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

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Adventure of the Seas Facts & Figures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Oooh! Aaah! Most passengers will be speechless when they first enter the Adventure of the Seas' massive main Dining Room. Inspired by the grandeur of a Louis XIV-style chateau, the dining room is three decks high, with each level named after a famous composer. The Mozart Dining Room occupies the top level (deck 5); on deck 4 you will find the Strauss Dining Room, and the lower level on deck 3 is named after Vivaldi. All in all, the room can hold a whopping 1,803 passengers at one time. Are we by any chance talking "biggest restaurant in the world" here?

Some of you will no doubt be pleased to see The Return Of The Huge Chandelier, which turned out so popular on Voyager of the Seas. On Explorer of the Seas, the design team did not find any need for such an opulent piece of crystal, and this evoked many outcries from worried crystal lovers. While I still consider Explorer's main dining room by far the most beautiful seagoing eatery ever designed, I cannot help being impressed with the overall look of Adventure of the Seas' more classical-looking counterpart.

Strauss Dining Room

By using different colors and furniture on each level of the dining room, the designers have cleverly avoided the feeling of a giant cafeteria. A grand staircase backed by a large mural connects the three levels. Tables come in all sizes and shapes; from intimate tables for two (I counted quite a few) to the huge Captain's Table right underneath that famous Chandelier.

We linger on deck 3, where a wide white marble corridor passes the glass elevators and runs forward to the large Photo & Art Gallery. Royal Caribbean has thankfully realized that their ships are floating art galleries by themselves and therefore restrict the display of items for art auctions to this area - a very good initiative if you ask me. Sharing the space at starboard is the Photo Gallery. With over 3,000 passengers on board you can imagine the daunting task of finding your photo here!
Entrance to Mozart Dining Room
Entrance to Vivaldi Dining Room
Entrance to Strauss Dining Room

Royal Caribbean created quite a stir when announcing the premiere of ocean-going ice skating rinks on their Voyager Class ships. Never before you could go ice skating in the middle of the Caribbean Sea! The reaction of the public was overwhelming and the ice rinks have become great hits on all five ships. From a stark white marble lobby area, a double set of doors lead to a dark corridor area that faces a large glass-encased control room. When walking on, you will notice a bar counter on both port and starboard side before coming to the actual arena.

If ever there was a true ocean going multi-purpose room, Studio B would be it. This room is so much more than an ice skating rink. Some of the 904 theater-style seats can be taken out if necessary, the ice rink can be covered by a solid wooden dance floor, the stage can disappear on request. Sporting a bold and trendy look, predominant colors are purple and orange, with a combination of carpeting and rubber flooring, bar and theater seating, and a somewhat peculiar zodiac theme. In Studio B, you can enjoy a twice-weekly performance of "Cool Art, Hot Ice", a specially produced ice show featuring a talented cast of skaters. Apart from ice shows, Studio B is also used for parties, quizzes and of course you may show your own skating skills at selected hours. Don't miss these shows, as they are unique at sea and very expertly performed.

Dining Room

Vivaldi Dining Room

Dining Room

Dining Room

Vivaldi Dining Room

Dining Room

Aft Centrum on deck 3

Entrance to Studio B

Studio B ice skating rink

Aft centrum

Aft Centrum

Studio B

Studio B ice skating rink

Elevator lobby

 

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.