|August 2019 - My Adventure of the Seas Review|
August 2019 – Adventure of the Seas
What do I have to say about the cruise ? Not a lot.
The ship looked as beautiful as it did in 2009, for my 50th BD cruise (this year, I’m 60).
How was the food ? It was ok. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing that jumped out as unforgettable. Yet, plenty to eat & naturally keep me full all week !
Coffee ? Awful. They use to have Seattle’s Best … Don ‘t know what happened (?). It was strong. And if I added water, it was just that … watery !
Pizza ? Weird. I’ve never truly cared for Royal Caribbean pizza. However, this time, if I ate the cheese off of it 1st, the crust was actually very good.
Cupcakes ? Truly dry. However, if I spread the buttery cream off the top and throughout the cupcake, it was good.
Dining Room Buffet Breakfast. Looked nice for folks who love buffets. And I thought it was nice, that folks could have the best of both worlds … dining room + buffet. However, other than the muesli cereal, I ordered off the menu.
Dining Room Buffet Lunch. As normal, I love the salad bar on Royal Caribbean, because the guys chopped it all up. Never before, had I seen buffet food, in the dining room for lunch – I thought again, great, for having both worlds … Dining Room + buffet. However, other than the sald, I ordered off the menu. Unfortunately, neither day, did they have favorite that usually on the dining room lunch buffet … Tilapia.
Shows were fine. We tried to go to 2 a night. However, there was even a 3rd one (often a game), but during our dining time.
Movies – There were outside. Very small area, with the chidlrens park, etc, in the way, for seeing at a distance. And not brought inside, during cold weather (disappointment).
Room Movies – None. Linda & I enjoyed so much, in late evenings, on our Azamara cruise.
Ports – Always love, no matter how many times I go.
That’s about it.
One negative – Traveling north, the train doesn’t stop @ NY airport (drop off NJ Penn). Hotels don’t usually pick up, except NJ Airport. So for $8pp, we took the train to NJ Airport, and the Air Tran to the parking. Took an hour, and it’s only 3-5 miles away. No idea what a cabin might have cost; couldn’t do Uber cause the hotel pick up area doesn’t have an address. On the return, had I purchased, return from NJ Airport, we could have left from there; I had not – Thankfully my associate Sandy, took us from the hotel to NJ Penn – though the it was included in hotel pkgs)
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