Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: September 14, 2008
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Review SummaryWe have returned from a September sailing of the Adventure of the Seas out of San Juan Puerto Rico and had a lovely time. The embarkment was one of the quickest and smoothes we have encountered. This was my fourth cruise and the second with Royal Caribbean. All of the help were friendly and helpful. We had difficulty with the internet and my wireless in the cabin which the kind gentleman in at the service desk handled exceptionally well. There were not argument - just a friendly help attitude and a quick resolution of the problem. I also had difficult the last night of the cruise printing my airport boarding pass for the trip home and again with no hesitation and a pleasant attitude, he quickly corrected the situation and with his helpful suggestions, I was able to complete the task with no additional charge to my card.
The exercise equipment was in excellent shape and we took advantage of them quite a number of times walking and running as we viewed the ocean around us. I would have liked a little help on one of the machines but we were unable to find someone that was free to help. One time we saw one attendant but he was busy doing a consultation and we could not find anyone else around.
The shows were entertaining in the theatre but what we especially liked was the Ice Show. This is something everyone should see. It is free but you need to get a ticket beforehand. We also enjoyed the music throughout the ship. We would often just wander and sit and listen to the sounds around us. I also enjoyed it from my window seat in the cabin.
The excursions in the south Caribbean were excellent! We particularly liked the yacht racing in St. Martin. But be warned that you need to bring money with you especially $30.00 for the picture they take of you sailing. The colours in the photo and the clarity of the picture are unbelievable.
The disembarkment was an easy task the let us sit in the promenade were we relaxed to a quartet playing and some fresh coffee. Once our section was called, the line moved quickly and the multitude of taxes was handed as efficiently as humanly possible. They do this well!
All in all we had a great time and would recommend it to others.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
This ship seemed to have something in every little nock and cranny. It was clean and well kept. As can be imagined in a ship this size, they are constantly maintaining it and except for the replacement of some tiles in the promenade during the day. It was done quietly and unobtrusively.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: We took advantage of the scuba diving and would highly recommend the dive location and St. Lucia Scuba.
Don't Miss: The America's Cup Yacht race was throughtly enjoyed.
Pros: We enjoyed the room that overlooked the promenade.
Cons: We did not manage to get a reservation at the specially restuarant!