Adventure of the Seas

3.9 out of 5
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Adventure of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3114 passengers and 1185 crew, and sails from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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4 out of 5

Another great experience on RCCL

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All the personnel seemed very eager to please. The maitre d' was quick to respond to a request. When my wife fell while walking in the ship (no serious injury), the staff were quick to come to her assistance. I guess my only real complaint is that the food choices are quite limited after 9 pm.

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3 out of 5

March 4 to 11 Adventure of the Seas by Terry and Ruth DeCotis

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Our favorite part of the cruise was the destinations and the relief from the winter conditions in NH -and being with long-time friends.

We enjoyed the cruise.  RC does a great job with embarkation; it is quick and organized “within” the terminal.  They also do a great job with disembarkation within the terminal. In every instance, as examples- however, they leave you wondering where to go once you go through customs  --the same is true on board when you line up from the staging area to leave the ship - the leader talks to the first 20% of the group and left about 80% of us wondering what to hell was going on and where to go - they did this with the excursions as well - people were a bit disgruntled with the lack of attention to leading us to our destination :) All of us found the cruise ship a bit out of date and has the feeling of being in a 1950s paneled mobile home with painted doors.  The rooms were clean but needed some paint for sure. Given our total of11 previous cruises on Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, and Carnival over the years, this ship was in the worst condition in comparison. We chose this cruise line based on the ports and the timing in March and we are satisfied that was accomplished.  We also would not fly into Newark again and opt to pay extra for a non-stop flight - it was a challenge. So overall I'm glad I experienced the RC ship - I'm sure their new ships are much better.  The only reason we might choose RC again would be a destination or port that other lines would not offer. The food and service was equal or better than other lines.  There were no extras that we experience before - like a basket of munchies when having a drink, and chocolate on the pillows, etc *in addition the daily newsletter lacked organization and it didn't provide much information as we've experienced on other cruises. I would not recommend this RC ship to anyone as a first time cruiser - or anyone who has cruised with NCL, HA, or Celebrity as I think they would see a marked difference.  I am going to develop a cruise checklist for our next cruise.  I think the RC online check-in leaves a lot of unanswered questions.  I had found the small link that took me to the baggage tags - I made up 4 tags thinking that Dan and Pat might not find that link which she didn't - so we tagged their luggage with our tags.  No one was at the van in airport at SJ during disembarkation to tell us that we had to run our bags through customs before lining up after getting our boarding passes at the kiosk - again probably some who have cruised knew the ropes but we didn't but again we made out fine.  I am very detailed and need to know all the paperwork that needs to be processed--I actually designed a 3 ring binder that was tabbed with all the reservations and numbers in it which came in handy several times.

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2 out of 5

Great Ports, Everything else - not so great

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Our room was old, dated, stained, and generally not what we expected when we booked with Royal Caribbean. The bed was hard as rock (some might enjoy this..).  The staff was friendly and polite, but disorganized and the beverage package was a joke.  We loved the ports and would highly recommend Antigua and St Lucia!

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4 out of 5

Great experience, but beware if you have dietary restrictions (vegan/gluten-free)

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

This cruise had a great itinerary, with 6 different ports of call.  It was a great way  to see a large area of the Southern Caribbean.  The staff on the ship were for the most part friendly and helpful.  The one day we spent at sea, we had to skip one of our planned activities because there was so much to do!

 

We ran into difficulties because two of our guests had dietary restrictions.  If you have dietary restrictions, it is much better to go to the dining room, and not the Windjammer Cafe. The biggest problem was with a vegan diet.  The first waiter we encountered in the dining room was not helpful at all when my sister mentioned she was vegan.  Even the vegetarian dishes on the menu had butter, cheese or eggs cooked into them, so the choice she was given was to take out the main part of the dish and eat salad or fruit.  We were seated in a different section the next night, and that waiter brought over the head waiter who arranged for my sister to have a special meal prepared for her every night, as well as to have something made up for breakfast. 

 

The few times we went to the Windjammer Cafe, there was only one vegan salad at one meal, that had some protein in it (lentils and beans).  Everything else had meat in it, including the chili, which would have been easy to make as a vegetarian/vegan option.  I have restrictions eating gluten, and I felt that the Windjammer Cafe was a trap, because there were no signs designating anything gluten-free, except for some G.F. bread which I found on the last day, and they seem to add flour to all kinds of things that are normally G.F., such as meat with a sauce, and pancake syrup!

 

Back in the dining room, the G.F. options were clearly labelled, and once the waitstaff learned about my restriction, they were extremely accommodating.  I found something among the G.F. options every day that I wanted to eat.  Also note that beyond being G.F., I enjoy eating almost anything.

