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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

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.

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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

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.

History

The Explorer of the Seas was completed in 2000, and has the capacity of 3,000 passengers. An automated system for gathering data was installed in 2008. At launch, Explorer of the Seas had a tonnage of 137,308 GT, exceeding that of 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.

In 2019 September, it was announced that the ship will get a refurbishment with $110 million in makeovers before it’s 2020 summer season. The refurbishment that was to take place under the amplification program in 2020 was delayed indefinitely due to the COVID pandemic, instead only technical refurbishment took place.

In July 2021, the ship was used to house some rescue workers and other officials involved in the rescue and recovery effort of the Surfside condominium building collapse.

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 23 April 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. In 2019 January, the ship brings 4,000 passengers to Wollongong.

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Attractions on Explorer of the Seas


Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Crown & Kettle Pub

Average: 10 (2 votes)
An English-themed pub that serves various imported beers and ales. You have an opportunity to play darts here.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Viking Crown Lounge

Average: 10 (1 vote)
A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.
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Connoisseur Club

Average: 8 (1 vote)
This dimly-lit lounge is perfect for sipping on a cognac.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Swimming Pool

Average: 5.3 (4 votes)
Take a dip or just relax poolside - lounge chairs and towels are provided.
Photo by Royal Caribbean International

Solarium

Average: 5.3 (4 votes)
The indoor/outdoor pool and lounge area.
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Guest Services

Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
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...
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Promenade Shops

Average: 3 (1 vote)
This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship. Distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging from logo items, perfume and je...
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Diamond Club

Average: 2 (1 vote)
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,...
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Vitality at Sea Fitness Center

Average: 2 (2 votes)
Our seaside fitness center features modern exercise equipment. And our full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.
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Conference center

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Our comfortable conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of meeting rooms.