Adventure of the Seas at the Pier
Adventure of the Seas at the Pier

Top 11 Things To Do On Adventure Of The Seas

Adventure of the Seas® more than lives up to its namesake. When you sail onboard this top-rated cruise ship, there’s never a dull moment.

By Amanda Mesa | Published on March 15, 2023


Few vacations allow you to strike the perfect balance between thrills and chill like cruises with Royal Caribbean. Every cruise ship in the line’s award-winning fleet offers guests of all ages and preferences the opportunity to pack in as many — or as few — activities as they want into every sea day. Whether you’re all about adrenaline-amping onboard attractions or lazy, sun-soaked days by the pool, you can curate your escape exactly to your tastes — after all, everybody has their own unique recipe for the perfect vacation.

As far as cruise ships go, the much-loved Adventure of the Seas is especially versatile. It offers the ideal blend of thrilling cruise activities and opportunities to unwind and soak up all the vacation vibes — not to mention wow-worthy shows onstage and on ice, incredible accommodations designed with comfort in mind, a daily lineup of rotating activities for everyone onboard and a food scene that rivals some of the world’s top culinary capitals.

No matter what your ideal cruise getaway entails, this ship really does offer something for everyone. To help you maximize every moment of your escape, we’ve rounded up some of the top things to do onboard — from water slides and rock climbing to salsa-stepping and movie nights under the stars.

1. Hang Ten On The Iconic Flowrider® Surf Simulator

When Royal Caribbean debuted the FlowRider surf simulator, it was a vacation game-changer. This fun-filled onboard attraction funnels 30,000 gallons or rushing water all day long, letting guests try their skills at taming waves like a pro. You can choose to master the surf upright, or hit the always-perfect swells on your belly, boogie-style. Rides are totally free for cruise guests, and even kids can get in on the action provided they meet the height requirement. If you prefer to watch from a distance, you can cheer on brave shredders from the stadium seating that surrounds the FlowRider — you might even get splashed, too.

2. Take On The Perfect StormSM Water Slides

Adventure of the Seas is one of the top cruise ships with water slides — not just within the Royal Caribbean fleet, but within the cruise industry overall. It’s home to The Perfect Storm, an exhilarating family of twisting, turning, white-knuckle slides designed to test the mettle of even the bravest daredevils. Onboard Adventure of the Seas, The Perfect Storm is composed of Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠, two dual racers that send riders hurtling down long, translucent stretches and plenty of hairpin turns and lightning-quick dips. Like the FlowRider, rides on Typhoon and Cyclone are complimentary for cruise guests, and anyone who meets the 48-inch height requirement can ride to their heart’s content.

3. Let Little Ones Have A Blast At Splashaway BaySM

Young explorers who don’t quite reach the minimum height to ride The Perfect Storm or the FlowRider can still enjoy buckets of fun at Splashaway Bay, an aqua park designed for pint-sized cruisers. It checks all the boxes for next-level play, including colorful mini-water slides, interactive fountains and water cannons, splash-worthy pools and whirlpools and a huge drench bucket that doubles as the perfect photo opp for parents.

4. Hit The Rock Climbing Wall Or The Sports Court, Or Team Up For A Table Tennis Tourney

Anyone looking to stay active on vacation can head to the Rock Climbing Wall, another Royal Caribbean classic that offers 40 vertical feet of fun — and some of the best views of the surrounding sights. Or you can hit the Sports Court to brush up on your three-point shot, partner up for some one-on-one courtside competition or enjoy an impromptu volleyball match paired with spectacular sea views. Both the Rock Climbing Wall and the Sports Court are free for cruise guests, and you don’t need to make a reservation — simply show up and get ready to have a blast. Prefer a sport that’s just as competitive and all about quick reflexes? Pair up for a paddle battle at the ship’s table tennis zone.

5. Lace Up For A Whirl Around The Ice-Skating Rink

No matter where in the world your cruise adventure takes you, it’s always chill at the ship’s ice-skating rink. During the day, anyone is welcome to lace up and work on their spins and figure-eights — or just practice staying on their skates. Whether you’re a beginner or a master, you’re in for a great time at one of the ship’s coolest complimentary attractions — pun definitely intended. Make sure you bring a jacket or a sweater so you can keep warm while warming up your moves.

