Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas ®

Where innovations rule







The Explorer of the Seas lives up to its name taking you to an array of destination that you will get the chance to explore - both on board and ashore! Onboard get an adrenaline rush by climbing the rock wall, shoot a hoop on the basket ball court or whiz around on the ice skating rink, even practice your putt on the mini golf course. If you want a more relaxed time, spend your time with a book by the pool or get a spa treatment in the fully equipped Vitality Spa. Fun times are to be had in the evenings - theater entertainment, lively parades, foot tapping music and dance on the Royal Promenade and much more. Couple this with great dining, impeccable personalized service and comfortable staterooms and you have a winning combination on board the Explorer of the Seas!

Ship Stats

Tonnage   138,000
Length   1,025 ft
Max Beam   157.5 ft
Guest Capacity   3,840
Cruising Speed   22 knots
Inaugural date   January 2010
Last Refurbished   May 2020

New Features - Explorer of the Seas

The Perfect Storm
Duo of waterslides, race each other through three stories of twists and turns on Cyclone and Typhoon
The Perfect Storm

A reimagined poolscape
New, resort-style look and all-day island vibes, making for the ultimate place to unwind with a wider variety of seating, from hammocks and daybeds to casitas and in-pool loungers. Adults looking for alone time can escape to the rejuvenated Solarium

The Lime & Coconut
The three-level pool side bar offering slice of the Caribbean, with live music, vacation-mode cocktails and the best views of the action on board as well as the Mediterranean landscape from the rooftop deck
The Lime & Coconut

Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen
Italian restaurant with casual setting will offer classics with a contemporary flair. From hand-tossed pizzas fresh out of the oven and made to order, to charcuterie delights, the elevated menu caps off this “Sunday supper” experience with a wide selection of wines and limoncellos from many of Italy’s well-known regions
Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
The high-energy spot where one can root for their home team as the game plays across 52 TVs. On offer will be an extensive menu of bar fare favorites with a twist and ice-cold brews, games of all kinds – arcade classics, trivia, tournaments and pool; and the Owner’s Box VIP area
Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade

Johnny Rockets Express
Makes its way poolside with American favorites – even spiked shakes
Johnny Rockets Express

Offers its signature menu of drinks and pastries

Glow-in-the-dark laser tag
Clash for the Crystal City challenge will bring two clans – the Yetis and Snowshifters – head to head in the ultimate faceoff to escape extinction
Glow-in-the-dark laser tag

The new Adventure Ocean
Introducing an open, imaginative layout with whimsical and immersive activities. Kids 6 to 12 years old can choose their own adventure, while babies and 3- to 5-year-olds enjoy specially designed spaces for each age group
Adventure Ocean

An exclusive teens hangout
A whole new look and features, including the latest in movies, gaming and music, and the addition of a private outdoor deck
Teens Hangout

Ship Highlights


rest and relaxation on explorer of the seas
  • VitalitySMwith 100+ treatments
  • 4 pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • 6 whirlpools
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, including yoga and tai chi classes


action and adventure on explorer of the seas
  • Rock-climbing wall for adventure enthusiasts
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Mini-golf course
  • Basketball court
  • Jogging and In-line skating tracks


dining options on explorer of the seas
  • 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
  • Portofino Italian restaurant, with low cover charge - eat all you like appetizer to dessert
  • Casual dining and snacks at Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream


entertainment and shoping on explorer of the seas
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program for kids and teens
  • Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® program
  • Teen lounge areas and disco
  • Adventure Beach kids pool with water slide


kids and family on explorer of the seas
  • 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

The Royal Experience