Adventure of the Seas was the third ship built in RCI's
Voyager class. Her sisters are Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas. Thus, Adventure is the only member of the class whose first name does not end in an R.
This ship was named in late 2001 shortly after the 9/11 attacks by then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. The ship's sponsors were members of the New York City Fire Department and Police Department.
Although she is no longer the world's largest, she is still quite a big cruise ship. Because of her size, she is able to carry a wide variety of amenities and facilities.
The overall style is upbeat and modern. Adventure is primarily aimed at people interested in an active adventurous vacation. She is also a family-friendly ship. However, there is more than ample space for people who just want to relax, enjoy a show and have a good meal in a high quality environment.
No single word or phrase describes the public rooms on
Adventure of the Seas. To illustrate, there is the
fantasy-land Royal Promenade, the sophisticated theater, and the elegant main dining room. The one thing that does connect them is that all were done using quality materials and a lot of thought.
In 2014, Adventure underwent a refit that gave her some but not all of the amenities being added to the RCI fleet under the Royal Advantage program. Included in these additions were a giant video screen overlooking the pool area, a Diamond Lounge, ship-wide WiFi and electronic signage in the public areas. The Portofino specialty restaurant was replaced by Giovanni's Table.
From a technological stand-point, Adventure is a modern state-of-the-art cruise ship. She is propelled by three pods, each of which contains a large electric motor that turns a fixed blade propeller. They are suspended beneath the ship. Two of these are capable of turning 360 degrees. As such, they not only propel the ship but they take the place of traditional rudders and stern thrusters. The third pod is fixed position and only serves to propel the ship. The motors in the three pods receive power from diesel engines located inside the hull.
The Voyager class ships are impressive ships. They are cities at sea. And they are well-equipped cities offering a variety of choices with regard to dining, entertainment, and sports activities. The passenger flow is good so that while there are a lot of people aboard, it does not feel overcrowded, especially once you get to know the various alternatives the ship has to offer.
The Royal Promenade is decorated like a fantasy town.
style. A vintage auto is parked in front of one of the restaurants and realistic life size statues populate the scene.
Adorning the rest of the public areas is an extensive collection of contemporary art and collectibles.
At the aft end of the Royal Promenade is the Guest Relations Desk (above left), which is essentially equivalent to the reception desk at a hotel. Next to it is the Shore Excursions Desk (above) where guests can get information about and book tour in the various ports of call. One deck higher in the aft Centrum is the Next Cruise Office where guests can get information about and book future voyages on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises.
Cruise ship photo tour and commentary - - Royal Caribbean - - Adventure of the Seas - - Overview