Adventure Of The Seas

Adventure Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Adventure Of The Seas

Year built2001  /  Age : 17
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Turku, STX Finland)
ClassVoyager
Building costUSD 500 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)311 m / 1020 ft
Beam (width)47 m / 154 ft
Gross Tonnage137276 gt
Passengers3382 - 4058
Crew1180
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks15
Cabins1691
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byKevin Hannafin, Margaret McDonnell, Richard Lucas, Tara Stackpole

Current itinerary of Adventure Of The Seas

Adventure Of The Seas current cruise is 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean. Prices start from USD 569 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Dec, 2018 and ends on 16 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
08 Dec 17:30      Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   
10 Dec 07:00 - 16:00     Labadee, Haiti private island   
11 Dec 13:00 - 21:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
12 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles   
13 Dec 07:00 - 17:00     Basseterre, St Kitts Island   
16 Dec 05:30      Arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida   

Review of Adventure Of The Seas

Launched in 2001, Adventure of the Seas is the 3rd Voyager-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Explorer, Navigator, Mariner and Voyager.

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Adventure Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 137,276-ton, 3,690-passenger cruise ship Adventure of the Seas has been bypassed in size and conveniences by the Freedom-class trio and the massive Oasis-class twins. However, it's still between the largest ships in the world, with a range of the most uncruise-like places at sea, like a rollerblading track, ice-skating rink and rock-climbing wall - not to mention the bustling hub Royal Promenade, which is a shopping mall-esque boulevard of retail shops, bars, clubs and cafes.

Cruise itinerary program

Adventure of the Seas itinerary program is based on roundtrip departures from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Southern Caribbean cruises to Barbados.

Cabins

Adventure Of The Seas has a total of 1555 cabins (of which 119 Suites, 638 Balcony rooms, 480 Insides) in 25 grades. Almost 50% of ship's accommodations have private balcony views. 26 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Adventure of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1090 ft2 - more than 100 m2!).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

From the meals in the three main dining rooms to the buffet choices in Windjammer Cafe and options available at 24-hour Cafe Promenade, food aboard Adventure of the Seas is well prepared with plentiful choices, especially considering ship's capacity. The main dining rooms offer flexible "My Time Dining" during dinner. Guests can choose between assigned early or late dining, or opt for flexible dining.

Windjammer is the ship's buffet restaurant with an egg station at breakfast and a carving station at lunch. Vegetarians will do better in the MDR at lunch. The Windjammer, however, is an option for the nights when flexibility is expected. The buffet features the items offered on the main dining room menu. The Italian-themed Giovanni’s Table charges a US$20 per-person cover charge (specialty beverages, wine, beer and soda are paid separately), and offers a multi-course meal. Johnny Rockets is another specialty eatery, 1950's-style burger joint, where passengers can indulge in hot dogs, burgers, chili fries and onion rings.

Adventure Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Adventure of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Vivaldi Restaurant (544-seat aft Dining Room with fixed seating for Dinner)
  • Strauss Restaurant (502-seat aft, dinner only Dining Room, with two fixed seatings)
  • Mozart Restaurant (544-seat aft, dinner only Dining Room, with Club Dining at 6:00 or 8:30 p.m. and "Your Time Dining" 6:00-9:30 p.m.)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (310-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Johnny Rockets Restaurant (80-seat burger bar, extra fee applied)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant, reservations recommended)
  • Island Grill (454-seat).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Atmosphere diversity is the key aboard Adventure of the Seas. The Lyric Theater has a great Art Nouveau interior; the solarium pool evokes the glories of Venice; and the large Casino Royal centers on a Hollywood theme. The Duck and Dog Pub is ideal for Anglo-philes, Champagne Bar is very stylish and Jester's Nightclub resonates with a Gothic vibe.

At night, Adventure of the Seas offers two kinds of entertainment - traditional-style productions (singing and dancing shows) presented in The Lyric, and goofy episodes like "Love and Marriage". Bar venues offer various musical performances aimed to please everybody at any time with classical guitar, jazz and country. Beyond the usual, where this cruise vessel excels is the unique, like Studio B ice rink which hosts "Cool Art - Hot Ice" - worth the effort to get a ticket (free of charge but the venue is tiny, so tickets are limited).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, kids aqua park, FlowRider (surfing simulator).

Royal Caribbean Voyager-class ship (Adventure, Explorer, Mariner, Navigator, Voyager)

