MS Explorer of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International
Former Names:  None

Explorer of the Seas is a stunning floating resort and is a huge RCI ship with lots of facilities. It has two lobbies up to 11 decks high and a 4 deck high promenade the length of two football fields.  Explorer of the Seas passengers tend to be All ages and Mostly American but more Brits/Europeans in Europe. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 44.3 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 2.6 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 35.9 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 3.3 passengers.
Size Huge
Rating
Built 2000
Refit 0
Tonnage 138000
Passengers (Min/Max) 3114/3840
Crew 1181
Officers Scandinavian
CABINS
Total  1557
Cabins are of a medium size with adequate storage space and compact bathrooms. They are reasonably well equipped with safes, safe, minibar, vanity unit, pay movies. Twin beds convert to queen size. 138 inside cabins have windows overlooking the Atrium. 
Balcony  757
Ocean View  183
Inside  616
Single  0
Cabin Details Cabins Deckplans
FITNESS & LEISURE
Pools Out/In  3/0
There is an ice skating rink in the Studio B lounge, jogging track, rock climbing wall, basketball/volleyball court, 3 pools one with water slide, inline skating, ice skating, nine hole golf, health spa and aerobics.
Jacuzzis  6
Fitness Centre  Yes
Sauna  Yes
Steam Room  Yes
Deck Space  Average
RESTAURANTS
The Da Gama dining room is split into three decks connected by a sweeping staircase and offers reasonable food with attentive, friendly, yet sometimes hurried service. Alternatives are available in the Windjammer, Café Royal and an Italian Restaurant. Main Dining Rooms  3
Sittings  2
Non Smoking  Yes
Alternative Dining  3
 ENTERTAINMENT
The five deck Palace Showlounge features Broadway style productions and comedy, with dancing, music and cabaret in the Maharaja Lounge. There is also a TV studio, champagne bar, piano bar, jazz bar, conference centre and the Viking Crown Lounge.  Show Lounges 2
Cinema No
Library Yes
Casino Yes
DRESS CODE
Casual and comfortable during the day. In the evening dress is smart casual (shirt and trousers for gentlemen and casual elegance for ladies). Formal evenings require a suit or dinner jacket for men and a cocktail dress for ladies.
TIPPING
US$13 per passenger per day (including children) will be aded to your shipboard account for cabin and restaurant staff - more for suites. 15% will automatically be added on all drinks.
 DISABLED
Wheelchair cabins 26
Wheelchair access is very good. Wheelchair cabins have larger access doors and the ship has ramped areas and sloping decks.
Lifts 14
 CHILDREN
The rating for children is Good. The ship provides many activities including a children's club and interests for 3-17 year olds such as a video arcade, scavenger hunt and sports competitions. 

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