11 Night Oriental Cruise on the Explorer of the Seas


A substantial ship measuring 137,308 tons, the Explorer of the Seas offers 3,114 passengers an impressive array of amenities and entertainment. The interior is highlighted by dramatically decorated open spaces, with perfect examples being a three-story dining room flanked by fluted gold columns or the four-story Royal Promenade that serves as a bustling shopping mall gone to sea.

Explorer of the Seas 11 Night Oriental Cruise Schedule & Itinerary

Explorer of the Seas Ship Profile and Statistics


  • Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
  • Ship Type: Cruise Ship
  • Line Class: Mainstream
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Year Last Refurbished: 2014
  • Capacity: 4,290 passengers
  • Decks: 14
  • Gross Tonnage: 137,308
  • Length: 1020 ft
  • Beam: 157.5 ft
  • Average Speed: 22 knots
  • Inside Cabins: 642
  • Outside Cabins: 1,001
  • Nationality of Officers: Norwegian
  • Nationality of Crew: International
  • Number of Crew: 1,185

Explorer of the Seas On-Board Recreation
  • Outdoor Pools: 3
  • Spa: Yes
  • Casino: Yes

Explorer of the Seas Dining Choices
  • Ferdinand Magellan
    Room Capacity: 540
  • Vasco de Gama
    Room Capacity: 540
  • Christopher Columbus
    Room Capacity: 723

Explorer of the Seas Entertainment
  • Ferdinand Magellan
    Room Capacity: 540
  • Vasco de Gama
    Room Capacity: 540
  • Christopher Columbus
    Room Capacity: 723
  • Casino Royale
    Room Capacity: 416

Explorer of the Seas Deck Plans


Explorer of the Seas Stateroom Key
Category Cabin Name
1BSpacious Ocean View Balcony
1DOcean View Balcony
1KUltra Spacious Ocean View
1LSpacious Panoramic Ovw Access
1MSpacious Ocean View
1NOcean View
1TPromenade View Interior
1VInterior Stateroom Access
2BSpacious Ocean View Bal Access
2DOcean View Balcony
2NOcean View
3BSpacious Ocean View Balcony
3DOcean View Balcony
3NOcean View
3VInterior
4BSpacious Ocean View Balcony
4DOcean View Balcony
4MSpacious Ocean View
4UInterior w/ Virtual Bal Access
4VInterior
5DOcean View Balcony
6BSpacious Ocean View Balcony
6DOcean View Balcony
6VInterior
7DOcean View Balcony
8NOcean View Accessible
AWJunior Suite w/Bal Accessible
AXDeluxe Ocean View w/Bal Acces
AZInterior Accessible Stateroom
D1Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
D2Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
D3Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
E1Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
E2Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
E3Deluxe Oceanview with Balcony (Some Accessible)
FLarge Oceanview Stateroom
FOFamily Oceanview Stateroom
FSRoyal Family Suite
GOceanview Stateroom
GSGrand Suite
GSGrand Suite - 1 bedroom
GTGrand Suite - 2 bedroom
HOceanview Stateroom
IOceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
JInterior Stateroom w/Virtual Balcony
J3Junior Suite
J4Junior Suite
JSJunior Suite (Some Accessible)
KInterior Stateroom (Some Accessible)
LInterior Stateroom
MInterior Stateroom (Some Accessible)
NInterior Stateroom
OSOwner's Suite
OSOwner's Suite - 1 bedroom
P1Larger Panoramic Ocean View (Some Accessible)
P2Panoramic Ocean View
PFFamily Panoramic Ocean View
PRPromenade Stateroom (Some Accessible)
QInterior Stateroom
RSRoyal Suite
RSRoyal Suite with Balcony
VBInterior Strm w/Virtual Balcony (Some Accessible)
VPOcean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)
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Explorer of the Seas Cabin and Stateroom Photo Gallery


  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Ocean View BalconySpacious Ocean View Balcony
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    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View BalconyOcean View Balcony
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    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ultra Spacious Ocean ViewUltra Spacious Ocean View
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    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two Pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Panoramic Ovw AccessSpacious Panoramic Ovw Access
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    Two twin beds convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window.

  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Ocean ViewSpacious Ocean View
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    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean ViewOcean View
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    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Promenade View InteriorPromenade View Interior
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    A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 2 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior Stateroom AccessInterior Stateroom Access
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Up to 4 guest.

  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Ocean View Bal AccessSpacious Ocean View Bal Access
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with twin sofa bed, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View BalconyOcean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean ViewOcean View
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Ocean View BalconySpacious Ocean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View BalconyOcean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean ViewOcean View
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas InteriorInterior
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Up to 4 guest.

  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Ocean View BalconySpacious Ocean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View BalconyOcean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Ocean ViewSpacious Ocean View
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior w/ Virtual Bal AccessInterior w/ Virtual Bal Access
    AWAW

    High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Up to 2 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas InteriorInterior
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Up to 4 guest.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View BalconyOcean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Spacious Ocean View BalconySpacious Ocean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View BalconyOcean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas InteriorInterior
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Up to 4 guest.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View BalconyOcean View Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View AccessibleOcean View Accessible
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Junior Suite w/Bal AccessibleJunior Suite w/Bal Accessible
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    (276 sq. ft., balcony 69 sq. ft.) Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.