Follows the complete list of Adventure of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Lyric Theatre (1362-seat, features two grand productions per night with dance, acrobatics, comedy and game shows)
  • Screening Room (58-seat cinema)
  • Studio B Lounge (904-seat indoor ice-skating rink; also serves as a spot for ice shows, cooking demos, game parties)
  • Jesters Disco and Nightclub (240-seat)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery (art auctions are organized in the 350-seat Imperial Lounge)
  • The Centrum (social hub); Next Cruise Lounge; Concierge Club (34-seat; suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Bar; Diamond Club Lounge and Bar (past guests only); Blue Moon Lounge and Nightclub (96-seat jazz club); Cloud 9 cocktail lounge (28-seat)
  • Schooner Bar (130-seat piano bar); Aquarium Bar (130-seat lobby bar); Connoisseur Cigar Club (28-seat smoking lounge); Ben and Jerry’s ice cream bar; Duck and Dog English pub (75-seat); Champagne Bar; Gravity Bar (93-seat sports bar); Sky Bar
  • Casino Royale (409-seat)
  • Cafe Promenade (105-seat, 24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee)
  • Royal Promenade Boutiques (perfumes, jewellry, duty free alcohol, general store, logo/souvenirs); Sea Trek Dive Shop
  • Cupcake Cupboard (bakery)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 7 jacuzzis; 4 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Park Cafe, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Challengers Video Games Arcade; Optix Teen Disco club; Living Room teen lounge area; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall;
  • Seven Hearts card room (40-seat).
  • Skylight Wedding Chapel (40-seat, provides religious services).
  • During the ship's 2016 drydock refurbishment, on Deck 13 were installed the waterslides “Cyclone” and “Typhoon”, first introduced on Liberty of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas. Adventure OTS became the first Voyager-class RCI ship with water slides. Also there were added the FlowRider (surfing simulator) and a 2-story mini-golf course (replacing the old 1-level Adventure Dunes and the Inline Roller Skating Track).
  • On Deck 12 (aft) was added the “Splashaway Bay” (kids aqua park / interactive water play area with cannons and geysers). The new facility replaced the Adventure Beach (outdoor kids playground).
  • On Deck 5 was added Izumi (Japanese cuisine / sushi restaurant /a la carte priced).
  • On Deck 4 were added Chops Grille (steakhouse restaurant offering dry-aged beef steaks) and Boleros Lounge and Bar (Latin-themed, with live entertainment).
  • On Deck 14 was added the exclusive Suite Lounge (portside).

Adventure Of The Seas wiki

  • Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas is one of the line's Voyager-class vessels. Her sisters in the fleet are ExplorerMarinerNavigatorVoyager.
  • The vessel was constructed in 2001 in Finland by Aker Yards Oy. The company is now part of STX Europe - division of the South Korean holding STX. As one of the first passenger ships returning to NYC after the Sept 11 attacks, Adventure of the Seas is in deep connection with this city. As a tribute to the emergency services risking their lives to save other people, representatives of the New York Police and Fire Departments gave the name of the ship - from FDNY (Kevin Hannafin and Tara Stackpole) and from NYPD (Richard Lucas and Margaret McDonnell). The ship's official maiden voyage began on the 18th of November, 2001 from port San Juan Puerto Rican.

Cruise 2018 itinerary changes due to drydocking

During the ship's 2016-2018 drydock refurbishment (USD 61 million renovation project) were added two waterslides (Cyclone, Typhoon), Splashaway Bay (waterpark), FlowRider, Izumi (Japanese restaurant),  Chops Grille (steakhouse), Boleros Lounge, Suite Lounge, 100 new staterooms.

However, due to Hurricane Matthew, ship's drydock in Freeport Bahamas was only partially completed and finished in March 2018. To accommodate the 30-day dry-dock refurbishment in 2018 (January 31-March 1), RCI had to cancel all Adventure OTS 2018 cruises scheduled for the period January 13 - February 10.

  • Passengers booked on the affected itineraries were re-accommodated and offered as compensation the following package. USD 200 per cabin onboard credit, USD 400 per suite onboard credit (Junior Suite and above grades), flight change fee (due to airline reservation changes) up to USD 200 per person reimbursment for domestic / USA flights and USD 300 per person reimbursment for international flights.
  • The list of Adventure of the Seas 2018 itinerary dates offered for re-booking includes: February 12, March 10, 17 and April 7, 14.
  • Substitute / alternative dates of departure were also offered on Jewel of the Seas itineraries – departure dates January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 18, 25, and March 4, 11.

Adventure Of The Seas refurbishments 2016-2018 review

Ship’s drydock 2016 refurbishment (October 17 – November 13) resulted in the following deckplan changes:

Adventure Of The Seas waterslides

  • On Sports Deck 13, the RCI’s signature waterslides “Cyclone” and “Typhoon” were installed. This made Adventure the first Voyager-class Royal Caribbean ship with water slides. Also on deck 13, a FlowRider (surfing simulator) was installed. Also here, a new 2-story mini-golf course was added (replacing the old 1-level Adventure Dunes).
  • On Spa Deck 12 (aft), the new “Splashaway Bay” kids aqua park was added. This is a new-design interactive water play area with cannons and geysers. It replaced the old Adventure Beach (outdoor kids playground).
  • The new water park and the duo of waterslides were first introduced on the RCI ships Liberty of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas (Oasis-class).
  • Izumi (Japanese cuisine / sushi restaurant /a la carte priced) was added on deck 5 (starboard).
  • Chops Grille (steakhouse restaurant offering dry-aged beef steaks) was added on deck 4 (portside).
  • Boleros Lounge & Bar (Latin-themed entertainment) was added also on deck 4 (portside).
  • Over 100 new cabins were added, including spa staterooms (all oceanview) forward on deck 12. All staterooms were renovated.
  • New exclusive Suite Lounge was added on deck 14 (portside).
  • RCI's budget for the Adventure OTS drydock refit and refurbishment was the impressive USD 61 million.

