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Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International.[7]

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Adventure of the Seas docked at Saint Kitts.
Name: Adventure of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: 2001 onwards: Nassau,  Bahamas
Route: Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada
Ordered: 24 April 1997[1]
Builder: Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland[1]
Cost: $500 million[2]
Yard number: 1346
Laid down: 17 June 1998[1]
Launched: 5 January 2001[1]
  • 10 November 2001 by Kevin Hannafin (FDNY), Tara Stackpole (FDNY), Margaret McDonnell (NYPD), Sgt. Richard Lucas (NYPD)
  • in New York City[2][3]
Completed: 26 October 2001[1]
Maiden voyage: 18 November 2001[4]
In service: 2001–Present
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Voyager-class cruise ship
  • 137,276 GT
  • 104,403 NT
  • 11,033 DWT
Length: 311 m (1,020 ft)
  • 38.6 m (127 ft) (waterline)
  • 49.1 m (161 ft) (extreme)[1]
Draft: 8.6 m (28 ft)
Depth: 11.7 m (38 ft)
Decks: 15 decks
Installed power: 6 × Wärtsilä 12V46 (6 × 12,600 kW)
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity: 3,114 passengers[4]
Crew: 1,180

She was built at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland and completed in 2001. From 2001, she mostly sailed in the Southern Caribbean and departed weekly from the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The ship's godparents are Tara Stackpole and Kevin Hannafin of the New York Fire Department along with Margaret McDonnell and Richard Lucas of the NYPD.[8]

In April 2014, Adventure of the Seas received "Royal Advantage" upgrades, including an outdoor movie screen, digital signage, ship-wide Wifi, new Concierge and Diamond lounges, and the changeover of the Portofino restaurant to the Giovanni's Table concept first introduced on the Oasis class cruise ships.[9]

On May 31, 2016, Royal Caribbean announced features for the upcoming refit in November 2016. This includes the Splashaway Bay Aqua Park, cyclone and typhoon water slides, as well as a FlowRider. In addition, a new lineup of culinary and entertainment venues with Izumi Japanese Cuisine, the brand’s signature steakhouse, Chops Grille and Boleros Latin Lounge. The ship also will receive more than 100 new staterooms, a refresh of all existing staterooms and a brand new Suites Lounge.[10]

On October 31, 2016, Royal Caribbean announced modified revitalization plans for Adventure of the Seas due to storm damage caused by Hurricane Matthew at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport. Plans to add 100 new staterooms as well as the lines signature Japanese restaurant Izumi were cancelled. In addition, the storm forced delays in completion of the aqua park, FlowRider, and water slides as well as Chops Grille and Suites Lounge.[11]


Cruise destinationsEdit

Adventure of the Seas routinely cruises the Caribbean. During the first quarter of 2012, she cruised to St. Kitts with over 280,000 passengers in total, the most of any Royal Caribbean vessel.[12]

In 2012, she was based in the Atlantic in the Summer and offers seven-day cruises from Málaga and in the winter she departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2013, her summer cruises will be based out of Southampton, England and

In 2013, Adventure of the Seas was moved to a new base in Southampton, Hampshire for her European season[13] and offer Baltic, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe itineraries.[14]. Royal Caribbean had confirmed that the ship will continue to be based in the UK for the 2013 season.[15]

For 2017, Adventure of the Seas offers weekly sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Southern Caribbean.[16]

For 2018, Adventure of the Seas will sail sailings from San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Southern Caribbean during the winter season and then will reposition north to Bayonne to offer weekly voyages to Florida and the Bahamas and Canada and New England for the summer season and reposition to Fort Lauderdale to offer cruises to both the Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean.




  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Adventure of the Seas (20125)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
  2. ^ a b Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3.
  3. ^ "Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Fact Sheet". Marine Link. Royal Caribbean. 2001-12-05. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
  4. ^ a b "Adventure of the Seas". Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  5. ^ "Adventure of the Seas (38353)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard.
  6. ^ a b "Adventure of the Seas (IMO: 9167227)". Retrieved 2009-07-06.
  7. ^ Ward, Douglas (2009). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships (18th ed.). Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 978-981-268-564-3.
  8. ^ FDNY NYPD
  9. ^ "NOW OUR BEST SHIP IS EVERY SHIP" (PDF). Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Adventure of the Seas to Receive Water Slides, FlowRiders & Izumi Restaurant During Dry Dock". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  11. ^ Hochberg, Matt. "Hurricane Matthew damage causes delay in Royal Caribbean's renovation plans for Adventure of the Seas". Royal Caribbean Blog. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
  12. ^ "280,000 cruise passengers visited St. Kitts during first three months of 2012". Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  13. ^ Hall, Joanna (27 May 2012). "Britain rules the waves". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  14. ^ "Cruise Calendar". Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  15. ^ Witthaus, Michele (18 May 2012). "Nine RCI ships for Europe". Cruise and Ferry. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  16. ^ "San Juan Cruise Departures". Retrieved 2017-01-11.

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