Great Ship, Cruise Ruined
Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean. We have sailed also with Princess and Celebrity. I have to say that we will be paying the premium in the future and sailing with Celebrity.
This was the second time with Royal Caribbean that the ship was filled at approx 50% with locals. Crew told us the ship had 1900 locals on board. This was also the second time that our cruise was drastically altered by the locals on the ship. I do not understand the business case of filling up the ship with locals who do not spend the money that loyal customers would have spent. Why not give the big discounts to former customers who will spend the money on the ship.
The second major problem is that customs check has been moved to departure day at San Juan. What a disaster. We walked off the ship at 1pm. UNREAL. There were still hundreds of people behind us. We luckily had 2:15pm flight. I feel bad for anyone that had early flights. ATTN, IF YOU ARE SAILING OUT OF SAN JUAN BOOK LATE FLIGHTS.
Portofinos was good. Warm apple pie and ice cream at Johnny Rockets was the best dessert we had all week. The crew was great. We rated them second to our Celebrity crew.
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Pros: Ship was great, crew was fantastic
Cons: Second cruise on Royal Caribbean ruined by locals filling up the ship