Operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the 138,000-ton Adventure of the Seas plies the trans-Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean cruise routes with a speed of 23.7 knots. Launched in 2001, the ship carries 3,114 passengers in a length of 1,020 feet and a maximum beam of 157.5 feet.
As of September 2009, prices per person (double occupancy) can range from $379 for an interior cabin on a five-night Mediterranean cruise to $1,899 for a 13-night trans-Atlantic crossing in a deluxe suite.
Sporting diversions include a full-sized basketball court, a nine-hole miniature golf-course, in-line skating, fitness center and an ice-skating rink.
The 40-foot-high rock-climbing wall offers challenges for beginners, who can take free one-to-one lessons, and the more experienced, who can race through speed-climbing competitions.
You can take a scuba diver course approved by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), which includes academic training, pool sessions and two open-water dives.
An Explorer Academy offers lessons in everything from ice-skating and dancing to foreign languages and wine tasting.
Article Written By Aurelio Locsin
Aurelio Locsin has been writing professionally since 1982. He published his first book in 1996 and is a frequent contributor to many online publications, specializing in consumer, business and technical topics. Locsin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scientific and technical communications from the University of Washington.