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  1. Local news Item today Adventure is docked at the new Celebrity terminal 25 today,
  2. What Broadway show is on Adventure of the Seas?
  3. I’m thinking of booking the 6 night cruise on Adventure from Bayonne to Canada leaving July 6th. Does anyone have an idea what kind of weather we can expect? Is it usually warm enough to use the pools throughout the cruise? I am used to Caribbean cruising and being able to spend sea days at the pool. I know it won’t be as warm as I am used to, which can be a good thing, I am just hoping that I can get some pool time in.
  4. Does anyone have a current cruise compass for the Adventure. I want to find out about dance locations and schedules for dancing
  5. Recent AOS cruises- would like your input! What are the showtimes on the Adventure of the Seas? We enjoy the shows and normally book dinner around showtimes. We are planning on the Canada/New England cruise. TIA
  6. Hi all, We have yet to be on Royal Caribbean and travel adult only now. A friends family is wanting to sail out of NYC this summer, end of July or August. There are 4 children ranging in age from 2 to 14 and a grandma. How is this ship for families. Is there night time entertainment they can all do together. Are their kids clubs for the 2 year old, etc. Any comments, points, insight is greatly appreciated!
  7. I'm currently on Adventure of the Seas on the 6 night Western Caribbean itinerary with stops in Grand Cayman, Costa Maya and Cozumel. We're pulling in to Grand Cayman as I write this. I'm willing to try to answer anyone's questions regarding the ship or the itinerary. There is one caveat though. I probably won't answer right away. I'm on vacation 😁. I'm not one of those people that lives on my electronic devices, especially when I'm away. So, ask questions, I'll try to answer some over the next few days if I get time. If I can't answer right away, I'll address everyone's questions when I return.
  8. Just off Adventure OTS 2/2 through 2/9 traveling out of Port Everglades and stopping in Labadee, St.Maarten, and San Juan. I want to do a quick comprehensive review of my trip and cover some of the things that I asked about leading up to it so that the info might be be useful to others. Trip down, rental car, hotel Flew down to FLL the day before on Delta. Flight was on time even though we connected through LGA (aka where travel plans go to die). Arrived at FLL around 2pm, walked with my carry on and laptop bag (no checked bag) over to pick up my rental car -- 5 min walk. Had a full sized rental with Alamo. In the full sized aisle, they had several cars like the Altima, Malibu,.... they also had a few full sized quad cab pick up trucks. I chose an F150 because I wanted to be able to offer a ride to the port for a few ppl in my cruise party. Btw, Alamo did not require me to top off the fuel tank when returning. They said because my tank was so large I only needed to bring it back at over half. Had a room booked at Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek -- good deal on Hotwire. Hotel was perfectly fine for pre-cruise: 20 min. from port, places to eat nearby. Hotel was a bit outdated but clean, and the staff was friendly. Only complaint was some road noise that others mentioned, but I didn't hear it. To Port Everglades and rental return Easy 15 min. drive from the hotel to the port. I brought 3 other cruisers from my party and their luggage. We were in terminal 25. We arrived at the port at about 11:20. The line at security to drive into the port went quickly. I dropped everyone and luggage at the terminal and returned the truck. Alamo is right at the port entrance and very convenient. No hidden charges, drop off was very quick and I was on a shuttle to my ship in less than 10 minutes. Boarding the Ship I walked into the terminal at about noon, and I was on the ship in 10 minutes. No line at security. I had completed all check-in info online a few days prior. I grabbed a couple slices of pizza on the promenade and was sitting in the pub with an ice cold Newcastle in no time. At 1pm, I went to my inside room on deck 6 and unpacked. The room steward came by and introduced himself. The Ship The ship is in great shape and the crew works hard to keep her clean. The level of craftsmanship is impressive. Its obvious that pride was taken in the tile work and the finish carpentry in the indoor spaces. I know that the ship is due for a renovation soon and you could see some areas where carpet and worn furniture could use replacing. However, that did not detract from my experience. My room was 6487. It's an inside room all the way aft. I don't mind being that far from the elevators and stairs because I like to walk a lot on board. The room was quiet. The attendant kept it clean and well stocked. The Staff I wanted to point out how great the staff is on Adventure. I have been on about a dozen cruises on a few different main stream lines. The staff on Adventure OTS is, hands down, the friendliest