Review of Explorer Of The Seas deck 2 (Ice Rink-Cabins)
The Palace Theatre (stage level, complimentary, capacity 1362 seats) is the ship’s main show lounge for grand-style musical and show productions in the evenings. The theater presents 2 stage productions per night (early at 8 pm and late at 10 pm /matching the assigned dining room sittings). They feature singing and dancing, West End musicals, acrobatic performances, tribute acts, magician shows, adult comedy acts, popular game shows. The theater has its own bar for refreshments (waiters walk around and offer bar service prior to show). During the day, here are held enrichment lectures and bingo sessions. Royal Caribbean’s Snowball Jackpot Bingo offers most generous payouts (final jackpots are in the several thousand dollars). Among the bingo prizes are also free cabin upgrades and even free cruises.
Loyalty Desk provides members assistance and information on the RCI’s loyalty program (named “Crown & Anchor Society”).
Conference Center accommodates up to 330 guests. It can be converted into smaller meeting rooms via collapsible walls. Each of the rooms can be configured to suit specific group needs. Here can be held lectures, seminars, presentations, group meetings, business and general sessions, conferences at sea. Modern presentation equipment is provided complimentary (including projectors, media players, large plasma TV, podium/lectern, wall-mount screens, video wall, microphones, stage lighting).
Center Ice Rink (Studio B) is an ice-skating stadium (2-tiered show lounge) with max capacity 1000 guests. This is a multipurpose complex with daily activities (ice-skating, ice games, hockey, cooking demonstrations, adult scavenger hunts) and a live production show (professional ice show) in the evening. Studio B is complimentary – equipment is provided and no reservations are needed. Tickets are free but have to be obtained in advance.
Screening Room (58 seats) is an indoor cinema for watching favorites and first-run movies. It also functions as a conference center expansion used for video presentations.
Cruise cabins from 2240 to 2658, all of which are Oceanview staterooms (categories 1N, 2N, 3N and 8N with round-shaped porthole windows).