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Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas

About Explorer of the Seas

The beautiful Explorer of the Seas is a great ship for family travel. Fun activities on this grand Voyager-class ship abound which means fabulous entertainment, inviting staterooms and a variety of delicious dining choices. Choose from over 15 bars, clubs and lounges and more. This cruise ship has it all, even a lounge area and disco just for teens as part of its Youth Program.

Explorer of the Seas offers a exciting and innovative features, so you can do as much or as little as you desire. Pamper yourself with a selection of rejuvenating treatments and services at the VitalitySM Spa, work-out in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, go for a run on the jogging track or get into a quick pickup game on the basketball court. Go ice-skating at the rink, catch the waves on FlowRider®, hit the links for mini-golf at sea or climb a rock wall. Grown-up time is yours for the taking at the adults-only glass-canopied solarium, where whirlpools promise amazing relaxation, or soak up the sun at the pool.

Delicious dining options are offered on Explorer of the Seas and are sure to please everyone in the family. Celebrate a romantic evening at Chop's Grille. The whole family will love the Italian trattoria and Japanese restaurant in addition to the ever-popular Windjammer Café and others. The stunning Main Dining Room has a varied menu featuring both continental and international selections. Don't miss Johnny Rockets® for its great burgers and retro vibe.

Fun-filled nights can be found at Royal Promenade, which comes to life with exciting parades, dancing, restaurants and duty-free shopping for jewelry, perfumes, clothing, accessories and other treasure and mementos. Broadway-style entertainment, family-friendly ice skating shows, live entertainment in the various lounges, the casino and more keep the entertainment going into the wee hours of the night. For the younger set, the activities offered in the Adventure Ocean® Youth Program will keep them entertained and learning throughout your cruise. Poolside family fun also includes contests, dancing, games and more.

Designed to ensure comfort and sweet dreams, staterooms and suites offer a relaxing and serene feel. Choose from a variety of accommodations, including adjoining rooms for families, inside cabins with real-time virtual balconies, those boasting magnificent ocean views and some with unique Promenade views. Luxurious suites are both spacious and beautiful sure to please guests in residence.

Sail on Explorer of the Seas to breathtaking destinations including Alaska, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific and other exotic destinations.

Explorer of the Seas

Attire Casual
Crew Size 1185
Crew Nationality International
Regular Capacity 3286
Total Capacity 4471
Registry Bahamas
Year Built 2000
Year Refurbished 2015
Beam 157.5
Draft 29
Length 1020
Tonnage 138,308
Passenger Space Ratio 45.6
Speed 22
Tipping (p/p per day) up to USD 19 per passenger/day
Beauty Salon Yes
Spa 1
Casino Yes
110 Electricity Yes
Pools (Outside) 3
Pools (Inside) 1
Jacuzzi 6
Laundry Yes
Suites 121
Verandas 652
Cabins inside 642
Cabins outside 228
Wheelchair Cabins 27
Elevators 14
Ship Type Voyager Class
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1B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.

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1D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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1K

Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family.

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1L

Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Marvel the view through a floor to ceiling panoramic window.Ocean view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.Accessible-Enjoy the view through a wrap around panoramic window. ( Up to 4 guests ),Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed,One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4,Stateroom: 283 sq. ft.

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1M

Spacious Ocean View

Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean View,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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1N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.Ocean view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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1V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom,Accessible-njoy your vacation in the perfect space. (Up to 4 guests),Stateroom: 256 Sq. ft.

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2B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.Spacious Ocean View Balcony-Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation. ( Up to 3 guests ),Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed,One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests,Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.,Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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2D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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2N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.Ocean view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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2T

Promenade View Interior

Delight in bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade.Royal Promenade View,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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3B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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3D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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3N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.Ocean view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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3V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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4B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.Spacious Ocean View Balcony-Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation. ( Up to 3 guests ),Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed,One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests,Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.,Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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4D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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4M

Spacious Ocean View

Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean View,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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4U

Interior with Virtual Balcony

Enjoy a live feed scenic view in the comfort of your room,Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed,Real-time ocean views and destinations via a high-definition screen,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom,Accessible-Enjoy a live feed scenic view in the comfort of your room. ( Up to 2 guests ),Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed,Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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4V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom,Accessible-njoy your vacation in the perfect space. (Up to 4 guests),Stateroom: 256 Sq. ft.

