Adventure of the Seas To Acquire 100 More Cabins – Posted by: cruise2 | 22 July, 2016

by Kevin Griffin writing for

Royal Caribbean International has announced that its 3,114-berth Adventure of the Seas is to receive the most complete refit ever given to a Royal Caribbean ship, at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport later this year.

The $61 million job will add another 100 cabins plus a FlowRider, dual waterslides and a Splashaway Bay water park for children, as well as new Japanese and Steakhouse alternative restaurants.

The Enchantment of the Seas was lengthened at Rotterdam in 2005

Enchantment of the Seas was lengthened at Rotterdam in 2005

It was of course an executive of Grand Bahama Shipyards that told Seatrade in 2010 that every extra cabin added to an existing ship had the potential to produce $100,000 in annual revenue to the ship. This will be true for every double-occupancy cabin that can generate $1,000 per passenger per week.

For the future 3,314-berth Adventure of the Seas, using this rule of thumb, her new staterooms will be capable of generating about another $10 million a year in passenger revenue.

The last major expansion to a Royal Caribbean ship was Enchantment of the Seas, which was lengthened at Rotterdam in 2005 to provide 151 more cabins. That job cost about $55 million, with the 151 cabins being able to produce about another $15 million in revenue per year.

The newly-enlarged Adventure of the Seas will commence service from San Juan in November.