and most helpful I have experienced. They come across as very genuine and welcoming. An example is when I saw a woman who was having trouble with her electric scooter as she was going though the promenade. It appeared that the battery was low. I started to walk over but before I could get there someone from the cleaning staff, without even being asked, stopped what they were doing and quickly assisted. That was just one small example of the interactions I noticed. As awesome as they treated other guests, I almost felt like I was the most important passenger on the ship. I look forward to letting RCCL know about the great customer service. The Food This cruise was kind of a booze cruise / super bowl party for our group of 6 middle aged adults. We only had a few meals in the dining room where we were all together. We did not eat at any of the up-charge restaurants, other than Johnny Rockets for lunch one day. Having said that, and knowing food is subjective, I will give you my likes and dislikes. The Windjammer was bland. It also seemed a bit disorganized. An example would be having burgers before buns in line, then having to go someplace else to find cheese or to the salad bar for lettuce or tomato. It adds to the chaos LOL. I did hit the omelette station in the Windjammer every morning and that was decent.The main dining room was pretty good. The steaks were always to the right temp. Other dishes, such as pasta and chicken, were very tasty as well. My favorite was the lobster. Johnny Rockets was as good as I remember. Love the onion rings. I did notice that RCCL appears to have improved the pizza recipe, although it's much better when fresh. Entertainment I thought the Caribbean and Latin bands were pretty good. A guitar player could be found on most nights in one of the lounges, but his set list seemed limited and often repeated. There were also a couple of female singers who were pleasant to listen to while having a drink. The 70's show in the promenade was fun. The piano players name was Keith, I believe. He played in the Schooner Bar and was very popular -- get there early for a seat. The ice show was very impressive. Hard to believe that is taking place on a ship at sea. I didn't catch the comedian or any of the other shows. One of the reasons for this cruise was to be on for the Super Bowl. They had a party with a burger/hot dog/taco spread in Studio B. They also had the game on at the big screen on the pool deck. It was fun being on board for the game. Wish the game was a little higher scoring though. Passengers were allowed to wager on the game in the casino, and squares were also available. Itinerary The itinerary was perfect for the experience we were looking for. We sailed on Saturday. Sunday was a sea day, which was perfect because the Super Bowl was that night. It was also the first formal night, but I think some passengers skipped dinner to watch the game. We then had 3 straight port days. First was Labadee: I did the zip line. It was great. They weigh you and make you sign a bunch of waivers. Then you are fitted in a harness and walk over to a smaller zip line where they teach you the necessary technique. After that you are driven up the mountain and to the mother of all zip lines LOL. Its a great spot to snap a few photos but not so great if you don't like heights. A couple people did back out. I am not sure if a refund was given. The next day we docked in San Juan. I just walked around and took some pictures. Still see some hurricane damage. It's one of my favorite ports because of the narrow, cobble stone streets and old buildings. Our final stop was in St. Maarten. I took a cab to Maho beach just like my last visit here but was disappointed this time. The beach was very crowded and not as many planes to see. It didn't help that a lot of the beach seemed to be eroded, most likely from the hurricane. Traffic was really bad, as well, so it took a long time to get to Maho and back to the ship. We then had 2 sea days on our way back to Port Everglades. Leaving the ship and Customs I had a 9:40 flight to catch at FLL, so I did the self-assist debarkation. The ship docked at about 5:30. Those doing self assist started lining up luggage inside the Lyric Theater at about 5:45. We were able to start walking off at 6:45, and I was among the first off. Customs was a breeze. Even though I had the app, they wanted to see my passport and only asked a couple questions. I was in a cab to the airport by 7. There was only a short line at TSA, and I was at my gate for my Southwest flight with a ton of time to spare. It was a fun trip. I hope this info is helpful. Let me know if you have any questions
  9. My husband and I are new to Royal Caribbean and will be sailing on the Adventure of the Seas early next year. Please tell us everything we need to know. We're scheduled for dining any time, but do we need to make reservations? How about the shows? Thanks for all the tips, tricks and information you can provide. We're really excited to try something new!
  10. This is only our third Royal Caribbean cruise, the last two being on Liberty of the Seas in 2017. This will be our first time on Adventures of the Seas. Husband & I are 52, and our 18 year old son is joining us. Our cruise is this month! 1.) Are movies ever shown anywhere but outside on the deck? If so, where? 2.) Besides your state room, where would be some good places to play cards? 3.) Our cruise leaves out of Fort Lauderdale. We fly in that same morning. Is there a Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond or any similar place where we could buy inexpensive mattress toppers ON THE WAY (or close enough) to the ship from the airport? It just doesn’t seem feasible to pack them in a suitcase and bring them on the airplane. Our flight lands at 10:52am In Fort Lauderdale. So I assume there is plenty of time to make a stop? 4.) The above are my three main questions, that I would really appreciate help with. But an extra question... for those that have been on both Liberty & Adventure...I’d love to hear some positive differences between the two ships. I booked this cruise on a whim, not really researching… (which is very unlike me!) I was so impressed with the level of entertainment on Liberty, I just assumed it would be the same on all Royal Caribbean ships. After lots of reading here on Cruise Critic, I realize my mistake. This being a smaller ship, the entertainment is a little less spectacular (We don’t do the flow rider, slide, or rock wall, which I think both ships have), so the nightly entertainment was a real selling point for me. Thanks so much!! Lara
  11. Does anyone have current Cruise Compass for the Adventure of the Seas
  12. We are sailing on Symphony of the Seas on April 13 with our 2 boys (5 and 7). We are also sailing with my sister-in-law and her family (3 girls; 6, 8, and 10). The cousins are extremely close and are very exited to take their first cruise together. I was reading the ages for the various programs at Adventure Ocean and it seems like the kids will be split up. The groups are 3 - 5, 6 - 8, and 9 - 13. This is going to drive them nuts because 2 of the kids (the 5 and 10 year olds) will be left on their own. Does anyone know how hard they keep to age groups? Is there a chance that they can be in the same group?
  13. I'm not sure if this question is port of call related or Royal cruise related. If this should be somewhere else please let me know and I will post there instead. I am going to be on the Adventure next March 28th cruise to the ABC islands. We are scheduled to port in Bonaire on March 31st at 9am. I really would like to do an independent snorkeling excursion that starts at 9:30am. Has anyone been on a Royal ship in Bonaire and remember what time the ship was cleared for departures? I would make sure to be one of the first in line to get off the ship, I realize that ship excursions and Diamond, Diamond+ people will be allowed first. My in-laws are Diamond+ and will be with us, will that make any difference since my husband and I are not. Thanks, Kim
  14. RCI somehow allowed a Kids Sail Free sailing during spring break week in Texas on Vision. So the ship will be PACKED with kids/families. AO on Vision is pretty tiny.... has anyone been on a smaller ship (Vision class/empress/radiance class) which had a large amount of kids on board? Do they take over additional space for AO activities? I don't see how they're going to handle all the kids that will be on board in that tiny little AO room.
  15. Hello All! We are from the UK and as of yet have never been to the Caribbean. We are on the point of booking Adventure of the Seas 29th July 2020 10 day from New York calling at Bermuda , St. Maarten , St. Thomas , San Juan and Labadee. The flight is much shorter from the UK to New York than to Florida plus we wanted to spend a few days in New York , so that was chosen as our departure port. I am not keen on 7 day cruises so wanted 9 nights or longer and we wanted to incorporate at least some Caribbean islands ( not just Bermuda) hence we settled on this itinerary . This will be our 9th Royal Caribbean cruise (and 1st as diamond😎) so we are very familiar with the company. Couple of questions for those familiar with the Caribbean and Adventure of the seas -Is the end of July date risky in terms of hurricane season? There is an alternative 9 night itinerary on 1st July which misses out st. Thomas - would you suggest this instead? -Would you consider this a good itinerary as a first foray into the Caribbean? -Is Labadee basically just a beach day? -We want to book a junior suite on Adventure - any suggestions as to locations to pick or avoid? We are very excited about this trip and want to get it right so all help and comments gratefully accepted!
  16. I am just curious what cabins people have been getting recently on the Adventure of the Seas when booking an inside guarantee. We booked inside guarantee for our cruise next February.
