Review of Adventure Of The Seas deck 4 (Casino-Lounge)
The Lyric Theatre (balcony level 3)
Centrum is the ship’s Atrium (lobby level 1) located midship. This is an open-floor design area (spanning several decks above) surrounded by lounges, bars and shops. The Atrium is the ship’s main social hub and features panoramic glass elevators, some of which are interior (with a Centrum view). The other panoramic lifts are located on the outside and offer sea views. On the Atrium’s lobby level are also held Fine Art Auctions. The Centrum’s daily entertainment includes aerial shows (acrobatic performances) and giant LED screens.
The Atrium’s Lobby is served by Aquarium Bar (capacity 130 seats lobby bar).
Schooner Bar (capacity 130 seats) is the RCI’s signature piano bar for classy cocktails, live music and trivia games. Decor is nautically-themed, with dark wood, marble, sails, decorative rope netting. There is a grand piano for live performances and sing-alongs in the evenings. Trivia quizzes and Sudoku contests are also part of the evening entertainment.
Jester’s (disco nightclub, upper level 2)
Casino Royale (capacity 409 seats) is a Vegas-style gambling casino with all 292 slot machines and 17 gaming tables, VIP poker room (for high-stake players), a full-service Casino Bar. The Casino staff also provides complimentary gambling lessons. Regularly, here are hosted gambling tournaments. The list of available games includes poker (machines) and table games (Craps, Roulette, Black Jack 21, Caribbean Stud Poker). Slot machines accept real quarters, so getting tokens from the cashier desk is optional. The lounge area is served by the Casino Bar. The lounge area is furnished with tables, plush chairs, sofas. Casino Royale is a smoking-allowed area but also has a small non-smoking section.
Strauss Restaurant is an aft-located complimentary Dining Room (menu, capacity 502 seats) for Dinner only with 2 fixed seatings (at 6 or 8:30 pm).
Boleros Lounge (portside) is the RCI’s Latin-themed lounge-bar-nightclub. The lounge has comfortable seating, large dance floor, stage for Latin band music performances (salsa and merengue) in the evenings. The cocktails menu has an extensive list of mojitos, margaritas, premium tequilas and rums. After 10 pm, the Boleros Lounge transforms into a disco nightclub with DJ programming.
Chops Grille (menu, portside) is the RCI's premium steakhouse-seafood restaurant open for Dinner-only (between 5:30-9:30 pm). This is a specialty restaurant (at US$39 surcharge per person) with an open kitchen allowing guests to watch the food preparation. Reservations are recommended. Included in the surcharge are bread with butter (first-served), 2 appetizers, 1 entree and desserts. At extra charge from the menu can be ordered soups, salads, prime meat (beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry) and seafood specialties. Among those are New York strip steak (12 oz), filet mignon (6 oz, 9 oz), veal chop parmesan, short ribs, lamb chops, crusted tuna, snapper Veracruz, grilled branzino, lobster, shrimp, scallops. Steaks are served with a choice of 3 sauces (bearnaise, peppercorn, bordelaise). Among the upsell dishes are dry-aged steaks (16 oz), porterhouse (20 oz), Maine Lobster, roasted organic chicken, shrimp cocktail. Chops Grille menu also has sides/sharables (mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, truffled creamed corn, roasted mushrooms, grilled vegetables) and desserts (chocolate pie, chocolate lava cake, red velvet cake, cheesecake, warm cookie plate, ice cream, specialty coffees).