was on deck 12 below us. On the other side of the Blue Moon is the Hole in One Bar (golfing decor) that overlooks the Sports Deck. This bar has a contraption that is enclosed in glass that has a bunch of golf balls that go through a series of pulleys and chains that depending how the ball hits goes on in whatever direction and goes through loops and other maze type things until it reaches the bottom where it starts all over again. It is really hard to describe but tons of fun to watch. Also on this deck is the High Note Piano Lounge and the Seven of Hearts Card room. This particular piano lounge was pretty much just a room with a piano in it and we missed any activity that took place here. The card room had all sorts of board games and a couple of tables to sit down and play. Then we went down to deck 13 which is the most incredible deck you would ever expect to see on a cruise ship. The Sports Deck has a basketball/volleyball court, in-line skating rink, a 9 hole miniature golf course, a golf driving simulator AND a rock climbing wall! We decided to play a game of putt golf right away. I kicked Brian's butt. We continued our tour by returning to deck 12 where we found the arcade. It was very nice and much larger than any we had seen before on previous cruises. Just outside the arcade, we found our favorite place to eat and indulge in sinfully delicious milkshakes. Johnny Rockets is a 50's style diner complete with the nickel juke boxes on the tables. The terrific old 50's - 70's rock music was blaring when we walked in and the entire staff turned to us and hollered some very cheerful "hellos". We were seated in a booth and fries and onion rings with ranch dressing were brought to the table. This is great! All the food is free but the shakes and drinks are not. But boy are they GOOD! We decided to have the shake of the day which was the Orange Creamsicle flavor and it was to die for. Brian ordered one of the many specialty burgers and I had a BLT. They were both very good and the shake filled us up to the top. We knew we would definitely be coming back to this place - and we did so every single day. It was time to head back to the room and see if the luggage was there yet. It was so we spent the next hour unpacking. The room was very roomy and only slightly smaller than the room we had on the Destiny. It was a lot nicer. The bed was an actual queen size bed, not two twins pushed together. The bedding was very pretty and the bed was decorated with throw pillows that Teodore, our cabin steward had arranged in a different way each day. There was a very comfortable couch and a little glass coffee table. The bathroom was very small but the shower was so cool! It was circular and had a shower door instead of a curtain! There was plenty of closet and drawer space and the suitcases fit under the bed. The balcony was wider than the one on the Destiny and much more private. The door to the balcony was a sliding glass door instead of a regular open and close - which the wind always seemed to grab and slam - on the Destiny. It was just a nicer room in every aspect. Also we were happy to see that the Adventure of the Seas had laundry service so we got together everything we wanted pressed and set it out. 12/09/01 ----- Day 1 ---- Early evening aboard the Adventure of the Seas Before supper, we went to the Promenade street for the World of Adventure Parade. People lined the outer edges of the street while the staff closed off the middle with a rope that they had guests hold up. Then the parade began. Our cruise director, Ken Rush and 2 singers appeared on the bridge above the street. They entertained with music while Ken announced who was coming down the street in the parade. The Krooz Komics came through on stilts dancing and waving and having a grand old time. It is amazing how good they were on those stilts! The parade had some kind of "world" theme with crew and entertainers dressed in outfits depicting different parts and sport like activities from around the world. We had never seen anything like it before and it was pretty cool. It was hard to see unless you had a view from right up front. But at least everyone got to see the Krooz Komics because they were on stilts and I thought the best part anyway. Then we headed to supper in the Mozart Dining room. There were three dining rooms making up three floors of this beautiful, gigantic and absolutely breathtaking room. Piano and cello music was played during dining from the second floor. I wish we were on a lower floor because the gorgeous chandelier was not visible from our level on the third floor. This time we got the table for two that we requested (we didn't on Carnival which was fine because we completely enjoyed visiting with our table companions) Our Waiter's name was Moses and he was from Jamaica. Our Assistant Waiter, Mustafa was from Turkey and our Head Waiter's name was Jasper from Romania. We dined at the late seating on this cruise which was at 8:30. We had the early seating on the Destiny at 5:45 so it was kind of difficult to get used to the new schedule. We wanted to try both to see which seating we liked better. They both have their pros and cons, but I personally like the earlier seating a little better because it takes so long to eat all the courses. At the earlier seating, you can be done eating by 7:15 or so and have the rest of the night ahead of you to digest. At the late seating, when we finally finished sometimes barely before 10:00, it was hard to conjure up the energy to do anything but go to bed and let the fat settle onto our bodies. We finished eating with just enough time to head back to our rooms, grab our life jackets and head to our muster station for the boat drill. This is always the crummiest part of any cruise, but it usually only lasts a few minutes. This one, however; seemed to go on longer than usual. They finally let us go after 25 minutes by announcing that we were pulling away from San Juan. I know this is a very necessary thing to do, but who likes to think of emergencies when they are on vacation?! We then headed to the casino for complementary gaming lessons. We wanted to learn how to play craps. The girl who taught us, bless her heart, was extremely patient with us and went over many things again and again. We finally grasped a very basic understanding and played for awhile. It was it was a bit more than we could concentrate on and when we finally got to a point where we broke even, we called it quits. We decided to stick to the less stressful games that we totally understand and feel more comfortable playing. I didn't note it, but Brian says we won $65 the first night. Then exhausted from this very long day we decided to return to our cabin and call it a night. 12/10/01 --- Adventure of the Seas ----- Day at Sea ------ Formal night At 7:30 we were up and off to the Ship Shape Center. It was the best fitness facility I have ever been in (which isn't very many sadly). I immediately fell in love with a machine that you step on and jog and work your arms at the same time. They had about 12 of them and I never had any problem getting one all week. After a little bit of a work out, we headed outside to the Solarium Pool. This was one of our favorite places. The pool had a couple of lion head fountains spraying a stream of water into the pool and there was also a hidden fountain that would spray lines of water on us at different intervals. We had a good time trying to figure out when the water would start again to try to avoid it. We had the pool and the entire Solarium all to ourselves for awhile. We sat in one of the two large hot tubs and then relaxed on the comfortably padded deck loungers against the floor to ceiling window that the sun was shining brilliantly through. Ahhhhh, it was so nice. The hot tubs were actually heated and hot tubs are supposed to be heated, but the Destiny's didn't seem to be. The deck was completely surrounded with windows (the area above the pool was exposed to the sun) so there were no wooden railings or anything to obstruct the view. We went to Johnny Rockets for shakes. The shake of the day was the "Elvis" - which was peanut butter and banana of course! It was excellent! We spent the day doing numerous things, mostly exploring areas we missed yesterday. Up near the bow was a peek-a-boo window where we could look in on the captain's bridge and there was also a helicopter pad at the very front of the ship. I would like to see a helicopter land there. I'm sure it couldn't be done too easily, but it would still be a cool thing to see if we weren't moving of course. In front of the pad is the bow where we did the "Titanic - King of the world" thing. That was extremely cool. It is hard to explain the feeling of the ocean spread out in front of you while this 140,000 ton ship is propelling you forward from behind you. It was such a beautiful sunny day. The wind whipped through our hair and well.... Wow. Then we explored the outer areas of some decks and found shuffleboard! Oh for fun. Brian and I played a few games making up our own rules and I kicked his behind once again. I may be no match for him in many sports but apparently I'm pretty good at miniature golf and shuffleboard! There were many activities we could have joined in on throughout the day. Royal Caribbean has the belly flop competitions and other silly things just like Carnival, but of course they also have the entire sports deck and ice rink to play on. We didn't go out there this day because we thought it would be jammed packed with people since we were not at a port. I was very happy to just play shuffleboard. We headed inside, went to the casino and played black jack on and off through out the day. Just about every time we were in the vicinity of the casino, we stopped in for a few hands. The blackjack shoes are different than any I have seen before. Carnival has 6 deck shoes and they shuffle when they come to the card they insert about 3/4 of the way through the decks. On Royal Caribbean, the dealer would insert the discarded cards after a couple of hands right back into an automated shuffling machine and I guess it shuffles randomly. This cuts down on time when the dealer would be shuffling instead of taking your money. I like seeing the dealer shuffle. Then I know all the cards are there and it is easy to set a time when to quit. Usually we would play one or two shoes. Now we had to set a definite time when to quit. We won a little over $100 through out the day. Ken, the cruise director made an announcement that there was going to be a bingo game in the Imperial Lounge for a room upgrade to an owners' suite. We don't play bingo on cruises unless we are really bored, but this sounded better than a cash prize to us. So we decided to go. The Imperial Lounge had an Japanese motif that was really cool. It cost $30 to play bingo which we thought was pretty ridiculous once we found out that the room upgrade game wasn't going to be played until later that day anyway, so we decided not to play. I wonder who won and what the room was like. That