MS Adventure of the Seas is a
Voyager-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International.
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
The ship's godparents are Tara Stackpole and Kevin Hannafin of the New
York Fire Department along with Margaret McDonnell and Richard Lucas of
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.
On May 31, 2016, Royal Caribbean announced features for the upcoming
refit in November 2016. This includes the Splashaway Bay Aqua Park,
cyclone and typhoon water slides, as well as a FlowRider. In addition, a
new lineup of culinary and entertainment venues with Izumi Japanese
Cuisine, the brand’s signature steakhouse, Chops Grille and Boleros
Latin Lounge. The ship also will receive more than 100 new staterooms, a
refresh of all existing staterooms and a brand new Suites Lounge.
On October, 31, 2016, Royal Caribbean announced modified revitalization
plans for Adventure of the Seas due to storm damage caused by Hurricane
Matthew at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport. Plans to add 100 new
staterooms as well as the lines signature Japanese restaurant Izumi were
cancelled. In addition, the storm forced delays in completion of the
aqua park, FlowRider, and water slides as well as Chops Grille and