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Explorer of the Seas

157 Reviews
Royal Caribbean

Get to your vacation destination on a ship brimming with unbelievable amenities fit for everyone of all ages. Onboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, Avoya Travel guests will find a cooler-than-cool ice skating rink, top deck mini-golf course, and an awesome rock climbing wall. Complete with 10 pools and whirlpools, this ship provides endless daytime activities. Yet the fun doesn’t stop there – evenings onboard liven up with parades, Broadway-style entertainment, as well as15 onboard bars, clubs, and lounges. Add in a great selection of multi-course complimentary and specialty dining options as well as familiar favorites like Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and cruisers have themselves an amazing vacation onboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas!

Year Built
2000
Passenger Capacity
3114
Number of Crew
1180
Gross Tonnage
138000
Decks
14
Suite Cabins
125
Balcony Cabins
671
Oceanview Cabins
899
Inside Cabins
691

Onboard Experience

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evenings onboard: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:

Casual: Sport shirts and slacks for men, sundresses or pants for women
Smart Casual: Jackets and ties for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses for women

3 to 4-night cruises include one formal night and two or three casual nights.
5-night cruises include one formal, one smart casual and three casual nights.
7-night cruises include two formal nights, one smart casual night and four casual nights.
10, 11, and 12-night cruises include two formal nights and three smart casual nights, all other nights are casual.
14 and 15-night cruises include three formal nights and four smart casual nights. All other nights are casual.

Fitness / Recreation

Shipshape Fitness Center
The onboard fitness facility offers state-of-the-art equipment, saunas and whirlpools, and all the latest classes, like yoga and pilates. They've got everything the most sophisticated fitness clubs have - weight machines, treadmills, spinning bikes - plus an amazing view.

SeaTrek Scuba Diving
You're in the middle of the Caribbean - what better place to check out the underwater world and learn to scuba dive? You can get certified right onboard in just a few lessons.

Rock Climbing Wall
Royal Caribbean's signature rock climbing walls are the most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. They offer skill combinations for all levels, not to mention one of the best views from the ship.

Entertainment

Theater
Are you on Broadway or a cruise ship? Royal Caribbean's amazing shows will have you wondering. They're offered several times a week, and shouldn't be missed.

Studio B
From ice-skating and ice shows to cooking demonstrations and game shows, it all happens in the multipurpose Studio B.

Other Entertainment
There's always something going on and plenty of ways to be entertained. Not to mention, you can always take center stage yourself at karaoke, trivia contests, game shows and more.

Other Activities
You could run from activity to activity all day long and still never get to everything. From sports and pool games to tournaments and dance instruction, there truly is an onboard activity for everyone.

Spa

Embark on a pathway to complete relaxation. Indulge your mind, body and soul onboard Explorer of the Seas with an Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy or an Exotic Frangipani Hair & Scalp Conditioning Treatment. The Day Spa offers an array of cultural therapies designed to entice avid spa lovers, couples and men!

Shopping

Shops
Who knew there was such great shopping in the middle of the ocean? You'll find everything from designer clothes and souvenirs to any toiletries you may have forgotten to pack.

Art
If you're looking to add to your collection, you might find just what you're looking for at one of our onboard art auctions. If browsing is more your style, walk through the onboard gallery or take a guided tour of the ship with the onboard art auctioneer.

Dining

Main Dining Room
Royal Caribbean's elegant main dining rooms are a great place to start the morning off right or finish off a fabulous day with a five-course meal.

Portofino
Enjoy a delicious Italian meal in an intimate and romantic setting. From classic Italian dishes to new creations, the menu has something for everyone.

Johnny Rockets
Get the family together for good old-fashioned burgers and fries. With its retro décor and classic all-American menu, Johnny Rockets is like the 1950s all over again.

Windjammer
Enjoy spectacular buffets and incredible views. The casual convenience of the Windjammer Café and the wide variety on the menu make this restaurant a guest favorite.

Room Service
With so much to do all day, you may just forget to eat. Not a problem. Room service is complimentary for all guests and is available 24 hours a day.

Casino

There's nothing like the sound of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked and slot machines paying off. Royal Caribbean considers their Casino Royale to be a little bit of Vegas, a little bit of Monte Carlo and a lot of Royal Caribbean fun. Explorer of the Seas has games for all levels of players. There are onboard lessons for novice players and tournaments for the more advanced. Casino Royale is open whenever you are sailing, so stop in and try your luck!

Kids

Fun isn't just for adults at Royal Caribbean. Kids from 3-17 years old are invited to take part in the exciting, complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Programs. Adventure Ocean was specially designed to blend educational activities with just plain fun. Every cruise is different. But one thing never changes: your child will get to learn about local customs, do cool science experiments, and make great new friends. To participate in their Adventure Ocean programs or use the onboard pools and whirlpools, children must be three years of age and potty-trained (diaper and pull-up free).

Aquanauts Ages 3-5 Years
Kids from 3-5 years of age can play games, color, and even become Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists.

Explorers Ages 6-8 Years
Kids 6-8 years of age can join parties, compete for prizes, make kites and masks, and even learn to make gummy candies.

Voyagers Ages 9-11 Years
Kids 9-11 years of age can take a backstage tour, play List-o-Rama, and even learn a new sport like Gagaball.

Navigators Ages 12-14 Years
Navigators 12-14 years of age can play games and sports, join parties and contests, or just hang out at their teen lounge, The Living Room.

Guests Ages 15-17 Years
Teens 15-17 years of age can play games and sports, join parties and contests, hang out at their teen lounge, The Living Room, or dance the night away at Fuel, their teen-only club.

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