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Explorer of the Seas cruises for 2019-2020


Australia based:
Voyager

Australia seasons:
Ovation | Radiance | Serenade

In April 2019 Explorer of the Seas repositions to Southampton, UK. Consider this 46-night adventure via Singapore, India, Dubai, Suez Canal, and Barcelona. In late 2019 she sails from Southampton to Norway, Spain and the Canary Islands. From November 2019 she will be based in Miami, offering 5- and 9-night cruises to the Southern and Western Caribbean...read more

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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2019 CRUISES

9

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Italian Mediterranean Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

23

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Scandinavia & Russia Cruise
Departs: Southampton

Sold out

N/A

7

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Scandinavia & Russia Cruise
Departs: Southampton

Sold out

N/A

21

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Spain & Med Beaches Cruise
Departs: Southampton

Sold out

N/A

4

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Scandinavia & Russia Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$5,825

$416

18

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

13

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Tour Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,899

$223

31

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

13

NIGHTS

Madeira Azores Canaries Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$2,523

$194

13

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Departs: Southampton

Sold out

N/A

21

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

Italian Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$1,955

$140

25

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

11

NIGHTS

Sunshine on the Canaries Cruise
Departs: Southampton

$1,587

$144

5

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

TSouthern Transatlantic Cruise
Departs: Southampton | Arrives: Miami

$4,515

$323

24

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$843

$169

29

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,193

$133

8

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

13

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,328

$148

22

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$990

$198

27

DEC

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,969

$219

2020 CRUISES

5

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$616

$123

10

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,024

$114

19

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$683

$137

24

JAN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,249

$139

2

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

$644

$129

7

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,113

$124

16

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

21

FEB

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

$1,147

$127

15

MAR

Explorer of the Seas cruises

5

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

7

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

The Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,870

$187

17

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,768

$177

27

MAY

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise  Package Available 
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,897

$211

5

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

A Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$2,076

$231

14

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,933

$276

21

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,421

$203

28

JUN

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$2,152

$307

26

JUL

Explorer of the Seas cruises

6

NIGHTS

Western Mediterranean Cruise Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,223

$204

1

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

8

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,970

$246

9

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,614

$231

16

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,608

$230

23

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

7

NIGHTS

Western Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,366

$195

30

AUG

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Cruise The Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,988

$221

8

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

Greek Isles Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,716

$172

18

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,551

$172

27

SEP

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,554

$173

6

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

10

NIGHTS

The Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,540

$154

16

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

9

NIGHTS

An Eastern Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$1,411

$157

25

OCT

Explorer of the Seas cruises

12

NIGHTS

Holy Land Cruise
Departs: Rome (Civitavecchia)

$2,781

$232

6

NOV

Explorer of the Seas cruises

14

NIGHTS

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

$1,285

$92

This month's most popular Explorer of the Seas cruises


1. 14 night TSouthern Transatlantic Cruise ex Southampton on 5 Nov 2019, from $4,515
2. 14 night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise ex Southampton on 4 Aug 2019, from $5,825
3. 14 night Italian Mediterranean Cruise ex Southampton on 21 Sep 2019, from $1,955

Explorer of the Seas — Ship Review Rating: 4.2 out of 5 based on 313 ratings.

Life aboard Explorer of the Seas
In April 2019 Explorer of the Seas repositions to Southampton, UK. Consider this 46-night adventure via Singapore, India, Dubai, Suez Canal, and Barcelona. In late 2019 she sails from Southampton to Norway, Spain and the Canary Islands. From November 2019 she will be based in Miami, offering 5- and 9-night cruises to the Southern and Western 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, 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 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
Passenger capacity: 3114
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
  • Bar service charges included in Aus/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 14.50 (USD 17.50 Grand suites and above) pp/day all ages
  • May modify at Guest Services on board
  • May pre-pay gratuity on booking
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 18% automatically added to bar, mini-bar, spa & salon services.
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after end of voyage
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code: Formal, best black-tie look; Smart Casual, dress to impress; Casual, shorts for b’fast & lunch
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Check stateroom ‘responsible adult’ requirements when booking
  • Don’t bring electrical extension cords
  • Aerial drones allowed: not operated on board, only on shore when legal
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