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Explorer of the Seas

Capacity
3286
Crew
1185
Tonnage
138 194
Length
311 m (1,020 ft)
First voyage
2000
Decks
15

MS Explorer of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International, completed in 2000. She can accommodate over 3,000 guests, including scientists making use of a built-in atmospheric and oceanographic laboratory operated by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. (The manned lab with its attendant educational and outreach programs for passengers was discontinued in 2007. An automated system for gathering data was installed in 2008.) At launch, Explorer of the Seas had a tonnage... Read more

Explorer of the Seas

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3286
Crew: 
1185
Tonnage: 
138 194
Length: 
311 m (1,020 ft)
Beam: 
38.6 m (127 ft) - Waterline49.1 m (161 ft) - Max
First voyage: 
2000
Decks: 
15

MS Explorer of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International, completed in 2000. She can accommodate over 3,000 guests, including scientists making use of a built-in atmospheric and oceanographic laboratory operated by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. (The manned lab with its attendant educational and outreach programs for passengers was discontinued in 2007. An automated system for gathering data was installed in 2008.) At launch, Explorer of the Seas had a tonnage of 137,308 GT, beating out her sister ship Voyager of the Seas by 32 GT and making her the world's largest passenger ship. She held that record until being overtaken by Navigator of the Seas in 2002. In early 2015, Explorer of the Seas received major upgrades, including the replacement of the inline skating rink with a Flowrider surfing simulator and increasing her tonnage to 138,194 GT. The ship's godmother is American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Ports of call

In fall 2014, she sailed 5 to 9 day Caribbean cruises out of Port Canaveral, Florida. After dry-dock refurbishment in the spring of 2015, Explorer began to sail Northern Europe, Mediterranean, and Madeira, Azores and Canary Islands itineraries out of Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

From November 2015 to April 23, 2016 Explorer of the Seas was based in Sydney, Australia, for the summer cruise season. A 24-day cruise relocated the ship to Seattle for the summer 2016 season.

 

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Attractions on Explorer of the Seas


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Guest Services

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Questions or concerns? Stop by the Guest Services desk, where our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with general ship information, reporting lost or damaged goods, exchange money, cash tra...

Art Gallery

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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.
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Star Lounge

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Featuring live music, dancing and entertainment.

Vitality at Sea Spa

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A luxurious sanctuary boasting signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out.
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Skylight Chapel

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Our wedding chapel, which can accommodate 40 people, is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (the highest point on the ship), and is the perfect place to say ?I do.?
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Centrum

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The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewelry to liquor and cruise wear. It's best compared to ...
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Next Cruise

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Enjoy savings on your next Royal Caribbean vacation. While onboard, meet with our Cruise Sales staff to reserve your next cruise, and you can enjoy reduced deposit and up to a $500 instant onboard ...
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Sky Bar

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Fresh juices, cocktails and soft drinks - all you need for a true heavenly rest.

Observation Deck

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Feel yourself like heroes of Titanic (only with a happy ending)! This observation deck offers incredible views - and the impression is that the whole ocean is at your feet!
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The Tavern

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Gastropub with an upscale sports bar atmosphere.