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Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas® is a truly spectacular ship. As the name suggests, this new and improved vessel travels all over the globe. Wherever your destination is, you’re bound to be wowed by her onboard amenities and remember your cruise on Explorer of the Seas for years to come.

About Explorer of the Seas

From the Australasian charms found down under to the exclusive attractions of North America, Explorer of the Seas will take you there in style.

Fast becoming trademarks of the Royal Caribbean® brand, Explorer of the Seas is equipped with the ever-popular Royal Promenade and a rock climbing wall, ideal for those wishing to scale new heights during their voyage. Equally as exciting is the most recent addition to the onboard amenities, the FlowRider®. This surfing simulator allows novices the opportunity to hone their wave-catching skills from the safety of the ship’s deck.

For those who prefer to work up a sweat in a more traditional fashion, the fully-stocked gym and fitness centre is complemented by an array of sports courts and leisure facilities. And once you’ve got that pulse racing, you can slow things down again with a soak in the whirlpool, a spell in the sauna or some well-earned relaxation time in the adults-only solarium.

Of course, burning off all those calories will have worked up quite an appetite, but not to worry – the plethora of restaurants and cafes onboard serve all manner of cuisine. From steaks to souffles and everything in between, you won’t go hungry on Explorer of the Seas.

Undoubtedly you’ll want to wash all that fine dining down with a tipple or two. The range of themed bars and lounges provide ample opportunity for all cruisers, from the boogie atmosphere found at Bolero’s Latin Lounge to the serene scenes on show in the Sky Bar. Meanwhile, if you’re in the mood for a little flutter, you can flirt with Lady Luck at Explorer of the Seas’ very own Casino Royale®.


See What's Inside

Four main types of stateroom are available – Suites/Deluxe, Balcony, Outside and Inside – each with 24 hour service provided by an attendant. A total of 19 cabin types are currently available, including accessible and family rooms.


Suites & Deluxe Staterooms

The most spacious and luxurious of all suites, these include extra touches such as private balconies and a personalised concierge service. 

  • Royal Suite: 1090 Square Feet, Balcony 215 Square Feet, Sleeps 4
  • Owner's Suite: 560 Square Feet, Balcony 90 Square Feet, Sleeps 4
  • Royal Family Suite: 560 Square Feet, Balcony 245 Square Feet, Sleeps 8
  • Grand Suite: 350 Square Feet, Balcony 100 Square Feet, Sleeps 4
  • Junior Suite: 265 Square Feet, Balcony 75 Square Feet, Sleeps 4

Balcony Staterooms

Throw open the doors and let the ocean air invigorate you. Take in the view all the way to the horizon in a luxurious stateroom with a private balcony. 

  • Superior Balcony Stateroom: 180 Square Feet, Balcony 50 Square Feet, Sleeps 2
  • Deluxe Balcony Stateroom: 165 Square Feet, Balcony 50 Square Feet, Sleeps 2

Ocean View Staterooms

Even after a day of activity there’s no need to lose your sea view – Outside Staterooms give you a panoramic window on the world. 

  • Family Ocean View: 265 Square Feet, Sleeps 6
  • Panoramic Ocean View: 190-405 Square Feet, Sleeps 4
  • Large Ocean View 175 Square Feet, Sleeps 2
  • Ocean View: 160 Square Feet, Sleeps 2

Interior Cabins

Comfort and little luxuries are the order of the day in these cosy and affordable Interior Staterooms. 

  • Interior Staterooms: 150 Square Feet, Sleep 2

Deck 2

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Conference Centre
  • Loyalty Ambassador Desk

Deck 3

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Studio B & Ice Rink
  • RCTV
  • Sapphire Dining Room
  • Focus

Deck 4

  • The Palace Theatre
  • Schooner Bar
  • Giovanni's Table
  • Casino Royale
  • The Centrum
  • The Tavern
  • Art Gallery
  • Sapphire Dining Room

Deck 5

  • Observation Deck
  • Star Lounge
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Cafe Promenade
  • Royal Promenade & Shops
  • Ice Cream Parlour
  • Crown & Kettle Pub
  • R Bar
  • Shore Excursions
  • Guest Services
  • Sapphire Dining Rooms

Deck 6

  • Junior Balcony Suite
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Next Cruise

Deck 7

  • Junior Balcony Suite
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Library

Deck 8

  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • RCI Online

Deck 9

  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suites with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms with Virtual Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Concierge Club

Deck 10

  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Owners Suite with Balcony
  • Grand Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suites with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms with Virtual Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms

Deck 11

  • Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Whirlpools
  • Swimming Pools
  • Solarium
  • Pool Bars
  • Sea Trek Dive Shop
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Chops Grille 
  • Windjammer Cafe

Deck 12

  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Larger Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Accessible Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Vitality at Sea Spa
  • Sky Bar
  • Running Track
  • Video Arcade
  • Optix Teen Disco
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Outdoor Youth Area

Deck 13

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sports Court
  • Explorer Dunes Golf Course
  • Flow Rider

Deck 14

  • Izumi 
  • Dizzy's
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Diamond Club

Deck 15

  • Skylight Chapel

Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can tempt your taste buds with delicious food and drink at a variety of fantastic venues onboard Explorer of the Seas®.


