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Explorer of the Seas

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Explorer of the Seas offers a fantastic choice of cruises to beautiful destinations and exciting ports of call, providing a wealth of choice and facilities onboard, with guests guaranteed to create many lasting memories of your journey. With Royal Caribbean's long history of innovative and outstanding cruise ships, Explorer of the Seas is no different, complete with 15 decks packed with state of the art entertainment, recreation and dining. From family adventures to couples escapes and everything in between, get ready for the holiday of your dreams onboard this incredible vessel.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2000
Tonnage 138000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 26
Number Of Decks 14
Number Of Elevators 14
Maximum Capacity 3114
Crew 1185
Refurbished 2015

Ship Facilities


Whatever dining experience you're looking for, Explorer of the Seas is sure to cater perfectly for it. 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 or 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 every 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


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 nightclub 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 excitement of the famous Vegas casinos.

For a more relaxed evening’s pleasure head to the Schooner Bar, a nautical themed piano bar where you can listen to the music while 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 each evening will be different to the next.


Explorer of the seas is a great ship for children and caters for young cruisers aged between 6 months and 17 years, with a huge range of 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, leaving the adults with some time for themselves.

In addition, if you want to get the family back together again, the onboard arcade and fun swimming pools are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Things to do

Spa and fitness

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 attempt 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.

If your idea of a perfect holiday isn’t all about being active, there is also a luxurious onboard Spa, offering everything from massages to facials and body wraps, meaning that you can leave your cruise feeling well and truly pampered.


From taking in the wonderful art exhibitions, relaxing in the quiet of the library or enjoying a little bit of shopping in Explorer of the Seas boutique, days onboard with Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas will make you feel like you never want to leave.

To up that holiday feeling even further, there is a main pool, two smaller pools and several jacuzzis, so you can sit back and soak up the sun from the comfort of the deck.