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Explorer Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean


Entered Service:
Oct 2000
Length (ft/m):
Beam (ft/m):
14 (guests)
Number of Passengers:
Number of Crew:
Number of Swimming Pools:
137,308 Gross Tonnage


Ship Amenities

Public areas within Explorer of the Seas include the impressive Royal Promenade. This airy atrium spans a height of four decks, providing a central meeting point for passengers with its shops, eateries and entertainment venues. You’ll feel like you’ve walked into a small town within the ship! The Promenade hosts street parades and includes the guest reception area at the aft end. Days at sea are anything but boring, with plenty of recreation to choose from away from the boutiques and bars of the Promenade. Venture to the Adventure Beach to find swimming pools, water slides and splash zones, or try your hand at surfing on the Flowrider surf simulator. For something a bit different, there’s also a genuine ice-skating rink seating up to 900 spectators, as well as a 24-hour Library and 3D cinema to relax in.

Cabin Amenities

There are four main categories of cabins to choose from, including interior cabins, ocean-view cabins, promenade-view cabins and premium ocean-view suites and cabins. A good number of these have interconnecting doors, making them ideal for families with children. All include compact bathrooms and showers, along with interactive televisions with a selection of pay-per-view films. They also offer a minibar, hairdryer, personal safe, and vanity unit to take advantage of, with Royal Suites offering the most deluxe accommodations.

Dining Options

When you’ve worked up an appetite onboard or onshore, head to the Sapphire Dining Room. This is the ship’s main restaurant, covering three levels with a selection of continental dishes on the menu. Additional dining venues on Explorer of the Seas include the Chops Grille steakhouse, Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant, and Izumi Asian Cuisine. Do you want an exclusive dining experience? Book a table at the Chef’s Table, where you’ll enjoy a gourmet multi-course meal all paired with premium wines. When you’re ready for a casual dining experience, you can visit the retro diner Johnny Rockets, complete with jukeboxes and singing waitresses. The Promenade Café is open all day for light bites and specialty coffees, or you can head to Windjammer Café for buffet services. Sprinkles ice cream and Park Café deli round out the dining options here.


Explorer of the Seas includes a number of bars and lounges to relax in, many with live entertainment. This includes the piano lounge, Schooner Bar, as well as Dizzy’s at the Viking Crown Lounge where you can enjoy live jazz performances. Enjoy a sophisticated beverage at the Aquarium Bar, Champagne Bar, and Crown and Kettle Pub, or opt for cigars and cognac at the Connoisseur Club. And when you’re in the mood for spectacular live performances, head to the Palace Show Lounge for cabaret acts and more.

Sports and Wellness

Adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss top features like a rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, roller-blading track and surf simulator. There’s also a full-sized basketball court and nine-hole golf course to test your skills, along with all of the modern equipment contained in the Fitness Centre to keep on top of your gym routine. Afterwards, reward yourself to the Vitality at Seas Spa with its treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and Solarium with sliding glass-dome roof.


Explorer of The Seas

Cruising In A World Oppulence And Fine Dining.


Hodgson, Selby on 22nd Jan 2019

A 14-day cruise around the Western Mediterranean, we could not wait. Both cabins were luxurious. Shows and theatre nights are relaxing and the whole family joined in.

Explorer of The Seas

Royal Caribbean Snobbery - No More!


Fleming, Airdrie on 20th Nov 2018

Yes, some of the pool entertainment can be loud, but I can honestly say I have not laughed so much in years, however, there was an adults-only pool area if it wasn't your cup of tea.

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