Explorer Of The Seas

Explorer Of The Seas cruise ship
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Cruise line
Royal Caribbean

Current cruise:
8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
19 Aug, 2016 - 26 Aug, 2016

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Explorer Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Explorer Of The Seas

Flag Bahamas
Builder KVAERNER MASA-YARDS INC.
Year of built 2000
Speed 23 kn
Length 311 m
Beam 49 m
Gross Tonnage 137308 gt
Passengers 3282 - 3938
Crew 1180
Passengers-to-space ratio 35
Decks 15
Decks with cabins 8
Last Refurbishment 2015

Review of Explorer Of The Seas

Launched in 2000, Explorer of the Seas is the 2nd Voyager-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with AdventureNavigatorMariner and Voyager. The ship cost US $500 million to build and was last refurbished in 2015.

History - construction & ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. RCI is a cruise line brand established in Norway and currently based in Miami, Florida. As of September 2015, the line controls a 17% share of the world cruise market, with 23 cruise ships in service and other three on order. All vessels under the Royal Caribbean brand have had their names ending with "of the Seas" since 1991. Sister brands owned by Royal Caribbean Ltd. are Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, CDF Croisières de France and Pullmantur Cruises.

The 137,308-ton, 3,114-passenger cruise ship Explorer of the Seas has been bypassed in size and conveniences by the Freedom-class trio and the massive Oasis-class twins. However, it's still between the largest ships in the world, with a range of the most uncruise-like places at sea. The revolutionary Voyager-class vessels follow the floating resort concept and boast a wealth of amenities, activities and amusement. Among the special facilities are a sixty-foot-by-forty foot ice skating rink, a shopping and dining boulevard, rock-climbing wall, wedding chapel, complete-court basketball and spa complex. There is a lot to appeal to each age group, making Explorer an amazing cruise vessel for multi-generational reunions. Explorer of the Seas is also one of Royal Caribbean's most reasonably priced ships.

Cruise itinerary program

Explorer of the Seas itinerary program is based on cruises from Southampton, UK to the Canary Islands and Western Mediterranean. In 2016 the RCI ship will offer for the first time voyages in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with departures out of Sydney and Singapore.

Cabins

Most Explorer of the Seas staterooms are 150-sq.foot insides (480). Almost 50% of ship's accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 1557 staterooms in 25 categories. 26 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Explorer of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1090 ft2 - more than 100 m2!).

Dining options - Food & Drinks

From the meals in the main dining room to the buffet choices in Windjammer Cafe and options available at 24-hour Cafe Promenade, food aboard Explorer of the Seas is well prepared with plentiful choices, especially considering ship's capacity. The main dining room offers flexible "My Time Dining" during dinner. Guests can choose between assigned early or late dining, or opt for flexible dining. The 3-level formal dining room is between the most stunning in moderately priced cruise lines: it's an unique space linked by grand staircase, with gold-leaf columns and golden velvet curtains. Explorer's MDR also features a ceiling dome with gold rays and stars. Each of its three levels is themed to legendary explorers: Magellan, Da Gama and Columbus. 

The Windjammer buffet restaurant features mediocre cuisine with kudos to the egg station at breakfast and the carving station at lunch. Vegetarians will do better in the MDR at lunch. The Windjammer, however, is an option for the nights when flexibility is expected. The buffet features the items offered on the main dining room menu. The Italian-themed Giovanni’s Table charges a US$20 per-person cover charge (specialty beverages, wine, beer and soda are paid separately), and offers a multi-course meal. Johnny Rockets is another specialty eatery, 1950's-style burger joint, where passengers can indulge in hot dogs, burgers, chili fries and onion rings.

