Explorer of the Seas Gets a Facelift

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Explorer of the Seas has undergone major upgrades after a 40-day, labour-intensive transformation period.

The vessel, which is operated by Royal Caribbean, has been completely transformed with numerous state-of-the-art additions and upgrades. Capacity has also been increased to 3,228 passengers thanks to the creation of 86 new cabins.

Explorer has recently arrived in Southampton, where it will homeport throughout the winter – offering sailings to the Canary Islands, Mallorca, Madeira and Morocco.

New, state-of-art of the technologies were added to the ship to bring it in line with other ships in the Voyager Class, including virtual balconies in all internal cabins and geo-tracking technology, which lets passengers navigate the ship from their smartphone or cruise card.

Three new restaurants – including Izumi Japanese, Giovanni’s Table and Chops Grille Steakhouse – were also added to Explorer to increase its dining options, whilst the ship’s main dining room has also been revamped.

Image sourced via Celebrity Cruises Media Centre Commons. Credit: Celebrity Cruises

Explorer of the Seas now offers the same level of comfort, luxury and entertainment as other Voyager-class ship, Voyager of the Seas – with both vessels returning to Sydney for the 2015/16 season.

They’ll be joined by Radiance of the Seas during the upcoming summer season, whilst Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas will homeport in Brisbane for the first time.

Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons and Celebrity Cruises Media Center. Credit: Roger W and Celebrity Cruises.

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