Overview

Summary

Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas operates South Pacific cruises out of Sydney during our summer cruise season before transitioning to Alaska for the North American summer season. View all Explorer of the Seas cruises.

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. Catch a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator, or climb a rock wall that overlooks the sea. 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. Enjoy spacious public areas, enhanced staterooms, new virtual balconies, and a spectacular three-story dining room with new dining experiences, this ship has room for your whole crew.

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Kids & Families

  • Complimentary Explorer of the Seas’ Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  • Teen lounge areas and disco
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures

Entertainment & Shopping

  • NEW Diamond Club for Royal Caribbean Crown & Anchor Society members to enjoy
  • NEW Digital Wayfinders and signage
  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • Complimentary ice-skating shows in Studio B
  • 9,623 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale with 287 slots and 16 tables
  • 15 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover, including Champagne Bar, Crown & Kettle Pub, and The Chamber nightclub
  • Variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping on the Royal Promenade including jewelry, perfumes, apparel and shopping for teens and kids

Dining Options

  • Main Dining Room with complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • More complimentary options including Windjammer Cafe, Jade Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, Cafe Promenade for coffee and pastries/snacks, and room service*
  • NEW Giovanni’s Table Italian trattoria and Izumi Japanese Cuisine*
  • NEW Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse, Chop’s Grille*
  • Casual dining and snacks at Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream*

*Late night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 a.m. Additional charges apply for specialty dining venues. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are charged separately and are offered at current bar menu prices.

Rest & Relaxation

  • NEW Staterooms with real time virtual balconies
  • Vitality Spa with 100+ treatments including medi-spa treatments and acupunture
  • 3 pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • 6 whirlpools
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, with classes including yoga and tai chi

*During inclement weather and select hours, Explorer of the Seas’ personnel may permit the Solarium Pool to be used by persons under age 16 provided they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian.

Action & Adventure

  • FlowRider
  • Rock wall
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Mini-golf course
  • Basketball court
  • Running Track

Facts

  • Gross Tonnage: 138,000
  • Length: 1,025 ft
  • Max Beam: 157.5 ft
  • Draft: 29 ft
  • Cruising Speed: 22 knots