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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The aft part of deck 12 is completely given over to the joys of the younger population on board. Royal Caribbean is consistently rated very high for their onboard children and youth programs and Adventure of the Seas is truly heaven on earth for children of all ages. Club Ocean is the expansive youth center, featuring children's playgrounds, a teen disco and tumultuous video arcade. If I was a child traveling on board Adventure of the Seas, you would be able to find me at Adventure Beach, where a special children's pool takes center stage, complete with water fountains, slide, frozen yogurt machine, specially commissioned artwork and even miniature lounge chairs!

Now that we are on deck 12, why not pay a visit to Johnny Rockets, the seagoing diner that serves up such great burgers, fries and malts. Done in 50's style, with Formica tabletops and mini-jukeboxes on every table, Johnny Rockets is open most of the day and night and the food here comes free of charge. No wonder the place is often packed! Additional outdoor seating is available for those that do not want to escape the fresh sea air (after all, sea air is said to work up an appetite!).
Adventure Beach art
Adventure Beach art
Adventure Beach art

The huge Viking Crown Lounge looms over the expansive Pool Deck on deck 11. This is center of daytime activity on sea days, with live music from the resident calypso band and a multitude of pool games hosted by the ever-active cruise staff. Two saltwater pools are placed side by side, complemented by four Jacuzzis (two of which are mega-sized), showers, a band stand, dance floor and small Pool Bar. And naturally, hundreds of lounge chairs! The Sun Deck can be a very busy place, but guests wanting some peace and quiet can go one deck up where the trade winds cool the decks a little.

Further forward is the last of Adventure of the Seas' three outdoor pools. Contrary to other ships in the Royal Caribbean-fleet, the Solarium on the Voyager-class vessels can not be closed off in inclement weather. But then, with year-round 7-day Southern Caribbean cruises, who needs an indoor pool? Themed differently on each ship, the Solarium on Adventure of the Seas has a Venetian look.
Solarium
ShipShape Center

The result is quite pleasing, with intriguing black life-sized figures watching out over the pool, a wonderful tiled bar area, a huge Jacuzzi and striped columns. To top it all off the Swedish design team has placed two oversized gondoliers on the roof (!), looking grossly out of place when compared to the rather elegant, low-key statues in the actual pool area. Royal Caribbean has been fine-tuning its product over the last year or so,

and has extended opening hours of its swimming pools in the process. On Adventure of the Seas, all three main swimming pools and Jacuzzis are open until Midnight now, which I think is an great thing. Carrying on the Venetian theme indoor, the ShipShape Spa is located all the way forward on decks 11 and 12 and is equipped with all there is to wish in the field of fitness, beautifying and nurturing.

Pool Deck

Viking Crown Lounge looming over Pool Deck

Johnny Rockets tables

Jogging Track

Adventure Beach with miniature lounge chairs

Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets

Pool Deck

Solarium

Looking down into the Solarium

Solarium

Pool Bar

Solarium
Solarium

 

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.