RCI scaled back some planned renovations due to damages at Grand Bahamas Shipyard (Freeport) caused by Hurricane Matthew. The ship exited drydock on Nov 14  (2016) as scheduled. Some of the planned changes were implemented - updated design and decor, renovated areas (Boleros, 2-story mini-golf course). However, there were ongoing works during the next 2016 cruises and into 2017-2018. Among those are:

  • Waterslides, FlowRider, Splashaway Bay - open on Dec 10, 2016.
  • Chops Grille (Deck 4 portside, across Schooner Bar).) and the Suite Lounge both open in March 2018. Also during the ship's 2018 drydock (February) will be added new inside and oceanview cabins.
  • Izumi and new staterooms will not be added.
  • Giovanni's Table offered select items from the Chops Grille menu until the steakhouse's opening in 2017.
  • On Deck 2 were added 5 Studio Interior cabins (category J). These staterooms are for solo travelers, and are bookable without single supplement fees.
  • Passengers booked in the not yet built new staterooms were contacted by RCI Customer Service team representatives for re-accommodating. Passengers booked in Panoramic Oceanview cabins were offered free upgrades to balcony rooms plus USD 100 per cabin in onboard credit.
  • All passengers booked on 2016 cruises (leaving between Nov 14 - Dec 3) were offered 25% Future RCI Cruise Credit based on the paid fares.

The list of deckplan changes after April 2014 drydock refurbishment included:

  • Cabin amenities were upgraded – new flat TVs in all cruise staterooms were added.
  • Digital signage (wayfinders) on several decks were installed. These touch-screen boards allow you to know your way around the ship.
  • Wi-Fi coverage was upgraded (now shipwide).
  • On Lido Deck 11 (in the main pool area) a huge movie screen (outdoor theater) was installed.
  • On Spa Deck 12 the Royal Caribbean’s signature Nursery was added.
  • On deck 14 the “Diamond Club” lounge was added. This is a signature venue for “Crown & Anchor” (RCI loyalty program) members only.
  • New dining options (at additional charge) were introduced. These are “Giovanni’s Table” (Italian trattoria restaurant on deck 11) and “The Cupcake Cupboard” (ship bakery shop on Promenade deck 5).

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Adventure Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Adventure Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 10 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale
2018 Nov 18 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$524
2018 Nov 24 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$559
2018 Dec 02 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2018 Dec 08 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$569
2018 Dec 16 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$639
2018 Dec 22 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1399
2018 Dec 30 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$1149
2019 Jan 05 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$548
2019 Jan 13 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$399
2019 Jan 19 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$699
2019 Jan 27 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$498
2019 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$599
2019 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$649
2019 Feb 16 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$749
2019 Feb 24 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$499
2019 Mar 02 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$699
2019 Mar 10 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$587
2019 Mar 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$799
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$902
2019 Mar 30 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$734
2019 Apr 07 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$518
2019 Apr 13 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$849
2019 Apr 21 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$649
2019 Apr 27 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$769
2019 May 05 12 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to New York Fort Lauderdale$789
2019 May 17 8 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day New York$969
2019 May 25 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$599
2019 May 31 8 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$879
2019 Jun 08 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$629
2019 Jun 14 8 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day New York$1099
2019 Jun 22 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$699
2019 Jun 28 8 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day New York$1199
2019 Jul 06 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$699
2019 Jul 12 8 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day New York$1099
2019 Jul 20 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$699
2019 Jul 26 8 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day New York$1199
2019 Aug 03 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$649
2019 Aug 09 8 days, round-trip Bermuda & Perfect Day New York$999
2019 Aug 17 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$629
2019 Aug 23 8 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$899
2019 Aug 31 6 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$499
2019 Sep 06 10 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York$699
2019 Sep 16 11 days, one-way from Quebec City to New York Quebec City$779
2019 Sep 27 10 days, one-way from New York to Quebec City New York$679
2019 Oct 07 13 days, one-way from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale Quebec City$739
2019 Oct 20 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$428
2019 Oct 26 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$588
2019 Nov 03 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$428
2019 Nov 09 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$811
2019 Nov 17 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$449
2019 Nov 23 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$643
2019 Dec 01 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$377
2019 Dec 07 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$620
2019 Dec 15 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$503
2019 Dec 21 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$867
2019 Dec 29 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Fort Lauderdale$727
2020 Jan 04 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$718
2020 Jan 12 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$503
2020 Jan 18 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$550
2020 Jan 26 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$503
2020 Feb 01 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$718
2020 Feb 09 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$503
2020 Feb 15 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$550
2020 Feb 23 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$503
2020 Feb 29 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$719
2020 Mar 08 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$503
2020 Mar 14 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$550
2020 Mar 22 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$550
2020 Mar 28 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$624
2020 Apr 05 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$550
2020 Apr 11 8 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$596
2020 Apr 19 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$503
2020 Apr 25 8 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Fort Lauderdale$718