Large. Luxury Choices. Still Friendly

Say hello to Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas, boasting fantastic features including the FlowRider surf simulator, an ice skating ring, virtual balconies in interior rooms and a very wide choice of dining options.

The Cruise is known for its friendly atmosphere, and the more intimate setting of its mid-size ships, the perfect size for our community feeling, that we all love so much.

the features

  • Launched: 2000

  • Flag: Bahamas

  • Capacity: 3.286 passengers (double cabin occupation)

  • Crew: 1.100

  • Cabins: 1.643

  • Tonnage: 138.000 tons

  • Length: 311 meters

  • Beam: 49 meters

  • Draft: 8 meters

  • Top speed: 24 knots

  • Electrical current: 110 / 220 Volts

  • 15 decks

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the pools
No sharks in sight

Resort amenities include three outdoor pools - the perfect setting for relaxing, cooling off in the water and making new friends under the sun.

+ 3 swimming pools
+ 7 whirlpools
+ 1 nudist sun deck

the Royal Promenade
Impressive as you enter the ship

This is the heart of the ship, a gleaming central promenade with duty free shops, bars, eateries and many other amenities.

enjoy Flowrider
You can’t stop the waves,
but you can learn to surf or ride a big one!

Everyone from experienced pros to complete beginners can ride the waves without even leaving the ship at this fast-paced surf simulator. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.

ice skating

Ice skating while sailing
on the high seas


Everyone will enjoy a whizz around the ice rink onboard Explorer of the Seas®, and if you need some inspiration, the spectacular choreographed shows featuring professional ice dancers will take your breath away.

sports and fitness
Commit to stay fit!

Get sporty at the climbing wall. Work out in the expanded gym with panoramic views of the sea.

Challenge a mate to a game of table tennis, or go for a sunrise jog around the decks. There are plenty of options on board to stay active, have fun and keep fit.

+ Climbing wall
+ Gymnasium
+ Running track
+ Minigolf

the bars
There is a bar around every corner

With eleven bars plus poolside service, there are plenty of comfortable spots to enjoy a drink on board.

So take a friend up to the panoramic Viking Crown Lounge for a quiet conversation as the sea slips by, or gather a group at the R Bar to enjoy a few tunes before dinner. For the talented or simply fun loving, there is nightly karaoke as well.
+ R Bar
+ Crown and Kettle Pub
+ The Tavern
+ Casino Bar
+ Schooner Bar
+ Solarium Bar
+ Viking Crown Lounge
+ Dizzy's
+ Star Lounge
+ Pool Bar
+ Sky Bar

the restaurants
Where are you eating today?

With eight restaurants on board, you’ll never go hungry.  The Explorer of the Seas features a 3 storey à la carte dinner restaurant, a full buffet with extended opening hours, and a late night snack buffet. Besides these complimentary restaurants, it also features 5 specialty dining restaurants for which a fee is applicable.

+ Sapphire Dining Room (à la carte)
+ Windjammer Market Place (buffet restaurant)
+ Café Promenade (late night snacks)
+ Chef's Table (fee applicable)
+ Chops Grille (fee applicable)
+ Giovanni's Table (fee applicable)
+ Izumi (fee applicable)
+ Johnny Rockets (fee applicable)

the Palace Theatre
It’s showtime! Sit down and watch the greatest performances at sea!

Royal Caribbean is known for is its excellent theatre shows. Marvel at the spectacles offered every evening by the ship's international team of professional dancers and singers, along with our own artists that will join us, same as previous years.