John and Janet Matthews
Age: 60's and 70's
Number of Cruises: 18+
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Sailing Date: September 23rd, 2007
Itinerary: Southern Caribbean
We decided to have an overnight stay the day before the cruise in San Juan. We stayed at the Sheraton Old San Juan. The cab ride from the airport to the hotel was $28.00. The cruise lines might want to rethink this hotel as it was quite run down for the price charged and it was not close to the RCI ship terminal. It is right across from the Carnival main ship terminal. We did have a nice buffet breakfast at the hotel and watched the ships come in which was quite nice. The hotel bellboy was extremely helpful and was from New York. The cab ride from the hotel to the ship was $20.00. There were cabs everywhere ready to help and we had a nice driver. Always ask the cab driver the fare before getting in.
As Platinum members of Crown and Anchor Society we have priority boarding. I require wheelchair assistance and there was someone available to take me to the room. We were on deck 10, room #1244 JS handicapped in no time at all. The young woman that helped us took us all the way from the pier to the room. John gave her a nice tip! She did a great job of helping us.
We had a JS handicapped room and they are spacious. As you can see from the enclosed pictures of the bathroom there are plenty of railings to hold onto and you feel safe. There is a seat in the shower that you can pull down if you are not able to stand up and hand rails all around. The electric scooter was waiting all charged up and ready to go. This was the largest electric scooter I have ever rented from Care Vacations. I called it my “Harley” scooter! It was a Shoprider Deluxe with all the bells and whistles. The only problem I had was it was such a large scooter it was a tight fit thru the door but manageable. One of the tires was low on the scooter and we called the service desk and they called someone from maintenance and within five minutes someone was there to fix the problem. We were very impressed with the service provided. Our room attendant, Lyda, was always prompt in providing whatever we needed. We loved the little towel animals.