Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

Too many rude and loud locals on board

Sail Date: September 23, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This was our 7th cruise (3rd time with Royal Caribbean). Check in and boarding was a breeze (less than 1/2 hour before getting to our cabin from time we arrived to the port). Food was not very good. We tried Johnny Rockets ($3.95 surcharge) and the burgers were nothing different that what u could get at the buffet grill. Too many locals from Puerto Rico in big groups on board that were rude and loud. Much of the entertainment was catered to the spanish speaking crowd. We could not enjoy the live music bands without the local spanish speaking guests singing loudly along to disturb other guests who are trying to enjoy the performers. They talked very loud when walking in the hallways, elevators and past other staterooms even late at night. There was salsa music and dancing in the lounge and merenque contest s where the host only spoke in Spanish without any translation to English. The main shows were very boring and uninteresting aside from the comedian and the live music from the bands around the ship.
Our stateroom attendant was lousy and lazy. We had to remind him to refill our shampoo pump, give us bar soap , and refill our ice buckets. He did not even clean our room properly before letting us go in. We found a dirty men's underwear and shirt in the closet. There was a cochroach crawling across the floor and the drawers were still dirty with receipts left behind be other guests before us. The ship was beautiful and well kept. The islands were starting to look the same after the 3rd port. The only place to get food after hours was at the cafe promenade, where they only had cookies, pizza and pre-made sandwiches. The overall service of the dining room staff was excellent and the cruise director Pierce Ivan, was very energtic, friendly and funny. We would definitely sail with Royal Caribbean again, but we will never board from San Juan, Puerto Rico again due to the large number of locals on the ship.

Pros: The live entertainment

Cons: Too many (1/3 ship) full of locals from Puerto Rico

Recommends Adventure of the Seas? No.

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