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Explorer of the Seas
Last refurbished
2015
Last refurbished
Passengers
3114
Passengers
Ports Visited
39
Ports visited
Cruises from $95 per day
$95
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Explorer of the Seas
137,308
Gross Tonnage

Explorer of the Seas Cruises

4.2
(from 434 verified customers)

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. Read more

Some cabins have interior views overlooking the shops and cafés.

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Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2000
Number of decks: 14
Tonnage: 137308
Cabins: 1557
Passengers: 3114
Number of crew: 1181
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Explorer of the Seas

    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. Read more

    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 1950's style at Johnny Rockets.

  • Bars

    Bar on the Explorer of the Seas

    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.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Explorer of the Seas

    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. Live music features around the pool, in the main dining room, and in many lounges, bars and specialty venues.

  • Activities

    Activities on the Explorer of the Seas

    Try your hand at gaming in Casino Royale or just stroll around 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. Activities include use of the outdoor sports deck, mini-golf course, golf simulators, three whirlpools, billiards & pool tables, and a basketball court. Read more

    And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.

  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Explorer of the Seas

    The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center is fully equipped and runs a variety of beauty services and fitness classes.

  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Explorer of the Seas

    Youngsters will love Adventure Beach pool and slide. Teens have their own lounge areas and disco, video game arcade, and the Adventure Ocean youth programmes that cater for all ages.

  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • All main meals on-board
    • Anytime or fixed sittings, & multi-venue dining
    • Bridge director on select cruises
    • Coffee, tea, iced water, lemonade 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • In-cabin dining at no charge
    • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
    • FlowRider®
    • Ice Skating

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Royal Caribbean Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Customer cruise ship ratings

Explorer of the Seas has an average of 4.2 Stars based on 434 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    4.2
  • Cabin
    4.4
  • Dining
    4.2
  • Entertainment
    3.9
  • Service
    4.5

Destination & Ports

Visited Ports

Highlights

  • Whether you dream of romantic walks along the white-sand shores of the Southern Caribbean or blue-domed villages and the shimmering cobalt waters of the Aegean, Explorer of the Seas is your ticket to diving deeper into an unforgettable couple’s vacation.

  • Whether you’re craving fresh-rolled sushi at Izumi Japanese Cuisine, rustic Italian eats at Giovanni’s Table, or steakhouse classics at Chops Grille — with options like these, meal time is guaranteed to always be memorable. And after you’ve treated your taste buds, keep the party going with more than fifteen cruise onboard bars, clubs and lounges to choose from.

  • Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. The staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action the cruise ships are known for. From the spectacular views to the deluxe amenities, a stay with us is like nothing at sea.

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 television 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 televisions 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.)

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  • Inside

    Inside on the Explorer of the Seas Inside on the Explorer of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    2T, 1T, 4U, 1V, 3V, 4V, 6V, AZ, ZI, Z

    Average Cabin Size – 14.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 167 sq. ft. Delight in bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One bathroom. Accessible Stateroom Size approx: 256 sq. ft.

  • Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Explorer of the Seas Oceanview on the Explorer of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    1K, 1L, 1M, 4M, 1N, 2N, 3N, 8N, AY, YO, Y

    Average Cabin Size – 19.5 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx: 328 sq. ft. Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family. Up to 6 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. Two Pullman beds.

  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Explorer of the Seas Balcony on the Explorer of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 6B, 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D, 7D, AX, XB, X

    Average Cabin Size – 16.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.6 m2

    Size approx: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft. Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4. One Bathroom.

  • Suite

    Suite on the Explorer of the Seas Suite on the Explorer of the Seas

    Cabin Types

    RS, OS, GS, GT, J3, J4, VP, AW, WS, W

    Average Cabin Size – 49.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 11.2 m2

    Size approx: 1,188 sq. ft. Balcony: 170 sq. ft. Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite. Up to 4 guests. One King bed in the bedroom. Living room with one double sofa bed.

Deck Plans for Explorer of the Seas

Legend

  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 3rd & 4th Pullman bed
  • Connecting Staterooms
  • Stateroom with Sofa Bed & 3rd Pullman bed
  • Stateroom has 4 additional Pullman beds
  • Sofa Bed Eligible
  • Stateroom opens only on the starboard side
  • Wheelchair accessible stateroom
  • Stateroom has an obstructed view

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