Follows the complete list of Explorer of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Sapphire Restaurant (540-seat aft Dining Room with fixed seating for Dinner)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (310-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Johnny Rockets Restaurant (248-seat burger bar, extra fee applied)
  • Giovanni’s Table (Italian specialty restaurant, reservations recommended)
  • Izumi (Japanese Cuisine)
  • Island Grill (454-seat)
  • Chops Grille (steakhouse).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

At night, Explorer of the Seas offers Broadway-style revues at the 4-deck Palace. Bar venues offer various musical performances aimed to please everybody at any time with classical guitar, jazz and country. Beyond the usual, where this cruise vessel excels is the unique, like Studio B ice rink which hosts ice skating show "Ice Planet" with falling "snow" - worth the effort to get a ticket (free of charge but the venue is tiny, so tickets are limited). Another unusual activitiy is the rock-climbing wall competition. And while the Royal Promenade is the spot for a street-fair atmosphere, the intimate spaces for quiet time onboard include the Aquarium Bar, with nice tanks with 56 tons of saltwater and variety of tropical fish; the nautical-themed Schooner Bar and Seven Hearts Card Room.

Follows the complete list of Explorer of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Palace Theatre (1362-seat, features two grand productions per night with dance, acrobatics, comedy and game shows)
  • Studio B Lounge (904-seat indoor ice-skating rink; also serves as a spot for ice shows, cooking demos, game parties)
  • The Chamber Disco & Nightclub (240-seat)
  • Focus Photo Gallery & Shop; Art Gallery (art auctions are organized in the 350-seat Star Lounge)
  • The Centrum (social hub); Next Cruise Lounge; Concierge Club (26-seat; suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge & Bar; Diamond Club Lounge & Bar (past guests only); Dizzy’s Lounge & Bar (96-seat jazz club); Crown & Kettle English Pub (75-seat)
  • Schooner Bar (130-seat piano bar); Connoisseur Cigar Club (34-seat smoking lounge); R Bar (wine tastings); Sky Bar; The Tavern (sports bar)
  • Casino Royale (capacity 416 seat)
  • Cafe Promenade (105-seat, 24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee)
  • Royal Promenade Boutiques (perfumes, jewellry, duty free alcohol, general store, logo/souvenirs); Sea Trek Dive Shop
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center
  • Solarium lounge (includes Park Cafe, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Video Games Arcade; Optix Teen Disco club; Living Room teen lounge area; Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Explorer Dunes Golf Course; Flowrider
  • Skylight Wedding Chapel (40-seat, provides religious services).

Source: CruiseShipDeckPlan.com

Explorer Of The Seas wiki

Year built 2000

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2015

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 3110 (3840 max) / 1190

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 137,300 tons / 1024 ft (313 m)

Flag State (registered in) Bahamas

Ship builder Kvaerner Masa (Finland)

Building cost USD 500 mill

Ship owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL)

Operator RCI (Royal Caribbean International (RCI)

Christened by Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Official website link RoyalCaribbean.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 13
  • Cabin grades number: 25
  • Total number of cabins: 1557 (of which 119 Suites, 517 Balcony rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Columbus, Da Gama, Magelan
  • Restaurants and food bars: Windjammer (buffet), Portofino (Italian), Johnny Rockets (burger), Park Cafe (deli)
  • Lounges & Bars: Maharaja’s, Studio B, Cloud 9, Lotus, Dizzy’s, Concierge, Diamond, Viking Crown, Chamber (nightclub), Optix (teen), Adventure Ocean (kids), Aquarium, Weekend Warrior, Schooner, Crown and Kettle (pub), Champagne, Cafe Promenade, Sky, poolside bars
  • Amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.
  • Vitality Spa, 7 jacuzzis, 4 pools, Waterslide, Rock-climbing Wall, Ice-skating Rink, roller skating and jogging tracks, fullsized basketball court, Outdoor Theater, Nursery, wedding chapel.
  • Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas is one of the line's Voyager-class vessels. Her sisters in the fleet are Adventure, Navigator, Mariner, Voyager.
  • Godmother of teh vessel is the American athlete and Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The ceremony took place on the 21st of October, 2000 at New York Harbour. On the 28th, the same month the ship set sail on her maiden voyage to the Eastern Caribbean.
  • "Explorer of the Seas" is not a randomly selected name. The ship has a laboratory for studying the seas and the atmosphere. The lab is run by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami.
  • On May 16, 2016, Explorer - the largest cruise ship on the US West Coast - arrived in port Seattle WA. The ship's inaugural Alaskan cruise season offered 7-night Seattle round-trip itineraries to Alaska (Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord) and Canada (Victoria BC).
  • (September 14, 2012 crash accident "NCL vs Royal Caribbean") Explorer, while moored in Kings Wharf (Bermuda), was pushed by heavy winds towards the Norwegian Star at its stern. No significant damages were reported on both vessels.

