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  Explorer of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Explorer of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Explorer of the Seas
Photograph by Emma Jones. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)



Explorer of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Explorer of the Seas
Photograph by Emma Jones. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)





CRUISE SHIP FACTS

Description
MS Explorer of the Seas is the second of the five Voyager class cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International. Like its sister ships it has a fabulous array of facilities to entertain passengers including the famous Royal Promenade four-storey mall, and the rock climbing wall. Explorer of the Seas also carries scientists who make use of the on board atmospheric and oceanographic laboratory operated by the University of Miami. Voyager class ships are the third largest passenger ships in the world, the Royal Caribbean Freedom Class ships and the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Destinations
The Explorer of the Seas visits over a hundred ports of call including ports in Alaska, Canada, New England, Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. Shore excursions from various points on your cruise enable you to experience new locations from tropical hideaways, to rugged mountains and arctic fiords depending on your itinerary. Cruise tours provide a combination of cruise vacation and land tour opening up even more possibilities.

History
MS Explorer of the Seas was built at the Kværner Masa-Yards in Turku, Finland with construction completed in 2000.

Entertainment
For those of you who are concerned a cruise might get a bit boring, think again. The range of activities available on Explorer of the Seas (and all the Royal Caribbean Voyager class cruise ships) is amazing. Activities include rock climbing, roller skating, nine-hole miniature golf course, table tennis tables, shuffleboard court, golf simulators, full-sized basketball court. Facilities include three-story main dining room, several restaurants, casino, themed bars and lounges, swimming pools and spas, day spa and fitness center, nightclub, library, wedding chapel. For business travelers there is dedicated meeting space with breakout rooms and reception area to accommodate up to 400 people, executive boardroom, high-tech presentation rooms with teleconferencing equipment.

Cabins
There are four main categories of staterooms. Most Suites and Deluxe Staterooms have multiple rooms and balconies. Balcony Staterooms have private balconies for you to enjoy the passing scenery. Outside Staterooms have windows (but no balconies) allowing to see the views. Interior Staterooms have no outside view, although the Promenade Staterooms have a bowed window overlooking the Royal Promenade.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:Kværner Masa-Yards of Turku, Finland
Date Completed:2000
Gross Tonnage:137308
Length:311 m
Width:48 m
Decks:15
Passengers:3114
Crew:1180