Get the lowdown on what to expect from your cruise aboard the Adventure of the Seas cruise to Aruba.
Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad, is the port of the island country and is conveniently located on the southern coast. Its rich Dutch history is reflected in the traditional, multicolored houses complete with typical Dutch tiles and carved wooden doors. This charming Caribbean island city has a diversity of culture that gives it a unique atmosphere. You can expect white-sand beaches, exciting snorkeling, and a vibrant nightlife here. Unlike most of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate with a cactus-strewn landscape that makes it ideal for visitors looking for warm, sunny weather. When your cruise docks, wander around the island to get a taste of the local Aruba food, indulge in some Aruba shopping, or just bask in the charming ambiance of the town.
The Adventure of the Seas cruises to Aruba and includes packages of seven nights on board. The itinerary includes a complete southern Caribbean experience and it cruises from San Juan through St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba, and Curacao before returning back to San Juan.
The Adventure of the Seas
The Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship that has been in operation since 2001. With 14 decks that can accommodate more than 3,000 people, this game-changing vessel is the third in the series of Royal Caribbean’s cruises and is bigger in terms of both size and amenities provided as compared to the Freedom-class trio and the Oasis-class cruises. In April 2014, the ship was upgraded to include an outdoor movie screen, Wi-Fi, digital signage, and two new Concierge and Diamond lounges. There are a variety of different themed rooms to choose from, and one of the pools is designed to make one reminiscent of Venice. The cruise is specially designed to cater to everyone from kids to elders, and is the ideal vacation for couples and families. It is also a great option for business travelers who want to mix business and pleasure, and they can also access the ship’s fully equipped conference center.
There are 1,557 staterooms in this cruise liner, and 939 of these have an ocean view while 765 have balconies. If you want a unique experience, opt for the rooms that overlook the hustle-bustle of the Royal Promenade but be warned that these are not ideal for early sleepers who want to avoid noise. There are several types of rooms to satisfy all kinds of budgets. All the staterooms are decorated in bright Caribbean colors, and are equipped with a private bathroom, phone, mini bar, hair dryers, and television.
-The Junior Suite includes a bathroom with a tub, a larger living room space, and a 66-square-foot balcony.
-The higher ticket arenas start with the Royal Family Suite which contains two bedrooms, a living space area, and larger balconies.
-The Grand Suite is a much larger “Junior Suite” with similar facilities.
-The top of the list is the Owner’s Suite which has much larger square footage than other rooms, and comes with a bathroom with whirlpool, bidet and separate shower, and includes a 57 square foot verandah.
-The Royal Suite is an upgraded Owner’s Suite with added amenities like a baby grand piano and a 215 square foot balcony with plush furnishings and a dining table.
There are several dining options within the liner including the Windjammer Café, Johnny Rockets, and the specialty Italian restaurant Portofino, which charges a $20 per-person cover. There’s also the 24-hour Cafe Promenade and round-the clock room service available with an extra charge of $3.95 between 12am and 5am.
If you wish to enjoy a drink, choose from the Casino Royal, The Duck, Dog Pub, Champagne Bar, and Jester’s Nightclub. This is the ideal cruise for visiting Aruba and it is sure to spoil the first-timers who have apprehensions about a cruise vacation, thanks to the modern amenities provided on the ship.
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