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Explorer of the Seas

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Learn about the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship – its unique offerings, amenities, accommodations, staterooms, cabin information, and details of luxurious suites, decks, dining, specialty dining, public venues, entertainment, health and fitness facilities, activities for kids and teens, sports and enrichment programs for all family members, pictures and videos.

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Explorer of the Seas

If you’ve ever longed for a sun-soaked adventure cruise to some of the world’s most picture-perfect shores, Explorer of the Seas® is the best way to do it up in the tropics. Filled with unforgettable activities and features on every deck, this fleet favourite is one of the coolest island-hopping ships out there.

Specifications
  • Size mega
  • Style Resort
  • Type ocean
  • Year of launch 2000
  • Year of last refit 2020
  • Gross tonnage 137308t
  • Length 311.0m
  • Width 48.0m
  • Speed 22kts
  • Decks 14
  • Language English (American)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers 4290
  • No. of crew 1185
  • No. of cabins 1643
  • -wheelchair access 27
Gratuities

The automatic service gratuity is $14.50 USD per person, per day for guests in Junior Suites and below, or $17.50 USD per person, per day for guests in Grand Suites and above, applied to each guest’s SeaPass account on a daily basis. The gratuity applies to individual guests of all ages and stateroom categories. As a way to reward our crew members for their outstanding service, gratuities are shared among dining, bar & culinary services staff, stateroom attendants and other hotel services teams who work behind the scenes to enhance the cruise experience.

In the unlikely event that a guest onboard being charged the daily automatic gratuity does not receive satisfactory service, the guest may request to modify the daily amount at their discretion by visiting Guest Services onboard and will be able to do so until the morning of their departure. Guests who have pre-paid their gratuity will not see a daily charge during their cruise.

The automatic daily gratuity is based on customary industry standards. Applying this charge automatically helps streamline the recognition process for the crew members that work to enhance your cruise. We hope you find the gratuity to be an accurate reflection of your satisfaction and thank you for your generous recognition of our staff.

A 18% gratuity is automatically added to all beverages, mini bar items, and spa & salon purchases.

Guests can pre-pay gratuities by calling (UK) 0344 493 4005 / (Ireland) 1800 555 604 or logging into www.royalcaribbean.co.uk before* their sailing. For guests booked through travel advisors, their advisor may add pre-paid gratuities to the guests' booking prior to sailing*. If gratuities are not prepaid prior to sailing, they will be automatically added to the guests’ folios once onboard.

*Pre-paid gratuities can be added to an individual reservation at any time outside of 48 hours of the sail date.

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Accommodation

AWARD-WINNING & AWE-INSPIRING ACCOMMODATION

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

INTERIOR

Our interior staterooms include a wide array of facilities for your whole family to enjoy.

OCEAN VIEW

Savour the seaside and snapshots of landscapes from shore to shore.

BALCONY

Claim your slice of paradise with balcony views just outside your door.

SUITE

Enjoy extra space, more amenities and breathtaking views.

DESIGNED TO MATCH YOUR COMFORT NEEDS

We’ve thought of the details, so you don’t have to.

BABY FRIENDLY

Bringing a baby? Let us know and we'll provide a crib and supplies.

COUPLES RETREAT

Enjoy spa-like comfort in your stateroom, perfect for couples.

EXTENDED FAMILIES

Selected staterooms can be connected to accommodate more guests.

SPECIAL NEEDS

Our ships are equipped to accommodate you regardless of your special needs.

READY FOR YOUR STAY

All the creature comforts you’d expect to have during your holiday.

VOOM SURF & STREAM

Giving a new meaning to connected staterooms.

24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE

Indulge your midnight cravings.

NIGHTLY TURN DOWN SERVICE

Sweet dreams are on the horizon.

DAILY STATEROOM ATTENDANT

A helping hand when you need it the most.

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Dining

FROM DINNER TO DANCE FLOOR

Whether you’re craving authentic Italian eats at Giovanni’s? Table, Asian-inspired flavours at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi 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 bars, clubs and lounges to choose from – all onboard Explorer of the Seas®.

FLAVOURFUL & FREE

Embark on a globe-trotting gourmet journey at Windjammer, where an ever-changing menu highlights cuisine from around the world at self-service stations. Savour courses that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur in the Main Dining Room. And indulge in deli-style sandwiches and Mediterranean-inspired anti-pasti at Café Promenade. The best part? It’s all included in your cruise fare.

A FAR EAST FEAST

Get ready to taste your way to Japan and beyond with fresh sashimi, hand-rolled sushi, izakaya-style appetisers and tasty Asian-inspired main courses prepared by a master chef right at your table. At this top-rated speciality restaurant, dinner is always served with a show.

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille? have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

Entertainment

SO MUCH MORE TO EXPLORE

Your next holiday is about to get a whole lot wilder. Welcome onboard Explorer of the Seas® – a ship that offers as many thrills and ways to chill as the destinations it takes you to. Like laid-back lounging in the adults-only Solarium. Tee-offs with stunning sea views on the deckside Mini Golf green. Figure eights and double axels on the ice skating rink. And hang ten sessions on the fan-favourite FlowRider®.

SURF'S UP

Grab a board and get ready to ride – the 412-metre-long FlowRider® surf simulator is the ultimate hang-ten hangout. Carve the waves upright like a pro surfer or boogie-board on your stomach as 114,000 litres of rushing water keep you afloat. You can also cheer on your friends from the sidelines and get splashed after every wipeout.

ROCK THE RINK

After a day spent chasing new discoveries and soaking up the sun on the pool deck, lace up your skates and take your adventure to the chill zone at the onboard ice skating rink. Whether you’re a newbie or a skilled skater, all thrill-seekers are welcome on the ice.

JOIN THE POOL PARTY

Kick back and soak up the island vibes on the pool deck. Families will have a blast in the main pool, home to belly-flop competitions, movies under the stars and dance parties with a DJ. If you’re looking for some grown-up relaxation, head to the adults-only Solarium where it’s all about endless sea views and serenity.

KEEP ADVENTURE GOING AFTER HOURS

There’s no curfew for thrills onboard Explorer of the Seas®. Once the sun sets, start the night properly with classic cocktails at R Bar, pints and live performances at Crown & Kettle Pub, singalongs at Schooner Bar and salsa steps on the dance floor at Boleros.

VINTAGE VIBES & CLASSIC COCKTAILS

At R Bar, classic cocktails come with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Inspired by the swanky drinking dens of the ‘50s and ‘60s, this sleek and sophisticated lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with an old fashioned or a dry gin martini.

JOIN THE PUB

You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to London once you step inside the Crown & Kettle. Choose a brew from an impressive list that ranges from pilsners to porters, or indulge in your favourite spirit or UK-themed cocktail. Linger a while longer to catch one of the musicians who pop in regularly to perform.

Health and fitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, fitness centre, rock climbing wall and much more.

Kids and Teens

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.

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