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Explorer of the Seas cruises for 2017-2018


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Where she sails
Explorer of the Seas alternates between Sydney and Seattle. From Sydney she sails to Pacific islands – New Caledonia, Vanuatu. and Fiji - over 7- to 12-nights. Sampler cruises of 3 nights will give you an office break, and you can evaluate your taste for cruising. From Seattle Explorer of the Seas runs 7-night cruises through the Inside Passage of Alaska’s fjord and glacier coast. Between seasons cross the Pacific around October and April over 23/24 nights, calling at Hawaii, New Caledonia, Vanuatu. and Fiji. Bridge two continents at a very low fare. For many the ship will be the destination, giving an opportunity to relax in holiday-like surroundings. Explorer of the Seas entered service in 2001, completed a major refit in 2015. At 137,308 GT she carries 3228 passengers. Newest additions include a Flow-Rider surf simulator, and virtual balconies in Interior cabins (80? vertical flat screens displaying live exterior landscapes).

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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = On Board Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2017 CRUISES

15

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

19

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,702

$243

26

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

Sold out

N/A

2

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

Sold out

N/A

9

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

Sold out

N/A

16

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

Sold out

N/A

23

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,181

$312

30

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,013

$288

7

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,141

$306

14

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,183

$312

21

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,894

$271

28

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,901

$272

4

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,162

$309

11

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,747

$250

18

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,665

$238

25

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,680

$240

1

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,582

$226

8

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,736

$248

15

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,063

$152

22

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,014

$145

29

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,028

$147

6

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

23

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Seattle | Arrives: Sydney

$2,900

$126

29

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,506

$137

9

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,250

$125

19

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$886

$127

9

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$805

$134

15

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,097

$122

24

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

$3,481

$316

2018 CRUISES

4

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,070

$134

12

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,071

$134

20

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,168

$117

30

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,164

$116

9

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

Sampler Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$861

$287

12

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,117

$124

21

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,460

$122

5

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$844

$121

12

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Tasmania Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$912

$130

19

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,097

$122

28

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$1,376

$125

8

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$914

$131

15

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

South Pacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney

$952

$136

22

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

22

NIGHTS

Transpacific Cruise
Departs: Sydney | Arrives: Seattle

$2,320

$105

14

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$1,571

$393

18

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$3,962

$566

25

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$3,962

$566

1

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,204

$601

8

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,239

$606

15

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,491

$642

22

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,771

$682

29

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,806

$687

6

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,806

$687

13

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,806

$687

20

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,806

$687

27

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,806

$687

3

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,729

$676

10

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,729

$676

17

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,911

$702

24

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,729

$676

31

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,337

$620

7

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$4,207

$601

14

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

3

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,588

$529

17

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$1,565

$391

21

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,654

$379

28

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Pacific Coastal Cruise
Departs: Seattle

$2,654

$379

Explorer of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4.1 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.

Life aboard Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas alternates between Sydney and Seattle. From Sydney she sails to Pacific islands – New Caledonia, Vanuatu. and Fiji - over 7- to 12-nights. Sampler cruises of 3 nights will give you an office break, and you can evaluate your taste for cruising. From Seattle Explorer of the Seas runs 7-night cruises through the Inside Passage of Alaska’s fjord and glacier coast. Between seasons cross the Pacific around October and April over 23/24 nights, calling at Hawaii, New Caledonia, Vanuatu. and Fiji. Bridge two continents at a very low fare. For many the ship will be the destination, giving an opportunity to relax in holiday-like surroundings. Explorer of the Seas entered service in 2001, completed a major refit in 2015. At 137,308 GT she carries 3228 passengers. Newest additions include a Flow-Rider surf simulator, and virtual balconies in Interior cabins (80? vertical flat screens displaying live exterior landscapes).

Explorer of the Seas is a large floating island resort that berths at the larger ports. It has all the signature features of Royal Caribbean International – including huge Solarium, ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, huge Showlounge, Royal Promenade shopping mall, and street entertainers. The ship is family-friendly, with large facilities for children and teens. It caters for large conferences, Wi-Fi ship wide, wheelchair access, and also couples wishing to tie the knot in the wedding chapel. Though large, the ship offers a good passenger space ratio. Décor throughout is warm and attractive and you’ll need good walking shoes to become familiar with the many public spaces. Some cabins have interior views overlooking the shops and cafés. Though carrying over 3000 guests, dining, entertainment and activity centres are spread throughout the ship and elevators are fast. You pay for many extras including gratuities, and need to plan where to eat and what to purchase, so order packages online before your cruise.

