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Royal Caribbean International – Background . . .

Established in the year nineteen sixty nine, Royal Caribbean International has a good record of firsts in its repertoire, blazing new trails on a regular basis. There are a number of innovations that has been made that have never been seen before in the cruise industry, to cite an example, the mega atrium which is aboard the Sovereign of the Seas, and this quickly was noticed and adapted by other cruise companies, and a giant atrium became the staple with cruise ships nowadays. Royal Caribbean is now the second largest cruise line in the world.

1999 was another year of firsts; the Voyager of the seas was unveiled, which at the time of launching was the biggest ship on the seas. The ship housed a rock climbing wall as well as an ice climbing wall, both never seen before innovations. The Ultra Voyager was again the largest in size, and had a capacity of 3, 600 passengers, as well as housing 18 passenger decks. The fleet of Royal Caribbean International is now consisting of Voyager Class of Vessels, the Radiance Class, Freedom Class and Oasis Class. All of them come with the Viking Crown Lounge, a hall mark, and distinguished for the liberal use of glass.

Explorer of the Seas – Overview of the ship . . .

Explorer of the Seas is part of the Voyager Class of Cruise vessels. The Voyager Class has the distinction of being fourth largest ships with respect to passenger capacity among passenger ships in the world, and follow the RMS Queen Mary 2, and the Freedom class and Oasis class ships from Royal Caribbean.

The ship was christened by godmother Jackie Joyner Kersey who is an Olympic track star athlete in Oct 2000. The ship is among the highest in the space per guest ratio factor in the cruise ship market, and also has a load of features, that are inclusive of expanded dining, enhanced state rooms as well as improved entertainment facilities.

Explorer of the Seas – Quick Facts and Specifications . . .
  • Year at which entered service : 2000
  • Port of Registry : Nassau in The Bahamas
  • Gross Tonnage ( G R T ) : 142 ,000 G T
  • Max Cruise Speed : 22 knots
  • Capacity for Passengers : 3, 114 Passengers
  • No of Decks that can be accessed by Passengers : 15 Decks
  • No of Crew and Staff members : 1, 185
  • Nationality of Officers : International
  • Nationality Hotel / Cruise Staff members : International
  • Destinations Traveled : Western / Eastern Caribbean
About Gratuities and Tips

The gratuity amount is recommended at $ 9.75 per guest, per day. and a 15 per cent tip is added automatically to checks in bars. Tips can be paid in advance at the time of reserving, or add to on board Sea Pass account or can be paid in cash at the end of cruise with envelopes provided.

Disabled Access

Guests who are under continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis can cruise, supplies have to be bought, and all genres of oxygen supply are allowed on board. Women entering or entered 3 r d trimester of pregnancy are not permitted.

Explorer of the Seas – Ship Features . . .

A rock-climbing wall, a street fair, an ice-skating rink, and more.

Programs for Youth

RCI’s Adventure Ocean youth program have programs catering to Teens (ages 15-17) Navigators (ages 12-14), Voyagers (ages 9-11), Explorers (ages 6-8)and Aquanauts (age 3-5, toilet-trained),. It is possible for parents to drop kids off at the Adventure Ocean at the time when shore excursions are disembarked for. group babysitting starts from 10 p .m. and goes on to 1 a .m. and discos and teen centers stay open until 2 a. m.

Explorer of the Seas – Life aboard . . .

Fitness/ Sports / Health

basketball, volleyball aerobics aquacise, jogging Spa/fitness center and golf.


Craps, Blackjack, video poker Caribbean stud and poker slots.

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