Another Wonderful Cruise
7 Night Deep Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 11, 2007
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryThis was our second experience on Adventure of the Seas...the first was in January 2004, when the ship was only a couple of years old. The ship is showing a few signs of aging, but overall, the staff and crew have continued to make the cruise experience one of the best ever. This is our fifth cruise...the fourth with Royal Caribbean and we will not cruise with any other cruise line. I would recommend that if you do plan on cruising occasionally, that you sign up with the Crown and Anchor Society...it's basically Royal Caribbean's frequent cruiser program. Some of the advantages of joining: (after five cruises) priority check-in, private disembarkation lounge, special coupon books, private captain's functions. These are the touches that make the cruise experience even more special. Another recommendation is to get on the ship as soon as possible. The cruise line usually suggests 2 p.m. as the embarkation time. However, we have arrived as early as 1 p.m. and have been immediately checked in and had the opportunity to explore the ship. As soon as you arrive, you should purchase your wine packages (a great discount if you plan on driniking wine with dinner every night), soda packages (just check to make sure what sodas will be available; some non-caffeine diet sodas are not readily available), make reservations at the specialty restaurant (make these as soon as possible, you can always cancel 24 hours prior to the reservation if you change your mind), make any special requests of your cabin steward (requested a feather pillow and received it immediately--what a surprise). Our favorite service on the Adventure is the open air Solarium. This is an adults-only swimming and hot tub area. On some of the other Voyager class ships, the solarium is not open-air, so you are not able to get in sun on your days at sea. But the Adventure is open air, which allows you to get all the sun you need as well as some peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of the other pool areas. The spa facilities are first-class...every imaginable service available. The only con of this cruise experience: when we purchased the soda package we asked if there was a non-caffiene diet option available; we were assured that that was the case. However, it was frequently difficult to get the bar staff to accommodate our needs. Once you find a bar that is willing to fulfill your request, you will return again and again to that location just to avoid the frustration with the other bar areas. Overall, this was another wonderful cruise and we plan to cruise again next winter.
Ports Of Call
Pros: Solarium (all adult swimming area)
Cons: Soda Packages (not all soda options available; check before you purchase)
Recommends Adventure of the Seas? Yes!
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