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Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2013
We are frequent RC cruisers. We very much enjoyed the Baltic Cruise. My only criticism would be the Dining Room food has dropped in it's quality. The Specialty Restaurants are delightful! Service and food exceptional. Unfortunately, most people do not feel the need to pay for better food. Overall service on the ship is wonderful. I highly recommend Royal Caribbean.
Travel Advisor: Jan Hammond
fine as a second choice
Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2013
RC could do better. To charge a fee in not so special restaurants aboard is nickel and diming. The overall maintenance was minimal as the balcony woodwork needed attention. Staterooms a bit scimpy as well as balcony space. The card room needs attention and someone to manage the care of the board games as well as the card packs. Excursion costs much higher than if purchased off ship. A good second choice, but look at competitors first.
Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2013
We had a wonderful time. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather. The staff were all very attentive and helpful. Dinners in the dining room were very good otherwise typical cruise fare. Would definitely recommend the helicopter trip to the glacier. Had lived in Alaska years ago but it was worth a trip back to see the amazing scenery again.
Travel Advisor: Michelle Andersen
RCI needs to look into how this ship is being run
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013
dining experience awful chops food was bad and certainly not worth $30 extra we had a theft on board which was mishandled so badly not enough agents on board to help with open booking a new cruise however Giovanni's was terrific the chef made dishes that were better than many NYC restaurants and our italian waiter just made our dining experience more special this trip did not live up to the norm for RCI I brought a guest who had never been on a cruise Wrong one to bring them on
By: Family of 8
Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014
Celebrating New Years on the Allure of the Seas was a perfect way to start off 2014! Our family of 8 had an incredible time. Lots of great memories from ziplining over the Haiti beach, bobsledding down Jamaica's Mystic Mountain, and scuba diving the beautiful ocean off of Cozumel. And when we were not off exploring the port of calls, we were entertained every minute of the day and night with wonderful shows, parties, great food, and parades. It was a trip of a lifetime!
Travel Advisor: Gay Johansen
Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2014
This ship is a great size. Not so large that it feels over crowded, yet so much to do onboard.
Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2014
As an emerald member in their "frequent sailor" club, I'm pleased to say that this cruise line continues to provide the best value, accommodation, service, and entertainment, in spite of introducing the largest mega ships in the world. I didn't think it could be done and have had to eat my words. I have sailed on both the Oasis and Allure in the past 12 months and could not have been more satisfied.
Travel Advisor: Darcy Flarity
Do Not Reccomend
Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2014
The staff aboard the Navigator of the seas was rude upon arrival at the Port of Galveston. We had not recieved any communication that our boat had reached port late, and when we arrived at the port, the first woman we came into contact with wearing Royal Caribbean attire argued and yelled at my group. That should have told us something about what we were to expect aboard the Navigator of the Seas. Although, we had 5 employees that treated us with the most respect, and made our journey a fun one, the vast majority of the crew aboard this ship didnt care that we were aboard at all. I understand that it was a very busy week, but that shouldnt have changed how we were treated aboard the ship. Norweigan has proved to us to be a much better cruise line, and I will go with them from now on, rather than giving Royal Caribbean another chance.
Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2014
First, the port of Bayone was a nightmare. We were in a traffic jam for over 45 minutes once we reached the port. Check in went fairly well. The cruise went well . I found Royal Carribean to be bare bones compaired to other lines I have been on. No amenities at all, not a pen hand cream or even a 10 cent shower cap to be found. I asked for a small pillow :"we have none" I was told. The room was clean, Windjammer Cafe crowded and we found part of a katsup packet and a bristle in our food . Also returned food that was not fit to eat. no one ever contacted us to apoligize. , Leaving the ship was another horror. 45 minutes on the staircase on the ship and another hour for our driver to reach us. The only reason I would travel this line again is if it the only ship going somewhere I really wanted to go.
Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2014
Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2014
Food wasn't good. Poorly supervised children. Entertainment was poor. The cruise wasn't up to RCCL standards. We did like our specialty dinner. We are going on another cruise with RCCL in January and hopefully that one will be better. This is the first time we experienced a bad cruise with RCCL and we have been on lots of them with RCCL.
Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2014
I will not be taking another cruise.
Large ship -- no problems
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2015
Having been a fan of smaller ships, I was a little concerned when I decided to book this trip on a larger ship. There was really no cause for concern. There were no long lines--there are plenty of venues to handle all the people. The shows were spectacular. The drink packages made it easy to have the refreshments I wanted when I wanted. The cabin was spacious and had lots of storage (not always the case on many ships). Overall, I was very pleased with the experience.
Travel Advisor: Ralph Iantosca
Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas was a lovely ship with many activities offered. The shows were excellent and the food was good. Little things have changes as the company seems to be cutting some corners. They, for example, stop leaving chocolate candies on the pillows. This is a small thing, but one we missed. There seemed to be a bigger push by employees to up sale items. The staff were pleasant, but seemed a bit stretched. I would travel with Royal again, but hope more and more of the "cruse experience" extras are not lost as they try to make more money.
