Australia’s largest cruise ship
arrived in Fremantle in November 2015. Here are a few facts and figures you
need to know about Australia’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas.
It’s a behemoth… twice the size of the Rhapsody of the Seas, to be precise.
Its new look comes at a cost… of
US$80 million (A$110 million).
It’s the first of four… ships in the
Royal Caribbean International fleet to relocate to Australia.
It has 1600 cabins… making her the
biggest hotel in Australia.
of the Seas was stood on its aft end… it would be 62m taller than
Central Park Tower.
The dining options are diverse… thanks
to eight restaurants and 15 bars.
Catch a wave while on board… on the
12m long surf simulator or watch a friend take a wipeout at the seated stadium.
At 311m in length and 15 storeys high...
it looms large over most other cruise lines operating in Australia.
It has a shopping mall… that runs
the entire length of the ship.
The average guest… is estimated to
be aged in their 50s.
There are three pools and six whirlpools…
with the main deck featuring an outdoor movie screen.
You can practice yoga and tai chi…
at the state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Chow down on everything from sushi to
steak… at eateries that include Johnny Rockets and Ben and Jerry’s ice
cream parlour, signature steakhouse Chops Grille, Italian-style trattoria
Giovanni’s Table and Japanese cuisine at Izumi (specialty restaurants incur a
Get your game face on… at one of the
many family-friendly tournaments such as trivia or table tennis.
Adults can retreat… to the
adults-only retreat, the Solarium.
Teens and tweens are kept happy… with
the complimentary youth program, which includes teen lounge area and disco.
You can shop till you drop… at a
variety of duty-free stores.
Pretend you're in Vegas… at the
sprawling Casino Royale, which includes 287 poker machines and 16 tables.
Enjoy a beverage… at the Diamond
Club (Diamond members of the Crown & Anchor Club), Star Lounge, R Bar and
Enjoy your morning mile… along the
top-deck walking or jogging track, which boasts 360-degree water views.
Practice your signature moves on ice… at
the rink that is exclusive to Royal Caribbean or check out a performance from
ex-Olympic and world-class champions.
Take the adventure ashore… by
booking an excursion designed to show off the very best each port has to offer.
Ascend to giddy new heights… by clambering
12 metres above deck on the rock-climbing wall.
Switch off… in your stateroom, where
you can order room service around the clock or check into the spa for a day of
Get your caffeine fix… alongside like-minded
coffee snobs at Café Latte-tudes
Mingle with other bookish types… at
the well-stocked library where you can play board games or put your nose in a
Enjoy a cocktail by the pool… on one
of the expanded decks.
Connect with other competitive types… during
a round of mini golf or basketball.