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5D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacationOcean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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6B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.Spacious Ocean View Balcony-Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation. ( Up to 3 guests ),Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed,One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests,Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.,Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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6D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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6V

Interior

Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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7D

Ocean View Balcony

Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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8N

Ocean View

Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.Ocean view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom.

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GS

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

Enjoy a comfortable suite and the extra perks,Ocean view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom with tub.

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GT

Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms

Indulge in a comfortable suite and enjoy the extra perks,Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Two bedrooms,Living area,Private balcony with outdoor dining and seating area,Two bathrooms (master bathroom with tub).

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J3

Junior Suite

An incredible intimate suite with a great view,Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom with tub.

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J4

Junior Suite

An incredible intimate suite with a great view,Ocean view,Some staterooms have an obstructed view,Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa,One bathroom with tub.

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OS

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom

Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation.Ocean view,Room with bed, vanity,Living area with double sofa bed,One bathroom with tub.

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RS

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Relish an extraordinary vacation in this luxurious suite,Ocean view,Bedroom,Private balcony with outdoor dining, seating area and whirpool,One bathroom with tub, two vanities and bidet.

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VP

Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)

Enjoy the view through a wrap around panoramic window with your family.

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WS

Suite Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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XB

Ocean View Balcony Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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YO

Ocean View Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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ZI

Interior Guarantee

This category can be booked for a special rate, guaranteed to you. Please note that the category is not associated at the time of booking with a specific stateroom, deck, bedding configuration or other particular settings. The assignment of an actual cabin will be performed during your check-in. The cabin can be anywhere on the ship.

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Chops Grille

Deck: 11

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant. Now, they give you a fresh twist on a favorite, with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings. Most intriguing: our exceptional prime meat. This prime beef is joined by Maine lobster, grilled branzino and other succulent dishes paired with addictive sides and irresistible desserts.

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Dizzys

Deck: 14

Dizzys

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Giovanni's Table

Deck: 4

Rustic Italian dishes are served with contemporary flair at Giovanni’s Table, a Royal Caribbean® favorite. This casual trattoria serves up a seemingly endless selection of Italian classics, like Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola, Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Risotto, Bolognese and much more. From the mouth-watering fresh pastas to the carefully braised meats and stews, you can tour all of Italy without ever leaving the ship.

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Izumi

Deck: 14

From sushi to sashimi, Izumi offers guests an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience. You'll enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.

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Johnny Rockets

Deck: 12

Founded on the belief that “everyone deserves a place where they can escape from today’s complicated world and experience the uncomplicated goodness of classic Americana,” Johnny Rockets® has been serving up delicious American fare to diners around the world since 1986. Its menu features fresh, never frozen, made-to-order hamburgers, sides, shakes and desserts. So, no matter where you are onboard or in the world, you’re always surrounded by good food and simple pleasures at Johnny Rockets.

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Sapphire Dining Room

Decks: 5 3 4

The three-tier dining room features a wide variety of menu items and impeccable service.

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Windjammer

Deck: 11

At Windjammer Marketplace, you’ll get to explore the world dish by dish. Start your day with a sampling of delicious breakfast offerings, including all of your breakfast favorites, indulgent fresh pastries, juices and much more. At lunchtime, choose from a wide variety of signature specialties — like fresh-pressed paninis, pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, hearty dishes and various carving stations. And you can cap it all off with something sweet from the dessert station. For dinner, you’ll get to choose from stations piled high with tantalizing dishes from around the world, featuring favorites such as freshly grilled steaks, roast chicken, and seafood dishes. Don’t forget about the decadently sweet delights, including a chocolate fountain — all part of a menu that changes daily.

