1 Royal cruise and 6 Disney cruise comparison
Adventure of the Seas Cruise Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail date: January 12, 2020
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Cabin type: Oceanview
Cabin number: 8500
Traveled as: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Review summaryGiving Royal Caribbean 1 more try on Odyssey hoping the entertainment will be favorable to us but pref Disney food and less x-rated shows. Fun without all the F-words, more smart comedy. Crew was super nice and ship was clean even though it was a bigger ship. Details and pictures in review.
Food and Dining
First I will give you the two items off the menu that I would give five stars. The green and black olive mixture, tomato and cheese appetizer, mushroom appetizer. If you enjoy Disney’s unusual gourmet flavor pizzas you’ll find the standard pizzas offered on Royal Caribbean. The sandwiches were small but standard, although I thought the taste was primarily bread and could be improved more meat or less bread. So if it were not for the appetizers I would’ve given a three star rating.
I did like the omelette station and I also felt they had more desserts and bakery then Disney offered. The options for meat and eggs were limited. Two different kinds of scrambled and a hard boil. Standard sausage and bacon. Although the buffet restaurants are basically the same size between Disney and Royal Caribbean, Disney has two long pathways with many options. Windjammers has one on the left followed by a second on the left and likewise for the right side the buffet but limited variety. So if you were smart you’d go toward the head of the ship and get the exact same breakfast as the people who are waiting in line at the entrance of the restaurant. I stayed for the crossover from breakfast to lunch. Hoping that I would find more to eat since I did not care for the breakfast, it was missing those special foods you would get to try on a Disney buffet. It iwas adequate but not anything you could mention to Family later and say “oh I want to go back to the Windjammer for blank blank blank at the buffet. It was a standard mass produced buffet. I love Disney’s strawberry soup.
Main Dining Room
Very visually appealing, actually a step above Disney. The windows were larger you were able to see outside from anywhere in the dining room. Sometimes the venues in Disney can feel (a little) like a cafeteria if you are in the center.The appetizers, entrées and desserts did not have the imagination, the spark, or the culinary interest needed to try new things. They are all very nice options that you can get at your older upscale mom and pop restaurants at home. You will not be disappointed unless you’re expecting Disney style dinners. If you get the chance to try Chops, and have their shrimp appetizer. But you won’t get the same at Main Dining.
Rock Climbing Wall
The rock climbing wall entertained the Marine that we had with us. He was able to climb all the way to the top which most people were not able to ring the bell. They had a few impromptu competitions for the rock wall. Our young man enjoyed the additional competitions.
Dunes Mini Golf
I did not play golf but it looks like a lot of fun it was on two levels and had lots of interesting obstacles.
The smoke wasn’t that bad but if you react to smoke you definitely would notice it. My only complaint is that it was difficult to walk through the machines were rather tight for space when you were trying to walk down the rows. A handicap person with a walker or wheelchair would have great difficulty.
Art and Photo Gallery
Once you realize that they change the pictures every day it’s a nice place to stop and see the new works. Each day I seem to have a new favorite or three.
Sadly our comedian was all F-word and sex, wasn’t what my parents felt comfortable watching. The hypnotist was very good, I’d give him a five star. One night the show was the 50s review. My parents loved that but it wasn’t my thing I was just glad to see them happy. My daughter and the young man we had with enjoyed more items from studio B.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Try chops you won’t be disappointed.