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Why choose Explorer of the Seas?

With exciting itineraries to over 60 destinations across the world, plus one of the most innovative fleets at sea, Royal Caribbean guarantee the cruise of a lifetime. The huge Explorer of the Seas is the second of five in the revolutionary Voyager Class series, boasting a wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment to suit every taste.

Destinations and itineraries

Explorer of the Seas sets sail from its homeport of Southmpton year round, offering a range of magical Caribbean cruises, along with some excursions to Canada and New England, Bermuda and The Bahamas.

A twelve day Bermuda and Caribbean adventure in August sees Explorer of the Seas set sail from the Big Apple, calling at Kings Wharf in Bermuda, St Maarten in the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and Haiti before returning to the city that never sleeps. Before embarking on the voyage of a lifetime, guests have a chance to soak up the sights and sounds of New York City such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Broadway.

For a slightly cooler cruise, come the end of August, Explorer of the Seas sets sail on an eleven-day Canada and New England cruise, exploring the magic and charm of America’s North East with the old state house of Massachusetts and the Acadia National Park of Maine. The ship also calls at New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on the final leg of her journey where guests are free to explore Victorian towns and Hillside Citadels.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas is a grand ship that has the capacity and variety to satisfy every taste and every age of traveller. From a diverse range of outstanding restaurants to an endless list of facilities, this modern ship offers the kind of relaxation, indulgence and fun only found on a Royal Caribbean Cruise.

Onboard

With two lobbies soaring 11 decks high and a four deck high promenade the length of two football fields, Explorer of the Seas is filled to the brim with activities. Guests can test their skills on an ice skating rink, jogging track, rock climbing wall and nine-hole golf. There are also plenty of treats on offer at the Day Spa and Fitness Centre where guests have the chance to relax and rejuvenate in blissful luxury. For the younger ones, Explorer of the Seas provides an array of exciting activities for children of all ages. The on board children’s club has as a video arcade, scavenger hunt and sports competitions, whilst the Adventure Beach family area allows everyone to enjoy some old-fashioned seaside sun.

Staterooms

Out of 1,557 well-equipped staterooms on board Explorer of the Seas, 939 have an ocean view, offering passengers stunning views of all the destinations en route. Even when all of these cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.6 passengers, meaning one of the ship’s well-trained crew will be there to offer their unparalleled knowledge at every turn. After a long day of activities and maybe some over-indulgence, passengers can head back to an airy, comforting and relaxing room, tastefully decorated and well equipped with a safe, minibar, vanity unit and television with pay movies.

Dining

Explorer of the Seas offers a vast range of well-prepared, traditional cuisine that is bound to suit all tastes - from high-end Italian food to all-American burgers in a retro setting. The three level formal dining with its grand staircase and golden velvet curtains offers passengers a chance to dine in complete luxury. Royal Caribbean's flexible My Time Dining program at dinnertime allows passengers to choose between assigned dining with pre-determined tablemates, or opt for a more flexible approach and pick a preferred mealtime. For a more relaxed dining experience, the Café Promenade, located right in the heart of the lively Royal Promenade, is a great place to grab a pizza, sandwich or coffee to go, day or night.

Explorer of the Seas Ocean View Stateroom

FEATURES
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Sitting area with sofa
✔ Vanity area
✔ Private bathroom

Also includes: minibar, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers, and 110/220 electrical outlets.  Some have Pullman beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests.


Junior Suite

FEATURES
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Private balcony
✔ Private bathroom with bathtub
✔ Sitting area

Also includes: minibar, vanity area, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Some have sofa beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests.  Some can also accommodate a rollaway bed or Pack 'n Play.


Superior Ocean View Stateroom

FEATURES
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Private balcony
✔ Sitting area
✔ Private bathroom

Also includes: minibar, vanity area, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Some have a Pullman bed and/or sofa bed and can accommodate 3-4 guests.  Some can also accommodate a rollaway bed or Pack 'n Play.


Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom w/Balcony

FEATURES
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Private balcony
✔ Sitting area with sofa
✔ Private bathroom

Also includes: minibar, vanity area, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Some have a Pullman bed and/or sofa bed and can accommodate 3-4 guests. Some can also accommodate a rollaway bed or Pack 'n Play.


Family Stateroom

FEATURES
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Additional bunk beds in separate area
✔ Separate sitting area with sofa bed
✔ Private bathroom with shower

Also includes: minibar, vanity area, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers, and 110/220 electrical outlets. Sleeps up to six people and can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Pack 'n Play.


Promenade Stateroom

✔ Bowed windows with a view of the Royal Promenade
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Sitting area with sofa
✔ Vanity area
✔ Private bathroom

Also includes: minibar, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers, and 110/220 electrical outlets.


Interior Stateroom

FEATURES
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Sitting area with sofa
✔ Vanity area
✔ Private bathroom

Also includes: minibar, hair-dryer, TV, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers, and 110/220 electrical outlets.  Some have Pullman beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests.


Royal Family Suite

FEATURES
✔ Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to queen-size beds (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds)
✔ Two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub)
✔ Living area with double sofa bed
✔ Private balcony
✔ Concierge service

Also includes: minibar, two TVs, vanity area, hair-dryer, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Sleeps up to eight people and can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Pack 'n Play.


Royal Suite

✔ Separate bedroom with king-size bed
✔ Private balcony with hot tub
✔ Whirlpool bathtub
✔ Living room with queen-size sofa bed
✔ Baby grand piano
✔ Concierge service

Also includes: wet bar, minibar, dining table in a separate area, entertainment center, including a 42" flat screen TV, a stereo and VCR, surround sound system, private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Sleeps up to four people and can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Pack 'n Play.


Owner's Suite

FEATURES
✔ Queen-size bed
✔ Private balcony
✔ Separate living area with queen-size sofa bed
✔ Private bathroom with bathtub
✔ Separate shower and bidet
✔ Concierge service

Also includes: dry bar, minibar, entertainment center including a 42” flat screen TV, stereo and VCR, dinette for four, walk-in closet, vanity area, hair-dryer, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Sleeps up to four people and can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Pack 'n Play.


Grand Suite

FEATURES
✔ Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)
✔ Private balcony
✔ Sitting area (some with sofa bed)
✔ Concierge service  

Also includes: minibar, TV, stereo, VCR, larger private bathroom with bathtub and double sink, vanity area, hair-dryer, phone, computer jack, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Sleeps up to four people and can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Pack 'n Play.


SHIP FACTS

Maximum Capacity:    3114 (3840)
Year Entered Service:    01/01/2000
Beam (Ship Width):    158 ft
Draught(Ship Depth):    29 ft
Length:    1020 ft
Tonnage:    138000
Crew:    1181
Cruising Speed:    22 kts
Number of Decks:    28
Number of Lifts:    14
Number of Pools:    3
Number of restaurants:    4
Formal nights:    Yes
Adult Only:    No
Kids Club:    Yes


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