Trans Atlantic on Royal Caribbean

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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13 Night Transatlantic Westbound (Southampton To San Juan)
Sail Date: November 04, 2013
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2604
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago

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.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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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