Southern Caribbean Disappointing

Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 24
Helpful Votes: 215

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Adventure of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 05, 2015

Ship: Adventure of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 9318

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

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.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was perfect, plenty of room.

Ship tip

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

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

3 out of 5
4x4 into the mountains was fun, but be prepared for trash everywhere

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Island sighting tour through the mountains was fun, but be prepared for trash everywhere

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
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.

Traveler Photos

Beach 4x4 Stop Beach Adventure of the Seas Open Air Jitney
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