Just an OK experience
Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: May 28, 2006
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryThe ship felt like a hotel chain that's been around for a while. Cleanliness is very important, and it didn't smell clean at all especially in the Windjammer Cafe. Twice it smelled fishy even when the staff was continuously cleaning floors. Twice, I opened my table napkin to silverware that was dirty ( the first time it had dried strawberry yogurt on it, and the second time it had an oily shimmer to it). I didn't go back there again. Always ate at the dining room instead although I did notice that the dark laminated walls weren't polished clean from the heavy traffic of body parts that flow through the dining area. It's amazing how daylight can make one notice these things.
Our table had an excellent wait staff and we were fortunate enough to be seated with two other wonderful families. Our dining experience was the best part of the trip because it felt like we were one big family visiting each other. The entertainment was just okay--just made lively by the terrific personality of the cruise director Richard Spacey. Very funny guy!
Our older kids enjoyed the cruise experience overall because they are at the age where hanging out was the preferred choice than seeing the ports. We had an inside stateroom which was a bit cramped. Again, the room didn't smell fresh at all. We had a clogged sink on the second day which our stateroom attendant promptly took care of. Around the 4th or 5th day, the water flowing from the faucet sink turned yellow brown and we reported it to guest relations.
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Don't Miss: Magen's Bay and in St. John's Trunk Bay or Cinnamon Bay if port time would allow
Pros: The shows hosted by the very bubbly cruise director
Cons: It's an older ship so it's not so clean