Adventure of the Seas

3.9 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    
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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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Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean Trip

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Just Ok

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Of all the Royal Caribbean cruises I've taken this one is at the bottom.  The people on board were very friendly and helpful.  The food wasn't great.  I was really looking forward to some great meals but was disappointed a number of times.  Even the Prime Rib, which I'd looked forward to from the start was ruined by a brown gravy that had been used on other meals I had already had.  Normally the food is great on these cruises, but not this time.  Also, the cruise director needs to make sure there is no overlap of activities in the same area.  We were watching the movie Dr Strange on deck and 1/2 way thru they held a dance class on the same pool deck.  Needless to say we couldn't here the movie.  After about 1/2 hour the class was over then you could here the end of Dr Strange.  The ports were nice - my favorite was the Catamaran Cruise to the Turtles in Barbados and SeaTrek in St Maarten. We did have issues with a couple of the tours.  This vacation had such potential.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great overall cruise!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great ship and cruise, enjoyed most of the islands, ship was overall great!

 

Highlights:

1. Ship and the amenities- lots of great things to choose from

2. How well we were treated on the ship

3. 4 great islands with great scenery and  friendly people who spoke pretty decent English- St. Maarten, St Kitts, Antigua, Barbados

4. Barbados the best island- great beaches and snorkeling!

5. Formal dining room food was excellent

6. Great service from waitstaff and stateroom attendants

 

Lowlights:

1. RCI told us at the last minute St Lucia was scrubbed and replaced with Martinique

2. Martinique is HORRIBLE.  Poor attempts at speaking English, very rude people, no one seemed to care to have visitors, beach was rocky, nearly got left behind because of terrible ferry scheduling. Would rather stay on the boat then ever visit this island again.

3. RCI has a horrible habit of shutting down like half of their hot tubs and pools at like 6:30 PM- why???  Can you not sanitize them after 11 or 12 when they are supposed to close anyhow?

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

First Timer...No problems!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

As a first timer, we had a great time and no issues at all.Staff was great , enjoyed the entertainment and having the luxury of just showing up was all we needed. Disappointed with the change in itinerary from St. Lucia to Martinique. Martinique was not  friendly or accommodating, no one spoke English.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Adventure of the Seas, Southern Caribbean Trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The Southern Caribbean Cruise out of San Juan, Puerto Rico was a fun trip.  The itinerary was fantastic, loved Barbados (great island).  This was my second time on the Southern Caribbean cruise.  Loved all of the islands.  The ship Adventure of the Seas had great entertainment, good food, and was well taken care of by the staff.  The room needed some updating.  This ship did go through dry dock last November and it seemed that everything but the rooms were not refreshed or updated for some reason.  Overall, had a wonderful fun time.

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Contributor Level: Cruise Director
3 out of 5

Slightly Above Average

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Overall the embark & debark processes as well as moving people on & off for ports-of-call went very smoothly.  The food was average, nothing exciting.  The ship was clean, the staff respectful, the comedians were excellent, the bed was comfortable.  Had to ask for a refrigerator or wouldn't have had one, no ice/pitcher provided in the room, no mints at night, extremely loud overall in all public rooms.  The bands were good but were positioned in a crowded corner in Boleros or on the noisy crowded promenade.  Those of us who love to dance only had the small, round, marble-hard, crowded, noisy little dance floor.  They had a great wooden dance floor in the Imperial Lounge but chose not to use it except for one band concert with music unsuitable for dancing.  On the one night a good band was scheduled for that lounge, it was cancelled without notice and a private event was held.  If we'd wanted to enter, it would have cost an additional $150 per person. Disappointed & aggravated. 

