Introduction

Is it adventure you seek, or a restful retreat from life on land? Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas is home to an array of innovations that give you whatever type of vacation you desire. Climb a rock wall that overlooks the sea, or find your adventure on the basketball court, ice-skating rink or mini-golf course. If it's zen you seek, achieve it poolside or at the relaxing Vitality Spa. Liven up your nights on the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing, and duty-free shopping deals. And bring along some friends—with spacious public areas, enhanced staterooms, and a spectacular three-story dining room, this ship has room for your whole crew.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Resort
  • Decks14
  • Cabins1557
  • Size -
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins26
  • Crew Members1185
  • Refurbished2014
  • CurrencyUSD
Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing. 

A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request. 

The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.

Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.

Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.

There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21. 

Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing from selected cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, wines, beer, soda beverages, bottled water, freshly squeezed juices, mocktails, premium coffee and premium tea. Plus a 40% discount on bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles over $100. Prices start from $65/day (Including onboard tax)

Refreshment Package

Enjoy our selection of premium coffees and teas, bottled water, fresh-squeezed juices, non-alcoholic cocktails, plus fountain soda with a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $30/day (including onboard tax)

Classic Soda Package

Quench your thirst for just a few dollars a day with unlimited fountain soda refills and receive a free Coca-cola souvenir cup. Prices start from $10/day (including onboard tax)

Café Select Coffee Card

Indulge in your favourite brews with a card that entitles you to any 15 speciality espresso-based coffees, premium teas, and hot chocolate all for one low price. Prices start from $36/day (Including onboard tax).

Deck Plans
Deck 2

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Conference Centre
  • Loyalty Ambassador Desk

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Deck 3

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Studio B & Ice Rink
  • RCTV
  • Sapphire Dining Room
  • Focus
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Deck 4

  • The Palace Theatre
  • Schooner Bar
  • Giovanni's Table
  • Casino Royale
  • The Centrum
  • The Tavern
  • Art Gallery
  • Sapphire Dining Room
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Deck 5

  • Observation Deck
  • Star Lounge
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Cafe Promenade
  • Royal Promenade & Shops
  • Ice Cream Parlour
  • Crown & Kettle Pub
  • R Bar
  • Shore Excursions
  • Guest Services
  • Sapphire Dining Rooms
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Deck 6

  • Junior Balcony Suite
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Next Cruise
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Deck 7

  • Junior Balcony Suite
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Library
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Deck 8

  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • RCI Online

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Deck 9


  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suites with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms with Virtual Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Concierge Club

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Deck 10

  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Owners Suite with Balcony
  • Grand Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suites with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms with Virtual Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms

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Deck 11

  • Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Whirlpools
  • Swimming Pools
  • Solarium
  • Pool Bars
  • Sea Trek Dive Shop
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Chops Grille 
  • Windjammer Cafe

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Deck 12


  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Larger Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Accessible Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Vitality at Sea Spa
  • Sky Bar
  • Running Track
  • Video Arcade
  • Optix Teen Disco
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Outdoor Youth Area

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Deck 13

  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sports Court
  • Explorer Dunes Golf Course
  • Flow Rider

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Deck 14

  • Izumi 
  • Dizzy's
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Diamond Club

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Deck 15

  • Skylight Chapel

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Accomodation
Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano

Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

Treat yourself to something extra special. Enjoy even more amenities and personalized service for an exceptional vacation experience. All of our Owner's Suites have a queen-sized bed and separate living area with queen-size sofa bed.

Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom

Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), balcony, two bathrooms (one with tub) and living area with double sofa bed.

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed and bathroom with tub

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub.

Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom

Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two Pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed and bathroom

Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Two twin beds convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window.

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area

Promenade View Interior

A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Interior with Virtual Balcony

High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom.

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom.

Entertainment

From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.

Casino Royale

The exciting Casino Royale offers, roulette, black jack, poker and slot machines, with lessons, games and tournaments for players of all abilities.

Royal Promenade

Located in the heart of the ship; 2 football pitches long and 4 decks high – the Royal Promenade is lined with boutiques, as well as 24-hour casual dining and drinking options.

Palace Theatre

Standing five decks high (from orchestra pit to domed ceiling), the impressive Palace Theatre showcases contemporary musical stage productions, West End style shows and stand up comedians.

Studio B

Studio B is a multi-purpose complex housing a wide range of activities – from ice skating to cooking demonstrations and classes.

The Champagne Bar

The Champagne Bar is elegant, sophisticated and most importantly stocks some of the finest champagnes at sea. This venue is great for a special occasion, a pre dinner drink or just to celebrate that you are on holiday. Accompanying drinks will be an assortment of canapés.

The Tavern

Offering traditional ales and lagers within a great British pub atmosphere, this venue truly is a home from home.

Pool Bars

The ship's pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck chair. They offer a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails for passengers to enjoy.

Schooner Bar

This nautical themed bar is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. In the evening this is a popular place to be, with live piano playing and singing.

Sports Bar

Passengers can grab a beer and catch all the big matches in the ship's Sports Bar. It's just like your favourite sports bar at home - only it's at sea!

Viking Crown Lounge

Offering the best views at sea The Viking Crown Lounge is Royal Caribbean's signature bar. Located on the top deck, this glass lounge, offers unmissable panoramic great views.

Art Gallery

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.

Star Lounge

Live music, dancing, and entertainment.

Connoisseur Club

This dimly-lit lounge is perfect for sipping on a cognac.

R Bar

Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all served by the ship’s resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum’s nightly theme and aerial performance.

Library

Peace, quiet, and your next great read – find it all at the well-stocked library, featuring a variety of genres, plus tables for cards and board games. Everything’s complimentary for your enjoyment.

Concierge Club

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.

Outdoor Movie Screen

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted above the main pool area will showcase all the larger-than-life action.

Diamond Club

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

Clash for the Crystal City

Coming Soon with the 2020 Makeover..

The sun burned out aeons ago and since Earth has become an unlivable frozen wasteland for all but two clans - Yetis and Snowshifters. But after a millennia without light, even they find themselves on the brink of extinction. Unless one clan can take control in the latest glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff: Clash for the Crystal City. 

Adventure on the Pool Deck (2020 Makeover)

Coming soon with the 2020 Makeover...

Island Vibes on every level

The search for your favourite island bar is over - it's on the amped up Explorer of the Seas. The Lime and Coconut brings two storeys of turned up Caribbean cool, plus a rooftop sun deck - or moonlit lounge spot - to the middle of the Med.

The Perfect Storm

Three storeys high with wet and wild thrills, The Perfect Storm water slide duo takes excitement off the charts. Grab a buddy and race through twists, turns and translucent panels offering unforgettable views, to the bottom of the Typhoon and Cyclone slides.

Play it Pool 

On the newly amped up Explorer of the Seas, the pool is overflowing with new ways to spend your in the sun. The new Splash Pad offers a fun-soaked play area, perfect for memory making with tots. And with spots to grab burgers and tacos nearby, you'll never have to wander far from your chair, hammock or shady casita.