Travel Advisor: Krista Wissinger
Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2015
My cruise on Adventure of the seas was a very busy week. Up early and out on excursions everyday. The main reason for my great experience was the service received from the staff. Cabin steward, waiter. Assistant waiter, Head waiter, bar servers, dealers and any other staff we were involved with. The photographer we used during the whole cruise was awesome and we got a great package with all our photos. I'm already to go again. Thank Royal Caribbean and Trish Mercer.
Travel Advisor: Trish Mercer
Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2015
The crew on the ship was friendly and entertaining.
Travel Advisor: Tamoy Thelwell
Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2015
Ports were great but ship could use some refurbishing. Service on the ship was also good.
Travel Advisor: Jeremy Hall
Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2016
Ship is a perfect size! Large screen has been added to the deck, but would suggest having the covers over the hot tubs removable for major viewings. So much space was limited & unable to be used during the super bowl, as it blocked the view, which made it very crowded and people had to stand. Audio was difficult to hear on the upper decks.
Blindsided on the gratuities
Reviewed on: 25 May 2016
When I checked in online, the gratuity was 12.95/person/day. no problem, I expect that and I've paid it before. However, when we boarded the ship, the gratuity had increased to $13.50/day. I don't object to them raising the rate, and I don't object to the extra 55 cents. My objection is that they said one thing and then changed it without notification. That's just petty. I visited the Guest Services desk and had the gratuity removed from my bill. Then I gave cash to my cabin attendant and dining table staff in the equivalent amount I would have paid at 12.95/day. This is the third year I've cruised with RCCL and the menu in the dining room, while delicious, hasn't changed. Also, the singing waiters on the last evening are just downright annoying. Other than that, the cruise was great. The RCCL staff is unfailingly friendly and polite. We really enjoyed the cruise!
Travel Advisor: Marla Archer
RCI does a great job once again
By: Big family traveler
Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2016
Second time on this boat, third RCI cruise. Staff and service were outstanding. The boat is going into dry dock for 24 days of refurbishment in October so I will skip details on the boat as they are likely to change.
Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2016
We have a marvelous time . Carlos it the best
Travel Advisor: Carlos Castro
By: Dean C.
Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016
They have to do something with the Beds !! Mattress are VERY Hard and worn out, other then that the Cruz was great Friendly & helpful all workers on the Boat, Food was Great on the ship as well
Travel Advisor: Shelley Greenan
Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2017
This ship does not meet Royal Caribbean standards. Honestly I felt like I was on a cruise where the staff was being trained on the job. Apparently the ship was suppose to go to dry dock which I believe it did but apparently due to Hurricane Matthew supplies needed for repairs didn't arrive, so not all repairs were done. Now they are doing repairs while the ship is cruising. Our group had toilet issues in our staterooms and we were told 50 staterooms were affected by this. We were given various excuses of why the problems were happening. We met some people getting off the ship that had plumbing problems last year on this ship and they were given a 50% off another cruise so they decided to give this one a try again since it was going to dry docked to be repaired. They were quite disappointed when they had plumbing problems again. This apparently has been going on for some time now, and the company needs to stop lying to customers and get it fixed correctly.
Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2017
The ship itself was good. The cruise director, Elvis- excellent. But the customer service that we received on board was not the best. ONE EXAMPLE: After waiting 40 min for a beverage, I simply left the table and procured drinks for everyone at a nearby bar. SECOND: dirty towels piled up in our cabin. We got new ones due to the fact that our steward did not take or replenish. It was small things that made this trip untoloerable for the customer.
San Juan Cruse Port!
Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2017
No bumps smooth ride!
Travel Advisor: Christine Van Vorst
Eastern Caribean Cruise
Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2017
Great trip, the sip is the right size not too big and plenty of things to do on board. Food was great and the entertainment was good. The parties on Main Street were fun. We are planning to book another trip on the Adventure to New England to see the Fall colors in October.
Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2017
Travel Advisor: Stephanie Petros
Reviewed on: 27 May 2017
It was fun and filled with activities. It was smooth sailing and very pleasant staff. Good food, great entertainment and quick attentive service.
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Lannon
Good, but not great
Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2017
Nice ship with plenty to do, but after being on oasis class ships, it was a bit of a let down. Almost felt cramped in comparison.
cruise ship injury
Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2017
Less than 24 hours into our cruise my wife suffered a severe cut to her knee. The injury was due to equipment issues with the ship. The medical staff took care of the injury that required stitches and a shot. The staff after the injury kept their distance from us fearing a lawsuit I guess. The ship itself was in good shape and the food on board was good. Dealing with RCCL after the cruise is becomming somewhat of an issue.
Travel Advisor: Laura Schelling
my cruise with royal Caribbean cruise 🚢
Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2017
This is my third cruise with royal and I enjoy every one every one was very nice our attendants were very attentive
Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017
The Adventure of the Seas was AWESOME.
Travel Advisor: Lori Herren
Amazing Family Vacation
Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017
Fantastic! It was one of the most pleasurable and relaxing vacations I have ever taken!!! The staff and crew were amazing and made our stay most enjoyable.
