Five Things to Know About Royal Caribbean International's Adventure of the Seas Cruise Ship
Best for: Adrenaline junkies and families who want to play all day
Sails: The Caribbean, New England and Canada
At a Glance: Built in 2001, this Voyager-class ship underwent a stem-to-stern renovation in 2016. Among the fun new additions: waterslides, a new steakhouse, and a two-story mini golf course.
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There’s a Cabin for Everyone
Interior staterooms, some of which have views over the Royal Promenade, start at 150 square feet. Royal Suites, the largest on the ship, top out at 1,087 square feet and come with a baby grand piano. Groups gravitate toward the 561-square-foot Royal Family Suites, which come with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sofa bed in the living room.
The Activities List Is Large
Passengers who like to keep moving will love this ship. In 2016, two racer waterslides, Cyclone and Typhoon, were installed, as was a FlowRider surf simulator, a two-story mini golf course, and a Splashaway Bay aqua park for the kids. Then there’s the ship’s ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, and basketball court. And if you’re still in the mood for a workout, you can always hit the fitness center where you’ll find lots of classes to help work off that buffet.
You’ll Spend Time in the Royal Promenade
This four-deck-high atrium is the heart of the ship. Lined with shops and bars, this indoor mall was built to look and feel like a charming city street, complete with street parties and parades. For optimal people watching, book one of the ship’s Promenade staterooms, which have views of all the action.
Your Kids Will Keep Busy
Splashaway Bay isn’t the only kid-centric area on the ship. Parents who want a little time to themselves can hand their charges over to the Adventure Ocean club, which keeps kids busy with scavenger hunts and science-themed activities. As for teens, they get their own lounge and disco.
There’s Plenty to Eat
When you’re not sampling the local cuisine onshore, you’ll have plenty of onboard options to choose from. For lunch, grab a sandwich at Café Promenade, head to Johnny Rockets for a burger, or stop at Ben & Jerry’s for a scoop. For dinner, you can head to one of the main dining rooms or a for-fee specialty restaurant: Try Giovanni’s Table for Italian or Chops Grille for a steak. After your meal, make your way to Boleros, the ship’s new Latin-themed club, for a mojito and some live music.