Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Entered service: 2000
Onboard currency: USD
Passengers (lower berth): 3,138
Length: 311.1 metres
Beam: 47.4 metres
Draft: 8.8 metres
Explorer of the Seas
MS Explorer of the Seas is the second of five Voyager-class cruise ships that first started with Voyager of the Seas in 1999. It was revolutionary in its time and was even the largest ship when it was built in 2000. Her sister ships are Voyager of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas.
The Voyager-class ships were built for the Caribbean as their dimensions were to large to pass through the Panama Canal. Fast forward a little over ten years and now the Voyager is based in Australia, the Mariner is based in Asia and the Explorer is about to make its debut down under in the upcoming 2015/2016 season.
Explorer of the Seas will homeport out of Sydney and will likely find the same audience as the Voyager of the Seas – Australians across all age groups as its onboard amenities appeal to multi-generational reunions; couples and singles in their 30’s to 50’s and those looking for an affordable, active vacation.
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