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Explorer of the Seas cruises for 2020-2021


During March/April 2020 the ship undergoes a US$110M refit that will add new dining venues, giant waterslide, revamped family and children’s areas, and new games. After this, Explorer remains in the Mediterranean, sailing out of Civitavecchia (two hours by rail from Rome), mostly east to Greece, Malta and Turkey – with an October cruise to the Holy Land. Now if you want to explore Rome, and end up in Florida, take the very inexpensive transatlantic journey in November 2020. Through 2021 Explorer pf the Seas is based in Miami, offering 5- and 9-night cruises to the eastern and southern Caribbean. 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, and at 137,308 GT she carries 3228 passengers. Other recent additions include a Flow-Rider surf simulator and virtual balconies in some Interior cabins (80 inch vertical flat screens displaying live exterior landscapes).
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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2020 CRUISES

6

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Spanish Transatlantic Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia) | Arrives: Miami

Sold out

N/A

20

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,983

$220

29

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$773

$155

4

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,514

$168

13

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$828

$166

18

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$1,716

$191

27

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,384

$277

2021 CRUISES

1

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Popular Cruise!

$1,418

$158

10

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$723

$145

15

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,296

$144

24

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$717

$143

29

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,303

$145

7

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$728

$146

12

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,473

$164

26

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,278

$142

21

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$772

$154

26

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,316

$146

4

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,383

$154

18

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$744

$149

23

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Explorer of the Seas cruise from Miami to Galveston
Departs: Miami | Arrives: Galveston

$2,030

$169

5

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$739

$148

10

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

14

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$710

$142

19

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$730

$146

24

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$869

$217

28

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,193

$239

2

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,023

$205

7

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$808

$202

11

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,023

$205

16

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,014

$203

21

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$805

$201

25

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,029

$206

30

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,077

$215

5

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$887

$222

9

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,077

$215

14

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,068

$214

19

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$930

$233

23

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,091

$218

28

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,077

$215

2

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$860

$215

6

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,120

$224

11

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$926

$185

16

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$604

$151

20

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$710

$142

25

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$699

$140

30

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$520

$130

3

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$694

$139

8

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,308

$145

17

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$692

$138

22

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$692

$138

27

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

4

NIGHTS

$549

$137

1

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$694

$139

6

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,258

$140

15

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$692

$138

20

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$692

$138

25

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Explorer of the Seas cruise from Galveston to Miami
Departs: Galveston | Arrives: Miami

$1,381

$153

12

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,402

$156

21

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$1,125

$225

26

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,413

$157

5

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

10

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,413

$157

19

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

24

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$2,180

$242

2022 CRUISES

2

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

7

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,479

$164

16

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

21

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,483

$165

30

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

13

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

18

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,483

$165

27

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

4

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,507

$167

13

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

18

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,483

$165

27

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$914

$183

1

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,479

$164

10

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

15

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,581

$176

24

APR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$894

$179

This month's most popular Explorer of the Seas cruises


1. 9 night The Southern Caribbean Cruise ex Miami on 18 Dec 2020, from $1,716
2. 9 night Southern Caribbean Cruise ex Miami on 1 Jan 2021, from $1,418
3. 5 night Western Caribbean Cruise ex Miami on 27 Dec 2020, from $1,384
4. 5 night Western Caribbean Cruise ex Miami on 10 Jan 2021, from $723
5. 5 night Western Caribbean Cruise ex Miami on 29 Nov 2020, from $773

Explorer of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 434 ratings.

Life aboard Explorer of the Seas
During March/April 2020 the ship undergoes a US$110M refit that will add new dining venues, giant waterslide, revamped family and children’s areas, and new games. After this, Explorer remains in the Mediterranean, sailing out of Civitavecchia (two hours by rail from Rome), mostly east to Greece, Malta and Turkey – with an October cruise to the Holy Land. Now if you want to explore Rome, and end up in Florida, take the very inexpensive transatlantic journey in November 2020. Through 2021 Explorer pf the Seas is based in Miami, offering 5- and 9-night cruises to the eastern and southern Caribbean. 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, and at 137,308 GT she carries 3228 passengers. Other recent additions include a Flow-Rider surf simulator and virtual balconies in some Interior cabins (80 inch 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, good 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 (out of school holiday season). You pay for many extras including gratuities (except sailing out of Australian ports), 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. Some 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 not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

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 (though from some ports formal dress is actually just casual). 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 the giant 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 small 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. Some 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 not permitted inside any stateroom and any stateroom balcony. Cigarette, cigar, e-cigarette and pipe smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

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: 1557
Passengers: 3114
Number of crew: 1181

What's onboard? ▼

  • Atrium social centre
  • Inside cabins with virtual balconies
  • Royal Promenade (dining, bars)
  • Shops, Souvenirs
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Main Dining Room
  • My Time Dining or Traditional (2 sittings)
  • My Family Time Dining (kids eat early)
  • Dress for casual, smart casual, & formal dress nights
  • Windjammer Marketplace buffet
  • Room service continental breakfast
  • Beverage packages
  • COVER CHARGE DINING
  • Chops Grille (lunch, dinner)
  • Giovanni’s Table (lunch, dinner)
  • Izumi Japanese (lunch, dinner)
  • Johnny Rockets (lunch, dinner)
  • Room service: meals other than continental breakfast
  • Noodle Shop (lunch, dinner)
  • CASUAL DINING
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream ($)
  • Café Promenade
  • Bars, clubs, lounges (15)
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Broadway Production
  • Studio B (ice skate, laser tag, parties, cooking)
  • 3D Cinema
  • Comedy, jazz, karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Casino
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • VOOM fast internet package (pay)
  • VOOM fast internet + streaming package (pay)
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (3)
  • Whirlpools (6)
  • Solarium adults only pool
  • Sun deck
  • Vitality Spa
  • Fitness Centre, gym
  • Basketball court
  • Jogging track
  • Sports courts
  • Table tennis
  • Mini-golf course
  • Games, contests, dancing
  • Internet, Wi-Fi (pay)
  • Enrichment lectures (some pay)
  • Library/Card room
  • Photo studio
  • Conference Centre
  • Weddings, Vows at Sea
  • WAIVERS NEEDED FOR:
  • FlowRider surf simulator (pay)
  • Ice-skating
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • UNDER 18
  • Adventure Ocean (programs for 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17 y)
  • Video games arcade (pay), Teen disco
  • Royal Babies & Tots activities (18-36 mths pay)
  • “Late Night Party Zone” group sitting
  • OTHER
  • Laundry, drycleaning (pay)
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Elevators
  • Electricity 110/220V
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Medical centre
  • No emotional support animals

What's included? ▼

  • All main meals on-board
  • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
  • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • Bridge director on select cruises
  • 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
  • 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 yr)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge: A$ 11.90/US$ 12) per guest (A$ 14.20/US$ 14.25 for suite guests) pp/night is included in pre-paid fare. Or, service charges can be paid onboard. For all ages. Modify for inadequate service.
  • Service charge 15% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
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