Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 1

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 1

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 1. Embarkation at Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Adventure of the Seas Canada & New England Cruise – Day 1

By WAVEJourney

 

WJ Tested: Embarkation of Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

 

DAILY CRUISE LOG

DAY 1: Embarkation at Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey
Friday September 7, 2018 – cloudy skies and 73F
Sail away: 3 PM
Dinner dress suggestion: Casual

WAVEJourney's Viv and Jill aboard Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

WAVEJourney’s Viv and Jill aboard Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas – Sail Away from Cape Liberty in Bayonne New Jersey.

After taking a 20-minute ride with Lyft from our hotel (DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Airport) near Newark airport, we were on the ship within 30 minutes of arriving at the cruise terminal.

The security process was smooth and thorough (make sure you don’t have any liquid in your water bottles or you’ll need to empty them before proceeding). The line for check-in wasn’t too long when we arrived at 11:40 AM, and only took 5 minutes before we were heading towards the ship. The friendly woman that checked us in informed us we’d find our SeaPass cards at our stateroom.

While waiting for the stateroom to be ready we just found a lounge to chill out in, although many passengers went for lunch at the Windjammer Café – buffet. We also took this time to make dining reservations for Chop’s Grille and Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant for the next two evenings – taking advantage of the BOGO (Buy One, Get One).

Promptly at 1 PM the corridor hall for our deck opened and we found our SeaPass cards at the stateroom (8219 – forward inside cabin). After unpacking (we carried on all our luggage, so didn’t need to wait for delivery before unpacking = priceless) and getting settled, we went to the Windjammer to grab a bite to eat.

Adventure of the Seas Inside Stateroom

Adventure of the Seas Inside Stateroom. Courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.

There was enough time to make a quick tour of the ship and figure out where everything was before the mandatory muster station drill that all passengers and crew participate in before the ship can depart.

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Sail Away from Cape Liberty

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Sail Away from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, with. Manhattan in the distance.

Unfortunately, the afternoon was cloudy and visibility was limited, so views of the Manhattan skyline in the distance weren’t as clear as they would be on a clear day.

 

DINNER AT CHOPS GRILLE

Dinner at Chops Grille was excellent and definitely worth the additional charge. $41 (including 18% gratuity) per person for a 4-course steakhouse meal that would easily cost three times that amount is a good deal.

Chops Grille - Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Appetizer

Chops Grille – Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Appetizer

Chops Grille - Tuna Tartare Appetizer

Chops Grille – Tuna Tartare Appetizer

Chops Grille – Tuna Tartare AppetizerOur appetizer choices were the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, and Tuna Tartare with avocado, ginger and wasabi caviar.

Chops Grille - Caesar Salad

Chops Grille – Caesar Salad

Chops Grille - Crispy Goat Cheese Salad

Chops Grille – Crispy Goat Cheese Salad

Caesar Salad and Crispy Goat Cheese Salad were our next course.

Chops Grille - 6oz Petite Angus Filet Mignon

Chops Grille – 6oz Petite Angus Filet Mignon

Chops Grille - Sides

Chops Grille – Sides of Truffled French Fries, Sauteed Mushrooms and Creamed Spinach

For main courses we both had the 6oz Petite Angus Filet Mignon, along with sides of Truffled French Fries, Sauteed Mushrooms and Creamed Spinach these were perfect accompaniments.

Chops Grille - Warm Chocolate Cake

Chops Grille – Warm Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream and berry compote

Chops Grille - Key Lime Meringue Pie

Chops Grille – Key Lime Meringue Pie

To complete the meal we had the Warm Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream and berry compote, and Key Lime Meringue Pie.

Chops Grille Menu - Soups, Salads & Appetizers

Chops Grille Menu – Soups, Salads & Appetizers

Chops Grille Menu - Meat, Poultry, Seafood & Sides

Chops Grille Menu – Meat, Poultry, Seafood & Sides

Chops Grille Menu - Desserts

Chops Grille Menu – Desserts

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NOTE: WJ were guests aboard Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas in September 2018. All information was correct at time of writing, but be sure to check for current details. All opinions and recommendations are completely our own. Read our full disclosure statement to see our review policy.

 

 

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