6. Soak Up The Vacation Vibes At The Solarium

Those craving a laid-back day by the pool will find their happy place at the Solarium, an adults-only hideaway with steaming whirlpools and plenty of space to unwind in the shade or the sunshine. The vibe here is peaceful all day long, though some might argue the views through the crystal canopy are prettiest around sunset. Stop by and enjoy a little “me” time while you sip your favorite vacation libations from the bar, located just steps away.

7. Find A New Favorite Wine At An Onboard Tasting

If you’re a wine lover, you’ll be pleased to know that Royal Caribbean cruises are the perfect opportunity to discover new vintages. Adventure of the Seas features pop-up wine tastings throughout its sailings where guests can learn all about different vineyards, varieties and the winemaking process overall. Some of the wines offered during these bottle-swirling rendezvous are so exclusive, you’ll only find them onboard Royal Caribbean. From crave-worthy California cabs and scintillating shirazes to marvelous malbecs and mouth-watering merlots, there’s always something for every palate.

8. Settle In For A Movie Night Beneath The Stars

Looking for something low-key to do onboard once the sun goes down? Check your Cruise Planner for a lineup of movie nights offered during your Adventure of the Seas sailing. Hands down one of the best free things to do during your cruise, they’re the perfect option for movie buffs or anyone craving a bit of nostalgia to flavor their night. Grab a chaise lounger and a fluffy beach towel and cozy up beneath the stars as silver-screen classics — and recent blockbusters — light up the massive screen above the main pool.

9. Show Off Your Salsa Steps At Boleros Or Croon Your Heart Out At Schooner Bar

For those in the mood for some late-night dancing, it doesn’t get better than Boleros. The ship’s sizzling Latin-themed club keeps the mojitos flowing and the salsa beats going strong long after the sun sets. And that’s not all the DJ has in store — expect plenty of merengue, bachata and cumbia as the evening wears on. If you’re more of a singer than a dancer, head to Schooner Bar where there’s always a lively singalong and an ice-cold pint waiting for you.

10. Fill Every Evening With Show-Stopping Entertainment

Like every Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas offers a wide range of dazzling theatrical productions — all complimentary to cruise guests, of course. Head to the Royal Theater for Invitation to Dance, a showcase that’s all about ballroom, Latin dance, theater, and fashion reminiscent of the TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Or settle in for Jackpot, a spellbinding spectacular set in Las Vegas complete with world-class musicians, top-notch singers, and wildly talented performers. There’s also Can’t Stop the Rock, a tribute to more than four decades of pop music covering icons like Elvis, Connie Francis, Whitney Houston, and Prince. To see a show, reserve seats via the Cruise Planner app or onboard at the Box Office.

11. Indulge In Delicious Dining That Takes You From Tokyo To Tuscany And Every Country In Between

Food is a big part of any great vacation, and the dining options onboard Adventure of the Seas will exceed your expectations. The best way to try them all is to purchase a specialty dining package, though you can opt to enjoy specialty restaurants a la carte instead. Make sure you try out Izumi, an Asian-inspired favorite where the menu features izakaya-style apps, imaginative sushi rolls and tasty teppanyaki creations. For an authentic Italian meal, try Giovanni's℠ Table, where the hearty pastas, rich sauces and traditional entrees will transport you to the Tuscan countryside. If you’re in the mood for prime cuts of steak seasoned and seared just right, make a reservation at Chops GrilleSM, a fleet-wide favorite that’s been delivering an upscale and utterly extraordinary steakhouse experience for years. And make sure you save at least one night for dinner in the Main Dining Room, where meals are lavish multi-course affairs — and every bite is complimentary.

These are just a few of the many unforgettable things to do when you choose to sail onboard Adventure of the Seas. See what else to do on this award-winning ship — from additional foodie-approved restaurants to unforgettable cruise-activities for kids and families — or find the perfect itinerary sailings on Adventure of the Seas today.


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