Main Dining

This elegant 3 story restaurant is the perfect place for a special occasion, with a menu of fine dining and our trademark excellent service.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Classic

Johnny Rockets

1950s style diner, offering fast, friendly service. A traditional burger joint serving a range of hamburgers, hotdogs, milkshakes and sodas, indoor and outdoor seating is available, with jukeboxes adding to the ambiance.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: American

Windjammer Cafe

Self-service buffet breakfasts and lunches, with restaurant service during the evenings. Casual atmosphere combined with a changing evening menu makes Windjammer one of the more popular eateries onboard.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

Giovanni's Table

Be transported to an Italian trattoria at this rustic venue, where the signature flavours of Tuscany and delicious fresh ingredients combine to make a truly special dining experience.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Italian

Izumi

The traditional japanese dishes at Izumi will impress you with their pure, delicate flavours, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Diners can choose from popular sushi rolls, sashimi, Hot Rock (Ishiyaki) Plates, sukiyaki and more.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Chops Grille

Royal Caribbean’s popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Surf_turf

Cafe Promenade

This café on the Royal Promenade offers specialty coffees, snacks and pastries in the morning and sandwiches and cookies throughout the day and night.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Cafe

From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.


Casino Royale

The exciting Casino Royale offers, roulette, black jack, poker and slot machines, with lessons, games and tournaments for players of all abilities.

Royal Promenade

Located in the heart of the ship; 2 football pitches long and 4 decks high – the Royal Promenade is lined with boutiques, as well as 24-hour casual dining and drinking options.

Palace Theatre

Standing five decks high (from orchestra pit to domed ceiling), the impressive Palace Theatre showcases contemporary musical stage productions, West End style shows and stand up comedians.

Studio B

Studio B is a multi-purpose complex housing a wide range of activities – from ice skating to cooking demonstrations and classes.

The Champagne Bar

The Champagne Bar is elegant, sophisticated and most importantly stocks some of the finest champagnes at sea. This venue is great for a special occasion, a pre dinner drink or just to celebrate that you are on holiday. Accompanying drinks will be an assortment of canapés.

The Tavern

Offering traditional ales and lagers within a great British pub atmosphere, this venue truly is a home from home.

Pool Bars

The ship's pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck chair. They offer a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails for passengers to enjoy.

Schooner Bar

This nautical themed bar is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. In the evening this is a popular place to be, with live piano playing and singing.

Sports Bar

Passengers can grab a beer and catch all the big matches in the ship's Sports Bar. It's just like your favourite sports bar at home - only it's at sea!

Viking Crown Lounge

Offering the best views at sea The Viking Crown Lounge is Royal Caribbean's signature bar. Located on the top deck, this glass lounge, offers unmissable panoramic great views.

Art Gallery

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.

Star Lounge

Live music, dancing, and entertainment.

Connoisseur Club

This dimly-lit lounge is perfect for sipping on a cognac.

R Bar

Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all served by the ship’s resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum’s nightly theme and aerial performance.

Library

Peace, quiet, and your next great read – find it all at the well-stocked library, featuring a variety of genres, plus tables for cards and board games. Everything’s complimentary for your enjoyment.

Concierge Club

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.

Outdoor Movie Screen

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted above the main pool area will showcase all the larger-than-life action.

Diamond Club

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, fitness centre, rock climbing wall and much more.


Vitality Spa

A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture. 

Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations are run by qualified professionals during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advice, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.

Sports Court

Passengers can also enjoy the ship's fantastic sporting facilities, which include: an ice rink, a golf simulator, a jogging track, as well as basketball and volleyball courts. Thrill seekers can also try out the impressive rock climbing wall.

Solarium

The Solarium offers a calm, quiet, peaceful atmosphere for adults to relax in. Both in and outdoors, the lounge area can be covered during cooler weather by a large glass roof.

Rock Climbing Wall

Ever thought about climbing a rock wall 200ft above sea level? With the ship's onboard rock wall this can become a reality. Passengers who take on the challenge will experience some of the best views at sea.

Flowrider

Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider®, surf’s always up. Plus, whether you’re boogie boarding or surfing, the FlowRider® is great fun for all ages and all skill levels.

Explorers Dunes Golf Course

Our 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.

Swimming Pools & Whirlpools

Warm up in one of the relaxing whirlpools or take a refreshing dip in one of the three swimming pools.

Running Track

Run laps while taking in the view with tracks that are open to anyone.

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.


Explorer Academy

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.


Adventure Beach

The Adventure Beach family pool area offers deckchairs, a slide and pool for kids to splash around in to their hearts content.

Optix Teen Disco

Optix Teen Disco lets teens have the chance to relax, hang out, dance and have some fun away from mum and dad.

Adventure Ocean

A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff.

Video Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest – Guitar Hero, Fast and Furious Drift and more.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2000
Refitted:
2014
Tonnage:
137,308
Language:
en-US
Length:
311m (1,020ft)
Width:
48m (157ft)
Speed:
22 knots
Decks:
14
Crew:
1,185
Cabins:
1,557
Occupancy:
3,840
Currency:
USD