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Explorer of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

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Ship Stats and Features
Maximum Capacity: 3114 (3840)
Year Entered Service: 01/01/2000
Beam (Ship Width): 158 ft
Draught(Ship Depth): 29 ft
Length: 1020 ft
Tonnage: 138000
Crew: 1181
Cruising Speed: 22 kts
Number of Decks: 28
Number of Lifts: 14
Number of Pools: 3
Number of restaurants: 4
Formal nights: Yes
Adult Only: No
Kids Club: Yes

Explorer of the Seas is another splendid Voyager class ship from Royal Caribbean. Explorer offers a fantastic choice of cruises around the Caribbean and New England, providing a wealth of choice and facilities. She is a vessel that is guaranteed to create many lasting memories of your journey.

Royal Caribbean have a long history of producing record breaking, innovative and outstanding cruise ships and Explorer of the Seas is no different. This 15 deck, 138,000 tonne cruise ship accommodates 3,114 passengers. Explorer of the Seas is so technologically advanced that she carries onboard the University of Miami's Ocean Lab, a state-of-the-art oceanographic and atmospheric science lab.

The state of the art of the ship offers fantastic entertainment, from climbing walls to theatre productions, incredible food and superb service. The Explorer of the Seas has everything you'll ever need and more, for a wonderful cruise holiday.

Upgrades due Dec '14: Explorer of the Seas will benefit from the addition of an outdoor cinema screen, ship-wide Wi-Fi, a new Concierge Club & Diamond Club. New Venue include the Park Cafe, Chef's Table and Giovanni's Table.

Cuisine and Dining on Explorer of the Seas

Whatever dinning experience you're looking for, Explorer of the Seas is sure to cater. Fine ingredients are blended together to produce appetising menus and dishes throughout the many restaurants and eateries onboard.

If you want to dress up and enjoy a traditional romantic meal then Portofino's provides the perfect surroundings. Perhaps you'd prefer the laid back casual convenience of the Windjammer Café where you can grab a bite to eat whilst exploring the wonders of the ship. There are many places that feature various styles of dining throughout the ship that will suit your mood.

  • Columbus, Da Gama & Magellan Main Dining Rooms
  • Windjammer Café
  • Johnny Rocket's 50's style dining
  • Italian Portofino Restaurant
  • Café Promenade
  • Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Entertainment on Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas has an equally impressive line-up of night time entertainment providing quality, choice and diversity. Dance the night away to great music in The Chamber night club or nurse a pint in the Crown and Kettle, a traditional pub. Put your luck to the test or pit your nerves in Casino Royale, Explorer of the Sea's vibrant casino that captures all the spirit and vibrancy of the famous Vegas casinos.

For a more relaxed evenings pleasure head to the Schooner Bar, a nautical themed piano bar where you can listen to the music whilst enjoying great conversation. For something a little different you won't believe your eyes when you step into this onboard ice-skating rink. Here you'll find professional ice shows that will thrill and inspire you so that when the ice is opened up during the numerous passenger skating sessions, you'll be gliding as gracefully as the professionals that went before you. Whether you want to party into the night or enjoy a quieter evening there is so much to do onboard Explorer of the Seas that will suit.

Spa & Fitness on Explorer of the Seas

There's always something exciting for you to do or be a part of on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. From sunrise to sunset good times are waiting to be had around every corner.

For those who relish in the active lifestyle set yourself the challenge of conquering the rock climbing wall that towers 200ft above sea level and 30 ft above the deck or why not indulge in a vigorous work out under the watchful instruction of qualified personal trainers? In addition to these features you can also choose to swim, jog, practice your in-line skating, work on your golf swing or shoot some hoops at the sports court whilst on your way to the next destination.

  • ShipShape Fitness Centre and Spa
  • 3 Swimming pools
  • 6 Jacuzzis
  • Running Track

Recreation on Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the seas is a great ship for children and caters for young cruisers aged between 6 months and 17 years. This huge range of support and activities including scavenger hunts, painting, parties, discos, sports competitions and much, much more. The Royal Caribbean trained youth staff will ensure all kids are entertained for hours on end.

For the grown-ups onboard you can take in the wonderful art exhibitions, relax in the quiet of the library or enjoy a little bit of shopping in Explorer of the Seas boutique. Onboard with Royal Caribbean you can do as much or little as you like on your cruise.

  • Boutique Shopping
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Programmes
  • Internet cafe
  • Library

Customer Reviews

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