Accommodation
Staterooms come in four main categories and 22 grades, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suites/Deluxe, Balcony, Outside and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. Interior cabins have a ‘virtual balcony’ wall display of the passing ocean views. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. Promenade staterooms overlook the interior Royal Promenade, and some accommodate up to six people. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of six categories of Suites, which are especially good for large families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to 8 guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Food and Dining
For the Main Dining Room, spread over three levels, select from three dining choices before cruising: fixed seating at the same table nightly, at either early or late sitting; open-seated My Time Dining (with pre-paid gratuities) at a flexible time; and early sitting My Family Time Dining that allows children aged 3 to 11 years to leave for their Adventure Ocean kids club. Menus feature healthy, vegetarian and kosher options. Special dietary needs can be catered for by giving advanced notice. Menus change daily throughout the cruise. Evening dress is casual or smart casual. Expect one to three formal evenings in the Main Dining Room during your cruise. There are seven complimentary eating options, including Windjammers Café, Izumi Sushi and Asian cuisine, Café Promenade for coffee, pastries/snacks, and room service.

Specialty dining (with a cover charge) can be booked for Chops Grille steakhouse and Giovanni’s Table. Dine casually at Johnny Rockets, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is the place to go for ice-cream and frozen drinks. Take your family to dine 1950s style at Johnny Rockets. Café Latte-tudes serves specialty coffees and sweets. In all, the ship has 15 bars, clubs and lounges, including the Champagne Bar, Crown & Kettle Pub, and The Chamber nightclub. There are package deals for wine, juice, sodas and bottled water.

Entertainment
Signature features to entertain you include: Broadway-style productions in the Main Theatre; Studio B’s ice shows, comedy, game shows, onboard parties, and cooking demonstrations (and when the rink is not being used, skate for free); and gaming in Casino Royale. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues. There are always parties and parades to join. Alternatively, just stroll around the Royal Promenade and shop duty-free, or for a quiet time retire to the Library/Card Room or Internet Café.

On-shore excursions and explorations can be pre-booked or arranged on board. Choose from a range of classes and seminars to bring out your creativity and expand your knowledge. The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, Flow-Rider surfing simulator, mini-golf course, golf simulators, in-line skating, ice-skating rink, six whirlpools, SCUBA diving program (in the Caribbean), and a full-sized sports court for basketball, paddleball and volleyball. The Solarium is exclusively for adults. Teens have their own lounge areas and disco, and the Adventure Ocean youth programmes cater for all ages. And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.





































Explore the decks

Explorer of the Seas deckplans

Explorer of the Seas deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Staterooms come in four main categories and 22 grades, with variations based on guests’ needs: Suites/Deluxe, Balcony, Outside and Interior Staterooms. When selecting accommodation consider the view, the level of privacy, and location near to or far from activity areas. Interior cabins have a ‘virtual balcony’ wall display of the passing ocean views. All staterooms come with private bathroom, vanity area, hair dryer, interactive TV and phone. Many cabins are family-friendly with up to four additional bunk beds, and interconnecting rooms. Promenade staterooms overlook the interior Royal Promenade, and some accommodate up to six people. There are no single cabins, and many are wheelchair-accessible. In-cabin service and dining is available 24-hours.

Travel in style with a selection of six categories of Suites, which are especially good for large families needing more space, and may include complimentary concierge service. Suites come with priority check-in, most have multiple rooms and balconies, and depending on the suite you may have whirlpool tub, baby grand piano and an entertainment area, and accommodate up to 8 guests. The stateroom’s TV enables guests to request room service, to book show tickets, shore excursions, movies and specialty dining, and keep track of their onboard account. Smoking is only permitted on private ocean view balconies of balcony/suite staterooms.

Decks
Explorer of the Seas

Royal Caribbean

Ship facts

Star rating: Explorer of the Seas star rating
Maiden voyage: 2000
Number of decks: 14
Tonnage: 137308
Cabins: 1643
Passenger capacity: 3228
Number of crew: 1181

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Staterooms, room service
  • Royal Promenade
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room (with Family Time dining)
  • Windjammer Marketplace
  • Chops Grille (dinner)
  • Izumi Japanese (lunch, dinner)
  • Room service dining
  • Beverage packages
  • Anytime, or traditional set-time, dining options
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Giovanni’s Table (lunch, dinner)
  • Johnny Rockets (lunch, dinner)
  • Noodle Shop (lunch, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Café Promenade
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (15)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • 3D Cinema
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Cinema Room
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM high-speed Internet mid-2016 (pay)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • Solarium adults only/pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness
  • Basketball court
  • Ice-skating rink
  • In-line skating
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Rock-climbing walls
  • Golf simulator
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Library/Card room
  • Conference Centre
  • Wedding packages, Chapel
  • UNDER 18
  • Youth Program, lounge
  • Babies & Tots activities
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre

What's included? ▼

  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • Gratuities for Australia and NZ sailings
  • All main meals on-board
  • In-cabin breakfast at no charge
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues
  • In-cabin dining menu USD 7.95 per order
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Certain entertainment, fitness classes
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 y)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Itineraries may change due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Cabins may change for operational reasons
  • GRATUITIES
  • If not Australia or NZ sailings, USD 12.95 (USD 15.95 suites)
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 18% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • REMINDERS
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code requirements ahead

Happy Customers

From the moment we booked, every thing was looked after. It was so easy and we will watch for your cruise deals. Thank you so much."

Reviewer: Gwenda W, VIC
Date: 7 February 2016
Rating: 10

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