Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Southern Caribbean Disappointing

Sail Date: September 05, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

First let me say, The Adventure of the Seas is a wonderful ship for her age.  Crew, Staff and Facilities were outstanding.  Couldn't have asked for a better cruise while on board.  Now if you are expecting to go ashore on St Johns Antigua, Castries St Lucia or Bridgetown Barbados and find those perfect postcard beaches, forget it.  The local population on those islands have exceeded the sustainability of the islands resources.  We did three excursions, one on each island.  Trash is everywhere, in some cases, raw sewage flowed down the streets.  Every stream or water source we saw was polluted.  On one 4 X 4 Jeep excursion up into the mountains we saw trash just thrown off the side of the dirt roads, miles from any town.  We had a hard time taking pictures while at the beach that excluded the trash.  It's sad to think these people are destroying the very thing that draws the tourism to them.  It won't be long before these places look worst than Hati.  

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Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was perfect, plenty of room.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Very slow boarding process. Ship arrives at 6:00 am and everyone is required to be out of their cabins by 9:30 am, yet no one could board until after 1:00 pm. Muster lasted 45 minutes because everything needed to be both in English and Spanish.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
St. John's, Antigua
4x4 into the mountains was fun, but be prepared for trash everywhere
Castries, St. Lucia
Island sighting tour through the mountains was fun, but be prepared for trash everywhere
Bridgetown, Barbados
Beach Hopping on an open air Jitney. First beach trashy, second beach nice, third beach all coral and not very nice. Tour said you had to walk 1 1/2 miles over rough terrain, not true. Driver parked within 30 feet of all three beaches. Had a good time, open bar was included in the price and the Rum Punch flowed freely.


Nice miniature golf course and in line skating course on deck 13, stern.

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