Adventure of the Seas



Year built: 2001

Speed: 23 kn

Passengers: 3,114

Crew: 1,185

138k tons

15 decks


The Adventure of the Seas currently sails from Bayonne, New Jersey; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; to the Caribbean and to Canada.


On November 13, 2012, while the ship was on a Transatlantic crossing itinerary, an engine room fire incident happened. The fire caused power loss for 2 min.
On March 20, 2014, propulsion system malfunction forced the ship to change the cruise itinerary. The problem was that the Azipod unit was loosing oil and soon shut down. To prevent oil spill incident, the ship was immediately surrounded by oil booms. When the ship was docked in St Kitts, the engineering crew managed to fix the Azipod problem temporarily. Since the vessel had to proceed at lower cruising speed, Royal Caribbean International changed the current cruise itinerary, canceling the Southern Caribbean ports in Aruba and Curacao and replacing them with the Eastern Caribbean ports in Antigua, St Maarten and St Croix.
On March 23, 2014, the ship lost propulsion, causing a late arrival in homeport San Juan, Puerto Rico. Further propulsion problems caused a delay of the last itinerary before the drydock repairs, that started on March 30 in Bahamas.

On March 6, 2010, a male Canadian passenger died collapsing while playing in the ship’s casino. The med crew succeeded in reviving him once through CPR, but the man lost pulse and stopped breathing again. They tried unsuccesfuly to revive him the second time, and pronounced him dead from natural causes.
On December 28, 2013, a 26-year-old Canadian male passenger jumped overboard from the balcony of his cabin. At the time of the accident, the man was influenced by alcohol and arguing with his family. After another passenger reported the jump, the ship stopped and turned around. Local authorities were alerted. The search and rescue operation used a local patrol boat and also MH-65 Dolphin helicopters. After 40 min an USCG helicopter arrived and assumed responsibility for the operation, while the ship continued towards San Juan. The man’s body was never found.

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