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Explorer of the Seas
Last refurbished
2015
Last refurbished
Passengers
3114
Passengers
Ports Visited
49
Ports visited
Cruises from $116 per day
$116
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Explorer of the Seas
137,308
Gross Tonnage

Explorer of the Seas Cruises

4.3
(from 531 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. Some cabins have interior views overlooking the shops and cafés.

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
    • Dining on the Explorer of the Seas
    • Dining on the Explorer of the Seas
    • Dining on the Explorer of the Seas
    • 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.

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    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 1950's style at Johnny Rockets.

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  • Bars

    • Bar on the Explorer of the Seas
    • 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
    • Entertainment on the Explorer of the Seas
    • 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
    • Activities on the Explorer of the Seas
    • Activities on the Explorer of the Seas
    • Activities on the Explorer of the Seas
    • Activities on the Explorer of the Seas
    • 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.

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    And every RCI ship has a rock-climbing wall.

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  • Health & Fitness

    • Fitness on the Explorer of the Seas
    • Fitness on the Explorer of the Seas
    • 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
    • Kids activities on the Explorer of the Seas
    • Kids activities on the Explorer of the Seas
    • 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

Customer cruise ship ratings

Explorer of the Seas has an average of 4.3 Stars based on 531 Guest Reviews

  • Overall
    4.3
  • Cabin
    4.3
  • Dining
    4.4
  • Entertainment
    4
  • 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

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    Cabin Types

    2T, ZI, ZQ, CP, 4U, 2U, 4V, 3V, 1V, 5V

    Average Cabin Size – 0 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

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    Cabin Types

    1K, 1L, 4M, YO, YQ, 3M, 4N, 3N, 2N, 1N

    Average Cabin Size – 25.2 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

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    Cabin Types

    XB, XQ, CB, 4B, 3B, 2B, 1B, 5D, 4D, 2D, XS, SG, SB

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    With this selection, you are guaranteed to receive a stateroom within a selected category, anywhere on the ship. However, the actual room assignment and location on the ship may be determined at any time after your reservation has been completed and paid in full up to the day of sailing.

  • Suite

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

    Cabin Types

    J4, VP, WS, RS, OS, GS, GT, J3, JT

    Average Cabin Size – 26.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 7.4 m2

    Size approx: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. An incredible intimate suite with a great view. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests. One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests. One bathroom with tub. Some staterooms have obstructed view, please check for square shape key legend on cabin number.

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

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Calendar

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17 Aug 2024 Greece & Adriatic Cruise Ravenna $0
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31 Aug 2024 Greece & Croatia Cruise Ravenna $3023
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14 Sep 2024 Greece & Croatia Cruise Ravenna $3736
25 Sep 2024 Greece & Adriatic Cruise Ravenna $3320
05 Oct 2024 Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $2311
05 Oct 2024 Greece, Croatia & Turkey Cruise Ravenna $2311
11 Oct 2024 Greece, Italy & Cyprus Cruise Athens $2029
12 Oct 2024 Greece & Adriatic Cruise Ravenna $0
19 Oct 2024 Greek Isles Cruise Rome (Civitavecchia) $2673
19 Oct 2024 Greece, Cyprus & Turkey Cruise Rome (Civitavecchia) $2673
26 Oct 2024 Italy, Greece & Croatia Cruise Ravenna $0
27 Oct 2024 Greece, Italy & Spain Cruise Athens $2345
02 Nov 2024 Spain & Azores Transatlantic Cruise Barcelona $2550
14 Nov 2024 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $1865
24 Nov 2024 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $2506
05 Dec 2024 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $1907
15 Dec 2024 Southern Caribbean Holiday Cruise Miami $2588
26 Dec 2024 Southern Caribbean Holiday Cruise Miami $3311
05 Jan 2025 Southern Caribbean & Perfect Day Cruise Miami $2195
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26 Jan 2025 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $2200
06 Feb 2025 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $1750
16 Feb 2025 Western Caribbean Cruise Miami $1461
09 Mar 2025 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $2077
20 Mar 2025 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $1972
30 Mar 2025 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $1981
10 Apr 2025 Southern Caribbean Cruise Miami $1852
20 Apr 2025 Eastern Caribbean Cruise Miami $737
30 Apr 2025 Spain & Azores Transatlantic Miami $1493
12 May 2025 France & Italy Cruise Barcelona $1396
17 May 2025 Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1680
24 May 2025 Greece & Adriatic Cruise Ravenna $1569
31 May 2025 Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1749
07 Jun 2025 Greece & Croatia Cruise Ravenna $1451
14 Jun 2025 Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1707
21 Jun 2025 Greece & Adriatic Cruise Ravenna $1523
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23 Aug 2025 Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1995
30 Aug 2025 Greece & Croatia Cruise Ravenna $1669
06 Sep 2025 Greek Isles Cruise Ravenna $1734
13 Sep 2025 Italy, France & Croatia Cruise Ravenna $1643
19 Oct 2025 Lisbon $1611
01 Nov 2025 Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $812
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10 Nov 2025 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $826
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29 Nov 2025 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $846
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22 Dec 2025 Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise Port Canaveral $1372
27 Dec 2025 Southern Caribbean Holiday Port Canaveral $2506
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10 Jan 2026 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $888
15 Jan 2026 Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise Port Canaveral $925
19 Jan 2026 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $998
24 Jan 2026 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $791
29 Jan 2026 Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise Port Canaveral $780
02 Feb 2026 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $998
07 Feb 2026 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $866
12 Feb 2026 Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise Port Canaveral $863
16 Feb 2026 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $971
21 Feb 2026 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $866
26 Feb 2026 Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise Port Canaveral $808
02 Mar 2026 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $1250
07 Mar 2026 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $908
12 Mar 2026 Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise Port Canaveral $1035
16 Mar 2026 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $1005
21 Mar 2026 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $887
26 Mar 2026 Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise Port Canaveral $904
30 Mar 2026 Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Port Canaveral $1084
04 Apr 2026 Western Caribbean Cruise Port Canaveral $902
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