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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

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 272 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.

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1D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

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1K

Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two Pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed and bathroom. Stateroom: 328 sq. ft.

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1L

Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Two twin beds convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft. Accessible -Two lower twin beds that convert to Royal King with an open bed frame. Double sofa bed. Wider entry door. Turning spaces. Lowered vanity with sitting area, closet rods and safe. Private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower seat, raised toilet and a lowered sink. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window. Stateroom: 283 sq. ft.

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1M

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.

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1N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 276 sq. ft.

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1T

Promenade View Interior

A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 167 sq. ft. Accessible -A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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1V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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2B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 272 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.

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2D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

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2N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.

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3B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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3D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

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3N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.

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3V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft. Accessible - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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4B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.

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4D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

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4M

Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.

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4U

Interior with Virtual Balcony

High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.Accessible -High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft.

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4V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.

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5D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

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6B

Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 272 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft.

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6D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

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6V

Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.

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7D

Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.

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8N

Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.

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GS

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 381 sq. ft. Balcony: 95 sq. ft

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GT

Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms

Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), balcony, two bathrooms (one with tub) and living area with double sofa bed. Stateroom: 610 sq. ft. Balcony: 234 sq. ft.

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J3

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 69 sq. ft. Accessible - Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 270 sq. ft. Balcony: 69 sq. ft.

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J4

Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 69 sq. ft.

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OS

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 506 sq. ft. Balcony: 64 sq. ft

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RS

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1,188 sq. ft Balcony: 170 sq. ft.

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VP

Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows, 76 inches high by 321 inches wide. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.

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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

Royal Caribbean's popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in an upscale, contemporary setting.

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Dizzys

Deck: 14

Dizzys

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Giovanni's Table

Deck: 4

A casual Italian trattoria with indoor and al fresco seating, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews. Fee applies.

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Izumi Japanese Cuisine

Deck: 14

The traditional japanese dishes at Izumi will impress you with their pure, delicate flavors, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Diners can choose from popular sushi rolls, sashimi, our Hot Rock (Ishiyaki) Plates, sukiyaki and more.

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Johnny Rockets

Deck: 12

Step into the '50s diner, which features red naugahyde booths, formica counters, a jukebox, burgers, fries and, of course, good old-fashioned malted milk shakes.

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Sapphire Dining Room

Deck: 5

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

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Windjammer Marketplac

Deck: 11

A global culinary pavilion invites you to explore the world - dish by dish. Enticing food islands weave throughout, showcasing international fare while mapping your way among new, interactive stations.

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Casino Royale

Deck: 4

The glittering casino features electronic Slot Machines, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker.

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Outdoor Movie Screen

Deck: 11

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted above the main pool area will showcase all the larger-than-life action.

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The Palace Theatre

Decks: 2 3 4

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

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Library

Deck: 7

Peace, quiet, and your next great read - find it all at the well-stocked library, featuring a variety of genres, plus tables for cards and board games. Everything's complimentary for your enjoyment.

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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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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

Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider®, surf?s always up. Plus, whether you?re boogie boarding or surfing, the FlowRider® is great fun for all ages and all skill levels.

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Pool Bar

Deck: 11

Stay cool in the sun without straying too far from your deck chair. Hit the Pool Bar for refreshing beverages that don't interrupt tanning time, pool time, or lounging time.

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Solarium

Deck: 11

The indoor/outdoor pool and lounge area can be covered during inclement weather by a huge glass roof.

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WhirlPool

Deck: 11

Warm up in one of the relaxing whirlpools.

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Explorer Dunes Golf Course

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

Our signature rock climbing walls are our most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Whether it's your first time on a rock wall or you're a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. We'll provide all of the equipment, including shoes, helmets and harnesses. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure.

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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

Filled with video games for kids and adults.

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Ice Skating Rink

Deck: 2

When the professionals aren't putting on one of their remarkable shows, enjoy our onboard skating rink.

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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

Enjoy savings on your next Royal Caribbean vacation. While onboard, meet with our Cruise Sales staff to reserve your next cruise, and you can enjoy reduced deposit and up to a $500 instant onboard credit.

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Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center

Decks: 11 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

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

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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

A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff.

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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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Skylight Chapel

Deck: 15

The wedding chapel, which can accommodate 40 people, is located on top of the Viking Crown Lounge (the highest point on the ship), and is the perfect place to say "I do."

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Cafe Promenade

Deck: 5

This café on the Royal Promenade offers specialty coffees, snacks and pastries in the morning and sandwiches and cookies throughout the day and night.

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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

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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Schooner Bar

Deck: 4

This nautically themed bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a drink with friends.

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Sky Bar

Deck: 12

Sky Bar

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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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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

A full-size outdoor activity court for sports, including basketball and volleyball.

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The 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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