Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Second Mate

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7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

Trans Atlantic on Royal Caribbean

Sail Date: November 04, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our second trans Atlantic cruise.  The first one was on Princess.  The price was better on this one. The check in was very smooth.  The cabin on Royal Caribbean was larger than Princess. Our cabin steward was great.  The food was fine - a little boring after the first week but the service was good.  I loved the rustic rye bread served in the Windjammer every day at lunch. What was really lacking was entertainment.  The nightly shows on RC were okay. The daytime really dragged.  The only movies they had were second rate flicks which were several years old and could be seen in 5 languages. (I suspect that was the criteria so they could be broadcast on the various language channels.) The television tranmitted through a Polish channel and featured BBC replays.  After the first two days, no news channels were available.  The activities during the day centered around selling either spa treatments or jewelry from the stores. There was only one version of the ice show which was presented 5 or 6 times.  They didn't even have usual starchy fillers like an ice carving presentation or a cooking event. We ordered and paid for milk shakes from the Ben and Jerry counter and it was made with too little ice cream (because the ice cream was too cold) and warm milk resulting in a blah lukewarm beverage. Even the milk shake at Johnny Rocket which was made correctly was served in the smallest tumbler they had - Coke came in larger glasses.   So while this is a good deal, be prepared to keep yourself amused.  Load up the kindle or bring a sweater or two to knit.  

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Southampton (London), England
Funchal, Madeira
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We stayed near the university. There was a restaurant called the Hippopotamus that was a VERY nice Spanish establishment. Order the sangria and the paella is worth the 45 minutes it takes to cook. Outstanding.


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