would have been awesome - but we were very happy with our balcony room. And since I didn't see the room that was given away, I don't know what we missed out on. We went to a wine tasting in the dining room. We have been to these before, but this one was a little different in that for the $6.00 fee, you get a very little cup thing on a chain to drink your wine out of. It was also supposed to be your souvenir. This was pretty silly because it was so shallow that when the waiters came around to fill it, many times it overflowed onto the tablecloth. We ate a lot of cheese and tried to listen to the speaker that was trying to educate us on the wines, but even though we really didn't get that much wine, by the time we were half way through the wines, all the tables were talking amongst themselves and having a good time. So we didn't learn anything, but it was enjoyable. We listened to the music of the Rosario Strings at the lobby Aquarium bar where I also had an awesome banana daiquiri. The band consisted of a piano, cello and a violin player. They played the prettiest relaxing melodies I have ever heard. The Aquarium Bar was a bar that had a couple of large aquariums. There were not very many fish though. We were kind of disappointed in that one because we had pictured it quite differently from what we had read about it. But THAT was no big deal. It was still a really nice and quiet bar with comfortable furniture. We had Filet Mignon at supper that night. I ordered my steak medium and it was well done. I can eat medium well, but I don't like well done too much. Moses had no problem taking it back for another one. I cut into it and it wasn't much better, but I wasn't going to complain again. I don't like being a pain in the butt so I was just going to eat it. But Moses appeared from behind me and whisked it away muttering that it was way too done! The third steak was perfect. Brian told me later that Moses was right behind me waiting for me to cut into it looking to make sure it was right. That was really nice. Moses, Mustafa and Jasper showed up with a birthday cake for Brian even though it wasn't his birthday. It had coconut in the frosting. Nummm. >From here we went to the "Can't Stop the Rock" show in the Lyric Theatre. It was incredible and by far the best show we have ever seen on a cruise. There were four vocalists and lots of dancers. One girl sang "I will always love you" that gave Whitney a run for her money (of course I have always liked Dolly's version better). They sang and danced to songs from classic movies like "Where the Boys Are", "All that Jazz", "The Graduate", "Valley of the Dolls", "The Rose" and modern ones like "She's All That" The crowd gave them a standing ovation. Next we went to Jester's Night Club. This was a two story disco with a fantastic medieval motif. They were playing 80s stuff when we got there so we were like "hey cool - let's dance!" Almost immediately, the music changed to the modern dance stuff. Darn it anyway. But we danced a little bit anyway. It was fun and we felt young again for a little while anyway. We decided to call it quits and went back to our room around midnight. We slept really good with the balcony door open letting the sound of the ocean put us to sleep. 12/11/01 ----- Day 3 ----- Aruba We were up at 7am again. We went to the Solarium for a swim. I was determined to get a little bit of a work out since we did not go to the gym. I am not a very good swimmer, so it didn't take very long to wear me out. We sat in a hot tub and relaxed. Again we had the Solarium area to ourselves. The early mornings are a great time to take advantage of the solitude. We didn't notice the day before that there were shower stalls right next to the hot tubs. That was a nice thing to have. Next we went to breakfast in the Island Grill or maybe it was the Windjammer Cafe. The Adventure had their buffet style dining set up split into two restaurants. They were right next to each other and from what we could see they both served about the same buffet. I don't know why they didn't just give it one name. It was the usual buffet style breakfast, so Brian had an omelet. I had cereal, fruit, part of Brian's omelet and of course coffee. We were docked in Aruba, but we did not get off the ship. We were just there the previous Friday on the Carnival Destiny and did a terrific excursion that covered the whole island. We also bought some edam and gouda cheeses at a local grocery store that was currently being kept chilled in the fridge in our room. One of these days when we are not so full, we plan to snack on them. Like we are ever going to actually be hungry on this cruise. I would have liked to have gone snorkeling at Baby Beach since many people have said that was the best snorkeling they have ever done. Oh well, maybe next time since of course there will be a next time! We spent a few hours just relaxing on our balcony and enjoying the quiet time. We had good intentions of going up to the sports deck, but never got around to it. That day, Brian and I did something that we have never done before. We decided to pamper ourselves and get massages. We were both pretty shy about the whole thing, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience. For $85, we were rubbed down and had all our stresses - which were not many - away. I didn't want the hour to end. Who would have thought that a person could be so relaxed. When it was over, the girl left me to get dressed and came back with products that she believed I needed to continue my "treatment". I didn't have a massage for continued treatments. I just wanted the treat part. It was difficult to decline the products because I was in such a relaxed state that just about everything she said to me I could only manage a nod through a euphoric daze. Brian who is so much better at turning down sales solicitations that he doesn't need than I am, came out with $100 worth of lotions. I guess he was in a deeper daze than me. The pitch that nailed him was the girl telling him that after each shower, his "wife" should rub the lotion into his back. Yeah, in your dreams buddy. The next day when we eventually came down from our relaxed state, he decided he would have rather spent that money on yet another massage. Oh well, live and learn. The rest of the day we walked around on a cloud. I don't think much of anything would have annoyed us that day. We wondered from bar to bar just relaxing and having a drink here and there. We didn't even talk that much. We would once in a while just sigh and comment on what a nice day it was. I wish I could be in that state all the time. We had a reservation for the fine Italian restaurant, Portofino's that night. There is a $20 cover charge per person to dine here. We ate a lot of food and drank a bottle of wine. We had shrimp appetizer, Caesar salads, scallops and a really good Tiramisu for dessert. It was good. We certainly wouldn't think twice about spending more than $20 off the ship in a fine restaurant and we have, but we didn't necessarily find Portofino's to be as fine as we expected or that much better than the food and presentation in our dining room. The wait staff was good, but they were very busy. There was a lot of down time between courses. But since we were still in our "relaxed state of mind from the massages" it didn't bother us too much. It was a nice dining experience and we're glad we did it. After we finally finished eating we headed to the casino, where we promptly lost $200 playing black jack - oops! We must have been a little too relaxed and not cautious enough. Then we went to the Love and Marriage Game Show in the Lyric Theatre. Ken, the cruise director picked 3 couples from the audience. One newlyweds, one married for awhile and the other married the longest - 51 years. They had the spouses leave while Ken asked silly questions that the spouses that stayed on stage had to figure out what their other halves would answer. It was really funny. We enjoyed it very much. We would not have done very well with the questions they asked, like "what is the sexiest piece of clothing that your wife owns" or "where is the weirdest place you have ever - you know" We played along with each other and always had completely different answers. At 11:30, there was a deck party at the pool which we decided to check it out. It was windy and somewhat rainy and crowded by the pools, but it was quiet at the Solarium pools. We decided to get into our swimsuits and sit in a hot tub for the second time today. We could still hear the music, and it was quiet and nice. We watched our 1am departure from Aruba while sitting on our balcony and then went to bed. 12/12/01 ----- Day 4 --- Wednesday ------ Curacao On this day we slept in until 9am, grabbed a quick bite in the Island Grill and made our way back to the room to relax on the balcony with some coffee. >From our balcony, we looked down upon the town of Willemstad, Curacao at the brightly colored Dutch colonial houses and shops. The Queen Juliana Bridge that connected the two sides of the town loomed largely in the background. Curacao which is the largest of the Netherlands Antilles located 39 miles off the coast of Venezuela between Aruba and Bonaire, was a beautiful port with a landscape that appeared to be similar to Aruba's. Since we had not been to Curacao before, we decided to get off the Adventure of the Seas and walk around. This was the first time we had been off the ship since we boarded on Sunday so it was the first time we saw the expanse of it. It went on forever - just amazing. We tried taking pictures with the whole ship in view and had to keep going further and further away from it. The shopping district was on the other side of the Queen Emma pontoon bridge. We started to cross it and realized that it was moving to allow a boat to pass by. When we reached the other end, we waited for the bridge to return to the land and we stepped off. We went shopping and found the stores and stands were very much the same as elsewhere, but all the touristy trinket type stuff was pretty cheap. So we bought a couple of items and I bought a hot pink short outfit for $10. If it shrinks or falls apart in the wash, I'm not out that much. Venezuelan vendors set up a fish and produce along the floating market which is along the waterside where they tie up their boats. I didn't recognize some of the produce and I definitely couldn't tell you what kind of fish we saw, but it was interesting to look at. We were going to do a trolley town tour, but the guide didn't have change for a $50 bill. I guess it would have been wiser to schedule the excursion from the ship even though it would have cost more. But we had not planned on doing this tour until we saw the trolley. We read up on both Aruba and Curacao prior to doing the cruises and came to the conclusion that they were similar. We did a fantastic excursion of Aruba on the Destiny the week before so we don't feel like we missed out on anything in Curacao. It was getting pretty warm, so we decided to head back to the ship. We went