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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following drinks packages are available onboard:
Select Drinks Package - from $40 per person per day (approx £25)- Includes: Beer (a selection of bottle, can and draught), wine by the glass (up to $8 value), fountain soft drinks with souvenir cup and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Premium Drinks Package - from $55 per person per day (approx £35) - Includes: All house spirits with mixer and premium cocktails, beers (a selection of bottle, can and draft), premium wine by the glass (up to $12 value), frozen & non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, still bottled water (500ml).
Ultimate Drinks Package - from $65 per person per day (approx £40) - Virtually unlimited options. A combination of all the benefits from the Premium and Royal Replenish Packages.
Wine & Dine Package - from $99 per person (approx £60) - Wine enthusiasts can save up to 25% on standard list prices with a multi-bottle Wine Package. Choose from a renowned selection and enjoy your wine in the Main Dining Room, speciality restaurants or the Windjammer Café.
Evian Water Package - from $28.45 per person per day (approx £18.70). Stay perfectly refreshed with Evian 1 litre bottled water, available in quantities of 8, 12, 16 and 24 and delivered conveniently to staterooms, with savings up to 35% on individual bottles.
Juice Package - from $20.15 per person per day (approx £13.20) - Minute Maid bottled juice packages delivered to your stateroom. They're available in a variety of flavours and quantities (6, 8 and 12 bottles) for savings of up to 25% on individual bottles.Please note: 15% gratuity is included in all package prices.
The most spacious and luxurious of all suites, these include extra touches such as private balconies and a personalised concierge service.
Throw open the doors and let the ocean air invigorate you. Take in the view all the way to the horizon in a luxurious stateroom with a private balcony.
Even after a day of activity there’s no need to lose your sea view – Outside Staterooms give you a panoramic window on the world.
Comfort and little luxuries are the order of the day in these cosy and affordable Interior Staterooms.
From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.
The exciting Casino Royale offers, roulette, black jack, poker and slot machines, with lessons, games and tournaments for players of all abilities.
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.
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 is a multi-purpose complex housing a wide range of activities – from ice skating to cooking demonstrations and classes.
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.
Offering traditional ales and lagers within a great British pub atmosphere, this venue truly is a home from home.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Live music, dancing, and entertainment.
This dimly-lit lounge is perfect for sipping on a cognac.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.