Defunct Cruise Lines
Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the seas was built in Finland and came into service in 2000, as she is one of royal Caribbean’s older vessels she is not currently equipped with an outdoor movie screen but the ship may receive one when she is upgraded in 2015, however the vessel does have a small indoor screening room capable of accommodating up 60 guests.
Another interesting fact about the ship that she one of the world’s largest ocean research vessels and is equipped with an atmospheric and oceanographic laboratory, this unique attraction which allows passengers to participate in the interactive Eco-Learning Centre is operated by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
On board the ship there are four cabin types to choose from these are interior, outside, and suites each type has a good choice of options, a typical interior cabin is equipped with a Sitting area, Two twin beds or one Royal King bed, Luxurious bedding, TV, telephone and safe, Private bathroom with shower, vanity area and hair dryer, Room service available, while top of the range suites include extra touches such as private balconies and a personalised concierge service.
The ship offers plenty of dining options and food is served in the main dining room, but if you prefer a change from the traditional dining there are plenty of speciality restaurants available for a small extra charge, the ship has plenty of casual dining venues where you can get a light snack, such as a panini or a sandwich, or head over to the all american diner johnny rockets for a burger followed by a trip to the ben & jerry's ice cream parlour.
As you would expect from a royal Caribbean ship, Explorer
of the seas offers plenty of entertainment, you can choose to relax at the spa and fitness centre, or if you are feeling more energetic there’s a full size basketball court, jogging track and rock climbing wall, other facilities on the ship include video arcade, internet centre, golf simulator, three pools and six whirlpools, beauty salon, art gallery and much much more.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
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