Adventure of the Seas Overview

By - Updated Aug. 23, 2019

Designed with the active traveler in mind, Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas offers a wide variety of innovative onboard experiences. From its signature rock-climbing wall, which towers 200 feet above the ocean, to its 9-hole miniature golf course, this Voyager-class ship appeals to vacationers looking for a cruise experience jam-packed with action and excitement. Thrill-seekers can get their hearts pumping on the dual-racing waterslides or catch a wave in the surf simulator, then rejuvenate with a relaxing session in the ship's full-service Vitality Spa or indulge in the luxurious champagne bar.

Having first set sail in November 2001, Adventure of the Seas remains one of the larger ships cruising today, measuring over three football fields long. In January 2018, Adventure underwent an extensive revitalization. The month-long refurbishment added new staterooms, a VIP Suite Lounge and the Izumi restaurant, which serves Japanese cuisine and sushi. Coming up in 2021, Adventure of the Seas is scheduled for additional modernization through Royal Caribbean’s $900 million Royal Amplified effort, which will create additional amenities, such as an escape room, laser tag, and Sky Pad, a virtual reality trampoline experience.

The ship now boasts 1,557 staterooms, supporting up to 3,114 passengers. Many of its staterooms include ocean views, and over a third have private balconies where cruisers can enjoy the salt air. With home ports in New Jersey, Fort Lauderdale, and Quebec City, Adventure of the Seas offers cruises with stops in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Eastern Canada, depending on the season. The Caribbean itineraries also feature Royal Caribbean's exclusive Perfect Day at CocoCay, which allows travelers to customize their onshore experience on Royal Caribbean’s popular private island.

Ship Highlights

  • Royal Caribbean's exclusive Perfect Day at CocoCay
  • State-of-the-art technology, including pervasive Wi-Fi
  • Revolutionary onboard amenities, including a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, and rollerblading track
  • Three swimming pools and six whirlpools
  • Dual-racing waterslides
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • Poolside outdoor movies
  • Full-service Vitality spa
  • Event space accommodating up to 1,362 people
  • Entertainment including Broadway-style shows, ice-skating shows, and an onboard casino
  • 15 bars, lounges and clubs, including a sports bar and an aquarium bar
  • Royal Caribbean's award-winning Adventure Ocean program for children ages 3 to 11
  • Plentiful dining options including specialty restaurants, such as Johnny Rockets

Before You Book

Why Sail Adventure of the Seas: Families with teens and older kids, energetic couples, and extroverted multigenerational families are the best fit for this active at-sea experience.

You Should Know: Adventure of the Seas is actually somewhat “small” compared to newer Royal Caribbean ships, but it may be difficult to find a quiet, out-of-the-way spot with over 3,000 passengers on board. And while you can lounge around the pool all day on a Royal Caribbean ship, Celebrity and Princess ships are better for low-key cruisers who don’t need rock-climbing walls or surf simulators.

Adventure of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,114
  • Total Crew: 1,185
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.63
  • Built: Jan 2001
  • Refurbished: Apr 2014
  • Number of Decks: 14
  • Total Cabins: 1,671
  • Cabin Categories: 61
  • Gross Tonnage: 138,000
  • Length: 1,020
  • Beam: 158


  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.3
  • Children's Programs 3.8
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.5
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.3
  • Entertainment 4.0
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 4.1
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.4


1671 cabins and 61 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
(218 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 152 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $96/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
(72 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 184 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $120/night
Balcony Balcony
(265 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 173 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $154/night
Suite Cabin Suite
(73 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 572 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $261/night

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Main Dining Room Main Dining Room
(44 Reviews)
Windjammer Marketplace Windjammer Marketplace
(50 Reviews)
Johnny Rockets Johnny Rockets
(12 Reviews)
Cafe Promenade Cafe Promenade
(25 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Jazz Lounge Jazz Lounge
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In-Line Track In-Line Track
(2 Reviews)
Sky Bar Sky Bar
(8 Reviews)
Screening Room Screening Room
(1 Review)

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Relaxing Experience by Cruisevet91

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Overall very relaxing. Enjoyed the entertainment, food and service. Did not like proximity of casino to other onboard activities due to lingering cigarette smoke.

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Great cruise by jpendrich

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We had a great cruise. The crew was great to work with. We have always enjoyed cruising with royal. Just feel the outside of the ship needs renovating.

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Ok for First Cruise, but Not What We Expected by mothy1826

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This was our first cruise and we did enjoy it although the ship experience was greatly lacking. This ship is for those who like to drink and party. It is not for those who wish to go on a vacation.

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Nov 19, 2013

My tip: go to the sauna and the steam room as much as you can. Both are free and make you feel great.

Apr 02, 2015

The Hot tubs in the adult pool area are quiet and not busy in the evenings! Grab a free icecream cone by the main pool during the afternoon!

Apr 08, 2013

Get a balcony on the 7th floor. Perfect location.

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