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Adventure of the Seas

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Adventure of the Seas Overview

Adventure of the Seas debuted in 2001 as the third in the series of Royal Caribbean's game-changing Voyager-class vessels. Though Adventure has been bypassed in size and amenities by the Freedom-class trio and the massive Oasis-class quintuplets, it's still among the world's larger ships, with a range of the most uncruise-like venues at sea, such as a rollerblading track, ice-skating rink and rock-climbing wall -- not to mention the bustling hub that is Royal Promenade, a shopping mall-esque boulevard of retail stores, bars and cafes.

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About Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas


Pro

Newly installed FlowRiders and water slides are sure to please

Con

Less than half of the cabins onboard have balconies

Bottom Line

A good choice for Southern Caribbean cruises requiring fewer at sea days


Ambience variety is key. The Lyric Theater has a nifty Art Nouveau interior; the solarium pool evokes the glories of Venice; and the Casino Royal centers on a Hollywood theme.The Duck and Dog Pub is perfect for Anglo-philes, Champagne Bar is elegant and Bolero’s nightclub resonates with a Latin vibe.

This ship is so well designed -- with lots of very distinctly themed rooms and with even the larger venues like the Lyric Theater and Imperial Lounge feeling unexpectedly cozy -- that Adventure of the Seas has the potential to spoil first-timers and even seduce some of us crusty ol' cruise traditionalists.

Fellow Passengers

Passengers range in age from 35 - 55-plus with a large number of families onboard. Adventure of the Seas is a great option for couples and families -- particularly multi-generational groups. Speaking of groups, this a terrific cruise choice for them, whether it's a business group (there's a fully equipped conference center along with meeting space) or an extended family because there's lots to do for all age groups.

We offer the recommendation with one caveat: The sprawling ship and its plethora of options may be bewildering to folks who prefer more traditional styles of cruises.

Speaking of a mix of people, one of the more interesting facets of passenger demographics on this ship is international diversity (the daily Compass is printed in six languages). 


Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Dress Code

Daytime:Dress is quite casual during the day.

Evening: There are two formal nights where most men wore suits and women wore dressy (but not long) cocktail gowns. Otherwise, people dressed in "smart casual" which varied from country club wear to dressy. We saw all types. A couple of nights were themed and you could wear, say, country-western garb or '50's styles.

Not permitted: No tank tops, bathing suits or baseball caps are permitted in the main dining room or specialty restaurants, and footwear is always required. Shorts are not permitted at dinner, except in the buffet.

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Royal Caribbean.


Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Gratuity

Royal Caribbean passengers are charged $14.50 per person, per day ($17.50 for suite guests). Gratuities can be prepaid or will be added on a daily basis to passengers' SeaPass accounts during the cruise. Passengers can modify or remove gratuities by visiting the guest services desk while onboard. An 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs.

Note: Australians and New Zealanders do not have the stateroom service charge added to their daily account; fares automatically include this gratuity as long as it was booked in AU/NZ dollars.


Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2018 Best Overall
2018 Best for Fitness & Recreation
2018 Best for Shore Excursions
2018 Best for Families
2018 Best for First Timers
2017 Best for Shore Excursions
2014 Best for Embarkation

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Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas Member Reviews

Adventure of the Seas
Katyoparty
Sail Date: Jan 2019
I recently returned from a wonderful cruise on Adventure of the Seas which included three generations of our family. We are ages 25-76 with both novice and experienced cruisers. I was the coordinator...Read More
Adventure of the Seas
Aslater
Sail Date: Feb 2019
We went with a large charter group on the Adventure of the Seas in February. I decided to try one of the new panoramic staterooms that was added during drydock in February 2018. We switched from a balcony...Read More
Adventure of the Seas
bankinglady
Sail Date: Apr 2019
superior. Departure was easy and smooth; disembarkation was fast and smooth. I liked the Adventure of the Seas. This was my first time on her, and all was good. We had a small cabin, but it was clean...Read More
Adventure of the Seas
Sandmanp3
Sail Date: May 2019
that Royal Caribbean was better than Carnival, which we normally sailed on. Unfortunately, 'Adventure of the Seas' was not the adventure we wanted, with an extremely hard bed, little food variety/taste, and...Read More

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