for a swim in the solarium pool, relaxed for awhile and then headed to Johnny Rockets for lunch. We had burgers and a strawberry shake. Oh, strawberry is my absolute favorite and I can't tell you enough about how good those shakes were. You are going to just have to get one yourself when you sail on this cruise ship! If the shakes aren't enough of an incentive to book this cruise, I don't know what could be. The staff at Johnny Rockets danced to "Old Time Rock and Roll" They were so much fun to watch. After leaving Johnny Rockets feeling like the blobs we were, we went to the Ship Shape Center and each did a steam. There was a steam room and a sauna in the changing rooms. But of course they were gender segregated, so Brian and I couldn't do a steam together, just at the same time. This is the first steam I had done and I liked it better than a sauna because I didn't get too hot. Later that afternoon, I had an appointment to get my hair permed. I have gotten a perm about every two years my entire life, but have never used the salon services on a cruise before. According to the booklet they had of prices, a perm for my length of hair was cheaper at $85 than what I usually pay. Since we were not spending much time off the ship at the ports, I decided to take the time and get a perm. My appointment was at 4:30 and we had tickets to see the ice show at 7:00. I didn't think my appointment would take over 2 hours since it never has in the past, but I checked ahead of time anyway to make sure my hair would be done in time for the show. The girl at the desk said there would be no problem. I was on time for my appointment, but didn't get sat in the chair until 4:45. The girl asked how I wanted my perm. I said that I usually get spiral perms, but this time I just wanted just a wave with some body to it. I told her how often I get perms and that my hair permed very easily and I never needed the solution on for the entire time. She said ok and we got started. She said she would trim my hair when we were finished to give it a lift. I said that was fine - (that's standard procedure when you get a perm besides I just had a hair cut before this vacation.) We made some small talk while she rolled my hair. I mentioned that I was happy to see that the perm prices were so reasonable, she agreed. After the solution was put in, she put me under a dryer and said the solution should stay in 20 minutes, but she would check me between 10 and 15. I said good - because I definitely didn't need 20 minutes. In the meantime, she had a couple of other appointments come in. I kept an eye on my watch. She did not come back until after 20 minutes. She said - "How are we doing?" I told her - "I'm DONE!" She took a curler out and exclaimed that yes indeed I was done. She noticed my eyes were burning from the chemicals and applied a soothing eye mask that was very nice. She put the other solution in and put me back under the dryer. She took care of more clients. I was starting to get a little worried about the time. I wasn't sure I would be done in time for the ice show. Finally she came back and we rinsed. I mentioned what time the ice show was and then she went a little faster. (I don't think she had any intention of getting me out of there before 7:30 at the rate she was taking other clients) As she was taking off the curlers, she asked me what kind of make up I wore. I told her that I have used Mary Kay all my life, that I loved it and that my sister was my consultant. She showed me a jar of some kind of brown powder. I didn't pay much attention because I wasn't interested. I wanted to get going! I knew my hair was going to be curly and it was... So much for a little body wave. But it looked good. She put in a protein thing - that isn't standard procedure for the perms I have had - and left me for a few minutes again while she worked on someone else. She came back, rinsed me and started the trim. At 6:40, Brian walked in ready to go to the ice show. I told him I was just about done. She finished my extremely poofy do and then grabbed that make up jar and did my face in 30 seconds. I looked good! I thought she had done that as something nice to do, but when she rang up my bill, I found I was charged for it! I was also charged for the protein treatment and eye mask that I didn't ask for AND the haircut! I was shocked. Never in my life have I been charged extra for a trim after a perm. She gave me a break and only charged $65 for the perm, but with all the other services including a bottle of shampoo (which I was planning to buy), the total was $140! We were really cutting it close to get to the ice show and I was in such shock that I didn't know what to say anyway, so I didn't dispute the charges. But I wish I had. I realize this has been a very long story, but I hope that anyone that reads this becomes aware to watch for the hidden charges in the salon. I felt like I was really taken advantage of. But the perm is very nice and will hopefully last a long time. We made it with just a few minutes to spare to catch the Cool Art, Hot Ice Show in the Studio B ice arena. The Krooz Komics appeared prior to the show and did an excellent job of entertaining the crowd. We sat fairly close to the ice and at times the skaters came flying almost right in our faces. It is amazing that they don't go flying over the wall at times. They went through many cool costume changes and had the neatest props on the ice. It was just like any other dance type show on a cruise, but they were on skates and were so excellent. Once again, this was yet another incredible entertainment show and the crowd gave a very loud standing ovation. After supper, we went to the celebrity show in the Lyric Theatre. We were in for a treat. A group called Rain did a wonderful tribute concert ( Beatlemania style) to the Beatles. They dressed, talked and sang like the Beatles and changed costumes as they went through the Beatles chronicle of music. George Harrison had just died the week before, so it was even more special to hear this tribute band play his contributions. We then went to the casino of course and played some black jack and won $55. Then we headed over to the Promenade street to briefly view the end of the Latin Street party before going back to the room. We spent some time on the balcony and went to bed. 12/13/01 ---- Day 5 ---- Day at sea ---- Formal night We stayed in bed until 10:00am ! Aaahhh, that was so nice. Then we went to the Cafe Promenade, which is Royal Caribbean's version of the Cafe on the Way that I loved so much on the Destiny. We got a couple of cappuccinos and pastries and found seats just outside the cafe on the street where the Krooz Komics were demonstrating the art of being a clown. They gave a brief history while they put on make up. It was really interesting and for a fleeting moment I thought it would be really cool to have a career as a clown. But I don't think I could be in such a good mood all the time. From here we went back to the room and watched on CNN the video tape that was just released of Bin Laden yucking it up with an admirer. It was horrifying and chilling to watch that monster talk, laugh and praise himself. We went to the casino and played a little of everything. I won some on roulette, black jack and slots but Brian lost so much that we didn't come out ahead. We lost about $45 total that day. Oh well, you can't win all the time. HA! - no kidding. Since we got up so late and had those pastries, we skipped lunch and by mid-afternoon, we were getting hungry - but believe it or not - not hungry enough for Johnny Rockets' burgers and shakes! We were actually getting tired of eating all the time. I didn't think that was possible! There were afternoon snacks being served at the Windjammer cafe so we headed up there. There was a bunch of food there, not what I would call a light snack. We loaded up our plates with various items. Brian found strawberry crepes that were excellent so we both ate a bunch of those. Then we went out to the sports deck and watched a volley ball game being played and people climbing the rock wall. It was way too windy for my new perm to be out there playing miniature golf, so we were content to sit outside the 19th Hole Bar with a couple of bloody mary's and watch every one else be physical. The ship really rocked all day long - just as it had the last day we were on the Destiny. I guess these bigger ships aren't as stable as we thought they would be. But the movement didn't seem to bother anyone playing sports. We then continued our bar hopping and moved on to the Blue Moon bar that overlooked the pool area. An extremely drunk girl who was dancing down by the pool caught our eye and we had a great time making up conversations that she was having with her boyfriend or husband because they appeared to be arguing. She stumbled away for awhile and then came back, then he left and she left and then they both came back and seemed to eventually make up. I have a feeling they missed supper that night and woke up with headaches the next day. Then we went to the Champagne bar because I wanted to try one of the many champagne cocktail concoctions they make there. Paul and Ringo from the Beatles tribute band, Rain came in and we complemented them on their show and they responded very nicely. They sat at the bar for awhile and appeared to be having a nice time. It was getting to be time to head back to the room to get ready for supper. But for the first time ever in the history of our cruising, we decided to skip supper! Gasp! I missed steak and lobster! I know - something crazy must have come over us! But we were tiring of the two hour meals. We went to the early seating in the Lyric Theatre for the entertainment show "Behind The Velvet Rope". It was incredible and the singers and dancers were so talented that the audience gave them a standing ovation once again. After the show, we went to Jesters Nightclub for awhile. It was still pretty early and it was not very exciting there yet. We drank a couple of beers, danced one dance and left because viewing of the Gala Buffet was about to begin. The buffet was definitely on scale with Carnivals if not better. By midnight we were STARVING! (That's what we get for skipping supper!) We decided to only take pictures and not to wait in line to eat the buffet. By this time we had plenty of beer in us and no food so we went to Johnny Rockets and pigged out! Johnny Rockets has several different cheese burgers with special sauces like the Route 66, St. Louis, Old Number 12 and the Smoke House. Brian thought they were all fantastic and he recommends trying the Smoke House with Tillamook cheddar cheese, bacon, onion ring, and extra barbeque-ranch sauce. I liked the Original burger with lots of mustard and no cheese. Have I mentioned that we are sold on Johnny Rockets? The ship rocked all night, but we were so tired by the time we got back to our cabin that we went straight to bed and slept like babies rocking in a cradle. Continue reading Part II of Adventure of the Seas by L. WatsonJanuary 2002

Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review by Leslie Watson

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 1899
  • Destination:
I'm going to go into great detail with this review, just like I did on the
last one. Please keep in mind that this is the largest cruise ship in the
world if my review appears too run a little long . My husband Brian and I
are in our mid-thirties and this was our fifth cruise together and the
second one of which I have written a review.

12/09/01 ----- San Juan, Puerto Rico

We just returned to San Juan from a 7 day cruise on Carnival Destiny so you
may see me make a lot of comparisons in my review. We left the boat when
our color tag was called at about 10:30. We were hoping to hang out for
awhile longer since we would not be able to board Royal Caribbean's
Adventure of the Seas until 2pm. We got off the ship and took a cab to
Barrachino's restaurant where we had been told by the cruise director on
Carnival that they would store our luggage for a few hours (we tipped $5).
That was very nice because it would have been really difficult to walk
around Old San Juan with 5 pieces of luggage. The sidewalks were barely
wide enough for 2 people to pass each other let alone drag luggage without
it falling off the curb into traffic.

Then we were at a loss for things to do. We had already explored Old San
Juan the week before when we arrived in Puerto Rico. We were really tired
because we had stayed up really late the night of the 8th because it was our
last night on the Carnival Destiny and we had put off packing as long as
possible. So we just walked around. We walked down to the gates of the
governor's mansion. The street leading to the entrance gate was all
decorated for Christmas and the house itself had a very large wreath and
many pretty decorations as well.

We were getting a little hungry so we stopped into a McDonald's to eat.
Since we just got done with a 7 day cruise, we were used to eating like
every 2 hours so we couldn't wait to get on the Adventure of Seas to eat! I
can't remember what we ordered, but the kid working the counter didn't get
it right and it was doubtful that he spoke any English. He was getting very
frustrated with us and finally his supervisor who hardly spoke any English
came over and straightened it out. The frustration with us for speaking
English and not Spanish ticked us off a little bit. I mean we are after all
still in a territory of the United States, right? Are the children in
Puerto Rico not taught to speak English in School? And what happened to
being polite to customers instead of getting mad at them? But hey, we could
be a little crabby too from lack of sleep.

After our less than satisfying lunch we walked back to Barrachino's to pick
up our luggage and call a cab. The cab took us to the new Royal Caribbean
terminal, which we are told is the largest and newest cruise terminal in the
world. He pulled right up to a porter and gave our bags directly to him (
On Carnival, we had to lug our bags with us for the 2 hours it took to get
to the security point). So already we were thinking, this was great and
happily we got into a line that wasn't too large and was let inside the
terminal (we didn't have to wait outside at all). Once inside, we followed
the crowd to many rows of chairs and this is where the process got a little
confusing. There wasn't any one directing traffic so no one really knew
where to go, so we all just took some seats. Then we observed a line that
was moving directly to the left of the chairs. So we all got up and joined
the line which promptly stopped. Another line was now forming on the right
side of the chairs and now it was moving. So we weren't sure if we were
where we were supposed to be or not. The other line kept moving while ours
moved a little.

While we waited in line, a couple of people dressed in bright orange
jumpsuits came through the line cooling people off with fans and misting
people down with spray bottles and being extremely funny. We found out
later that they were the Royal Caribbean "Krooz Komics" who were a big
highlight of the cruise we were about to take. But even with this amusing
distraction our line still was not going anywhere fast. We all observed
people that were just coming into the terminal get into that other line and
move right on through. When we finally got close to the front row of
chairs, we saw someone directing people from the other line to sit in the
front row of chairs. She would then wait for the line of people she just
let through to get a little smaller, then she would tell those people
sitting down to get up and go through ahead of us. Then she took more
people from that other line on the right of the chairs. We were all getting
pretty disgusted by this and finally someone spoke up and wanted to know why
our line to the left wasn't moving. She got pretty snippy saying that we
weren't in the right line and blah blah blah. Well if someone would have
directed us instead of just ignoring the mile long line that had formed,
maybe we all wouldn't have been so upset. Finally she let us through and we
never did figure out what all the rows of chairs were for.

Once we got past that, the line went fairly fast to the check in counter.
We got our super charge cards and were then directed to another line to talk
to a supervisor. Brian had asked what the cost and possibility of a room
upgrade would be and we were directed to a supervisor. There was a small
line formed there and apparently we weren't the only ones that had that in
mind. When we got up to her, we asked and she looked at our super charge
card and said, "but you are already in a category D7 balcony room" We said
we were wondering about upgrading to a suite. She said it would be $1000
more each. Oh, ok - never mind! It never hurts to try, right? So we
proceeded along and boarded the wondrous Adventure of the Seas.

12/09/01 ----- Day 1 ---- Afternoon aboard the Adventure of the Seas

The moment we set foot on the Adventure of the Seas, we were awestruck.
Only the words "WOW" would come out of either of our mouths. And this was
just within walking a few feet onto Deck 4 of the boat and looking at an
elevator area and over a banister into a bar (It was the Schooner Bar, but I
didn't know it then). We used the stairs to begin the journey to our room.
The stairs are more spread out and not as steep as Carnival's and easier to
take even up many flights. The entire ship right down to the carpeting was
brand new, beautiful and cushy. Everywhere we turned, we saw a piece of
artwork and this is just on the way to our room! We were surprised that
artwork was even displayed on the very hallways to the cabins. There were
many millions of dollars worth of art pieces and displays on this ship.

Our room was located on deck 7 at the aft of the ship just down the hall
from a beautiful library facility. The library was designed with dark woods
and warm colors and extremely comfortable furniture. It was 3 stories with
the Internet cafe on the upper floor and a sort of cruise consultant office
with models ships of the Royal Caribbean fleet on the deck below. This
library was open 24 hours and was very large with the most incredible
selection of books written both in English and Spanish. By comparison,
Carnival's libraries are open maybe an hour or two everyday and are quite
small. I liked it in there a lot and always wished I could spend time in it
every time I passed it to and from our room. But it seemed like we were
always doing something and I didn't pick up a book during the entire cruise.


When we got to our room we found that the door was propped open. It looked
ready so we went in but didn't want to get comfortable just in case. I
found our cabin steward Teodore down the hall and he wasn't upset that we
just let ourselves in but said he wasn't quite ready. We said that was
okay, and that we were going to just drop off our carry on bag and begin
exploring the ship.

