Adventure of the Seas

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Adventure of the Seas anchored off Bar Harbor in June 2019.
Name: Adventure of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Route: Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada
Ordered: 24 April 1997
Builder: Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Cost: $500 million
Yard number: 1346
Laid down: 17 June 1998
Launched: 5 January 2001
Christened: 10 November 2001
Completed: 26 October 2001
Maiden voyage: 18 November 2001
In service: 2001–present
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Voyager-class cruise ship
  • 138,193 GT
  • 108,644 NT
  • 11,033 DWT
Length: 311.1 m (1,020 ft 8 in)
  • 38.6 m (126 ft 8 in) (waterline)
  • 49.1 m (161 ft 1 in) (extreme)
Draft: 9.1 m (29 ft 10 in)
Depth: 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in)
Decks: 12 passenger decks
Installed power: 6 × Wärtsilä 12V46 (6 × 12,423 kW)
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity: 3,807 passengers (max)
Crew: 1,185

Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. The vessel was launched and entered service in 2001. Registered in the Bahamas, Adventure of the Seas has cruised from ports in the United States and Europe to sites in the Caribbean Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Canada and Europe. The ship has a 138,193 GT and is 311.1 meters (1,020 ft 8 in) long with capacity for 3,807 guests.

Design and description

Adventure of the Seas is the third of five Voyager-class cruise ships[3] measured at 138,193 gross tonnage (GT), 108,644 net tonnage (NT) and 11,033 tons deadweight (DWT). The vessel is 311.1 meters (1,020 ft 8 in) long with a beam of 38.6 m (126 ft 8 in) at the waterline and 49.1 m (161 ft 1 in) at the extreme.[4][5] The vessel has a draft of 9.1 m (29 ft 10 in) and a depth of 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in).[4][a] The vessel is powered by a diesel-electric system composed of six 12,423-kilowatt (16,660 hp) Wärtsilä 12V46 engines for a total of 74,538 kW (99,957 hp) driving three 3 MW (4,000 hp) ABB Azipods and four bow thrusters.[5][6] This gives the cruise ship a maximum speed of 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph).[5]

The ship has 15 decks of which 14 are passenger decks with capacity for a maximum of 3,807 guests. The Voyager-class ships have a four-deck-high horizontal promenade, called the Royal Promenade. The length of the promenade is roughly 120 metres (393 ft 8 in), and situated at each end is an 11-deck high atrium, called the Centrum.[3] The passengers are spread out over 1,557 staterooms of which 765 are balcony, 174 are along the outside with 618 along the inside. 565 come with a ​34th berth and 26 are accessible for persons with disabilities. 138 are located along the promenade.[6] Adventure of the Seas comes equipped with an outdoor movie screen, an Aqua Park, cyclone and typhoon water slides, as well as a FlowRider.[7] The ship has a crew of 1,185.[6]

Construction and career

The vessel was ordered on 24 April 1997[4] for $500 million[8] and constructed at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard in Finland. The ship's keel was laid down on 17 June 1998.[4] Named Adventure of the Seas, the cruise ship was launched on 5 January 2001 and completed on 26 October 2001.[4] The ship's godparents are Tara Stackpole and Kevin Hannafin of the New York Fire Department along with Margaret McDonnell and Richard Lucas of the New York Police Department.[6][b] The vessel is operated by Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and is registered at Nassau, Bahamas.[9] Adventure of the Seas departed on its maiden voyage on 18 November 2001.[6]

Adventure of the Seas has cruised from United States ports to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Canada and from European ports to Baltic, Mediterranean, and Northern European destinations.[10][11][12] In 2016, the cruise ship underwent a $61 million refurbishment, among the changes included adding additional staterooms. Adventure of the Seas was the fifth ship of the RCI fleet to undergo the refit.[13]