MS Adventure of the Seas

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Adventure of the Seas docked at Saint Kitts.
Name: Adventure of the Seas
Owner: Adventure of the Seas Inc.
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry:
Ordered: 24 April 1997[1]
Builder: Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland[1]
Cost: $500 million[2]
Yard number: 1346
Laid down: 17 June 1998[1]
Launched: 5 January 2001[1]
Completed: 26 October 2001[1]
Maiden voyage: 18 November 2001[4]
In service: 2001–
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Voyager-class cruise ship
  • 137,276 GT
  • 104,403 NT
  • 11,033 DWT
Length: 311 m (1,020 ft)
  • 38.6 m (127 ft) (waterline)
  • 49.1 m (161 ft) (extreme)[1]
Draft: 8.6 m (28 ft)
Depth: 11.7 m (38 ft)
Decks: 15 decks
Installed power: 6 × Wärtsilä 12V46 (6 × 12,600 kW)
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity: 3,114 passengers[4]
Crew: 1,180

MS Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International.[7]

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, she is based in the Atlantic in the Summer and offers seven-day cruises from Málaga 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.[8]

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.[9]

On May 31, 2016, Royal Caribbean announced features for the upcoming refit in December 2016. This includes the perfect storm water park, making Adventure the third ship to receive this feature after Liberty of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas. She will also receive a flowrider.[10]

Cruise destinations[edit]

Adventure of the Seas routinely cruises the Caribbean. During the first quarter of 2012, she cruised to St. Kitts with over 280,000 passengers in total, the most of any Royal Caribbean vessel.[11]

In 2013, Adventure of the Seas was moved to a new base in Southampton, Hampshire for her European season.[12] Royal Caribbean had confirmed that the ship will continue to be based in the UK for the 2013 season.[13]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Adventure of the Seas (20125)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3. 
  3. ^ "Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas Arrives in N.Y. Harbor". Marine Link. Maritime Activity Reports, Inc. 2001-12-05. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  4. ^ a b "Adventure of the Seas". Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Adventure of the Seas (38353)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard. 
  6. ^ a b "Adventure of the Seas (IMO: 9167227)". Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  7. ^ Ward, Douglas (2009). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships (18th ed.). Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 978-981-268-564-3. 
  8. ^ "Cruise Calendar". Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "NOW OUR BEST SHIP IS EVERY SHIP." (PDF). Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Adventure of the Seas to Receive Water Slides, FlowRiders & Izumi Restaurant During Dry Dock". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  11. ^ "280,000 cruise passengers visited St. Kitts during first three months of 2012". Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  12. ^ Hall, Joanna (27 May 2012). "Britain rules the waves". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  13. ^ Witthaus, Michele (18 May 2012). "Nine RCI ships for Europe". Cruise and Ferry. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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