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Casino Royale

Deck: 4

It’s the lights of the slots, the sound of a fresh deck being shuffled, and the roar when the dice come up right. Players love Casino Royale?, a slice of Vegas right onboard every ship. Explore thousands of square feet of games, from penny slots to poker tables to roulette. Check out complimentary sessions to learn how to play the most popular games, or show off your skills at a tournament at sea.

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Outdoor Screen

Deck: 11

Why watch a movie inside? Lounge on the pool deck with an ocean breeze, the moon, and movie stars as big as all outdoors. The 220 square foot movie screen presents first-run movies, live sporting events and more at the pool area on select ships.

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The Palace Theatre

Decks: 3 4

The theatre ' five stories from orchestra pit to domed ceiling ' features contemporary musical stage productions.

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Library

Deck: 7

In the mood to curl up with a good book? Or show off your poker face? Our well stocked Library and Card Room offers great reads across many genres. Plus tables for cards and board games.

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Conference Center

Deck: 2

The comfortable conference center features state-of-the-art presentation equipment and a variety of meeting rooms.

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RCTV

Deck: 3

RCTV.

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Royal Caribbean Online

Deck: 8

It's high tech on the high seas! With royalcaribbean online, for a small fee you can access the Internet, send e-mails or send your family an e-postcard with your picture in it.

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FlowRider

Deck: 13

The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator. Grab your board and get ready, 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome are headed your way. Carve like a pro — or just try to stay upright — while friends cheer you on from the stadium seating.

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Pool Bar

Deck: 11

How about a drink as colorful as the Caribbean sunset? You don’t have to stray too far from your poolside lounge to enjoy a frozen Mojito, exotic Mai Tai, Virgin Daiquiri, cool imported pilsner and more.

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Solarium

Deck: 11

Check your watch: It’s me time. Discover the Solarium, a relaxing indoor-outdoor retreat just for our adult guests. Perfectly positioned at the front of every Royal Caribbean® ship, the crystal canopy area presents fantastic views and stays warm while you enjoy swimming pools, whirlpools and lounge area, as well as cascading lagoons on select ships.

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Swimmimg Pool

Deck: 11

Swimmimg Pool.

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WhirlPool

Deck: 11

Discover a different type of hot spot. Each Royal Caribbean® ship has multiple whirlpools. Find the warm and bubbly whirlpool that’s calling your name

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Explorer Dunes

Deck: 13

The 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.

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Outdoor Youth Area

Deck: 12

Outdoor Youth Area

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Rock Climbing Wall

Deck: 13

The view alone is worth every step. Climb forty feet above deck on the signature Rock Climbing Wall, where everyone from beginners to speed climbers can strap in and go vertical. With no reservation required at this complimentary activity, you could visit the view again and again.

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Sea Treck Dive Shop

Deck: 11

Visit the SeaTrek emporium for water gear and souvenirs.

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Studio B

Deck: 3

A multipurpose studio complex filled with activity all day long. In the evenings catch our ice shows featuring professional ice skaters from around the world. And when the professionals are not performing, be the star of your own show on the ice skating rink.

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Video Arcade

Deck: 12

If you find yourself fleeing a gang of ghosts, saving deep space from invaders, or starting a dance revolution, you might be at the Royal Caribbean Arcade. Your favorite games from the 1980s and 1990s are onboard, as well as modern favorites.

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Center Ice Rink

Deck: 3

You may not expect to wrap up a sunny day with figure eights on the ice rink. But onboard, excitement like this comes standard— and the ice skating comes complimentary. Children and adults, from beginners to masters, are invited to strap on a pair of skates and show off their moves.

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Royal Promenade and Shops

Deck: 5

This mall, a naturally lighted four-story area lined with bars and shops, is the heartbeat of the ship. Distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging from logo items, perfume and jewelry to liquor and cruise wear.

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Focus

Deck: 3

Check out the moments that our ship photographers have captured onboard in our photo gallery. A great memento for families and couples.

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Shore Excursions

Deck: 5

Explore and have fun ashore in every port of call! Visit the Shore Excursion desk for more details and to book

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Optix Teen Disco

Deck: 12

Parties where teens can gather, dance, and enjoy the music.

