AOS - Southern Caribbean - 06/08/08

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Adventure of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 08, 2008

Ship: Adventure of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

We recently sailed on the Adventure of the Seas and Royal Caribbean for the first time, and all I can say is "Wow!". The ship is very large, and we had no idea what to expect. Great restaurants, a fantastic pool areas, skating rink, rock wall climbing, casino and a nightclub. We really like Royal Caribbean's style, service, and the Adventure did not disappoint. The Windjammer buffet really isn't a "buffet" anymore, now it's like a cool marketplace/food court with many more choices, stations you can approach from all sides (so no endless line!). Very wide-open and airy feeling, a huge step up from the typical ship buffet. We loved all the nightlife options and especially the night shows in The Lyric (we went to all of them). Felt like a totally different night out, every single night. The new Seattle's Best coffee shop and the new Ben and Jerry's didn't hurt, either! The ship features are most we've seen (we have sailed on NCL and Carnival, and this blows them away) Our stateroom was cozy and had some new features (really liked the new shower 'door" vs the old curtains which always got the floor soaked). Lots of new storage elements have been aded, easy to unpack and fell like there was a place for everything. Overall we have to say the ship was really impressive, the staff was wonderful as always, and even if you've sailed on Adventure before, she's worth a second look.

Ports Of Call

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Did the Nature Walk and it was woderful. Got our excercise for the week I think. Saw much of the island and the Pitons. Excellent guide.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Swimming with the Stringrays is great, even if you can't swim. My wife can't but she was able to walk in 4 feet of water and touch the stringrays. The kids had a great time as well. Godd shopping downtown, but you have to bargain.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Did an island tour (notthrough RC). Small group (6) and we enjoyed the personalized service. The better deals are on the Dutch side of the island, not the French side (we learnt that late)

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
2nd visit to St. Thomas. When downtown for shopping.

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
Just walked into town. Not many deals to had. We'll have to wait until St. Martin or St. Thomas

Pros: Fantastic Customer Service, Excellent Choice of Ports

Cons: Not enough time to do everything on board

Recommends Adventure of the Seas? Yes!

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