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Adventure of the Seas Facts & Figures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Let's move up one deck. On deck 4 we continue our voyage of discovery in the aft Centrum. Here you will find the unique Aquarium Bar, featuring two huge floor-to-ceiling aquariums full of tropical fish. A cozy, low bar serves up the best daiquiris this side of the Royal Promenade, while guests wanting a little privacy can sit in the small "grotto" on the port side. Done in greens and reds, the atmosphere is both casual and elegant, which makes the Aquarium Bar the perfect place to watch hopeful gamblers enter the casino next door. And see them leave again...

Enter the Casino Royale Hollywood! This is without doubt one of the loudest, brightest and funniest casinos I have ever seen! The entrance alone is an attack on the senses, filled to the brim with glitter and glamour, it features a see-through section in the floor packed with all sorts of Hollywood memorabilia. The room is full of mannequins, from popcorn sellers to life-size Fred & Ginger look-alikes in full swing. The music is definitely Hollywood swing, and the result is downright magical.

Entrance to Jester's

If you are looking for a nautical feel, nautical smell and nautical view from oversized portholes, this is the place to go for a drink. At night, with the guitar melodies of Daniel Hull, this is perhaps the most laid-back of all bars on board, but I do think the Schooner Bar suffers somewhat in atmosphere, mostly because of the room's awkward layout.

On we go to Jester's - the neighboring dance club. On previous Royal Caribbean ships, the disco could always be found in the Viking Crown Lounge, but on the Voyager-class vessels night owls make their way to deck 5 - and it does make some sense to bring the two late night spots (casino and disco) close together. The design team has gone all out when designing Jester's, and have probably watched many episodes of the Addams Family in the process! Picture a Gothic room, complete with hideaway alcoves, heavy drapes and weird stained glass murals. Jesters is a unique discotheque, with a wonderful layout that servers both "drinkers" and "dancers".

Schooner Bar
Schooner Bar
Schooner Bar

Further forward on deck 5 is one of my favorite public rooms on Adventure of the Seas. The five-deck high Lyric Theater is the ship's main show lounge and can hold an astonishing 1,366 passengers. Which means this theater is almost twice as large as the on in my hometown.! The designers had to cope with the limitations of constructing such a giant space on a moving ship but have succeeded admirably. The result is nothing short of sensational - a full-scale Broadway theater at sea. You enter The Lyric by means of an intriguing combination of sweeping staircases directly from the Royal Promenade.

 A set of double glass doors give way to a spacious foyer, with bar counter on one side and a grand staircase that leads to the upper level of the theater on the other side. Restrooms are provided in the theater, as are two more bar counters. The sheer size of the room can best be seen on the lower level, with row after row of comfortable theater-style seating. Both here and on the balcony level, seating is staggered and it is quite unbelievable that the design is such that there are hardly any obstructed views. Decorated in a French Art Nouveau theme (have a look at the carpeting), colors are predominantly purple, gold and green and the result is breathtaking. During a typical week on board, passengers will be able to attend two full-scale production shows at The Lyric. 

Aquarium Bar

Jester's

Jester's

Jester's

Aquarium Bar

Casino Royale
Casino Royale

Casino Royale

Forward Centrum looking down

The Lyric Theater

The Lyric Theater

The Lyric Theater

The Lyric Theater

Theater Lobby

The Lyric Theater

The Lyric Theater

 

All photos and text: 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.