Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Just an OK Cruise Vacation

Sail Date: June 27, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

This was just an OK cruise for our family of 8.  I was expecting a bit more from RC, we had a better vacation on a Carnival cruise last year.  The food in the Main Dining area was good while the food in the Windjammer buffet was just mediocre. We ate at the specialty restaurant Giovanni's Table and thought the food was nothing special and certainly not worth spending almost 3 hours there for $25 per person. The staff was very courteous and helpful, especially when we had to deal with getting gluten free food. The rooms are a tad too small, OK for a couple. We had oceanview and it was just too small for 3 of us. We did have problems with our toilet not flushing on 4 different instances. Our families other cabin had a wet floor the entire trip and had to have a fan blowing on it. For the ship just having an upgrade, more improvements should have been made to the staterooms. The entertainment was OK, nothing special, however, I did enjoy the ice show. The big movie screen was OK, but it would have been nice to have something on it all day during sea days, maybe the World Cup competition or movie. There really was not a whole lot going on at sea days unless you wanted to be crowded in a packed pool with drunks or see a belly flop contest or sexiest man contest. There was no place for 10 - 14 year olds to swim or have fun in pools, too packed with adults, especially when they close down one pool in the middle of the afternoon to have swim aerobics. The Royal Promenade was just OK as well. A couple of bars, Ben & Jerry's and some shopping stores. The stores did not have a good selection of merchandise, which is good for me as I did not spend much money at all. The island itinerary was good, I would skip St. Kitts next time, but loved Aruba & Curacao. Overall, a  good vacation, great staff, but would not go back on this ship.

Food and Dining
Food in main dining was good, mediocre in Windjammer. There should be more soda stations available especially since purchasing drink package. Giovanni's Table not worth spending extra $25 on. No problems with having a gluten free diet, they had GF pancakes, pizza, pasta and made food we could eat.
Service and Staff
Great staff, loved out main ding waiters.
Not enough of quality entertainment.
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Not enough of activities to do. Not everyone enjoys sports related activities.
Destinations and Excursions
Would skip going to St. Kitts and Aruba was great!
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Easy, no problems at all.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was a little cramped for 3 people. The toilet didn't flush on 4 separate times. The cabin steward was great.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Oranjestad, Aruba
Book Jolly Pirates snorkel & swim. Includes BBQ lunch and good snorkeling and swing into the ocean. Tons of fun and great price for all ages!
Willemstad, Curacao

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