Our exploration took a great deal of time because this boat is 140,000 tons
of non stop beauty. Carnival's largest ship the Destiny that we just got
off of was 101,000 tons by comparison. The attractive color scheme on this
ship along the hallways to the cabins and in the cabins themselves was in
mostly blues and peaches. It was SO different from any of the Carnival
ships that we have been on that it is hard to describe because the
differences are like night and day. At either end on The Adventure of the
Seas on many of the decks, we could gaze down onto the Promenade Deck. The
Promenade was a wondrous street with shops and bars and cafes running
alongside complete with lamp posts. There was a restored purple and beige
1939 Citroen Roadster with leather interior in front of the Gravity Sports
Bar (that was a sports bar with TV's obviously) and many little tables with
chairs right outside the pubs and cafes so you could sit on the "street" and
have your drink or whatever. Many of the interior cabins had windows that
looked down on the promenade - so I'm sure it was like looking down on a
street. I hope you can picture this from my description because it was
quite amazing. We stopped at the Duck and Dog Pub, an English type pub for
a Guinness. We were happy to find Royal Caribbean also had Guinness, but
like Carnival, they didn't have any other beer I liked except Amstel.

There was a little stairway that led from the Promenade street down to the
largest casino at sea. The Casino Royale Hollywood was really nice and had
a classic early Hollywood theme to it. At the entrance, there was a hole in
the floor enclosed with glass that you could walk on. In the hole was
Hollywood memorabilia (ruby red slippers, etc), gambling tokens, film reels,
old time newspapers and stuff like that. Many of the slot machines had TV
or movie related themes, like the I Dream of Jeanie, the Munsters, Pink
Panther and those kind of things. The roulette wheels had pewter like tops
with Marilyn Monroe on one and King Kong on another.

We tried to see everything this first day, but it was just impossible. The
many bars and lounges we walked through that first day were really nice.
Another difference between the Adventure of the Seas and carnival was that
Carnival's lounges are all like rooms off to the sides while on this ship
they were so open. The bars weren't in separate rooms, but were just there
when you came down or up a flight of stairs or out of the elevators. It is
very hard to explain, but it made it all seem so roomy and nice because
there were not many walls and doors separating areas. The Schooner Bar was
probably the nicest in my opinion. It was located just outside the casino
and had a sailing motif with really dark wood and boat type decorations. It
smelled so good - you know - that nice wood smell. Most of the bars had no
smoking sections too which was really nice. Brian's favorite, the Champagne
Bar was completely non smoking and was decorated with tubes that had bubbles
in it to look like champagne. At this bar you could order a bottle of
champagne or wine and if you didn't finish it, they would cork it and keep
it for you until another day. Then we came across Studio B which was the
ice rink. It is too cool to have an ice rink on a cruise ship! And it
isn't just a rink, it is a showroom with many seats. They have professional
ice skaters on this cruise that put on a fantastic show. Then we found the
Lyric Theater where they will have all the other shows. They have a peacock
curtain on the stage that is just beautiful. The seating is just like movie
theater seating is which was for us a lot better than Carnival because there
are very few things to obstruct your view. They also have drink holders on
the chair's arms rather than tables so there is room for a lot more seats
than what Carnival has.

By this time several hours had passed and we haven't even gone back to our
room to see if our bags had arrived to unpack yet! On the Promenade deck,
there were guys dressed like fools stopping people to talk to them. No,
really they were dressed in medieval jester garb. They were from the
restaurant Portofino's which is an alternative dining experience located on
deck 12 that cost $20 per person. It came highly recommended by most of
the reviews we had read, so we decided to make a reservation. We asked him
if he knew which night that the main dining room wasn't serving anything
real interesting and he said that Tuesday night was Caribbean night. That
sounds like a night we wouldn't mind missing, so that was when we reserved
to go to Portofino's. Next we made a quick tour of the magnificent three
story dining room to check on our table assignment before heading off to
explore the upper decks.

There are 15 decks on the Adventure of the Seas compared to 12 on the
Destiny. On deck 11 we checked out the spa and gym where we would spend a
lot of time through out the week to come. Outside from the spa is the
Solarium Pool area which is an adults only area. It has one pool and two
large hot tubs. There was also a larger main pool area for everyone that
was very large with 2 pools and 4 hot tubs (I think - don't remember for
sure). Also on deck 11 we found the Island Grill and Windjammer Cafe which
were the buffet style dining options on the ship. There were floor to
ceiling windows looking out so it was really bright and cheery. There were
more areas to get food at and though I never thought the food was quite as
good as Carnival's, there was more of a selection. The tables did not have
silverware settings like Carnival so we always had to remember to get
silverware. We only ate here a couple of times for lunch and I will tell
you why later. Can you say Johnny Rockets???

We continued up and up and found the Sky Chapel on deck 15. It was a very
nice little chapel for anyone who would like to get married on the ship.
There wasn't an elevator that went all the way to the top, but the stairs
were set up to take people who were in wheelchairs or who couldn't walk up
stairs to the top.

One deck down from the Sky Chapel (deck 14) were a couple of more bars, the
Blue Moon Piano - Jazz bar had floor to ceiling windows that overlooked the
pool areas which were on deck 11 and the jogging track which was on deck 12
below us. On the other side of the Blue Moon is the Hole in One Bar
(golfing decor) that overlooks the Sports Deck. This bar has a contraption
that is enclosed in glass that has a bunch of golf balls that go through a
series of pulleys and chains that depending how the ball hits goes on in
whatever direction and goes through loops and other maze type things until
it reaches the bottom where it starts all over again. It is really hard to
describe but tons of fun to watch. Also on this deck is the High Note Piano
Lounge and the Seven of Hearts Card room. This particular piano lounge was
pretty much just a room with a piano in it and we missed any activity that
took place here. The card room had all sorts of board games and a couple of
tables to sit down and play.

Then we went down to deck 13 which is the most incredible deck you would
ever expect to see on a cruise ship. The Sports Deck has a
basketball/volleyball court, in-line skating rink, a 9 hole miniature golf
course, a golf driving simulator AND a rock climbing wall! We decided to
play a game of putt golf right away. I kicked Brian's butt.

We continued our tour by returning to deck 12 where we found the arcade. It
was very nice and much larger than any we had seen before on previous
cruises. Just outside the arcade, we found our favorite place to eat and
indulge in sinfully delicious milkshakes. Johnny Rockets is a 50's style
diner complete with the nickel juke boxes on the tables. The terrific old
50's - 70's rock music was blaring when we walked in and the entire staff
turned to us and hollered some very cheerful "hellos". We were seated in a
booth and fries and onion rings with ranch dressing were brought to the
table. This is great! All the food is free but the shakes and drinks are
not. But boy are they GOOD! We decided to have the shake of the day which
was the Orange Creamsicle flavor and it was to die for. Brian ordered one
of the many specialty burgers and I had a BLT. They were both very good and
the shake filled us up to the top. We knew we would definitely be coming
back to this place - and we did so every single day.

It was time to head back to the room and see if the luggage was there yet.
It was so we spent the next hour unpacking. The room was very roomy and
only slightly smaller than the room we had on the Destiny. It was a lot
nicer. The bed was an actual queen size bed, not two twins pushed together.
The bedding was very pretty and the bed was decorated with throw pillows
that Teodore, our cabin steward had arranged in a different way each day.
There was a very comfortable couch and a little glass coffee table. The
bathroom was very small but the shower was so cool! It was circular and had
a shower door instead of a curtain! There was plenty of closet and drawer
space and the suitcases fit under the bed. The balcony was wider than the
one on the Destiny and much more private. The door to the balcony was a
sliding glass door instead of a regular open and close - which the wind
always seemed to grab and slam - on the Destiny. It was just a nicer room
in every aspect. Also we were happy to see that the Adventure of the Seas
had laundry service so we got together everything we wanted pressed and set
it out.

