Well, our 10-21-17 cruise on RCCL Adventure of the Seas went off without a hitch.
Our flights into and out of San Juan were on time and all my nightmares were for
We loved the ship!! RCCL and Carnival seem to us to have more similiarities than differences.
Food: Variety better on Carnival, particularly on the buffet. RCCL room service wins hands down. Continental breakfast with basically the same choices as Carnival is still free. For $7.95 per ORDER (that includes as much food as you want for everyone in cabin), RCCL has much better hot breakfast and sandwich selections, as well as fries and pizza, and similar dessert choices as Carnival.
Service on RCCL was like it was when we first started with Carnival. Twice a day without asking. Stewards don't seem so overworked as they have on our last couple of Carnival cruises.
Entertainment on Royal is a notch above what we have experienced on our last few
cruises on Carnival.
There seemed to be about the same amount of kids, with a few rowdy ones.
I'll try to write a full review later--work didn't magically get done while I was gone but
a girl can dream
In the future, we will try other lines as prices allow. Between Royal and Carnival, we would choose based on price, ship, and itinerary since we found them to be
more alike than different :)
San Juan airport is up and going for daytime flights. There are taxis readily available. Much devastation is still obvious in the port and airport area. Some of the hotels we saw on the way to the port had a lot of damage--I think it will be a good while before things are back to "normal".