Fun trip with all the Brits

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 14
Helpful Votes: 100

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
14 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (San Juan To Southampton)
Sail Date: April 21, 2013
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago

What a fun time.  I have to say what made this trip was our dinner mates,   We all had such a good time at dinners that we went ashore together and rented a taxi for tours together also.  

  The trip was from San Juan Porto Rico to South Hampton England.  2/3 of the ship were from England and the Brits know how to drink and have fun.   We started the trip with a week in San Juan before the cruise.   what a nice place to visit with warm friendly people and good food.  San Juan is mixed, new nice buildings next to abandoned boarded up buildings.  We stayed in the Miramar district rite by the water.  It was clean and safe enough that we took the city bus into heart of old San Juan, saw the fort, had dinner and hit the bars till late at night.   Boarding the ship went rather quick given the size of the ship.  On the ship in less then 1 hour.  The port is just a short Taxi ride from the hotel or airport.   The Ship is getting old and in need of a dry dock that I think is going to happen soon.   Other then the peach and mint color the ship is nice,  you can tell she was decorated for the islands.   The cabin was nice and large with a good sized balcony and plenty of storage for a 14 night cruise.   Food was set for the English taste,  I did not find it the best selection some of the nights and the waiter was able to get the chef to make me the Salmon that I had a few nights before and liked.  Dining room staff were great on this trip,  trying so hard to make sure we enjoyed the food in the MDR.   Our waiter was Raymond that provided magic tricks after dinner each night besides top notch service.  One of the nights I did feel up to come to the dining room (sprained ankle) and he had a special dinner made up and sent to my cabin including my favorite Raspberry Sherbet that was not on the menu that night.  One night our full table went up to the Italian restaurant for dinner and it was well worth the extra few dollars.    The entertainment was good in the show room and what a blast for the "British invasion" dance show and party on the main street.   It was standing room only with everyone dancing and having fun.     This was my first time on a ship that has the main street promenade,  what a great feature for show's, dance parties, people watching and to meet up in the pup for a pint (see all the Brits are rubbing off on me)   This was my second Transatlantic cruise,  I love the days at sea to relax, read a book,  go to a lecture, lay by the pool when it was warm out and play mini golf.   Mini golf gets more challenging when the ship is rocking in rougher seas.  As we got close to England the weather got cold but plenty of people in warm coats playing mini golf.   Customs was done on the ship one of the last days at sea,  so no lines or hold up when we ported in South Hampton.     We took the excursion to Stonehenge that dropped us at the airport (only $30.00 more then just a buss to the airport),   In Building 5 basement we took the Tube line to Kensington that dropped us 2 blocks from our hotel.   Be sure to buy an Ouster card for the subway,  much less expensive then paying for each subway trip if your staying for a week.  The tube (subway) can get you all over the city with lines going everywhere (unlike here in Los Angeles)  The Tube is pretty clean and easy to get around on but it does shut down late night.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
be sure and go to the shows on main street

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great dining room staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
a bit outdated decor but clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
good size room and balcony
5 out of 5
Loved "The Blue Bitch Bar"
1 out of 5
do not use the Tours offered rite at the port, you wate for them and if they do not sell enough they cancel them when you show up and it is to late to book others
5 out of 5
outside of the main port shopping area we got a taxi for $20.00 each for an Island tour that lasted 3.5 hours
5 out of 5
great local wine and cheese
5 out of 5
book a later flight so you can get the tour to Stonehenge that drops you at the airport and is only $30.00 more then just the bus rite to the airport.
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