Monday, September 28, 2009

Vacation Days 3-4: Aboard Adventure of the Seas


On Day 3 of our vacation we woke up at our hotel in Old San Juan (Caribe Hilton) and had a light breakfast at the Starbucks in our hotel. Then it was time to pack up our things and bring the rental car back before catching a cab to the pier.
The adult pool and spas.
The main pools and hottubs.
The captian and co-captian's perches on the ship.
When we arrived at the pier we went through the security line which was fairly quick and boarded the boat where we promptly settled in for a nice lunch in the Windjammer Cafe while we waited for our cabin to be ready. After eating we explored the boat (which was laid out exactly like the boat we took on our honeymoon- Voyager of the Seas), found our dining room table, played some mini golf, and then headed for our cabin on Deck 9.
The main dining hall as seen from the 3rd story. We sat on the first floor.
The mini golf course at the front of the ship.
Our cabin was a junior suite just like we had on our honeymoon with sitting area, a real tub with shower in the bathroom (for those that have never cruised before- normally you get a shower stall that leaks all over the bathroom), and a balcony. As a special treaty for my husband on our anniversary trip I got him a special romance package so we were greeted with chocolate covered strawberries and non-alcoholic champagne for our own sail away party. Later in the cruise we also enjoyed petit fours, breakfast in bed, and some canapes on the first formal night as part of the package. We were also very impressed that our luggage was in our room at 2pm when we first got there. It never even had to wait in the hallway, which is a rarity!
The Promenade deck on our boat
After dinner in the main dining hall we explored the boat some more and hit the sack early as we both were exhausted. On Monday we had a day at sea. After a delicious breakfast in the Windjammer we hit the adult pools to relax, read, and soak in the sun. Later on we had lunch again at the Windjammer and then went to the arcade and played some air hockey before getting ready for the first formal night. The show after dinner that night was a tribute to the Temptations and it was actually really good! I even got a short video clip of the song "My Girl".
We clean up pretty good!
video
Next stop: Barbados

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