As you know, I just returned from 2 great weeks aboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. I am already working on a full review of the cruise complete with pictures, onboard newsletters, etc. Knowing some may be considering a cruise on Adventure in the near future, I wanted to get a few words out there about my experiences over 14 nights on board.


The Service – Without exception, every crewmember I came into contact with was unfailingly smiling and eager to please.

The Concierge Lounge – The lounge atmosphere was excellent. Never too crowded, but with fun people, interesting conversation, and top-notch service. Bravo to Sucel, Damion, and Lorena!

Dining – Our dining room service was fantastic. Special shout out to Inyoman and Curtis! Bar servers were splendid, especially the pool bar. Portofino, the Italian specialty restaurant was even better than I remembered from other cruises.

The Itineraries – Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, and so many more! A beautiful time of year in the Caribbean. It did rain in San Juan, but once we sailed south, the weather was beautiful, if a little windy when sailing in the evenings.

Seriously, I have no complaint about this ship or the cruise experience. The ship will undergo a dry dock in March 2014 where she’ll receive a refresh including some of Royal Caribbean’s “Designed for WOW” updates. The ship will then appear in Miami for a couple of cruises before repositioning to Europe for the summer season. I can’t wait to see the new updates! If you’re considering a cruise on Adventure of the Seas, go for it! Stay tuned for my full review.

-MJ, December 23, 2013