12/09/01 ----- Day 1 ---- Early evening aboard the Adventure of the Seas

Before supper, we went to the Promenade street for the World of Adventure
Parade. People lined the outer edges of the street while the staff closed
off the middle with a rope that they had guests hold up. Then the parade
began. Our cruise director, Ken Rush and 2 singers appeared on the bridge
above the street. They entertained with music while Ken announced who was
coming down the street in the parade. The Krooz Komics came through on
stilts dancing and waving and having a grand old time. It is amazing how
good they were on those stilts! The parade had some kind of "world" theme
with crew and entertainers dressed in outfits depicting different parts and
sport like activities from around the world. We had never seen anything
like it before and it was pretty cool. It was hard to see unless you had a
view from right up front. But at least everyone got to see the Krooz Komics
because they were on stilts and I thought the best part anyway.

Then we headed to supper in the Mozart Dining room. There were three dining
rooms making up three floors of this beautiful, gigantic and absolutely
breathtaking room. Piano and cello music was played during dining from the
second floor. I wish we were on a lower floor because the gorgeous
chandelier was not visible from our level on the third floor. This time we
got the table for two that we requested (we didn't on Carnival which was
fine because we completely enjoyed visiting with our table companions) Our
Waiter's name was Moses and he was from Jamaica. Our Assistant Waiter,
Mustafa was from Turkey and our Head Waiter's name was Jasper from Romania.
We dined at the late seating on this cruise which was at 8:30. We had the
early seating on the Destiny at 5:45 so it was kind of difficult to get used
to the new schedule. We wanted to try both to see which seating we liked
better. They both have their pros and cons, but I personally like the
earlier seating a little better because it takes so long to eat all the
courses. At the earlier seating, you can be done eating by 7:15 or so and
have the rest of the night ahead of you to digest. At the late seating,
when we finally finished sometimes barely before 10:00, it was hard to
conjure up the energy to do anything but go to bed and let the fat settle
onto our bodies.

We finished eating with just enough time to head back to our rooms, grab our
life jackets and head to our muster station for the boat drill. This is
always the crummiest part of any cruise, but it usually only lasts a few
minutes. This one, however; seemed to go on longer than usual. They
finally let us go after 25 minutes by announcing that we were pulling away
from San Juan. I know this is a very necessary thing to do, but who likes
to think of emergencies when they are on vacation?!

We then headed to the casino for complementary gaming lessons. We wanted to
learn how to play craps. The girl who taught us, bless her heart, was
extremely patient with us and went over many things again and again. We
finally grasped a very basic understanding and played for awhile. It was it
was a bit more than we could concentrate on and when we finally got to a
point where we broke even, we called it quits. We decided to stick to the
less stressful games that we totally understand and feel more comfortable
playing. I didn't note it, but Brian says we won $65 the first night.
Then exhausted from this very long day we decided to return to our cabin and
call it a night.

12/10/01 --- Adventure of the Seas ----- Day at Sea ------ Formal night

At 7:30 we were up and off to the Ship Shape Center. It was the best
fitness facility I have ever been in (which isn't very many sadly). I
immediately fell in love with a machine that you step on and jog and work
your arms at the same time. They had about 12 of them and I never had any
problem getting one all week. After a little bit of a work out, we headed
outside to the Solarium Pool. This was one of our favorite places. The
pool had a couple of lion head fountains spraying a stream of water into the
pool and there was also a hidden fountain that would spray lines of water on
us at different intervals. We had a good time trying to figure out when
the water would start again to try to avoid it. We had the pool and the
entire Solarium all to ourselves for awhile. We sat in one of the two large
hot tubs and then relaxed on the comfortably padded deck loungers against
the floor to ceiling window that the sun was shining brilliantly through.
Ahhhhh, it was so nice. The hot tubs were actually heated and hot tubs are
supposed to be heated, but the Destiny's didn't seem to be. The deck was
completely surrounded with windows (the area above the pool was exposed to
the sun) so there were no wooden railings or anything to obstruct the view.


We went to Johnny Rockets for shakes. The shake of the day was the "Elvis"
- which was peanut butter and banana of course! It was excellent! We spent
the day doing numerous things, mostly exploring areas we missed yesterday.
Up near the bow was a peek-a-boo window where we could look in on the
captain's bridge and there was also a helicopter pad at the very front of
the ship. I would like to see a helicopter land there. I'm sure it
couldn't be done too easily, but it would still be a cool thing to see if we
weren't moving of course. In front of the pad is the bow where we did the
"Titanic - King of the world" thing. That was extremely cool. It is hard
to explain the feeling of the ocean spread out in front of you while this
140,000 ton ship is propelling you forward from behind you. It was such a
beautiful sunny day. The wind whipped through our hair and well.... Wow.

Then we explored the outer areas of some decks and found shuffleboard! Oh
for fun. Brian and I played a few games making up our own rules and I
kicked his behind once again. I may be no match for him in many sports but
apparently I'm pretty good at miniature golf and shuffleboard! There were
many activities we could have joined in on throughout the day. Royal
Caribbean has the belly flop competitions and other silly things just like
Carnival, but of course they also have the entire sports deck and ice rink
to play on. We didn't go out there this day because we thought it would be
jammed packed with people since we were not at a port. I was very happy to
just play shuffleboard.

We headed inside, went to the casino and played black jack on and off
through out the day. Just about every time we were in the vicinity of the
casino, we stopped in for a few hands. The blackjack shoes are different
than any I have seen before. Carnival has 6 deck shoes and they shuffle
when they come to the card they insert about 3/4 of the way through the
decks. On Royal Caribbean, the dealer would insert the discarded cards
after a couple of hands right back into an automated shuffling machine and I
guess it shuffles randomly. This cuts down on time when the dealer would be
shuffling instead of taking your money. I like seeing the dealer shuffle.
Then I know all the cards are there and it is easy to set a time when to
quit. Usually we would play one or two shoes. Now we had to set a definite
time when to quit. We won a little over $100 through out the day.

Ken, the cruise director made an announcement that there was going to be a
bingo game in the Imperial Lounge for a room upgrade to an owners' suite.
We don't play bingo on cruises unless we are really bored, but this sounded
better than a cash prize to us. So we decided to go. The Imperial Lounge
had an Japanese motif that was really cool. It cost $30 to play bingo which
we thought was pretty ridiculous once we found out that the room upgrade
game wasn't going to be played until later that day anyway, so we decided
not to play. I wonder who won and what the room was like. That would have
been awesome - but we were very happy with our balcony room. And since I
didn't see the room that was given away, I don't know what we missed out on.

We went to a wine tasting in the dining room. We have been to these before,
but this one was a little different in that for the $6.00 fee, you get a
very little cup thing on a chain to drink your wine out of. It was also
supposed to be your souvenir. This was pretty silly because it was so
shallow that when the waiters came around to fill it, many times it
overflowed onto the tablecloth. We ate a lot of cheese and tried to listen
to the speaker that was trying to educate us on the wines, but even though
we really didn't get that much wine, by the time we were half way through
the wines, all the tables were talking amongst themselves and having a good
time. So we didn't learn anything, but it was enjoyable.

We listened to the music of the Rosario Strings at the lobby Aquarium bar
where I also had an awesome banana daiquiri. The band consisted of a piano,
cello and a violin player. They played the prettiest relaxing melodies I
have ever heard. The Aquarium Bar was a bar that had a couple of large
aquariums. There were not very many fish though. We were kind of
disappointed in that one because we had pictured it quite differently from
what we had read about it. But THAT was no big deal. It was still a really
nice and quiet bar with comfortable furniture.

We had Filet Mignon at supper that night. I ordered my steak medium and it
was well done. I can eat medium well, but I don't like well done too much.
Moses had no problem taking it back for another one. I cut into it and it
wasn't much better, but I wasn't going to complain again. I don't like
being a pain in the butt so I was just going to eat it. But Moses appeared
from behind me and whisked it away muttering that it was way too done! The
third steak was perfect. Brian told me later that Moses was right behind me
waiting for me to cut into it looking to make sure it was right. That was
really nice. Moses, Mustafa and Jasper showed up with a birthday cake for
Brian even though it wasn't his birthday. It had coconut in the frosting.
Nummm.

