adventure of the seas - royal caribbean international - cruise ship photos

adventure of the seas - royal caribbean international - cruise ship photos

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Adventure of the Seas Facts & Figures
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She is a true floating city. A happy marriage of seagoing resort, shopping mall, sports arena and entertainment center. She is too large to pass through the Panama Canal. She is Adventure of the Seas! Only months after the 9/11 incident, Royal Caribbean's third mega-sized cruise ship proudly sailed into New York and was christened by fire fighters  before setting sail to San Juan, Puerto Rico where she arrived at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 17th, 2001. On the next day, only hours before the ship set off on her very first 7-day Southern Caribbean cruise, I visited Adventure of the Seas in San Juan. 

Built in Turku, Finland by Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Adventure of the Seas is third in a series of five; the middle child so to speak... With a gross tonnage of 137,308, a length of 1,020 ft (311 m) and a beam of 157,5 ft (47,4 m) Adventure and her sisters are far too large to sail through the Panama Canal and indeed they are true floating cities with their indoor Promenades, ice skating rinks, wedding chapels and rock climbing walls.
On Sunday, November 18th, 2001, just a couple of hours before the ship was to set sail on her official maiden voyage, I was welcomed on board Adventure of the Seas in San Juan and was able to spend some time discovering everything that this magnificent vessel has to offer. Let me take you on the exact same route that we took - crisscrossing from one deck to the other. So now, sit back, relax and enjoy you virtual visit to the spectacular Adventure of the Seas.

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Int'l
Year built: 2001
Price tag: US$ 500 million
Yard: Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Turku, Finland
Gross Tonnage: 137,276
Length: 311.0 m (1,020.6 ft)
Beam: 38.6 m (126.6 ft)
Passengers (norm.): 3,138
Passengers (max): 3,840
Crew: 1,181
Service speed: 23.0 kn
Flag: Bahamas

Please note that as our tour coincided with the boarding of new passengers, we did not see any staterooms.

 

All photos and text: 2001-2004 Bart de Boer - www.ShipParade.com

Originally published on December 2, 2001. This revised version with new photos was launched on November 29, 2004.