MS Adventure of the Seas
Adventure of the Seas docked at Saint Croix.
|Name:||Adventure of the Seas|
|Owner:||Adventure of the Seas Inc.|
|Operator:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Port of registry:|
|Ordered:||24 April 1997|
|Builder:||Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland|
|Laid down:||17 June 1998|
|Launched:||5 January 2001|
|Completed:||26 October 2001|
|Maiden voyage:||18 November 2001|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||Voyager-class cruise ship|
|Length:||311 m (1,020 ft)|
|Draft:||8.6 m (28 ft)|
|Depth:||11.7 m (38 ft)|
|Installed power:||6 × Wärtsilä 12V46 (6 × 12,600 kW)|
|Speed:||22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)|
She was built at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland and completed in 2001. From 2001, she mostly sailed in the Southern Caribbean and departed weekly from the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. As of 2012[update], she is based in the Atlantic in the Summer and offers seven-day cruises from Malaga and in the winter she departs from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2013, her summer cruises will be based out of Southampton, England and offer Baltic, Mediterranean, and Northern Europe itineraries.
In April 2014, Adventure of the Seas received "Royal Advantage" upgrades, including an outdoor movie screen, digital signage, ship-wide Wifi, new Concierge and Diamond lounges, and the changeover of the Portofino restaurant to the Giovanni's Table concept first introduced on the Oasis class cruise ships.
In 2013, Adventure of the Seas was moved to a new base in Southampton, Hampshire for her European season. Royal Caribbean has confirmed that the ship will continue to be based in the UK for the 2013 season.
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