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VITAL STATISTICS
THE BASICS

CLASS:                      Voyager  
BUILDER:                  Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku, Finland
ENTERED SERVICE:  October 28, 2000
LINE:                         Royal Caribbean International

SIZE

DISPLACEMENT:         137,308 g.r.t. (109,370 tons deadweight).
LENGTH:                        1,020.7 feet.
BEAM:                             157.5 feet.
DRAFT:                             28.2 feet.

SPEED:                         22 knots (service speed).
PROPULSION:              2 azipods, 1 fixed pod
POWER PLANT:           Diesel Electric   

PEOPLE

CAPACITY:                 3,835 passengers.
CREW:                         1,185.
OFFICERS:                  International
PASSENGER TO CREW RATIO: 3.23.
STATEROOMS:            1,879 (939 ocean view, 707 with balconies).

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Above: Explorer of the Seas at the
Cape Liberty Cruise Terminal.

Below: Explorer going under New
York's Veranzano Narrows Bridge.
FEATURE ARTICLES

"The Friendliest Ship" - - An interview with
Captain Olav Nyseter

"Getting Better and Better" - - An interview
with Captain Henrik Loy and Hotel Director Benny
Weidecker

"Dining Guide To Explorer of the Seas" - -
Hotel Director Xavier Matthias and Executive Chef
Patrick McCabe discuss the dining venues on Explorer.

"A Review of Johnny Rockets" - - Review of the
popular hamburger specialty restaurant on Explorer

"A Review of Portofino" - - Review of the
Portofino Specialty Restaurant on Explorer of the Seas

"A Conversation With Captain Erik" - -An
interview and profile of Explorer of the Seas Captain Erik Standal
PART ONE;  PART TWO  

"The Winning Equation" - - Profile of Explorer of the
Seas
and an interview with Royal Caribbean's Senior Vice President
of Marine Operations, Captain William Wright concerning Royal
Caribbean's strategy of building large cruise ships.

"A Conversation with Jorge Lynch" - - An
inside view from Explorer's Hotel Director.

"Scientific Research on EXPLORER OF
THE SEAS" - -  A unique partnership between academia, the
government and a major cruise line, The Ocean Lab on
Explorer of
the Seas
conducted serious research about the oceans, the
atmosphere and the weather. Dr. Otis Brown, Dean of the
Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science describes the
work that was done by the lab.
EXPLORER IN PICTURES
(Photo tour and commentary)
EXPLORER
OF THE SEAS
PROFILE PAGE
DAILY PROGRAM
CRUISE COMPASS  Each day passengers on
EXPLORER OF THE SEAS receive a copy of Cruise Compass
listing the day's events and providing other information.  The
following are presented for historical purposes as Beyondships has
no control over Royal Caribbean and cannot say whether it is
representative of what Royal Caribbean will do in the future.

2011

(Caribbean)
EMBARKATION DAY
SEA DAY
PORT DAY
PLANNER

(Bermuda)

EMBARKATION DAY
SEA DAY
PORT DAY
PLANNER

2008

SEA DAY
PORT DAY
MENUS

2011

Main Dining Room
Portofino Specialty Restaurant
Johnny Rockets

2008

Magellan Dining Room "Feast of Nations"
Magellan Dining Room "Italian Dinner"
Captain's Table "Captain's Gala Dinner"
Portofino Specialty Restaurant
Champagne Bar
Room Service Breakfast
Explorer of the Seas
WELCOME ABOARD FLIERS (FAQs,
General Polices, Useful Information)
EXPLORER  OF THE SEAS TOUR

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS TOUR 2

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS TOUR 3

EXPLORER  OF THE SEAS TOUR 4

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS TOUR 5

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS TOUR 6

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS TOUR 7

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS TOUR 8
PORTS OF CALL
(Profiles of some of the ports Explorer cruises to).

Bermuda
Boston, Massachusetts
Coco Cay, Bahamas
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Labadee, Hatti
St. John USVI
St. Thomas USVI
PHOTO FEATURES
EXPLORER VISITS BOSTON
(Photo essay)
Cruise ship profile - Royal Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas - Home Page
EXPLORER IN THE
CARIBBEAN (Photo essay)
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ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS PROFILE

ALLURE OF THE SEAS PROFILE

BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS PROFILE

ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS PROFILE

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS PROFILE

FREEDOM OF THE SEAS PROFILE

GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS PROFILE

INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS PROFILE

JEWEL OF THE SEAS PROFILE

LEGEND OF THE SEAS PROFILE

LIBERTY OF THE SEAS PROFILE

MAJESTY OF THE SEAS PROFILE

MONARCH OF THE SEAS

NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS PROFILE

OASIS OF THE SEAS PROFILE

RADIANCE OF THE SEAS PROFILE

SERENADE OF THE SEAS PROFILE

VISION OF THE SEAS PROFILE