Cruise date was May 12-18 on Adventure of the Seas. This was my 9th cruise with RCI. My cruise agent was Tim Johnson x77181...superb job. The embarkation process was speedy and efficient. As soon as we returned a car rental, we were taken to the transfer bus, it was there waiting for us. We were the last ones to board and were soon at the pier. This was one of the largest cruise check-in areas I have ever seen. This was a cavernous arena of white chairs. No sooner had we arrived had the back rows moved forward to the check in area. The lines were constantly moving. I would say we sat down for no more than 5 minutes, after that we were escorted to the check-in area, and proceded to the line for suites, this was empty as we arrived. Service here was courteus with a smile, and more important fast. Faster than on most ships half their size.This was a Mother's Day cruise, the cruise could not have been any better, our cabin number was 1320, the owners suites all have names. I dont recall the name, but I think it was Mt. Everest. This is the only way to travel, plenty of space and a larger balcony made the cruise more enjoyable. Our dining table number was 325 in the Vivaldi Dining Room, the table was next to the stairway, where the waiters and cooks parade occurs. I thought this was the best table lacation in the entire dining room. this was a table for 12, our table friends were also the best.I had dinner at Portofinos, at a table for two. This was also a wonderful dining experience, but I did not see or feel the service and food quality were any different from the main dining room, which was suberb. The extra cost for 2 with wine and tips was well over $100. I did enjoy the change of venue for dining, but I felt the extra cost was unjustified.I had done the same dining options on The Radiance of the Seas. It also has Portofinos plus Chops Restaurant. Chops is not found on AOS. Both optional restaurants on ROS were also nice, again as a change from dining all week in the main dining room. I felt the food and service were also the same. So if this is the cost of changing a dining enviroment, so be it, I enjoyed it, I enjoyed the change of venue, not the extra cost.The entertainment was also superb with extra marks for the ice show. We managed to see the same ice show three times during the course of the cruise.In the kids program comment, I have nothing to contribute as we traveled sans children....no comment.There were so many plusses on this cruise. It would be a very difficult choice in picking any other cruise line. Royal Caribbean has done it again, they have outdistanced themselves from all other competitors, the layout is ingenious and luxurious. The service on AOS is world-class friendly. I can not think of any other cruise that comes close to what AOS has to offer. We sailed on a sold-out date and at no time did we feel there were 3,000 plus passengers on board. With the different dining options, tables always had people missing. The Lyric Theater was never full due to so many other evening options. This was the best so far, I will book this same cruise for December, as there are a lot experiences on Adventure of the Seas. My cruise agent Tim Johnson will hear from us again....soon.Great cruise.....thanks Luz SotoTrinidad and Jose...from Chicago
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