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Adventure of the Seas

August 01, 2022

During our hike along the coastal barrens between Shoal Point and Chebucto Head I photographed the Adventure of the Seas, a cruise ship that often visits Halifax.

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Details from Wikipedia:

Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. The vessel was launched and entered service in 2001. Registered in the Bahamas, Adventure of the Seas has cruised from ports in the United States and Europe to sites in the Caribbean Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Canada and Europe. The ship has a 138,193 GT and is 311.1 meters (1,020 ft 8 in) long with capacity for 3,807 guests.

Design and description

Adventure of the Seas is the third of five Voyager-class cruise ships[3] measured at 138,193 gross tonnage (GT), 108,644 net tonnage (NT) and 11,033 tons deadweight (DWT). The vessel is 311.1 meters (1,020 ft 8 in) long with a beam of 38.6 m (126 ft 8 in) at the waterline and 49.1 m (161 ft 1 in) at the extreme.[4][5] The vessel has a draft of 9.1 m (29 ft 10 in) and a depth of 11.7 m (38 ft 5 in).[4][a] The vessel is powered by a diesel-electric system composed of six 12,423-kilowatt (16,660 hp) Wärtsilä 12V46 engines for a total of 74,538 kW (99,957 hp) driving three 3 MW (4,000 hp) ABB Azipods and four bow thrusters.[5][6] This gives the cruise ship a maximum speed of 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph).[5]

The ship has 15 decks of which 14 are passenger decks with capacity for a maximum of 3,807 guests. The Voyager-class ships have a four-deck-high horizontal promenade, called the Royal Promenade. The length of the promenade is roughly 120 metres (393 ft 8 in), and situated at each end is an 11-deck high atrium, called the Centrum.[3] The passengers are spread out over 1,557 staterooms of which 765 are balcony, 174 are along the outside with 618 along the inside. 565 come with a 34th berth and 26 are accessible for persons with disabilities. 138 are located along the promenade.[6] Adventure of the Seas comes equipped with an outdoor movie screen, an Aqua Park, cyclone and typhoon water slides, as well as a FlowRider.[7] The ship has a crew of 1,185.[6]

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