Years old 17
Passengers 3282- 3938
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= Connecting staterooms
= Four pullman beds
= Handicapped facilities
= One pullman bed
= Sofa and pullman bed
= Sofa bed
= Two pullman beds
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- Mouse over red, green, yellow, blue symbols for notes
- Mouse over camera icons for actual pictures of that location
- At the bottom of each deck there may be a listing of public areas. You can mouse over area for detail description
- Click on CATEGORIES tab above for complete list of categories on this ship. Categories are listed from highest to lowest class
- Click the "Categories Details [+/-] for features, perks, and other information about the category
- Any handicap cabins for that category will have a link "Handicap Cabins [+/-] that you can click to see cabin numbers. If we have actual pictures for that cabin we will also show those.
- For each category we will list the sub categories. Unless noted the only difference between the sub categories is usually price and location on the ship.
Royal Caribbean uses a letter to denote the type of cabin. Letters J, K, L, M, N, Q denotes a interior cabin. Category J is the most desirable inside cabin. Category K is a inside cabin that sleeps up to 4. Category L includes connecting staterooms.
Letters F, G, H, I denotes a Oceanview cabin with F being the most desirable location. Some ships have category SO which is Superior Outside and the most desired category for a Oceanview. But on most ships F will be the most desired category. Category F may be followed by a number. The lower the number the more desired the category. For example F1 is more desired than F2.
Letter E denotes a deluxe balcony and it is followed by a number with 1 being the more desired location. Letter D stands for a superior balcony followed by a number with 1 being the more desired location. (E1 and D1 are also used to designate cabins that can sleep 3 or 4 persons, or cabins that may connect to other cabins)
Panoramic Oceanview cabins begin with the letter P followed by a number with 1 being the more desireable. Royal Caribbean also has family designated staterooms and those begin with the letter F followed by a letter designating the type of cabin. For example a FI code stands for Family Interior cabin.
Promenade staterooms and suites are designated with a two digit code that defines the type of stateroom. PR for example is a Promenade stateroom, JS is a Junior Suite while GS is a Grand Suite.
You can expect between 3282 to 3938 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Explorer of the Seas has a space ratio of 35.1 . (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 42.1.
The Explorer of the Seas has 1180 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.
The ship last major refurbishment was in 2015 .
There are 15 decks on this ship. The highest deck number is 15. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.
The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1999 - Voyager of the Seas
2000 - Explorer of the Seas
2001 - Adventure of the Seas
2002 - Navigator of the Seas
2003 - Mariner of the Seas
There are 27 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.
During 2015 drydock, the Explorer of the Seas had a complete refit of the pool deck, addition of FlowRider, 24 new panoramic staterooms, conversion of 80 inside cabins to virtual balconies, new outdoor movie screen, new flat screen televisions in the staterooms, new restuarants (Chops Grille, Giovannis Table, Izumi), a refit of the main dining room, replace Champagne Bar with R-Bar.
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