September 2016 - Adventure of the Seas to Caribbean
Room was nice size and had plenty of storage and good closet to unpack all of our stuff. Bathroom was little small and one person at time could be in there. Shower was okay but really high edge so stepping in and out difficult if you have any back or hip issues. Room always seemed to be warm no matter what the ac was set too. Bed was okay but pillows were horrible. Overall the room was okay and no real complaints. Ship as nice and clean and did have some wear and tear but overall was nice especially the deck 5 promenade which is very well cared for and lots of shops. Excursions were good and was easy to get on and off the boat at the ports. Towels stations for excursions was very easy to use as well. Dinner at the dinning room was the best part of the day for us and we had a wonderful table guests and our table staff was excellent and very attentive to our needs. The dinning area up top Windjammer was good for quick bite to eat but chaos when crowded and people cutting in lines and hogging tables. We did European method but sharing tables with people and this allowed us to make several friends on-board and get tables faster. Food and service was good as well and if you can deal with the crowds and rude people you be okay. Only real complaint is the over requests for tipping on this ship. If you buy a drink package they add 18% gratuity so when you order a drink you will get a request ticket for additional tipping. This I found to be pushy and annoying. I understand they work hard and not being mean but you already getting 18%. So what I did was found two people and made them my drink people told them bring me drinks and I will tip at end of the day with them and I did. They got extra and I did not have to fill out and sign repetitive receipts. Drinks are expensive anyway and the packages are okay but you only save based upon the already high prices and have to drink at least 6 drinks per day to beat the price. But this is water, soda, coffee, beers etc so easily done and was nice to have a bottle water in our bag when departing the ship for bus rides and excursions. Overall had great trip but the tipping requests just became annoying. And we always left nice tips to our cabin staff and wait and bar staffs before departing. They were really appreciative and they did earn it for they took really good care of us while on the cruise.