Royal Caribbean InternationalĀ® : Explorer of the Seas

There's never been a cruise ship like this. Enjoy one-of-a-kind features like an ice-skating rink, the Royal Promenade and a rock-climbing wall. There was only one way to accommodate all of these innovative ideas: build a bigger cruise ship. The 138,000-ton Explorer of the Seas offers more space for every guest - plus enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and exceptional recreational facilities.

Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.

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Entertainment

Crown & Kettle Pub

You'll think you've popped across the pond as you lift a pint of ale in the authentic English pub, The Crown & Kettle. Enjoy traditional pub fare, or sample the wide variety of imported beers and ales.

19th Hole Sports Bar

You don't have to miss the big game just because you're at sea. Enjoy a beer and watch your favorite team at the 19th Hole. It's just like your favorite sports bar at home.

Casino Royale

This glittering casino features electronic slot machines, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.

Studio B

You won't believe your eyes when you step into Studio B. It's where you'll find the onboard ice-skating rink, not to mention our professional ice shows, which are a "must-see."

Palace Theatre

World-class performers from all over the globe star in awe-inspiring original shows by Royal Caribbean Productions. It could be a contemporary stage production or a Las Vegas-inspired floorshow, a headline musical act or a live comedy show. No matter which show is on stage, it's sure to leave you cheering.

Schooner Bar

There's nothing quite like relaxing in a nautical-themed bar when you're at sea. The Schooner Bar is a Royal Caribbean signature bar and guest favorite. In the evening, you may find a crowd gathered around the piano singing along with any one of the talented piano players featured.

Champagne Bar

There's no occasion too small for a champagne toast. The elegant setting of the Champagne Bar makes for a perfect place to raise a glass in celebration.

Other Areas of the Ship

Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center

Indulgence begins right here. From the moment you enter the luxurious spa, your personal needs and preferences will become the centerpiece, and your treatment will be designed to ensure the most enjoyable and beneficial result.

Sports Court

The full-size outdoor sports court includes basketball and volleyball, as well as a miniature golf course and Royal Caribbean's signature rock-climbing wall.

Library

The onboard library features comfortable reading chairs as well as an impressive selection of books and guidebooks.

Youth Facilities

Royal Babies (6-18 months)

Set aside some special family time onboard and join in the fun of our Royal Babies interactive classes held in one of the onboard lounges. These enriching activities have been developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price and are hosted by trained youth staff.


Note: a parent or caregiver MUST accompany children 6 to 36 months of age during all activity sessions.

Royal Tots (18-36 months)

Join your child in the fun of Royal Tots, interactive playgroup sessions developed by early childhood experts at Fisher-Price. Each 45-minute session, held in one of the onboard lounges, offers activities that expose children to new experiences and teach you how to make playtime learning time as well. Plus, your little one will be all smiles and giggles as they make new discoveries, sing, sway and play with great toys they're sure to love.
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Note: a parent or caregiver MUST accompany children 6 to 36 months of age during all playgroup sessions.

Aquanauts (3-5 years)

Your Aquanauts' time onboard will not only be fun, it will be educational too! They'll get to learn about local customs, do cool science experiments and make great new friends. To participate, children must be fully potty-trained* and 3 years of age as of the first day of the cruise. You can rest assured your little ones are in good hands - every member of the Adventure Ocean

Explorers (6-8 years)

One thing you won't have to worry about during your cruise adventure is a bored Explorer! All kinds of exciting activities await your 6-to-8-year-olds, like hands-on science experiments, scavenger hunts, theater games, and more. You can feel confident leaving your children with the Adventure Ocean staff because every member holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field and has experience working with children ages 3-17.

Voyagers (9-11 years)

The Voyagers program is all about kids having a great time, learning new things and making new friends from all over the world. And you can be confident that your children are in very capable hands - every member of the Adventure Ocean staff holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field and has experience working with kids ages 3-17.

Young Teens (12-14 years)

The best thing about the Teen program is that it's not structured. Guests 12- to 14-years-old guests can come join activities and games when they want to, or just chill with friends in the teen-only lounge. And parents don't have to worry, because every member of the teen staff holds a college degree in education, recreation or a related field and has experience working with youth ages 3-17.

Activities include:

  • Theme nights
  • Improv games
  • Surf sessions on the FlowRider
Teens (15-17 years)

The teen program isn't some structured set of classes or rules. Teens have the freedom to choose their activities. They can join events all day, or come and go as they please. There are great laid-back hangouts where they can just chill with new friends. Or dance, listen to music and hang out at the Teens-only disco.

Activities include:

  • Theme nights
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Surf sessions on the FlowRider

Dining

Main Dining Room

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Windjammer Caf

This seaside caf

Portofino

Enjoy a delicious Italian meal in an intimate and romantic setting. From the first bite of the antipasto to the last spoonful of tiramisu, dining in the elegant atmosphere of Portofino is an evening to remember.

Johnny Rockets

Step into this 1950s-style diner, which features red naugahyde booths, formica counters, a jukebox, burgers, fries and, of course, good old-fashioned malted milk shakes.