Explorer Of The Seas deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Explorer Of The Seas deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (2021-2022-2023 valid floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Royal Caribbean deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the Explorer Of The Seas cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Explorer Of The Seas staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
Explorer of the Seas (2000-built, last refurbished in 2020/Royal Amplified) is of the Voyager-class Royal Caribbean cruise ships - together with Adventure OTS, Mariner OTS, Navigator OTS, Voyager OTS.
Note: CruiseMapper's Explorer OTS deck plans are valid for 2021-2022-2023 (through April 23).
Explorer of the Seas cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 1641 staterooms for 3282 passengers (max capacity is 3938) served by 1180 crew-staff. The boat has 15 decks (14 passenger-accessible, 8 with cabins), 15 lounges and bars, 4 swimming pools, 7 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 14 elevators.
Explorer OTS deck plan changes 2020 refurbishment review
Ship's 2020 refurbishment (USD 110 million drydock project / March 17 - May 6, at Navantia Shipyard in Cadiz Spain) was planned as part of RCI's "Royal Amplified" (fleet renovation) program. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic (shipyard closure and financial loses by RCCL), the original project was revised and to be finished on a later date. The drydocking in 2020 was limited to technical works, including hull cleaning/repainting and routine maintenance.
When finished, Explorer OTS' "Royal Amplified" refurbishment will result in newly added venues and amenities, including:
- Perfect Storm (outdoor complex with 2 high-speed waterslides - Cyclone” and “Typhoon”). Both spiraling slides are positioned portside and go around the Flowrider. Starboard is the raft slide “Tidal Wave” (rafts plummet down a very steep drop, hen shot up a nearly vertical wall into the air, follow a free fall and a swift return below).
- redesigned pool deck (Lido Deck 11) adding to the swimming pool's sundeck hammocks, daybeds, casitas (small wooden cabins) and in-pool chaise lounge chairs
- "The Lime and Coconut Bar" (poolside bar on 3 levels/decks)
- completely renovated Solarium (adults-only complex forward on Deck 11)
- Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen (Italian specialty trattoria restaurant also offering hand-tossed oven-baked pizzas and made-to-order dishes, premium Italian wines (by the glass) and signature Italian cocktails.
- "Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade" - a sport-themed bar lounge with a total of 52 large-sized HDTVs on its walls, pub-type drink and food menus, arcade games, trivia contests, sports tournaments, pool table, Owner’s Box (VIP seating).
- Johnny Rockets Express (pool deck food and beverage service with US fast-food favourites and milkshakes.
- Starbucks (kiosk) serves brand's well-known coffee beverages and pastries.
- Studio B (2-level lounge / decks 2-3) will be upgraded with RCI's signature "glow-in-the-dark laser tag game "Clash for the Crystal City".
- Adventure Ocean (kids complex) will be redesigned and upgraded with new rooms and activities by age group.
- Teens-only club lounge will be redesigned and upgraded with a new hangout, music and gaming options, exclusive open-air sundeck.
Explorer OTS deck plan changes 2018 refurbishment review
Ship’s scheduled for 2018 drydock refurbishment resulted in the following deck plan changes:
- On Spa Deck 12 (aft), the new “Slashaway Bay” kids aqua park was added. This is an interactive water play area with cannons and geysers, replacing the old Outdoor Youth Area (aka “back deck”).
- All staterooms were renovated.
Explorer OTS deck plan changes 2015 refurbishment review
The list of Explorer ship deck plan changes after the 2015 refurbishment (in March) included:
- Chef’s Table (gourmet, private dining package experience)
- On deck 2 (starboard) the Board Room was replaced by 4 new oceanview cabins.
- On deck 3, the Chamber disco was replaced 19 new interior cabins. Also here (aft portside) were added 5 new oceanview cabins, plus another 15 cabins (starboard) taking space from the Art & Photo Gallery. The gallery itself was renamed to Focus, and the Dining Room – from “Magellan” to “Sapphire”.
- On deck 4, the Chamber disco (level 2) was transformed into the Giovanni’s Table (Italian trattoria restaurant). Also here, the Eco-learning station and the Aquarium Bar (portside section) were replaced with The Tavern (sports bar). The Dining Room was renamed from “Da Gama” to “Sapphire”.
- On Promenade Deck 5, the Maharaja’s show lounge was redesigned and renamed “Star Lounge”. Also here, the Champagne Bar (wine bar) was replaced by R-Bar. The Dining Room was renamed from “Columbus” to “Sapphire”.
- On deck 6, one new inside cabin was added (number 6137) and the Business Services office was replaced with Next Cruise.
- On deck 7, one new inside cabin was added (number 7139) and some of the balcony room categories were changed. Categories were also changed on deck 8.
- On deck 9, one new inside cabin was added (number 9237) and category changes were made.
- On Navigation Deck 10, one new inside cabin was added (number 1233) and category changes were made.
- On Lido deck 11, an outdoor theatre) (Jumbotron /huge movie screen) was installed. Also here, the Portofino (Italian restaurant) was replaced by the Chops Grille (steakhouse). The Island Grill is now part of the Windjammer buffet.
- On Spa Deck 12, the Royal Caribbean’s signature Nursery was added. Also here (forward, around the ShipShape Spa) new Spa cabins were added in categories Panoramic Oceanview and Balcony. Aft on the deck, Adventure Beach was replaced with the Outdoor Youth Area.
- On deck 13, the In-line roller track was removed and the Royal Caribbean’s signature FlowRider (surf simulator) was added
- On deck 14, the “Diamond Club” lounge replaced the “19th Hole” (sports bar). This is a signature venue for “Crown & Anchor” members only. Also here, two multipurpose rooms (Cloud Nine, Seven Hearts) were replaced by the Izumi (Asian restaurant).
- Digital signage (way finders) on several decks were installed. These touch-screen boards allow you to know your way around the ship.
Wi-Fi coverage was upgraded to shipwide. Cabin amenities were upgraded with new HDTVs added in all passenger staterooms.
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