Travel Advisor: Carla Staples
Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017
The boat was a bit of a disappointment as the food was not up to par, but the activities and casino were enjoyable
Travel Advisor: Toni Lanfrank
Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas
Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017
This ship is one of the older ships that I guess has been upgraded, and we were not disappointed as a whole. We did not use all the activities on the ship, but there seemed a lot for people to do, especially the children. The entertainment was average. With only one exception the food in the dining rooms was good and presented well. Our junior suite was just what we needed and the cabin steward provided excellent service. We would rate the service by most employees as above average, and most employees were helpful when you needed answers to questions or directions. The pre-cruise check-in process was easy, and the embark and debark and airport transfer process went smoothly. Prior to the cruise, I had contact via email with customer service and was pleased with the responses to my questions. We would use Royal Caribbean again.
Travel Advisor: Susan Ward
By: carribean queen
Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017
wonderful trip, enjoyed to the fullest.
Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017
Had a great time aboard ship
Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017
Excellent service and easy to get around on the ship.
Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2017
LUNCH TIME VERY CROWDED, DIFFICULTY FINDING A TABLE AND FOOD NOT GOOD! THE ONLY GOOD FOOD WE HAD WAS IN THE SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS! AND ON MY LAST CRUISE (OASIS OF THE SEAS) I WAS A DIAMOND PLUS MEMBER! HOWEVER I WAS ONLY A DIAMOND ON THE ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS! WHEN I QUESTIONED IT (CROWN AND ANCHOR) I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS A COMPUTER GLITCH THAT THEY ONLY HAVE ME AS A DIAMOND MEMBER BECAUSE I HAVE NO PROOF THAT I HAD BEEN SAILING WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN SINCE 1953! NEVER SAILING WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN AGAIN!!!
By: Truly an Adventure of the Seas
Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2017
It was such a great cruise! Our stateroom 9322 was a perfect location! The islands we stopped at were the main reason for selecting this cruise and they didn't disappoint! It was very easy getting to the port, getting checked in and on the the ship! It was also very easy to disembark, get a taxi and back to the airport. The ship to me was in great shape and loved all there was to do!
Travel Advisor: Annette Early
Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018
Adventure was a great ship. We were used to bigger ships but the staff was amazing. We loved the ports. The entertainment was very good also.
Adventure of The Seas Ship & Sevice
Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018
We had a great time on this cruise. Food and meal service seemed like 5 star. Waitstaff provided excellant help in advise and timely service. We had family that included children and grandchildren, each member looking forward to dinner every night. Ship was clean and rooms serviced with professional staff. With children ages 9 & 13 onboard activities were many and varied. I would highly recommend this cruise.
Smooth sailing with Royal Caribbean cruise lines
Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018
We had a wonderful time on a back to back cruise with Royal Caribbean. The staff aboard the adventure of the sea made for a very good trip. They simply treat you like royalty! Anything and everything that you request seems to always happen. The smiles from all of the crew, and the extra attention that they give their passengers is extraordinary. We had a great time on the adventure of the seas, and we are looking forward to our next cruise with Royal Caribbean.
Travel Advisor: Deanna Byrd
Cruise ship review
By: Amy and Heather
Reviewed on: 16 May 2018
We found the ship to be lovely, the skating rink was a wonderful, unique experience. Buffet food was average, but better than Carnival. Room was small for balcony room. Bed was hard. Room attendant was friendly.
Travel Advisor: Diane Crisman-Race
Adventure of the Seas has it all!
Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018
The age range of our group was 4-77! There was something on the ship for all of us!
Travel Advisor: Michelle (Shelby) Bethke
Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018
It was very nice, had a great time. The only complaint was the service in main dining room for all meals it was very slow and they always seemed confused.
Travel Advisor: Nancy Yale
New England / Canada cruise
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018
Activities/entertainment -- enjoyed putt putt golf and the evening shows. Balcony Cabin -- offered all the space and storage we needed for 3 people. Staff -- everyone was friendly and helpful. Dining -- This was the only area of disappointment. We've been on 4 different cruise lines and the dining room and buffet food was not among our best from our previous cruises. Anytime dining on Princess and Norwegian has shorter lines that on RC. We made reservations for dinner or we would have been waiting in a long line to be seated.
Travel Advisor: Wendy Thompson
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
Really perfect no problems...crew very attentive
Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018
Good food, good service and good entertainment.
Fall color cruise
Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2018
Generally pretty good. Food was excellent. Staff was always helpful, smiling, and friendly. The ship was clean and in good repair. I did think too many on-board activities were fee based with limited options for free time. This was a cool weather cruise so many of the open deck activities were not very comfortable. The process for leaving the ship and connecting with excursions tended to be chaotic and confusing. Definitely could use improvement. Compared to 9 other cruises we have taken, this was the worse. Timing was unfortunate. Fall was late this year and there was very little color change. Can't fault the Cruise line for not knowing over a year in advance when the color would peak.
All you could want
By: The Solo Cruise
Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2018
Great size. Not too big....not too small. All that you want in dining, entertainment and relaxation