>From here we went to the "Can't Stop the Rock" show in the Lyric Theatre.
It was incredible and by far the best show we have ever seen on a cruise.
There were four vocalists and lots of dancers. One girl sang "I will always
love you" that gave Whitney a run for her money (of course I have always
liked Dolly's version better). They sang and danced to songs from classic
movies like "Where the Boys Are", "All that Jazz", "The Graduate", "Valley
of the Dolls", "The Rose" and modern ones like "She's All That" The crowd
gave them a standing ovation. Next we went to Jester's Night Club. This
was a two story disco with a fantastic medieval motif. They were playing
80s stuff when we got there so we were like "hey cool - let's dance!"
Almost immediately, the music changed to the modern dance stuff. Darn it
anyway. But we danced a little bit anyway. It was fun and we felt young
again for a little while anyway. We decided to call it quits and went back
to our room around midnight. We slept really good with the balcony door
open letting the sound of the ocean put us to sleep.

12/11/01 ----- Day 3 ----- Aruba

We were up at 7am again. We went to the Solarium for a swim. I was
determined to get a little bit of a work out since we did not go to the gym.
I am not a very good swimmer, so it didn't take very long to wear me out.
We sat in a hot tub and relaxed. Again we had the Solarium area to
ourselves. The early mornings are a great time to take advantage of the
solitude. We didn't notice the day before that there were shower stalls
right next to the hot tubs. That was a nice thing to have. Next we went to
breakfast in the Island Grill or maybe it was the Windjammer Cafe. The
Adventure had their buffet style dining set up split into two restaurants.
They were right next to each other and from what we could see they both
served about the same buffet. I don't know why they didn't just give it one
name. It was the usual buffet style breakfast, so Brian had an omelet. I
had cereal, fruit, part of Brian's omelet and of course coffee.

We were docked in Aruba, but we did not get off the ship. We were just
there the previous Friday on the Carnival Destiny and did a terrific
excursion that covered the whole island. We also bought some edam and gouda
cheeses at a local grocery store that was currently being kept chilled in
the fridge in our room. One of these days when we are not so full, we plan
to snack on them. Like we are ever going to actually be hungry on this
cruise. I would have liked to have gone snorkeling at Baby Beach since
many people have said that was the best snorkeling they have ever done. Oh
well, maybe next time since of course there will be a next time! We spent a
few hours just relaxing on our balcony and enjoying the quiet time. We had
good intentions of going up to the sports deck, but never got around to it.

That day, Brian and I did something that we have never done before. We
decided to pamper ourselves and get massages. We were both pretty shy about
the whole thing, but it turned out to be a wonderful experience. For $85,
we were rubbed down and had all our stresses - which were not many - away.
I didn't want the hour to end. Who would have thought that a person could
be so relaxed. When it was over, the girl left me to get dressed and came
back with products that she believed I needed to continue my "treatment". I
didn't have a massage for continued treatments. I just wanted the treat
part. It was difficult to decline the products because I was in such a
relaxed state that just about everything she said to me I could only manage
a nod through a euphoric daze. Brian who is so much better at turning down
sales solicitations that he doesn't need than I am, came out with $100 worth
of lotions. I guess he was in a deeper daze than me. The pitch that nailed
him was the girl telling him that after each shower, his "wife" should rub
the lotion into his back. Yeah, in your dreams buddy. The next day when we
eventually came down from our relaxed state, he decided he would have rather
spent that money on yet another massage. Oh well, live and learn. The rest
of the day we walked around on a cloud. I don't think much of anything
would have annoyed us that day. We wondered from bar to bar just relaxing
and having a drink here and there. We didn't even talk that much. We
would once in a while just sigh and comment on what a nice day it was. I
wish I could be in that state all the time.

We had a reservation for the fine Italian restaurant, Portofino's that
night. There is a $20 cover charge per person to dine here. We ate a lot
of food and drank a bottle of wine. We had shrimp appetizer, Caesar salads,
scallops and a really good Tiramisu for dessert. It was good. We certainly
wouldn't think twice about spending more than $20 off the ship in a fine
restaurant and we have, but we didn't necessarily find Portofino's to be as
fine as we expected or that much better than the food and presentation in
our dining room. The wait staff was good, but they were very busy. There
was a lot of down time between courses. But since we were still in our
"relaxed state of mind from the massages" it didn't bother us too much. It
was a nice dining experience and we're glad we did it. After we finally
finished eating we headed to the casino, where we promptly lost $200 playing
black jack - oops! We must have been a little too relaxed and not cautious
enough.

Then we went to the Love and Marriage Game Show in the Lyric Theatre. Ken,
the cruise director picked 3 couples from the audience. One newlyweds, one
married for awhile and the other married the longest - 51 years. They had
the spouses leave while Ken asked silly questions that the spouses that
stayed on stage had to figure out what their other halves would answer. It
was really funny. We enjoyed it very much. We would not have done very
well with the questions they asked, like "what is the sexiest piece of
clothing that your wife owns" or "where is the weirdest place you have ever
- you know" We played along with each other and always had completely
different answers. At 11:30, there was a deck party at the pool which we
decided to check it out. It was windy and somewhat rainy and crowded by the
pools, but it was quiet at the Solarium pools. We decided to get into our
swimsuits and sit in a hot tub for the second time today. We could still
hear the music, and it was quiet and nice. We watched our 1am departure
from Aruba while sitting on our balcony and then went to bed.

12/12/01 ----- Day 4 --- Wednesday ------ Curacao

On this day we slept in until 9am, grabbed a quick bite in the Island Grill
and made our way back to the room to relax on the balcony with some coffee.
>From our balcony, we looked down upon the town of Willemstad, Curacao at the
brightly colored Dutch colonial houses and shops. The Queen Juliana Bridge
that connected the two sides of the town loomed largely in the background.
Curacao which is the largest of the Netherlands Antilles located 39 miles
off the coast of Venezuela between Aruba and Bonaire, was a beautiful port
with a landscape that appeared to be similar to Aruba's.

Since we had not been to Curacao before, we decided to get off the Adventure
of the Seas and walk around. This was the first time we had been off the
ship since we boarded on Sunday so it was the first time we saw the expanse
of it. It went on forever - just amazing. We tried taking pictures with
the whole ship in view and had to keep going further and further away from
it. The shopping district was on the other side of the Queen Emma pontoon
bridge. We started to cross it and realized that it was moving to allow a
boat to pass by. When we reached the other end, we waited for the bridge to
return to the land and we stepped off. We went shopping and found the
stores and stands were very much the same as elsewhere, but all the touristy
trinket type stuff was pretty cheap. So we bought a couple of items and I
bought a hot pink short outfit for $10. If it shrinks or falls apart in the
wash, I'm not out that much. Venezuelan vendors set up a fish and produce
along the floating market which is along the waterside where they tie up
their boats. I didn't recognize some of the produce and I definitely
couldn't tell you what kind of fish we saw, but it was interesting to look
at. We were going to do a trolley town tour, but the guide didn't have
change for a $50 bill. I guess it would have been wiser to schedule the
excursion from the ship even though it would have cost more. But we had not
planned on doing this tour until we saw the trolley. We read up on both
Aruba and Curacao prior to doing the cruises and came to the conclusion that
they were similar. We did a fantastic excursion of Aruba on the Destiny the
week before so we don't feel like we missed out on anything in Curacao. It
was getting pretty warm, so we decided to head back to the ship.

We went for a swim in the solarium pool, relaxed for awhile and then headed
to Johnny Rockets for lunch. We had burgers and a strawberry shake. Oh,
strawberry is my absolute favorite and I can't tell you enough about how
good those shakes were. You are going to just have to get one yourself when
you sail on this cruise ship! If the shakes aren't enough of an incentive
to book this cruise, I don't know what could be. The staff at Johnny
Rockets danced to "Old Time Rock and Roll" They were so much fun to watch.
After leaving Johnny Rockets feeling like the blobs we were, we went to the
Ship Shape Center and each did a steam. There was a steam room and a sauna
in the changing rooms. But of course they were gender segregated, so Brian
and I couldn't do a steam together, just at the same time. This is the
first steam I had done and I liked it better than a sauna because I didn't
get too hot.

