Picking the best cabin on the Royal Caribbean - Explorer of the Seas

Selecting the proper stateroom onboard the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas to suit your needs can make your cruise even more relaxing. Guests have several sizes and features to choose from. Standard Interior and Outside rooms are smaller, but quite comfortable. They range in size from the 150 square foot Interior Staterooms to the 265 square foot Family Ocean View Staterooms. Those who wish to have a private balcony should look for a Superior Ocean View or Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom. These cabins average 164 to 179 square feet with 51 square foot balconies. Larger parties will enjoy the Suite/Deluxe category, with rooms measuring from 264 to 1087 square feet. These also have balconies from 75 square feet to 246. Wheelchair accessible cabins are found among all decks and categories. These rooms feature wider doors and lowered closet rods, as well as amplified phones and caption TVs. Bathrooms are equipped with roll in showers.

Bedding

The Royal Caribbean Bedding Collection is found on all of the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas’ beds. Italian crafted just for the Royal Caribbean ships, these linens are made of 300 count Egyptian cotton. Each bed is covered with a Royal Memory Pillow Top Pad or a standard Royal Pillow Top Pad. Then it is layered with the cotton fitted sheet, flat sheet with the embroidered Royal Caribbean logo, pillowcases, and a duvet with cover. To add to the comfort, Royal Sweet Dream Pillows and Royal Memory Pillows are used. Mattresses are Royal Suite or standard Royal Mattresses.

Bed Sizes

The Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas has many sizes of beds among their cabins and suites. Many of them make excellent use of the space, leaving guests plenty of room during the daytime hours. Pullman beds are bunk style beds that can be stored when not in use. Most of the twin beds have the ability to convert into a queen size bed, while several suites have queen or king size beds, along with sleeper sofas.

Staterooms are located among seven decks onboard the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas.


Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Deck Two (2)

Most of the cabins on Deck Two are relatively quiet due to having cabins overhead and underneath. There are a few rooms that may have noise issues such as stateroom 2540, which is located next to public restrooms. Cabins 2632-3658 port side and 2332- 2358 starboard are in the rear of the ship where they may pick up noise and vibrations from the propellers. Staterooms 2546- 2590 and 2248-2290 are located across from the conference room, elevators, Studio B, and the ice rink. Guests may hear daytime noises in these rooms, but they are quiet through the night.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Deck Three (3)

Deck Three is located under the casino, bar, and lounge. Cabins on this level will be louder than on other decks. Port side rooms 3552-3568 and starboard rooms 3252-3268 are across from the disco and elevators. They may have added noise during the night. Staterooms 3600-3618 are situated nearby RCTV, On Air Club, elevators, and the art gallery, but noise levels go down once these areas close for the night. Cabins 3540 and 3240 are next to public restrooms.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Deck Six (6)

There are plenty of excellent rooms on this deck. All exterior cabins will be either Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms or Superior Ocean View Staterooms with larger balconies. The Family Ocean View Staterooms 6500 and 6200 are roomier than average, but they do require a minimum amount of people to book it. Rooms 6553-6611 port side and 6253-6311 starboard are interior cabins with windows allowing views of the promenade. Guests who are looking for larger balconies should try Junior Suites 6692, 6694, 6394, and 6392 or the Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 6688, 6690, 6390, or 6388. Deck Six is situated above the main public areas on the ship. The rooms most affected by noise are 6364-6694 above the dining room and 6533-6133, 6233, 6535, 6135, 6235, and 6237, which are closest to the lounge. Live music is heard from the lounge late into the night. Cabins 6109-6135 and 6437-6487 are in an interior hallway wedged between other rooms. Larger wheelchair accessible space can be found in Deluxe Balcony Staterooms 6600, 6604, 6300, and 6304.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Deck Seven (7)

Noise is not much of an issue on Deck Seven due to the cabins located above and below. The Aft Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 7688, 7690, 7390, and 7388 are larger than average. Great aft views can be had from the balconies in Junior Suites 7692, 7694, 7394, and 7392. Cabins 7553-7611 port side and 7253-7311 starboard have promenade views from bowed windows. Family Ocean View Staterooms 7500-7200 have a minimum required number of people in order to book. Cabins 7111-7137 and 7437-7487 are located in an interor hallway wedged between other rooms. Cabins 7600, 7604, 7300, and 7304 are larger wheelchair accessible rooms.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Deck Eight (8)

Deck Eight has several staterooms with nice views. Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 8690, 8692, 8392, and 8390 are aft facing and have great balcony views with less wind than average. Next to them are the Royal Family Suites 8694 and 8394. Interior staterooms 8553-8611 and 8253-8311 have bowed windows with a view of the promenade. Cabins 8111-8125 and 8437-8487 located in an interor hallway and are wedged among other cabins. Staterooms 8500 and 8200 are odd shaped Ocean View Family Suites that are more spacious than average.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Deck Nine (9)

Cabins 9465-9483 on Deck Nine are situated in an interor hallway wedged between other cabins. Staterooms 9553, 9557, 9561, and 9337 are larger wheelchair accessible staterooms. Those looking for more space can try the Family Ocean View Staterooms 9500 and 9200. They are larger than average and have great forward facing views. Royal Family Suites 9694 and 9394 also have nice aft facing views from balconies with less wind. The Aft facing Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms 9690, 9692, 9392, and 9390 are standard size cabins but they have larger balconies due to their aft location.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Deck Ten (10)

On Deck Ten Aft facing Superior Staterooms 1688 and 1388 are odd shaped with oversized balconies. Junior Suites 1694 and 1394 are also aft facing and have large balconies with excellent views. Larger wheelchair accessible rooms are found in Junior Suites 1544 and 1244, as well as inside cabins 1535, 1301, 1305, 1637, and 1337. Some cabins are under the pool and may pick up noise from the cleaning crew during the night. Grand Suites 1560-1588 and 1260-1288 are among these. Interior Staterooms 1575-1605 port side and 1275-1315 starboard will hear the most noise from the pool area.

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Ship Information

  • Ship Age:17 years, 7 months
  • Maiden Voyage:Apr 2000
  • Passengers:3,114
  • Gross Tonnage:142,000
  • Callsign:C6SE4
  • Crew:1,185 International
  • Beam:158 feet
  • Class:Voyager
  • Registry:Bahamas
  • Length:1,020 feet
  • CDC Sanitation Insp. :Aug 2017
  • CDC Score:97
 

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