Explorer Of The Seas

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Cruise line
Royal Caribbean

Current cruise:
11 nights / 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
19 Mar, 2017 - 30 Mar, 2017

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Explorer Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Explorer Of The Seas

Flag state Bahamas
Builder Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Turku, STX Finland)
Year built 2000
Building cost USD 500 million
Owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Speed 24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA) 311 m / 1020 ft
Beam (width) 49 m / 161 ft
Gross Tonnage 137308 gt
Passengers 3282 - 3938
Crew 1180
Passengers-to-space ratio 35
Decks 15
Cabins 1641
Decks with cabins 8
Last Refurbishment 2015-2018
Christened by Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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).

Explorer Of The Seas wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • 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 AdventureNavigatorMarinerVoyager.
  • 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.

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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
04 March 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
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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 07:00 - 16:00     Lautoka, Fiji   
12 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji   
16 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
16 March 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise
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16 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
19 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
19 March 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $664
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19 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
23 Mar 12:00 - 20:00     Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji   
24 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Lautoka, Fiji   
26 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, New Caledonia   
27 Mar 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
30 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
30 March 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $605
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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     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
06 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Pines, New Caledonia   
09 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
09 April 13 nights / 14 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $993
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09 Apr      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
12 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Noumea, New Caledonia   
13 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Isle of Pines, 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, Viti Levu Island, Fiji   
19 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia   
22 Apr      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
22 April 23 nights / 24 days, one-way from Sydney to Seattle
Prices starting
from $1466
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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, Viti Levu Island, 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 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Best Of British Columbia Cruise
Prices starting
from $289
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1041
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $900
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $899
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1219
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1236
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1196
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1247
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1247
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1326
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1325
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1299
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1247
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1182
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1040
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $994
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $925
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Alaska Glacier Cruise
Prices starting
from $1034
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $468
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $492
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Pacific Coastal Cruise
Prices starting
from $442
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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 23 nights / 24 days, one-way from Seattle to Sydney
Prices starting
from $1840
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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, Viti Levu Island, 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, Tadine, New Caledonia   
29 Oct      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
29 October 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1189
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29 Oct      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
02 Nov 12:00 - 20:00     Lautoka, Fiji   
03 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Suva, Viti Levu Island, 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 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $909
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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, Tadine, New Caledonia   
16 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Noumea, New Caledonia   
19 Nov      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
19 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $804
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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 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $839
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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   
09 December 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise
Prices starting
from $513
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09 Dec      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
11 Dec 08:00 - 19:00     Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   
13 Dec 08:00 - 18:00     Hobart, Tasmania   
15 Dec      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
15 December 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $1119
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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 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Holiday
Prices starting
from $1884
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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, Viti Levu Island, 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 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $1259
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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, Tadine, New Caledonia   
12 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
12 January 8 nights / 9 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $979
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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 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $1084
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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, Tadine, New Caledonia   
27 Jan 08:00 - 17:00     Lifou Island, New Caledonia   
30 Jan      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
30 January 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $909
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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 3 nights / 4 days, round-trip Sampler Cruise
Prices starting
from $559
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09 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
12 Feb      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
12 February 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $874
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12 Feb      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
15 Feb 09:00 - 18:00     Mare Island, Tadine, 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 12 nights / 13 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1119
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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, Viti Levu Island, Fiji   
05 Mar      Arriving in Sydney, NSW, Australia   
05 March 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $699
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Tasmania Cruise
Prices starting
from $699
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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 9 nights / 10 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $839
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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 11 nights / 12 days, round-trip South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Prices starting
from $1049
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28 Mar      Departing from Sydney, NSW, Australia   
01 Apr 12:00 - 20:00     Lautoka, Fiji   
02 Apr 08:00 - 17:00     Suva, Viti Levu Island, 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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $769
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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 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip South Pacific Cruise
Prices starting
from $769
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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 22 nights / 23 days, one-way from Sydney to Seattle
Prices starting
from $1819
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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, Viti Levu Island, 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