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The Explorer of the Seas was built in 2000 and is among Royal Caribbean’s 26 ships in its fleet. The Explorer is included in the cruise line’s Voyager Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Explorer of the Seas vs all of the other Royal Caribbean ships.

Explorer of the Seas Size

How big is the Explorer of the Seas? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Explorer of the Seas. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

Explorer of the Seas Infographic

Explorer of the Seas Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Explorer of the Seas can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.

3,286

passengers

Royal Caribbean Avg: 3,558 guests

Explorer of the Seas Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Explorer of the Seas is 3,286 guests. The average capacity for the 26 active ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet is 3,558 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Royal Caribbean ships has a minimum of 1,992 guests and a maximum of 5,518 passengers.

1,185

crew

Royal Caribbean Avg: 1,363 staff

Explorer of the Seas Crew Members: Staff on the Explorer of the Seas include 1,185 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 3.6:1. The average Royal Caribbean ship includes 1,363 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 3.8:1.

Explorer of the Seas Passenger Capacity and Crew

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Explorer of the Seas Length

How long is the Explorer? From end to end, the Explorer of the Seas length equals 1020 feet (311 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 26 active vessels in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, measuring 1063 feet (325 meters).

1,020

feet long

Royal Caribbean Avg: 1,063 feet

The smallest Royal Caribbean ship (in terms of length) measures 915 feet (279 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1188 feet (363 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the Explorer of the Seas vs all other active Royal Caribbean ships.

Explorer of the Seas Ship Length

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Explorer of the Seas Built Date

When was the Explorer of the Seas Built? The Explorer of the Seas was built in 2000 and joined the cruise line’s Voyager Class.

Royal Caribbean includes 26 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1996. The average Royal Caribbean ship is 13 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2007

2000

built date

Royal Caribbean Avg: 2007

When was the last Explorer of the Seas Dry Dock? The Explorer of the Seas experienced dry dock improvements in 2020.

2020

renovation date

Renovations included the following: During the Spring of 2020, the Explorer of the Seas experienced a significant drydock costing roughly $110 million. Additions include the following: Cyclone, Typhoon & Tidal Wave waterslides; new pool deck with hammocks, day beds, casitas, and chaise lounge chairs; Lime & Coconut Bar; new Solarium Deck; Giovanni's Italian Kitchen; Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade; Johnny Rockets; Starbucks; Clash for the Crystal City laser tag game; Adventure Ocean Kids Complex; and Teens-only club.

Explorer of the Seas Deck Plans

The Explorer of the Seas has a total of 14 passenger decks. The lowest level available to guests is Deck 2. The highest passenger deck is Deck 15.

What does the Explorer of the Seas offer in terms of “things to do?” The ship features 8 restaurants, 11 bars, 26 activities, and 4 other features for your enjoyment.

Click below to access deck plans for the Explorer of the Seas. The resulting page will provide a floor plan and summary of all “things to do” offered on that level of the ship.

Explorer of the Seas Info

Frequently Asked Questions

On which deck is the Explorer of the Seas Casino located?

You will find the Explorer of the Seas Casino on Deck 4 of the ship.

On which deck is the Explorer of the Seas Buffet located?

You will find the Explorer of the Seas Buffet on Deck 11 of the ship.

When was the Explorer of the Seas last refurbished?

The Explorer of the Seas experienced dry dock improvements in 2020. Renovations included the following: During the Spring of 2020, the Explorer of the Seas experienced a significant drydock costing roughly $110 million. Additions include the following: Cyclone, Typhoon & Tidal Wave waterslides; new pool deck with hammocks, day beds, casitas, and chaise lounge chairs; Lime & Coconut Bar; new Solarium Deck; Giovanni's Italian Kitchen; Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade; Johnny Rockets; Starbucks; Clash for the Crystal City laser tag game; Adventure Ocean Kids Complex; and Teens-only club.

What is the Explorer of the Seas ship class?

The ship belongs to the Royal Caribbean class of ships known as the Voyager class.

What does the Explorer of the Seas offer in terms of things to do?

The ship features 8 restaurants, 11 bars, 26 activities, 0 shows and 4 other venues for your enjoyment. You can click on our ship deck plans or details pages for a full list of activities, sorted by feature type.

How many decks are on the Explorer of the Seas?

The Explorer of the Seas has a total of 14 passenger decks. The lowest deck is Level 2. The upper most passenger deck is Level 15.

What is the Explorer of the Seas capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the Explorer of the Seas. The ship's capacity is 3,286. When comparing the occupancy to the average Royal Caribbean passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 3,558 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Royal Caribbean ships.

Is the Explorer of the Seas a good ship?

Each of Royal Caribbean's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the Explorer of the Seas is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the Explorer of the Seas?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 1,020 feet (311 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all , active vessels in Royal Caribbean fleet, measuring 1,063 feet (325 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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