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Time to Explore
Large Luxury Choices 
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Say hello to Explorer of the Seas, boasting fantastic features
including the FlowRider surf simulator, an ice skating ring, and outdoor cinema screen, virtual balconies in interior rooms and a very wide choice of dining options.

What else will you discover onboard?


The Cruise is known for its friendly atmosphere, and the more intimate setting of its mid-size ships, the perfect size for our community feeling, that we all love so much. 


Join us in this 10th Anniversary journey and enjoy the 15 decks offering room for 3.286 passengers. The ship has 771 cabins and suites with balcony. Standard cabins are spacious and have ample wardrobe space.

the features

Refurbished: 2012
Flag: Bahamas
Capacity: 2.040 passengers (double cabin occupation)
Crew: 765
Cabins: 1.020 (234 with balcony)
Tonnage: 78.000 tons
Length: 279 meters
Beam: 36 meters
Draft: 8 meters
Top speed: 22 knots
Electrical current: 110/ 220 Volts
12 decks for passengers

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the Concierge Club

If you are staying in a Royal, Owner or Grand Suite, enjoy free access to exclusive Concierge Club. 

It has an inside lounge with private bar and buffet, and panoramic views.




the pools

Resort amenities include double pools, one outdoor and one indoor - the perfect setting for relaxing, cooling off in the water and making new friends under the sun.

+ 2 swimming pools
+ 6 whirlpools
+ 1 nudist sun deck





sports and fitness

Get sporty at the climbing wall. Work out in the expanded gym with panoramic views of the sea. Challenge a mate to a game of table tennis, or go for a sunrise jog around the decks. There are plenty of options on board to stay active, have fun and keep fit.

+ Climbing wall
+ Gymnasium
+ Running track


the bars

With seven bars plus poolside service, there are plenty of comfortable spots to enjoy a drink on board. So take a friend up to the panoramic Viking Crown Lounge for a quiet conversation as the sea slips by, or gather a group at the R Bar to enjoy a few tunes before dinner. For the talented or simply fun loving, there is nightly karaoke as well.

+ R Bar
+ Schooner Bar
+ Solarium Bar
+ Viking Crown Lounge
+ Café Latte-Tudes
+ Shall We Dance Lounge
+ Pool Bar

the restaurants

With seven restaurants on board, you’ll never go hungry.  The Rhapsody of The Seas features a 2 storey à la carte dinner restaurant (also serving lunch on days we are at sea), a full buffet with extended opening hours, and a late night snack buffet. Besides these complimentary restaurants, it also features 4 specialty dining restaurants for which a fee is applicable. 

+ Edelweiss Dining Room (à la carte)
+ Windjammer Café (buffet restaurant)
+ Park Café (late night snacks)
+ Chef's Table (fee applicable)
+ Chops Grille (fee applicable)
+ Giovanni's Table (fee applicable)
+ Izumi (fee applicable)

broadway theatre

Royal Caribbean is known for is its excellent theatre shows. Marvel at the spectacles offered every evening by the ship's international team of professional dancers and singers, along with our own artists that will join us, same as previous years.



the atrium

At the heart of the ship, a gleaming central atrium rises five stories, ringed with duty-free shops, lounges, a library, game room, business center and many other amenities.



the casino

Bring your 007 luck (or just your love for the thrill of the game) to the ship’s casino. Who knows - you might win big!. 
Black Jack, Roulette, Poker, slot machines, … it is all there …