  17. Do they serve Moscato wine on the Adventure of the Seas and if so what bars can you get it at?
  18. Is there bands that play in the pub and other bars ( boleros) like there is on anthem of the seas? we had a decent full band and a great acoustic guy. Anyway to find out who they are or at least the type of music? thanks
  19. Hello! My family and I will be sailing on Adventure during July on a cruise to Maine and Canada. We are looking into the internet plans and are trying to figure out which the best one will be for our family. We were wondering if anybody has had any experience with the internet packages on the Adventure and particularly with how the speed of the internet is? We have seen that different ships have slower internet compared to the newer ships and were wondering if this was true for the Adventure?
  20. Help! We are booked on a Mediterranean cruise on Liberty of the Seas with our two children (ages 5 and 7). When I booked our cruise, Royal Caribbean told me that on Port Days, the Adventure Ocean opens 30 minutes before the first shore excursion, and closes after the last shore excursion returns. Now all of the sudden I've been told that it closes at 5:00 p.m. (and other different variations) Basically, I can't get a straight answer out of anyone. I've phoned RCL customer service four times with different answers each time. The reason why this is a concern is that in Florence and Rome, the excursions are long (about 10 hours), and we were expecting that the kids would be in the kids club while we were on our excursions. (The ports in Italy are about 1.5 hours away from Florence and Rome, so that is why the excursions are so long.) We don't want to take the kids on these excursions because they would be bored and complain the whole time. Does anybody know if the children can stay in Adventure Ocean for that long on these port days?? I hope so...:confused:
  21. We are sailing on Adventure of the Seas. I’ll need to check my email about every other day for a few minutes. Is there free internet in the library or am I forced buying an internet package? Thanks.
  22. We are currently booked on the Allure in 2 weeks...woohoo! We were booked on MTD before we found out about family MTD with the early traditional seating. I have tried to switch but early is full...we will check on board but right now it is a no go. MTD is also full until late, so we will try reservations on board or just show up. We are planning on eating early, around 5:30 pm. I have read that you can show up with the kids at the suggested time and they wouldn't know what time your dining is, you just sign up there. Is that still true? And if so, will the waiter care if we are MTD but request the schedule of the Family Time dining? Secondly, we have the 3 night dining package scheduled and are planning to do a date night a couple of nights by ourselves. I read that although the programming is typically from 2-5 pm and 7-10 pm, you can sign the kids up to eat with them and drop them off by 5. Do they keep them after they eat until the programming starts? I assumed, but wanted to clarify. Thanks!
  23. Cruising on the Adventurer of the Seas in about 48 days. I know it's best to book shows before sailing however the booking has not opened yet. Any idea when will I will be able to book the shows? I did purchase The Key which states that booking isn't necessary but I've read on this site that making reservations is still necessary.
  24. Hi guys! We recently booked a sailing for Adventure of the Seas setting sail August 23, 2019. I downloaded the app and added my reservation, but it doesn't show anything other than my sail date, ship name, and reservation number. When we were booked on Mariner of the Seas, the app had a countdown clock, I was able to view the cruise planner. Do these features open up a certain number of days in advance? Or does the Adventure of the Seas not support these features on the app?
  25. We just got off the 6 night Western Caribbean cruise on Adventure of the Seas with stops in Grand Cayman, Costa Maya and Cozumel. I started a thread when I got on the ship offering to answer questions regarding the ship if I could. I answered those as best as I could and now I want to post a short review of our experience. Embarkation: We like to get on the ship early so that we can start to enjoy our vacation. We arrived at the port at 11:15 and there were still passengers disembarking from the previous cruise! I don’t know what the delay was but it had me concerned as we had an early flight scheduled after our return. After a bunch of research on Cruise Critic I felt safe booking flights for 9:47 AM. With self-assist debarkation and if there were no problems with customs, I knew we could be at the airport with plenty of time to spare. Today’s debarkation time raised my concern a little. We dropped of our luggage and checked in. There were about 200 or so people already waiting to board. Boarding started about 12:15 and we were on the ship at 12:30. Our stateroom: Our stateroom was 7688 which is the corner aft on the port side. The balcony for this cabin is HUGE! We have had corner aft cabins before on various decks of various ships but this balcony was, by far, the biggest we have ever had. It had 2 loungers, 2 chairs, a low table and a high table. There was room for 2 more loungers and at least 4 more chairs. I’m not sure these pictures will show its true size. Our only complaint about the balcony was that it had a "roof" over it. It was completely covered. There were not many times when the sun shone on the balcony.
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