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 Explorer of the Seas

Marginally larger than her sister ships and thus the largest passenger liner ever built until the QM2 and the new Freedom class Royal Caribbean ships, this 137,308 gt giant is truly a floating city. Rock climbing, ice skating, minigolf and inline skating; all this - and much more - is featured aboard this spectacular megaliner. Explorer of the Seas now sails to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Miami, year-round.

Overall Rating
Family Friendly
Shore Excursions

 Professional Reviews

Royal Caribbean InternationalExplorer the Seas Review7-Day Eastern CaribbeanTom Ogg, 2006-04-30NOT FOUND

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53users found this review helpful.
Joanie Ogg, CTC, MCC, 2005-04-10Western Caribbean

Boomer The Explorer of the Seas Group Beginnings I was the more

21users found this review helpful.
Zamgwar, 2004-02-14

While my tan is still dark, my waistline still swelled, and my memories clear I more

62users found this review helpful.
Tom & Mary Milano, 2001-02-10Eastern Caribbean

This is a very long, comprehensive review. We suggest you print it so you can read it more

205users found this review helpful.

 User Reviews

  • Name Age # of Cruises Desitination
  • Rich Kirk 53 9 Bermuda

    We traveled on the Explorer of the Seas on October 22, 2011 for five nights to Bermuda. It was a GREAT cruise. This is our second time on the Explorer, we sailed in 2004 also. We traveled with more

    47 users found this review helpful.
  • Andy Rogers 43 5 Bermuda

    Hi, Five night cruise out of NJ to Bermuda. Explorer of the Seas in my opinion is just a slightly smaller version of the Freedom class of ships. Everything is the same minus the more

    68 users found this review helpful.
  • Ron Oakham 61 35 Bermuda

    This was a 5 night cruise to Bermuda from Port Liberty in Bayonne, NJ. It was somewhat erie sailing from New York Harbor on the anniversary of 9/11. At the same time, it made being able to see more

    39 users found this review helpful.
  • Kellam 43 1 Bermuda

    I am a first time cruiser, however I have done enough traveling to know what is good and what is crap.This ship is well maintained,(it is literally going 24/7 dealing with salt water and weather) more

    111 users found this review helpful.
  • Michelle Zubatch 43 7 Bermuda

    For the money, Carnival is a much better deal. Firstly, the initial port stole from my luggage! And customer service would not process my claim. Worse - unless you are dining in the main hall, more

    19 users found this review helpful.
  • Mitch 51 9 Bermuda and Bahamas

    Overall, a very well run ship, with an excellent staff. All of the staff is friendly and professional, as well as helpful. I would say that this is an excellent family cruise. Excellent more

    27 users found this review helpful.
  • Loretta Lazlo 60 3 Bermuda and Bahamas

    This was my third cruise with Royal Caribbean, and I was very pleased with everything. I have been on this ship before so we knew exactly what to expect. The service on the ship was more

    29 users found this review helpful.
  • CruiseDivaNJ 40s 10 Bermuda and Caribbean

    Overall experience, excellent, as always. Always something to eat. Buffet not our thing, we stick to fresh. Location excellent. Furniture horrible. Entertainment surpasses other more

    45 users found this review helpful.
  • geri 50 2 bermuda

    Amazing from the moment we arrived at Cape Liberty. We decided at the last minute to drive there from New York and do the 5 day parking which only cost $95.00. After dropping off our luggage more

    61 users found this review helpful.
  • Barb 50 6 Bermuda

    Ship was loaded with young teens running all over the ship, up and down the elevators, runing into people. There was no control what so ever. When purchasing alcohol to take home. REMEMBER, more

    24 users found this review helpful.
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Ship Summary
  • Operator:Royal Caribbean Int.
  • Capacity (double occupancy):3114
  • Builder:Kvrner Masa-Yards
  • Full Capacity:3840
  • Inaugurated:2000
  • Space Ratio:44.1 / 35.8
  • Gross Tonnage:137,308gt
  • Crew:1180
  • Length:1,021 ft. / 311 m