Explorer Of The Seas related cruise news

Explorer Of The Seas Itineraries 2016

The below listed Explorer Of The Seas cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
29 July 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1013
29 Jul        Departing from Seattle, Washington
31 Jul 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
01 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
02 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
04 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
05 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
05 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $961
05 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
07 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
08 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
09 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
11 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
12 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
12 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $910
12 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
14 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
15 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
16 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
18 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
19 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
19 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1196
19 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
21 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
22 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
23 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
25 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
26 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
26 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1106
26 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
28 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
29 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
30 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
01 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
02 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
02 September 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1118
02 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
04 Sep 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
05 Sep 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
06 Sep 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
08 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
09 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
09 September 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1133
09 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
11 Sep 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
12 Sep 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
13 Sep 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
15 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
16 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
16 September 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $593
16 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
17 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Astoria, Oregon
19 Sep 08:00 - 16:00        San Francisco, California
22 Sep 10:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
23 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
23 September 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $576
23 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
24 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Astoria, Oregon
26 Sep 08:00 - 16:00        San Francisco, California
29 Sep 10:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
30 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
30 September 9 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $632
30 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
03 Oct 07:00 - 16:00        Santa Barbara, California
04 Oct 09:00 - 23:00        San Francisco, California
06 Oct 07:00 - 17:00        Astoria, Oregon
07 Oct 08:00 - 17:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
08 Oct        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
08 October 26 days, one-way from Seattle to Sydney
Prices starting
from $1908
08 Oct        Departing from Seattle, Washington
14 Oct 08:00 - 23:00        Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
15 Oct 08:00 - 18:00        Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
24 Oct 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
27 Oct 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
28 Oct 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
29 Oct 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
02 Nov        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
02 November 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $748
02 Nov        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
05 Nov 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
06 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
07 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
10 Nov        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
10 November 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $838
10 Nov        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
13 Nov 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
14 Nov 08:00 - 18:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
15 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
16 Nov 08:00 - 18:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
17 Nov 08:00 - 18:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
20 Nov        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
20 November 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $749
20 Nov        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
23 Nov 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
24 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
25 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
26 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
29 Nov        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
29 November 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $802
29 Nov        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
02 Dec 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
03 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
04 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
05 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
08 Dec        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
08 December 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise
Prices starting
from $488
08 Dec        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
11 Dec        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
11 December 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1094
11 Dec        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
15 Dec 12:00 - 20:00        Lautoka, Fiji
16 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
18 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
19 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
22 Dec        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
22 December 13 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1807
22 Dec        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
26 Dec 11:00 - 18:00        Lautoka, Fiji
27 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
29 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
30 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
31 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
03 Jan        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia

Explorer Of The Seas Itineraries 2017

The below listed Explorer Of The Seas cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
03 January 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $1468
03 Jan        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
06 Jan 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
07 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
08 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
09 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
10 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
13 Jan        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
13 January 13 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1472
13 Jan        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
16 Jan 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
17 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
18 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
20 Jan 08:00 - 18:00        Suva, Fiji
21 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Lautoka, Fiji
25 Jan        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
25 January 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $978
25 Jan        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
29 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
30 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
31 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
01 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
04 Feb        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
04 February 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $978
04 Feb        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
07 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
08 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
09 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
10 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
11 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
14 Feb        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
14 February 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $823
14 Feb        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
17 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
18 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
19 Feb 08:00 - 16:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
22 Feb        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
22 February 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $1013
22 Feb        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
25 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
26 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
27 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
28 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
04 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
04 March 13 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1070
04 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
07 Mar 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
08 Mar 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
11 Mar 08:00 - 18:00        Suva, Fiji
12 Mar 07:00 - 16:00        Lautoka, Fiji
16 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
16 March 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise
Prices starting
from $468
16 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
19 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
19 March 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1094
19 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
23 Mar 12:00 - 20:00        Suva, Fiji
24 Mar 08:00 - 17:00        Lautoka, Fiji
26 Mar 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
27 Mar 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
30 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
30 March 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $1013
30 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
02 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
03 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
04 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
05 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
06 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
09 Apr        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
09 April 14 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1240
09 Apr        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
12 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
13 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
14 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
16 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Lautoka, Fiji
17 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
22 Apr        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
22 April 24 days, one-way from Sydney to Seattle
Prices starting
from $1975
22 Apr        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
25 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
26 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
27 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
29 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
07 May 08:00 - 18:00        Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island
08 May 08:00 - 23:00        Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
09 May 08:00 - 18:00        Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
15 May        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
15 May 5 days, round-trip Best Of British Columbia Cruise
Prices starting
from $535
15 May        Departing from Seattle, Washington
17 May 07:00 - 17:00        Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
18 May 08:00 - 17:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
19 May        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
19 May 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1030
19 May        Departing from Seattle, Washington
21 May 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
22 May 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
23 May 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
25 May 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
26 May        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
26 May 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $944
26 May        Departing from Seattle, Washington
28 May 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
29 May 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
30 May 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
01 Jun 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
02 Jun        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
02 June 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $957
02 Jun        Departing from Seattle, Washington
04 Jun 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
05 Jun 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
06 Jun 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
08 Jun 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
09 Jun        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
09 June 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $871
09 Jun        Departing from Seattle, Washington
11 Jun 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
12 Jun 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
13 Jun 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
15 Jun 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
16 Jun        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
16 June 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $950
16 Jun        Departing from Seattle, Washington
18 Jun 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
19 Jun 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
20 Jun 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
22 Jun 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
23 Jun        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
23 June 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $965
23 Jun        Departing from Seattle, Washington
25 Jun 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
26 Jun 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
27 Jun 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
29 Jun 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
30 Jun        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
30 June 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $934
30 Jun        Departing from Seattle, Washington
02 Jul 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
03 Jul 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
04 Jul 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
06 Jul 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
07 Jul        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
07 July 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $964
07 Jul        Departing from Seattle, Washington
09 Jul 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
10 Jul 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
11 Jul 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
13 Jul 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
14 Jul        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
14 July 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $985
14 Jul        Departing from Seattle, Washington
16 Jul 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
17 Jul 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
18 Jul 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
20 Jul 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
21 Jul        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
21 July 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $989
21 Jul        Departing from Seattle, Washington
23 Jul 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
24 Jul 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
25 Jul 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
27 Jul 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
28 Jul        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
28 July 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $990
28 Jul        Departing from Seattle, Washington
30 Jul 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
31 Jul 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
01 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
03 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
04 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
04 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $927
04 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
06 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
07 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
08 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
10 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
11 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
11 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $882
11 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
13 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
14 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
15 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
17 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
18 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
18 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $841
18 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
20 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
21 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
22 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
24 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
25 Aug        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
25 August 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $844
25 Aug        Departing from Seattle, Washington
27 Aug 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
28 Aug 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
29 Aug 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
31 Aug 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
01 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
01 September 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $799
01 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
03 Sep 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
04 Sep 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
05 Sep 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
07 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
08 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
08 September 8 days, round-trip Alaska Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $718
08 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
10 Sep 12:00 - 21:00        Juneau, Alaska
11 Sep 07:00 - 20:00        Skagway, Alaska
12 Sep 07:00 - 12:00        Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
14 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
15 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
15 September 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $699
15 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
16 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Astoria, Oregon
18 Sep 08:00 - 16:00        San Francisco, California
21 Sep 10:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
22 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
22 September 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $598
22 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
23 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Astoria, Oregon
25 Sep 08:00 - 16:00        San Francisco, California
28 Sep 10:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
29 Sep        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
29 September 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $598
29 Sep        Departing from Seattle, Washington
30 Sep 09:00 - 18:00        Astoria, Oregon
02 Oct 08:00 - 16:00        San Francisco, California
05 Oct 10:00 - 18:00        Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada
06 Oct        Arriving in Seattle, Washington
06 October 24 days, one-way from Seattle to Sydney
Prices starting
from $1474
06 Oct        Departing from Seattle, Washington
12 Oct 08:00 - 23:00        Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
13 Oct 08:00 - 18:00        Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
21 Oct 08:00 - 19:00        Lautoka, Fiji
22 Oct 07:00 - 19:00        Suva, Fiji
24 Oct 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
25 Oct 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
26 Oct 07:00 - 16:00        Mare Island, New Caledonia
29 Oct        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
29 October 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $993
29 Oct        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
02 Nov 12:00 - 20:00        Lautoka, Fiji
03 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
05 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
06 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
09 Nov        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
09 November 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $879
09 Nov        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
12 Nov 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
13 Nov 08:00 - 18:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
14 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
15 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Mare Island, New Caledonia
16 Nov 09:00 - 18:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
19 Nov        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
19 November 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $671
19 Nov        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
22 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
23 Nov 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
26 Nov        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
26 November 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $772
26 Nov        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
29 Nov 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
30 Nov 08:00 - 18:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
01 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
02 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
05 Dec        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
05 December 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $773
05 Dec        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
08 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
09 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
10 Dec 08:00 - 18:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
11 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
15 Dec        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
15 December 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $670
15 Dec        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
18 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
19 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
20 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
24 Dec        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
24 December 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Holiday
Prices starting
from $1437
24 Dec        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
27 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
28 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
30 Dec 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
31 Dec 07:00 - 16:00        Lautoka, Fiji
04 Jan        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia

