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Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Adventure of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 22, 2015

Ship: Adventure of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9469

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary


We were a party of 11 (7 adults, 2 six yr olds, 1 1/2 & 7 mos old). Even though the ship was beautiful and most of the service was good, the way the infants were treated put a damper on everyone's vacation. It is obvious the 7 month old and the 1 1/2 yr old could not utilize any of the services available, but they were charged the same fare as an adult plus the gratuities. They were not even allowed to put their feet in the pool water to cool off. So basically they were charged for breathing the air in the ship. Why not have a little kiddie section just for infants so they can sit and splash in the water and have fun? And why not charge them a percentage of the cost or no charge at all if under 1 or 2? They got nothing at all out of the trip except added cost.

Another incident that did not go over well was when the 6 yr old was playing the kids bingo. The first 2 games had 2 winners each and both winners won prizes each time. The third game was won by a woman and the 6 yr old child. The prize was awarded to the woman and the 6 yr old was not recognized. He started crying because he could not understand why he had won too but he didn't get a prize, even though all the winners in the previous games had won something. His mother had to talk to the game coordinator who still refused to award the child a little prize. Finally she presented him with a water bottle after the child's mother tried to show her the unfairness of it all, especially when the woman who won turned around and presented her prize to another child.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
The shows at night had the same theme. It was singing and dancing most nights, except for one night they had a comedian.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Only for older kids, and even at that rock climbing was only open for few hours most days. If you went out for an excursion you miss it.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
first time in an inside room. Kind of small. Had asked agent for an upgrade if one had become available.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts Did not visit port

Was re routed due to the storm.

St. John's, Antigua Did not visit port

was re routed due to the storm.

Castries, St. Lucia Did not visit port

Bridgetown, Barbados Did not visit port

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