Review of Adventure Of The Seas deck 11 (Lido-Pools-Cabins)
The fore-located “Peek-A-Boo Bridge Overlook” is an outdoor (roof-covered) bow-facing viewing area with slanted windows from where the Navigation Bridge (on deck 10 below) and its activities can be seen. This deck plan feature is available on all Voyager-class ships. There is a sign “Please do not bang or tap on the windows” – so don’t do it – it’s annoying to the bridge personnel on duty. To access the Peek-a-Boo Bridge, go through the Solarium complex, exit at its outside sliding doors (fore-end) and walk forward on the outdoor deck. It is also visible from the Gym’s front.
Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center is a 2-level wellness complex. On this level is the Fitness (ShipShape Center, open between 6 am - 10 pm). It consists of a large Gymnasium (complimentary, with Technogym equipment), Aerobics Room (for classes- Yoga, Pilates, spinning, stretching), separate lockers (for men/women, each with sauna and steam room), a central-location jacuzzi. A spiral staircase leads to the upper level (ShipShape Spa). The Gym room (with floor-ceiling windows) has modern bodybuilding and training exercise equipment (free weights, weight machines, treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, stationary bikes). In the mornings/afternoons are scheduled health and wellness seminars (free of charge).
Solarium is the ship’s adults-only relaxation complex with a sunbathing area, its own swimming pool (outdoor) and 2 whirlpools (covered). The adult pool lounge is served with drinks by the Solarium Bar (a light-fare cafe). There is a 24-hour beverage station for complimentary drinks (coffee- regular & decaf, tea, iced tea, flavored waters).
Sea Trek Dive Shop sells professional water gear (diving and snorkeling equipment) and some souvenirs. At the Dive Shop passengers can sign up for basic scuba diving lessons and get PADI qualifications.
Outdoor Movie Screen (called Jumbotron) is a poolside cinema (complimentary) located near the main pool area. It is used daily for showing funny videos and live sporting events, and for watching new movies nightly.
The main pool deck area has 2 swimming pools with all 4 whirlpools, stage (for live band performances), expansive sunbathing area with loungers. During the day, among the fun activities here are live music, various games and fun contests. The pool deck area is served with drinks and refreshments by the Pool Bar (outdoor poolside bar, 10 seats). Main Pool deck is also the place for the traditional night deck parties, the BBQ party event, food carving demonstrations.
Splashaway Bay (open between 8 am – 8 pm) is the kids-only aquapark. It has 2 whirlpools, 1 splash pool, 1 mini waterslide, interactive splash areas with multiple geysers and water cannons.
Florist is the ship’s flower shop selling flowers and providing services for the Wedding Chapel (on deck 15).
Giovanni’s Table (menu, 88 seats) is the RCI’s signature Italian specialty restaurant (family-style trattoria) at surcharge per person (US$15 lunch, US$25 dinner). Giovanni’s restaurant is open for Lunch (12 – 1:30 pm /seadays only) and Dinner (between 6 – 9.30 pm). Reservations are recommended. Among the traditional Italian dishes served here are focaccia (oven-baked bread), ciabatta, antipasti, salads (Caprese, Caesar), fresh-made pesto sauce, seafood stew, lasagna, meatballs, eggplant parmigiana, pasta (pappardelle, gnocchi, risotto, crab ravioli), veal osso buco, beef tenderloin steak, torta (chocolate cake), cannoli, bomboloni (doughnuts), tiramisu.
Windjammer Cafe is the lido buffet restaurant (capacity 310 seats). Dining here is casual (as dress code), complimentary and self-service type. The operational hours are as follows: Early Breakfast (at 6:30 am), Breakfast (7-11:30 am), Lunch (11.30 am - 3:30 pm), Afternoon Tea/Snacks (4-5 pm) and Dinner (6.30-9 pm). The Windjammer restaurant has various buffet stations, including for salads, soups, entrees, grill (incl BBQ meats and cooked-to-order steaks), panini (sandwiches), chicken, fish (incl sushi), vegetarian dishes, fast-food (pizza, pasta, hot-dogs, burgers, french fries), cooked vegetables, sauces and toppings, breads, fruits, desserts (incl healthy desserts). On themed evenings are offered Mexican, Indian, Asian and other international cuisine specialties. At Breakfast there is an egg station (made-to-order omelets and eggs). At Lunch, there is also a carving station. The lido buffet also has 24-hour operational beverage stations with complimentary drinks (milk, coffee, tea, instant hot chocolate, flavored waters, also juices at breakfast). Windjammer’s complimentary “sushi stations” open for dinner-only (at 6:30 pm). Designated chefs continuously prepare fresh sushi (cooked rolls variations, mostly of eel and tuna). There are no nigirizushi or sashimi (with raw meat) or made-to-order items.
Island Grill (capacity 454 seats) is another complimentary, casual dining area located most aft.
Cruise cabins from 1100 to 1106, all of which are located forward-starboard (category 4U-Interior Stateroom, J3-Junior Suite).