Beverages in the Buffet were pretty much limited to water, lemonade, tea, coffee (juice at breakfast).  Drinks and Internet were very expensive.  Wish they would include gratuities in the original cruise cost.  Several of us felt this was more like a Carnival Cruise than other previous Royal Caribbeans cruises.  There was a sense of 'pay more, get less'.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Awesome Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Adventure Of The Seas is an amazing ship.  It is the biggest ship we have been on but not too big like some of the newer ones.  The promenade is amazing.  For a 16 year old ship it still looks new and has some modern features.  Going in May was great because there weren't too many children on board.  The lines for the Flowrider weren't long and I was probably the oldest to be able to standup surf.  The staff was really nice and helpful.  I am not keen of stage performances but they were all good.  The ice show was incredible.  I didn't even know there was an ice rink.  The itinerary was great, going to the ABC islands and St. Maarten.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Great time in 7 night Southern Caribbean - Adventure of the Sea

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Our embarkation was probably the smoothest of any RCL cruise we have taken. From taxi drop-off to onboard ship was no more than 15 minutes. A little problem with disembarking, however the staff quickly assisted in resolving the issue.

 

Our dining room wait staff was excellent (Edmund & Ekatrina) (Nicole & Sonny). The food at Windjammer was better than expected, although pretty much the same daily with a few new items added. My time dining In the main dining room had excellent menu selections.  Next cruise our goal is to eat in the main dining room nightly. We love the always available Café Promenade coffee and snacks like pizza, mini sandwiches, salads and desserts!

The cruise director, Casey, was outstanding and very entertaining. The entertainment was top notch. The ice show was spectacular as usual!  The comedian/juggler and Quest the adult late night game show was side-splitting, laughing until your jaws ached funny!! Our cabin attendant, Mathew, was the best in our cruise history. 

 

My husband, myself and our friends chose this vacation because of the itinerary. We had never been to any of the islands on this 7 night Southern Caribbean cruise - St. Maarten, Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao. We were not disappointed! We organized our own excursions, with the exception of the Old & New San Juan with airport drop off on return day.  My only complaint is that I wish we had another day on each island to do a tour and do more sightseeing, which at least for St. Maarten, we will be seeing again.  We took advantage of the onboard booking promotion!  St. Maarten (my personal favorite) is the only island that repeats for our next 7 night Southern Caribbean cruise! The landscape/view at St. Maarten is one of paintings and/or postcards, simply breathtaking! The ship was perfect for our needs. With only 2 days at sea, we relaxed on the pool deck, enjoyed pool side drinks on the days on board. At night, there was plenty to keep us busy - we definitely had fun with Trivia at Schooner Bar and enjoy acoustic entertainment of Julian on the Royal Promenade bar. I have to give a big shoutout to  bartender  Amwar in Boleros!  We really enjoyed the variety of  entertainment bars, lounges and shows! The ship was very clean, our Promenade stateroom with bay window was perfect and staff friendly and professional.  I sleep with multiple pillows, a request for additional pillows to our cabin attendant Mathew and like magic I had 4 more pillows!!!   

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Mehhhh

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

this cruise needs to add entertainment and Though the cruise departs from PR and many on board were Latino, this does not mean that all were Puertorican.  It was very annoying that all the attention was driven towards Puertoricans, music and entertainment!!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Adventure of the Seas has it all

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The itinerary was one of my favorite. No question that the Dutch Antilles are the cleanest, friendliest and most cultured among the string of islands extending from East of Puerto Rico to South America. Dynamic Curacao is like Amsterdam in the Caribbean. This, coupled with the ship distinctive features and amenities made this cruise a most pleasurable one. 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Fabulous Time

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My husband and I traveled on Adventure of the Seas in late April 2017.  It was our first cruise and we had an amazing time.  There is always something to do.  We could not believe how friendly the staff was.  More importantly our room attendant went above and beyond to ensure we felt welcomed.  He remembered our names on the first day and throughout our cruise.  The wait staff in the main dining room were outstanding.  You are sure to have a great time!

 

Only negative feedback is the photo lab/department.  They were everything but helpful.  We were traveling in a group of 6 and we were not able to access each others pictures even when we were in the actual picture.  Several shouting sessions and a manager who tried to help were settled on buying a scrap book.  They really could have done better and we probably would have bought more if they had just given us the pictures we were looking for.

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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.

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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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