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Explorer of the Seas Ship Stats
Item Detail
Year Built 2000
Years Old 21
Tons 138,194
Speed 22.0 knots
Length 1,020 feet
Beam 161 feet
Total Cabins 1,641
Crew 1,180
Expected Passengers 3,282 to 3,938
Expected Space Ratio 35
Total decks 15
Decks with cabins 8

The Explorer of the Seas started sailing in 2000 . Former names: none. The Explorer of the Seas is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Explorer of the Seas has 1641 cabins. 47 percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

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 Aug 2020 .

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.

The abbreviation Royal Caribbean uses for this ship is EX.

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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Smoking Policy     smoking
  • Smoking cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, and pipes is permitted only in designated outdoor areas that have signage (mainly on the starboard side)
  • Smoking is not permitted inside staterooms or balconies, Central Park or Boardwalk neighborhoods, dining venues, theaters, bars, lounges, hallways, pools, elevators, or jogging tracks
  • The casino allows smoking and has a designated area for non-smoking on most cruises.
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  • 3 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 7 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • Rock Climbing Wall rockclimbing
  • Flowrider
  • Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Golf Simulator
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track
  • WIFI Ship Wide casino
  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Cinema movies
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area
  • In-line skating track
  • Helipad

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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Deck Plan Key
# Deck Symbols
Connecting staterooms symbol Connecting staterooms
Four pullman beds symbol Four pullman beds
Handicapped facilities symbol Handicapped facilities
Obstructed view symbol Obstructed view
Sleeps up to 3 symbol Sleeps up to 3
Sleeps up to 4 symbol Sleeps up to 4
Sofa and pullman bed symbol Sofa and pullman bed
Two pullman beds symbol Two pullman beds
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