18 January 2017
You can enjoy this great Caribbean cruise on the aptly-named Adventure of the Seas, a ship packed with lots of all action innovations. Plenty of time for relaxation, fine dining, and beautiful ocean views from enhanced staterooms, spacious decks and public areas as you cruise from San Juan Puerto Rico and back. Ports of call include the islands of St Thomas, St Kitts, Curacao and Aruba and you have two wonderful full days at sea to soak up the sun and enjoy all the facilities that this modern cruise liner has to offer.
You board Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas in San Juan, capital of Puerto Rica, with plenty of time to explore before setting sail. Hulking Spanish forts with dungeons ripe for exploration guard the beautifully preserved Old City. Lose yourself in its warren of cobbled streets that are filled with cafés, shops and shady squares. Or head for the hills to discover scenic trails, caves and crafts. Then return to the ship, settle into your stateroom, and enjoy your first night on board.
Your first port of call on the cruise is Charlotte Amalie on the U.S. Virgin Island of St Thomas, and as with all destinations you can choose from a range of tours that can be booked on board. The past still echoes on in this lush West Indies jewel, which was a haunt of Blackbeard the pirate and Sir Francis Drake. Call in on Fort Christian to picture life in the Dutch colonial era, or take advantage of the unrivalled duty-free shopping and sun-soaked beaches.
Another day, another island, when the Adventure of the Seas docks at Basseterre on St Kitts. Here you will be entranced by the Caribbean’s first French town, which to this day is rich in architectural reminders of a colonial past. Take a scenic train trip, snorkel with the pelicans, shop for exquisite batiks, or simply chill out to the sound of reggae music with a coconut cocktail on one of the many fine beaches. A full day tour or relaxation, the choice is always yours.
The first of two full days at sea cruising the southern Caribbean and a good time to fully appreciate all that this modern ship has to offer. An 'at sea' day is your chance to explore all the amazing activities on the Adventure of the Seas, or you could decide to do nothing at all and simply soak up the sun on deck. Relax in the Spa, take in a show at the theatre, or experience any of the incredible dining venues. There's so much on offer the only difficulty will be choosing what to do next!
After your first fun day at sea today your luxurious Royal Caribbean cruise ship docks at Willemstad on the island of Curacao. You’ll remember the genteel Dutch feel and centuries-old waterfront buildings in bright hues long after you’ve left. You can browse around the port’s bustling floating market on your own, check out the linen shops and museums and meet the Swinging Old Lady – a bridge that opens for ships. You are guaranteed a great day in this exotic location.
Even more of a Dutch feel today when the Adventure of the Seas drops anchor at Oranjestad, on the island of Aruba. Constant trade winds and balmy weather make this a premier wind and kite surfing destination and you can try your hand at this growing sport. Alternatively, take a spin on a banana boat, discover pristine Eagle Beach, snorkel at Mangel Halto reef and see the exotic marine life, or visit Fort Zoutman - which was built in 1798 as protection from pirates.
Your final full sea day on the cruise, so make the most of it and enjoy more of the on board entertainment. Climb a rock wall that overlooks the sea, or challenge yourself on the basketball court, ice-skating rink or mini-golf course. Achieve perfect zen, poolside or at the relaxing Vitality Spa. Then after another memorable meal in the three storey dining room, liven up your night on the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing, and duty-free shopping deals.
Today your short but action-packed cruise around the southern Caribbean comes to an end when the Adventure of the Seas arrives back in San Juan. Say farewell to new found friends then see more of Puerto Rico, perhaps staying on and extending your holiday, before heading to the airport for your flight home. There is never a dull moment on a Royal Caribbean cruise and this ship offers everything you could expect from a modern liner . . . and more.
Inside Stateroom fr £601pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated