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The Top Free Things To Do Onboard Adventure Of The Seas

If you’re planning a cruise onboard Adventure of the Seas®, you’ll find plenty of thrilling activities, unforgettable experiences and delicious dining to enjoy included in your cruise fare.

By Amanda Mesa | Published on June 5, 2023


If you’ve ever tried to plan a vacation on a budget, you understand how challenging it can be — especially when you’re looking at a la carte options where activities, lodgings, transportation and dining all need to be reserved or purchased separately. This isn’t the case when you opt for a cruise with Royal Caribbean. Known for delivering next-level getaways for both families and couples, this award-winning cruise line doesn’t just exceed expectations with its onboard attractions — it offers unrivaled value thanks to plenty of complimentary experiences and dining that’s sure to please guests of all ages — even the pickiest eaters.

Though the cruise line offers an expansive fleet of impressive ships, Adventure of the Seas is a great option for both seasoned and first-time cruisers, as well as couples, families and groups of friends. It has the perfect mix of thrills and opportunities to chill, plus a dazzling lineup of nightly performances and world-class dining options available at no additional cost to cruise guests. From rock climbing, mini golf and endless hours of play on the Sports Court, to outdoor movie nights, pub performances and adrenaline-amping rides on The Perfect StormSM dueling water slides, you’ll find no shortage of included onboard activities here. Not to mention free places to eat where every bite rivals that of top restaurants from Tuscany to Tokyo and from New York City to New Delhi.

When it comes to value, few vacations can compete with a Royal Caribbean cruise — especially if you’re sailing onboard Adventure of the Seas. Keep reading for a run-down of the top free things to do onboard, plus some expert hacks to make the most of every moment at sea.

1. Get In The Game With Mini Golf, Rock Climbing And More Action-Packed Activities

For those with a competitive streak, Adventure of the Seas offers endless free opportunities to earn bragging rights. One guest-favorite attraction is the Rock Climbing Wall, a classic Royal Caribbean experience beloved by both kids and adults. Located on Deck 13, it offers 40 vertical feet of prime climbing and epic sea views for those dedicated enough to make it all the way to the top. Adventure of the Seas is also home to a nine-hole mini golf course called Adventure Dunes, where guests of all ages can put their way past all kinds of challenging obstacles while enjoying the sunshine and salty sea breezes. And of course, the cruise ship offers a Sports Court where guests can take part in volleyball matches and table-tennis tourneys or shoot some hoops on the basketball court. What’s more, all of these attractions are included in your cruise fare.

2. Get Your Thrill On All Day, Every Day

One of the best included onboard activities you can look forward to during your Adventure of the Seas cruise is The Perfect Storm — the boldest waterslides at sea. These dual mat racers blast guests along white-knuckle twists, hairpin turns and long, translucent stretches that yield exhilarating sea views. Anyone who meets the 48-inch height minimum is welcome to ride as often as they like, for free. Daredevils also love the FlowRider®, a surf simulator that funnels 30,000 gallons of rushing water to maintain a steady stream of shred-worthy waves all day long. This complimentary onboard activity allows guests to take on the swells upright on their feet or boogie-style on their bellies. And if you’re craving a super cool onboard experience (literally), you can head to the ship’s ice-skating rink. Admission and skates are complimentary for cruise guests, so feel free to drop by, lace up and practice your moves.

3. Enjoy Some Adult Time While Little Ones Fill Each Day With Play

Parents will be thrilled to learn Adventure of the Seas offers all kinds of attractions and experiences to keep pint-sized cruisers engaged and entertained. There’s Splashaway Bay℠, an aqua park designed especially for tots to tweens with interactive fountains, water cannons, whirlpools and mini waterslides. There’s also Adventure Ocean®, the cruise line’s award-winning youth program where kids aged 3-11 can fill each day with educational, supervised fun while parents enjoy a little “me” time. Even teens have their own space to kick back and mingle with new friends. And for grown-ups, there’s the Solarium — an adults-only hideaway with lagoon-like whirlpools, awe-inspiring sea views and plenty of space to relax in the shade or the sunshine. The best part? Access to Splashaway Bay, Adventure Ocean, the Teen Lounge and the Solarium are all complimentary for anyone sailing onboard Adventure of the Seas.

4. Spend Some Time Poolside

The pool deck on any Royal Caribbean ship is always brimming with action — and Adventure of the Seas is no exception. Grab some lounge chairs with your loved ones and get ready for a day filled with sun-soaked fun and memory-making, from DJ-driven pool parties and dance-offs to belly flop competitions. If you get thirsty, you can order up all your favorite vacation libations at the Solarium Bar or the Pool Bar, or head to the Island Grill or the Windjammer for delicious eats to refuel in between adventures. Access to the pool deck and the loungers is totally free for cruise guests.

5. Cozy Up To A Movie Night Under The Stars

One of the best free ways to spend an evening onboard Adventure of the Seas is to settle in for an outdoor movie night. Hosted on the pool deck, the ship’s movie nights showcase classic flicks and modern blockbusters on a massive projector screen, and the lineup changes from one night to the next. Grab a blanket or beach towel, recline on one of the pool deck’s comfy chaise loungers with your loved ones and get ready to be whisked away beneath twinkling stars. Movie nights are free for anyone sailing onboard the ship.

6. Savor Global Flavors Free Of Charge

Like all Royal Caribbean cruise ships, Adventure of the Seas boasts a top-tier dining scene that spotlights flavors from all over the world — and many of the restaurants onboard are complimentary. There’s Windjammer, a casual spot that serves global fare during breakfast, lunch and dinner and one of the top free places to eat onboard among families. There’s also Cafe Promenade, which offers delicious quick bites and bistro favorites 24/7 during your cruise getaway. You’ll find the best pizza at sea at Sorrento’s, where every slice is out of this world and completely free. And of course, no cruise is complete without a meal in the Main Dining Room, where dinner consists of a multi-course feast paired with five-star service.

7. Enjoy Show-Stopping Performances Every Night Of Your Vacation

One of the top categories Royal Caribbean exceeds expectations in is entertainment, and the shows onboard Adventure of the Seas are top of the line. If you’re into Broadway-style musicals, you’ll love Jackpot, a glitzy, glamorous original production that transports guests to vibrant Las Vegas with gorgeous costumes, electrifying choreography and a stellar soundtrack. There’s also plenty to love about Invitation to Dance, a celebration of ballroom and Latin dancing done in the style of the hit TV series, Dancing with the Stars. If you truly want to be amazed, head to one of the cruise ship’s awe-inspiring ice-skating shows, where world-class figure skaters dazzle guests with dramatic spins, leaps and stunts. And if you’re just looking to enjoy some live music as you sip a pint of your favorite brew, catch some of the many visiting artists and musicians who perform regularly at the ship’s English pub, the Duck & Dog. Of course, every show onboard Adventure of the Seas is free for cruise guests — just reserve your seats via the Cruise Planner app or onboard at the Box Office.

Of course, these are just some of the many incredible activities and experiences that await guests cruising onboard Adventure of the Seas. There are plenty more things to do no matter what your preferences, like hours of fun at the Royal Arcade, dance lessons with pros, themed parties and game shows that invite adults onboard to participate for the chance to win prizes. If you choose to purchase a Specialty Beverage Package, you can keep your favorite libations flowing throughout your cruise at no additional charge. And if you purchase a Specialty Dining Package, you can unlock discounted pricing at even more restaurants onboard, like Giovanni's℠ Table and Chops Grille℠. See a full list of activities, shows, restaurants and bars onboard, or browse this ship’s most popular itineraries.

Disclaimer: Complimentary activities are subject to change and may vary by market and sailing.




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