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Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Adventure of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 23, 2016

Ship: Adventure of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9278

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

First Royal Caribbean cruise....hopefully won't be my last.  Food was very good in the main dining room (Mozart) and our waiters were exceptional.  The specialty restaurant, Giovanni's was great; incredible service and plenty of food.  I'm a water drinker and I was very disappointed in the Evian bottled water, which is not a very good tasting water.  Not enjoyable and purchased a full case for $40.   

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Disappointed in the fresh fruit selection. Early in the week ripe bananas were plentiful. By mid-week, if you found a banana, it was beat up looking. Would have expected to get some delicious fruit found in the Caribbean. Not the same fruit everyday.

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
Comfortable and roomy.

Ship tip

Beautiful, well-maintained vessel. Friendly crew. Excellent pool-side seating. Loved the adult only pool.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 out of 5
No excursions, didn't care to venture off the ship. Area didn't look too nice.

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

5 out of 5
Great beach approximately a 1 mile walk from the dock. Sand Castle Hotel which offered chaise lounges and umbrellas for a small fee.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Snorkeling excursion. Didn't get to see too much of the island. Water was lovely and the island looked beautiful from the boat.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Excellent shopping area, with beautiful beach within walking distance. Great port to get some beach time and shopping.

Roseau, Dominica

5 out of 5
Didn't know what to expect from this island. As it turned out, this was by far my favorite island. Took a tour to Emerald Pool, which was incredible. The foliage, fruit trees and scenery on the way to Emerald Pool were absolutely breathtaking. Also went to a volcanic beach, which was really nice. Not your typical blue water, but warm and clean.

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
Expected to have the best island experience here, but had a lousy excursion which really ruined my visit. Maybe one day, I'd like to see more of the island. Arrived on a holiday there (Heros' Day) so the town was pretty much shut down (within walking distance of the port). Really not much around the port to see or do.

Traveler Photos

Volcanic Beach Emerald Pool Dominica Port
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