  • Explorer of the Seas Deluxe Ocean View w/Bal AccesDeluxe Ocean View w/Bal Acces
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    (286 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft.)Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.

  • Explorer of the Seas Club Oceanview Accessible StateroomClub Oceanview Accessible Stateroom
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    Our accessible staterooms are designed for guests with mobility disabilities and other disabilities that require the use of the accessible features of the staterooms. Accessible staterooms range from 159 square feet to 298 square feet, offer a five-foot turning radius in sleeping areas, bathrooms and sitting areas for easy maneuverability.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior Accessible StateroomInterior Accessible Stateroom
    AWAW

    (256 sq. ft.) Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink. Following inside staterooms have bowed windows with a view of the Promenade: 7297.

  • Explorer of the Seas Superior Oceanview Stateroom with BalconySuperior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

  • Explorer of the Seas Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with BalconyDeluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), private balcony sitting area with sofa and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

  • Explorer of the Seas Deluxe Oceanview with Balcony (Some Accessible)Deluxe Oceanview with Balcony (Some Accessible)
    AWAW

    Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, private balcony sitting area with sofa and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

  • Explorer of the Seas Large Oceanview StateroomLarge Oceanview Stateroom
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Family Oceanview StateroomFamily Oceanview Stateroom
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom with shower.Stateroom can accommodate up to 6 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Royal Family SuiteRoyal Family Suite
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    Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to Royal King beds (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. Stateroom can accommodate up to 8 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Oceanview StateroomOceanview Stateroom
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    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Grand SuiteGrand Suite
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    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service.

  • Explorer of the Seas Grand Suite - 1 bedroomGrand Suite - 1 bedroom
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    Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed and bathroom with tub. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Grand Suite - 2 bedroomGrand Suite - 2 bedroom
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    Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), balcony, two bathrooms (one with tub) and living area with double sofa bed. Up to 8 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Oceanview StateroomOceanview Stateroom
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)Oceanview Stateroom (Some Accessible)
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior Stateroom w/Virtual BalconyInterior Stateroom w/Virtual Balcony
    AWAW

    Interior Stateroom with a Virtual Balcony, a high-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Junior SuiteJunior Suite
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    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub. Up to 4 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Junior Suite (Some Accessible)Junior Suite (Some Accessible)
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior StateroomInterior Stateroom
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior StateroomInterior Stateroom
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Owner's SuiteOwner's Suite
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    Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service.

  • Explorer of the Seas Owner's Suite - 1 bedroomOwner's Suite - 1 bedroom
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    Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.

  • Explorer of the Seas Larger Panoramic Ocean View (Some Accessible)Larger Panoramic Ocean View (Some Accessible)
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    Two lower twin beds that convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed. Vanity with sitting area. Private bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window, 76 inches high by 253 inches wide

  • Explorer of the Seas Panoramic Ocean ViewPanoramic Ocean View
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    Two lower twin beds convert to Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window, 76 inches high by 103 inches wide.

  • Explorer of the Seas Family Panoramic Ocean ViewFamily Panoramic Ocean View
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    Two lower twin beds that convert to Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window

  • Explorer of the Seas Promenade Stateroom (Some Accessible)Promenade Stateroom (Some Accessible)
    AWAW

    Bowed windows with a view of the Royal Promenade, two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior StateroomInterior Stateroom
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into Royal King), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Royal SuiteRoyal Suite
    AWAW

    Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony with hot tub, whirlpool bathtub, living room with queen-size sofa bed, baby grand piano, and concierge service.

  • Explorer of the Seas Royal Suite with BalconyRoyal Suite with Balcony
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    Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior Strm w/Virtual Balcony (Some Accessible)Interior Strm w/Virtual Balcony (Some Accessible)
    AWAW

    nterior Stateroom with a Virtual Balcony, a high-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)
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    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows, 76 inches high by 321 inches wide. Up to 6 guests.

  • Explorer of the Seas Junior Suite GuaranteeJunior Suite Guarantee
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    Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area.

  • Explorer of the Seas Suite GuaranteeSuite Guarantee
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  • Explorer of the Seas Balcony Stateroom GuaranteeBalcony Stateroom Guarantee
    AWAW

    Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony sitting area with sofa and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View Balcony GuaranteeOcean View Balcony Guarantee
    AWAW
  • Explorer of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom GuaranteeOceanview Stateroom Guarantee
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    Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom.

  • Explorer of the Seas Ocean View GuaranteeOcean View Guarantee
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  • Explorer of the Seas Interior Stateroom GuaranteeInterior Stateroom Guarantee
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    With this selection, you are guaranteed to receive an interior stateroom, which could be in any interior category, anywhere on the ship. Room assignments may be determined at any time after your reservation has been completed and paid in full up to the day of sailing.

  • Explorer of the Seas Interior GuaranteeInterior Guarantee
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Explorer of the Seas travel42 Professional Ship Review


A ship of dramatic and open spaces, Explorer of the Seas offers something for all cruisers. It is exciting and energetic enough to truly be considered a city at sea.

The ship is 1,020 ft in length and measures 137,308 tons. It once shared the distinction of largest cruise ship in the world with its four sisters.

Completed in 2000, this Bahamian-registered vessel carries 1,185 international crew members and 3,284 passengers double occupancy. The Explorer of the Seas underwent ...

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