 

All that being said, once we sorted out the dietary problems, we found the food in the dining room delicious, the waitstaff friendly.  We also found the staff around the ship to be generally friendly.

 

Getting on and off the ship was a fairly simple process with the SeaPass card.  The daily itineraries were great for helping to plan the day.

 

Our 5-year-old daughter requested to go to the Aquanauts program one day and loved it.  She went back for more sessions later and seemed to really enjoy herself and become attached to one of the staff there.

 

We loved our first experience cruising and would definitely recommend Royal Caribbean to others.

 

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Dining and service was better than expected

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Our 6:00 p.m.dining time became one of our favorite events daily due to the friendly and professional service of our Head server and assistant Ajit and Sonny.They exposed us to new and exotic foods we had never experienced before.We traveled with other family members and grandchildren which became an evening of pure joy and memorable moments that they were a very big part of and was very difficult to say goodbye,but we said until next time.We could find any complaints with our adventure on Adventures of the Seas from entertainment,service,cleanliness to excursions and timely schedules that exceeded our expectations.I would highly recommend any family trip with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for a most memorable experience.

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4 out of 5

Fantastic Itinerary

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I would highly recommend this cruise. The only disappointment was the specialty restaurants.  We pre-purchased the specialty dining package as the new restaurants were supposed to be added in Nov 2016. They are now delayed until March of 2017. We were not informed of this until we boarded. We did receive a credit but would have liked to have known ahead of time.

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4 out of 5

southern carribean

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

met great people; staff excellent; islands were beautiful but some of the native people were rather pushy about trying to get you to take tours or taxis or shop in their stores on St. Kitts

food on the ship was good, but not as good as it used to be

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Tammy Brimer, Vacation Specialist with Dream Vacations is the best in the business!!

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We enjoyed everything about this cruise -- the ship was beautiful and very clean,, our balcony room very comfortable, our room steward the greatest, food was delicious, our wait staff exceptional, entertainment fantastic and on-board activities plentiful.  The Dream Vacations excursions were fun,informative and very affordable.  The islands we visited were some of the best we have ever encountered. We have no complaints, just praise!

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4 out of 5

Adventures of the Sea Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

This was a very nice cruise.  We did have one issue with our stateroom.  The bathroom had a terrible urine odor that was so over powering.  We reported this right away and the ship crew tried everything to get this smell out.  After 5 days they were finally able to clear out the smell.  We did stay out of our room most of the time but would have liked to enjoy the balcony a bit more the first 5 days. 

We feel they did not compensate us enough for this horrible inconvenience for this odor.  We were given 15% off our next cruise to use within a year.  Found out later that our friend has one issue for one day and received 20% off their next cruise.  very disappointed in this part of the service.  

 

On another note, this was a lovely ship, service was great, food was very good and we did enjoy our time.  Just wish we did not have to endure that horrible smell in our room for 5 days.

 

DK 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Great cruise

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We flew into San Juan the night before and were able to get on the ship early and easy.  The ship was very nice and had many things to enjoy.  The food did not seem quite as good as prior cruises on RC but it was still good and we ate plenty.  I did like that this ship had actual wash bowls before you enter the buffet area which I think might keep the norovirus at bay.  I've had that before and it is not good.  Our room was nice and seemed to have lots of storage.  We did all the excursions on our own.  All in all--a very pleasant and relaxing trip with great beaches to enjoy!

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Deck 5

Deck 5 features the Mozart Dining Room, Imperial Lounge, Champagne Bar, Connoisseur Club, observation deck, Cafe Promenade, ice cream bar, the Duck and...

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Deck 4

Deck 4 features the Strauss Dining Room, the Lyric, Schooner Bar, Casino Royale, Jester's, Aquarium Bar, and the Centrum.

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Deck 11

Deck 11 features the ShipShape Fitness Center & Spa, Windjammer Cafe, Portofino, Island Grill, two outdoor swimming pools, whirlpools, pool bar, swim shop,...

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Deck 3

Deck 3 features staterooms in category G, as well as the Vivaldi Dining Room, the Lyric, Studio B, photo and art gallery, and the Centrum.

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pamelbers559
Contributor Level: Purser

The Hot tubs in the adult pool area are quiet and not busy in the evenings! Grab a free icecream cone by the main pool during the afternoon!

PhotogCruiser
Contributor Level: Third Mate

My tip: go to the sauna and the steam room as much as you can. Both are free and make you feel great.

FLAdventurer
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Get a balcony on the 7th floor. Perfect location.

Cruises:
7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

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Price

L

Size

Nov 2001

Built

3 yrs ago

Refurbished

3114

Total Passengers

2.63

Crew to Passenger Ratio

14

Number of Decks

1567

Total Cabins

25

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