sglaskey

sglaskey
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Joined: 12/30/2014
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Adventure of the Seas

December 2016 - Adventure of the Seas to Caribbean

Enjoyable week

Adventure of the Seas has been recently refurbished and it shows - nice kids pool area, waterslides, new carpet, etc. The crew - MDR, room attendants, bar waiters - were excellent as usual. The food in the MDR to good to very good (yes, we had lobster on the last night). The itinerary - St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba, and Curacao is excellent. The ice shows are stronger than those seen on other ships. My disappointment was that Chops was not yet open, and the cruise director and her staff did not have the energy or apparent want to interact with passengers as I have experienced on other ships (which made events rather long and boring and actually made me avoid things I typically enjoy - the 70's show, Quest - as I didn't want to suffer through the lack of energy of the mistress of cerremonies). Overall a nice way to spend the Christmas holidays.

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Serenade of the Seas

December 2014 - Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Wonderful Christmas on the Serenade

The Serenade of the Seas is a beautiful ship. It doesn't have all the new bells and whistles that many look for, but she is only 2500 passengers big and full of glass to watch the scenery go by. The crew was amazing - they work hard yet had smiles and "Merry Christmas" every time we encountered them. Even the officers got into the act by judging the belly flop competition. The food was very good to excellent and our Christmas Eve dinner in Chops was simply amazing for food and service. The magic of Christmas was everywhere, from ship decorations to staff wearing Santa hats to officer and guest caroling to Santa's visit on Christmas morning. The reason I gave this 4 instead of 5 stars? Some inconsistencies in service in the main dining room; port selection (can we PLEASE get rid of Falmouth Jamaica? although it left us with the ship on a beautiful day to ourselves!); internet connectivity is extremely expensive and very slow; small cosmetics of the ship (e.g., balcony rails, peeling mirror in cabin bath) should be taken care of. Overall I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this beautiful ship if you are looking for the feel of a cruise and not looking for an amusement park at sea!

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sglaskey's Tips

Adventure of the Seas Adventure of the Seas - Schooner Bar is a favorite place to relax and the bar waiters are excellent. The Champagne Bar is a nice pre-dinner place.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Outside the fence you are hounded by locals. Why is Jamaica on so many itineraries?
Cozumel, Mexico - Nachi Cocum beach club - all inclusive, only 100 people per day - GREAT!!
Serenade of the Seas Serenade of the Seas - Reserve your My Time Dining online in advance - expect the first night to be very crowded. We reserved 8 PM and ended up going about 7:40 each night without waits after the first night. Visit the Park Cafe in the solarium area for the most amazing roast beef sandwiches!!

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received a helpful vote on their Adventure of the Seas cruise review - Enjoyable week

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shared a quick tip for Adventure of the Seas"Schooner Bar is a favorite place to relax and the bar waiters are excellent. The Champagne Bar is a nice pre-dinner place. "

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reviewed their Caribbean cruise on Adventure of the Seas and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Serenade of the Seas cruise review - Wonderful Christmas on the Serenade

received a helpful vote on their Serenade of the Seas cruise review - Wonderful Christmas on the Serenade

received a helpful vote on their Serenade of the Seas cruise review - Wonderful Christmas on the Serenade