Later that afternoon, I had an appointment to get my hair permed. I have
gotten a perm about every two years my entire life, but have never used the
salon services on a cruise before. According to the booklet they had of
prices, a perm for my length of hair was cheaper at $85 than what I usually
pay. Since we were not spending much time off the ship at the ports, I
decided to take the time and get a perm. My appointment was at 4:30 and we
had tickets to see the ice show at 7:00. I didn't think my appointment
would take over 2 hours since it never has in the past, but I checked ahead
of time anyway to make sure my hair would be done in time for the show. The
girl at the desk said there would be no problem.

I was on time for my appointment, but didn't get sat in the chair until
4:45. The girl asked how I wanted my perm. I said that I usually get
spiral perms, but this time I just wanted just a wave with some body to it.
I told her how often I get perms and that my hair permed very easily and I
never needed the solution on for the entire time. She said ok and we got
started. She said she would trim my hair when we were finished to give it a
lift. I said that was fine - (that's standard procedure when you get a perm
besides I just had a hair cut before this vacation.) We made some small
talk while she rolled my hair. I mentioned that I was happy to see that the
perm prices were so reasonable, she agreed. After the solution was put in,
she put me under a dryer and said the solution should stay in 20 minutes,
but she would check me between 10 and 15. I said good - because I
definitely didn't need 20 minutes. In the meantime, she had a couple of
other appointments come in. I kept an eye on my watch. She did not come
back until after 20 minutes. She said - "How are we doing?" I told her -
"I'm DONE!" She took a curler out and exclaimed that yes indeed I was done.
She noticed my eyes were burning from the chemicals and applied a soothing
eye mask that was very nice. She put the other solution in and put me back
under the dryer. She took care of more clients. I was starting to get a
little worried about the time. I wasn't sure I would be done in time for
the ice show. Finally she came back and we rinsed. I mentioned what time
the ice show was and then she went a little faster. (I don't think she had
any intention of getting me out of there before 7:30 at the rate she was
taking other clients) As she was taking off the curlers, she asked me what
kind of make up I wore. I told her that I have used Mary Kay all my life,
that I loved it and that my sister was my consultant. She showed me a jar
of some kind of brown powder. I didn't pay much attention because I wasn't
interested. I wanted to get going! I knew my hair was going to be curly
and it was... So much for a little body wave. But it looked good. She put
in a protein thing - that isn't standard procedure for the perms I have had
- and left me for a few minutes again while she worked on someone else. She
came back, rinsed me and started the trim.

At 6:40, Brian walked in ready to go to the ice show. I told him I was just
about done. She finished my extremely poofy do and then grabbed that make
up jar and did my face in 30 seconds. I looked good! I thought she had
done that as something nice to do, but when she rang up my bill, I found I
was charged for it! I was also charged for the protein treatment and eye
mask that I didn't ask for AND the haircut! I was shocked. Never in my
life have I been charged extra for a trim after a perm. She gave me a break
and only charged $65 for the perm, but with all the other services including
a bottle of shampoo (which I was planning to buy), the total was $140! We
were really cutting it close to get to the ice show and I was in such shock
that I didn't know what to say anyway, so I didn't dispute the charges. But
I wish I had. I realize this has been a very long story, but I hope that
anyone that reads this becomes aware to watch for the hidden charges in the
salon. I felt like I was really taken advantage of. But the perm is very
nice and will hopefully last a long time.

We made it with just a few minutes to spare to catch the Cool Art, Hot Ice
Show in the Studio B ice arena. The Krooz Komics appeared prior to the show
and did an excellent job of entertaining the crowd. We sat fairly close to
the ice and at times the skaters came flying almost right in our faces. It
is amazing that they don't go flying over the wall at times. They went
through many cool costume changes and had the neatest props on the ice. It
was just like any other dance type show on a cruise, but they were on skates
and were so excellent. Once again, this was yet another incredible
entertainment show and the crowd gave a very loud standing ovation.

After supper, we went to the celebrity show in the Lyric Theatre. We were
in for a treat. A group called Rain did a wonderful tribute concert (
Beatlemania style) to the Beatles. They dressed, talked and sang like the
Beatles and changed costumes as they went through the Beatles chronicle of
music. George Harrison had just died the week before, so it was even more
special to hear this tribute band play his contributions. We then went to
the casino of course and played some black jack and won $55. Then we headed
over to the Promenade street to briefly view the end of the Latin Street
party before going back to the room. We spent some time on the balcony and
went to bed.

12/13/01 ---- Day 5 ---- Day at sea ---- Formal night

We stayed in bed until 10:00am ! Aaahhh, that was so nice. Then we went to
the Cafe Promenade, which is Royal Caribbean's version of the Cafe on the
Way that I loved so much on the Destiny. We got a couple of cappuccinos and
pastries and found seats just outside the cafe on the street where the Krooz
Komics were demonstrating the art of being a clown. They gave a brief
history while they put on make up. It was really interesting and for a
fleeting moment I thought it would be really cool to have a career as a
clown. But I don't think I could be in such a good mood all the time. From
here we went back to the room and watched on CNN the video tape that was
just released of Bin Laden yucking it up with an admirer. It was horrifying
and chilling to watch that monster talk, laugh and praise himself.

We went to the casino and played a little of everything. I won some on
roulette, black jack and slots but Brian lost so much that we didn't come
out ahead. We lost about $45 total that day. Oh well, you can't win all
the time. HA! - no kidding. Since we got up so late and had those
pastries, we skipped lunch and by mid-afternoon, we were getting hungry -
but believe it or not - not hungry enough for Johnny Rockets' burgers and
shakes! We were actually getting tired of eating all the time. I didn't
think that was possible! There were afternoon snacks being served at the
Windjammer cafe so we headed up there. There was a bunch of food there, not
what I would call a light snack. We loaded up our plates with various
items. Brian found strawberry crepes that were excellent so we both ate a
bunch of those.

Then we went out to the sports deck and watched a volley ball game being
played and people climbing the rock wall. It was way too windy for my new
perm to be out there playing miniature golf, so we were content to sit
outside the 19th Hole Bar with a couple of bloody mary's and watch every one
else be physical. The ship really rocked all day long - just as it had the
last day we were on the Destiny. I guess these bigger ships aren't as
stable as we thought they would be. But the movement didn't seem to bother
anyone playing sports. We then continued our bar hopping and moved on to
the Blue Moon bar that overlooked the pool area. An extremely drunk girl
who was dancing down by the pool caught our eye and we had a great time
making up conversations that she was having with her boyfriend or husband
because they appeared to be arguing. She stumbled away for awhile and then
came back, then he left and she left and then they both came back and seemed
to eventually make up. I have a feeling they missed supper that night and
woke up with headaches the next day.

Then we went to the Champagne bar because I wanted to try one of the many
champagne cocktail concoctions they make there. Paul and Ringo from the
Beatles tribute band, Rain came in and we complemented them on their show
and they responded very nicely. They sat at the bar for awhile and appeared
to be having a nice time. It was getting to be time to head back to the
room to get ready for supper. But for the first time ever in the history of
our cruising, we decided to skip supper! Gasp! I missed steak and lobster!
I know - something crazy must have come over us! But we were tiring of the
two hour meals. We went to the early seating in the Lyric Theatre for the
entertainment show "Behind The Velvet Rope". It was incredible and the
singers and dancers were so talented that the audience gave them a standing
ovation once again.

After the show, we went to Jesters Nightclub for awhile. It was still
pretty early and it was not very exciting there yet. We drank a couple of
beers, danced one dance and left because viewing of the Gala Buffet was
about to begin. The buffet was definitely on scale with Carnivals if not
better. By midnight we were STARVING! (That's what we get for skipping
supper!) We decided to only take pictures and not to wait in line to eat
the buffet. By this time we had plenty of beer in us and no food so we went
to Johnny Rockets and pigged out! Johnny Rockets has several different
cheese burgers with special sauces like the Route 66, St. Louis, Old Number
12 and the Smoke House. Brian thought they were all fantastic and he
recommends trying the Smoke House with Tillamook cheddar cheese, bacon,
onion ring, and extra barbeque-ranch sauce. I liked the Original burger
with lots of mustard and no cheese. Have I mentioned that we are sold on
Johnny Rockets? The ship rocked all night, but we were so tired by the time
we got back to our cabin that we went straight to bed and slept like babies
rocking in a cradle.


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