Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Not PERK-fect

Sail Date: November 30, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Big ship, nice cabin, good food, suitable shopping but the PERKS were missing. This cruise seemed to be oriented towards a Hispanic clientele which, if intended, should have been emphasized. Meals were mostly average and repetitious for the most part. We saw no ice carvings, no floral arrangements and no carved fruits and vegetables - disappointed! Our first mission onboard was to have the sofa cushion in our cabin cleaned of some large stains of who knows what - YUCK! This was, however, attended to promptly. Our second mission was to have our table reservations corrected. Our party of four was seated at separate (and distant) tables even though all reservations were made under my name. After three attempts on my part, this was corrected but the promised notice of correction and table assignment was never delivered. I was finally advised verbally after constant persistence.We heard scuttlebutt that this was a major problem on our cruise and many parents had been separated from their dependent children. Dining sometimes dragged on for two hours causing us to miss some activities. Disembarking at the end of the cruise was delayed so long that we began to fear we would never get off in time to make our travel arrangements. Entertainment was sometimes lack-luster and attendance was minimal. This was not a bad cruise but it definitely lacked PERKS. This was our seventh cruise but our first cruise with RC. However, RC will not be first choice for our next cruise.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
See review
Service and Staff
For the most part. Our dining room and cabin attendents were great.
Not memorable for the most part.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Loved the itinerarey but knew it ahead of time. Often took local "on shore" excursions instead of ones offered onboard ship.
Cabin / Stateroom
Order room service to relax and make the most use of your balcony.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Go a day or two ahead of your cruise to enjoy P.R.
Bridgetown, Barbados
Take a tour and learn about their history.
Castries, St. Lucia
St. John's, Antigua
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Our favorite place. Love Philipsburg but also check out the French side.
Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
Take a tour to Cristiansted


Check port-of-call boarding times before your trip. If they are early (as ours were) take the early dining so you don't miss other activities. Order room service to avoid the crowds.

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