Explorer Of The Seas Itineraries 2018

The below listed Explorer Of The Seas cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
04 January 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $882
04 Jan        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
07 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
08 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
09 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Mare Island, New Caledonia
12 Jan        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
12 January 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $882
12 Jan        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
15 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
16 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
17 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
20 Jan        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
20 January 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $879
20 Jan        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
23 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
24 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
25 Jan 08:00 - 18:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
26 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Mare Island, New Caledonia
27 Jan 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
30 Jan        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
30 January 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $879
30 Jan        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
02 Feb 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
04 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
05 Feb 07:00 - 15:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
06 Feb 10:00 - 18:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
09 Feb        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
09 February 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise
Prices starting
from $277
09 Feb        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
12 Feb        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
12 February 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $772
12 Feb        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
15 Feb 10:00 - 18:00        Mare Island, New Caledonia
16 Feb 09:00 - 18:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
17 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
18 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
21 Feb        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
21 February 13 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $993
21 Feb        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
24 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
25 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
26 Feb 08:00 - 18:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
28 Feb 08:00 - 17:00        Lautoka, Fiji
01 Mar 07:00 - 16:00        Suva, Fiji
05 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
05 March 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $671
05 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
08 Mar 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
09 Mar 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
12 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
12 March 8 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise
Prices starting
from $671
12 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
13 Mar 08:00 - 18:00        Port Kembla, NSW, Australia
15 Mar 08:00 - 18:00        Hobart, Tasmania
17 Mar 08:00 - 18:00        Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
19 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
19 March 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $772
19 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
22 Mar 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
23 Mar 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
24 Mar 07:00 - 15:00        Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
25 Mar 10:00 - 18:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
28 Mar        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
28 March 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $933
28 Mar        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
01 Apr 12:00 - 20:00        Lautoka, Fiji
02 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Suva, Fiji
04 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
05 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
08 Apr        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
08 April 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $659
08 Apr        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
11 Apr 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
12 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
15 Apr        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
15 April 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $659
15 Apr        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
18 Apr 10:00 - 18:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
22 Apr        Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia
22 April 23 days, one-way from Sydney to Seattle
Prices starting
from $1524
22 Apr        Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia
25 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Noumea, New Caledonia
26 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Lifou Island, New Caledonia
27 Apr 08:00 - 17:00        Mystery Island, Vanuatu
29 Apr 07:00 - 19:00        Suva, Fiji
30 Apr 07:00 - 17:00        Lautoka, Fiji
06 May 08:00 - 20:00        Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
08 May 08:00 - 23:00        Lahaina, Maui Island, Hawaii
14 May        Arriving in Seattle, Washington