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Next Cruise

Deck: 6

Next Cruise.

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Vitality at Sea Fitness Center

Deck: 11

Vitality at Sea Fitness Center.

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Vitality at Sea Spa

Deck: 12

The seaside fitness center features modern exercise equipment. And the full-service spa offers a beauty salon and spa treatments, including massage, manicures and seaweed body wraps.

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Concierge Club

Deck: 9

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.

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Diamond Club

Deck: 14

Loyalty definitely has its privileges. Royal Caribbean® created the exclusive Diamond Club lounge to thank our valued Diamond, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members for their continued loyalty. From concierge access to complimentary continental breakfast, and even complimentary cocktails at happy hour, our most loyal guests enjoy special perks in a space reserved just for them.

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Loyalty Desk

Deck: 2

Loyalty Desk.

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Art Gallery

Deck: 4

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an onboard art auction.

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Adventure Ocean

Deck: 12

When the kids are happy, parents are happy. And our award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program is designed with that in mind. Tiny travelers ages 3-5 will have an education blast in the Aquanauts group. The Explorers program keeps 6-8 year olds entertained with activities like themed parties and more. And learning is a thrillfest for 9-11 year olds in the Voyagers group.

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Guest Services

Deck: 5

Questions or concerns? Stop by the Guest Services desk, where our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with general ship information, reporting lost or damaged goods, exchange money, cash traveler's checks and more.

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Sky light Chappel

Deck: 15

Sky light Chappel.

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Bar

Deck: 4

Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails - gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more - all served by the ship's resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum's nightly theme and aerial performance.

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Cafe Promenade

Deck: 5

When it comes to sharing a little leisure time with family and friends, there’s no better place than Café Promenade. Simply pick a table with a view, get a cup of coffee, grab a little something to eat, then sit back and relax. Whether you’re in search of snacks, pastries or sandwiches throughout the day and into the night— or just looking to quench your thirst with a great selection of beverages— you’ll find it at Café Promenade.

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Crown & Kettle Pub

Deck: 5

Crown & Kettle Pub

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Ice Cream Parlor

Deck: 5

Ice Cream Parlor

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R Bar

Deck: 5

Distinct, sophisticated and retro, R Bar serves up classic cocktails garnished with vintage vibe. Whether your drink of choice is a dry gin martini, an Old Fashioned, or even a specialty drink.

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Schooner Bar

Deck: 4

Is the pianist playing your song? Join the fun at Schooner Bar, where a nautical theme, warm decor and perfectly mixed cocktails come together. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along's starting soon.

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Sky Bar

Deck: 12

Sky Bar

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Solarium Bar

Deck: 11

Relaxation can be thirsty work. While you're soaking up the vibe of the adults-only Solarium, grab a refreshment from the Solarium Bar, where friendly bartenders serve wine, beer, cocktails and chilled umbrella drinks perfect for sipping beneath your poolside umbrella.

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The Tavern

Deck: 4

Upscale sports bar.

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Connoisseur Club

Deck: 5

This dimly-lit lounge is perfect for sipping on a cognac.

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Observation Deck

Deck: 5

Observation Deck

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Outdoor Deck

Deck: 5

Outdoor Deck.

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Peek A Boo

Deck: 11

Peek A Boo.

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Star Lounge

Deck: 5

Live music, dancing, and entertainment.

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Viking Crown Lounge

Deck: 14

A Royal Caribbean signature. Perched high above the ocean, this comfortable lounge offers spectacular vistas by day and turns into a lively dance club at night.

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Running Track

Deck: 12

Run laps while taking in the view. Our tracks are open to anyone.

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Sports Court

Deck: 13

We’ll bring the balls — you bring your A game. Whether it’s a pick-up game or one-or-one, go all in for basketball and volleyball action at sea, but with an awesome energizing ocean view.

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Centrum

Deck: 4

The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops, is best compared to the lobby of a grand hotel.

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