Royal Caribbean International's Adventure of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, arrived today at Boston harbor after
crossing the Atlantic Ocean from
. Sister-ship to Voyager of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas, Adventure boasts some of the most innovative shipboard amenities in the industry. She will sail year-round cruise vacations roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico
, to the Southern
Caribbean beginning November 18, 2001, visiting Oranjestad, Aruba
; Willemstad, Curacao; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and St. Thomas, USVI.
The Voyager-class ships are the only vessels to offer vacationers an ice-skating rink, a rock climbing wall 200 feet above sea level, an inline
skating track, a full basketball court, and interior staterooms with views of the Royal Promenade, a New Orleans-style shopping, dining and entertainment boulevard. Other exciting features onboard Adventure include
a Johnny Rockets restaurant; The Lyric, a four-deck-high, 1362-seat theater inspired by the Art Nouveau period; a golf course and golf simulator; more than 15,000 square feet dedicated to health and fitness, and one of the largest casinos afloat.
Adventure of the Seas will sail a two-night preview cruise in Boston, before heading to New York City. She will be the first cruise ship to enter the New York harbor
, since the September 11 terrorists attacks, when she arrives on Saturday, November 10, for her official naming ceremony.