Explorer of the Seas was the second ship to be built in Royal Caribbean’s Voyager class group. This class offers some of the most exciting and innovative ships afloat.
Providing a fantastic choice of facilities, a cruise on Explorer of the Seas is guaranteed to give you the holiday of a lifetime. Royal Caribbean has a history of producing record breaking cruise ships and this one is no exception.
The Royal Promenade is an indoor promenade stretching the whole length of the ship, lined with shops and restaurants. A truly magical place to stroll along, you will not believe that you are experiencing this in the middle of the ocean. A range of parades and street entertainment also takes place here making it the perfect location to grab a bite to eat or simply sit and people watch.
If you want to be adventurous and try new activities head up to the pool and sports deck where you will find an array of exciting activities. Pool games, rock climbing, mini golf and inline skating are just some of the activities that will get your adrenalin pumping! Explorer is also one of the few ships that has an onboard golf simulator.
If relaxation is your idea of a perfect cruise then Explorer has just as much to offer you. With a large spa offering everything you need for some pamper time including a hair salon, sauna rooms and a wide range of signature treatments. The adults-only Solarium is a place of peace and tranquillity, set in a Spanish Conquistadores themed area this pool, bar and lounge area is the perfect escape.
In December 2014, Explorer will be upgraded and benefit from the addition of an outdoor cinema screen, a new Concierge Club, ship-wide Wi-Fi and a new nursery. Exciting new dining venues will include Park Café, Chef's Table and Giovanni’s Table.
Rooms on Explorer of the Seas
After your fun filled days or hours of relaxation it’s good to head back to a comfortable room. Explorer of the Seas offers a wide range of room categories to suit everyone’s desires.
From inside, outside, balcony and suite rooms there is certainly one to ensure you have a home away from home.
For those who want the ultimate sea experience, choose a balcony room to enjoy the sunrise and sunset on your own exterior space. Relish the sea breeze as you relax on your private balcony chairs or order some room service to experience a meal in the most romantic setting.
On Explorer of the Seas you can opt for a room looking into the ship, instead of out. A spacious room with a large window looking down into the Royal Promenade creates a unique concept like nothing before. You will have the best seat in the house to watch parades, entertainment and other promenade activities.
For the most luxurious room choose from a selection of exclusive suites that include concierge service, exclusive areas of the ship and priority boarding.
Whatever dining experiences you are looking for, Explorer of the Seas is sure to cater for you. If you like the traditional style dining in the main dining room you will love De Gama. Set over three decks with chandeliers and grand stair cases, it offers the ultimate cruise ship dining. Creating the perfect atmosphere along with tasty menus and impeccable service, you are sure to enjoy every meal time you spend here.
For a different dining experience you can try one of the speciality restaurants. Head to Portofino’s to experience delicious Italian favourites including exquisite pastas and unique meat dishes.
For those who like a more casual dining style, the Windjammer buffet restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hosting an extensive array of delicious foods from around the world, you can select your favourite food from every serve station and even head back for seconds.
The famous all American diner, Johnny Rockets, serves all your favourite old fashioned burgers and fries. This 50’s style restaurant features dancing waiters, friendly service and the best milkshakes around.
From morning to night you will be spoilt for choice with the entertainment options onboard Explorer of the Seas. The Palace Theatre, inspired by the 18th century European Lyric Theatre, is the ultimate setting for evening entertainment. Spread out over three decks the 1350 seat theatre is home to Broadway style shows, musicals and other onboard performances.
For something truly unique, go and see the world class ice shows performed in one of the few ice rinks at sea.
Explorer also hosts a variety of evening venues for all tastes. Feel the buss of the nightclub, the excitement of the casino or the laid back atmosphere of the piano bar. The Crown and Kettle is a traditional English pub offering all your favourite beers, as well as live music. If you prefer a more intimate venue then head to the Champagne Bar for an evening of elegance, canapés and fizz. Dizzy’s is a lounge right at the top of the ship that offers panoramic views, in the evenings it also boasts some of the best live bands at sea.