Royal Caribbean

5-night Western Caribbean

Explorer of the Seas

Say hello to Explorer of the Seas®, boasting fantastic features including the FlowRider® surf simulator, outdoor cinema screen, virtual balconies in interior rooms and delicious dining choices. What will you discover onboard?

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Itinerary highlights
Galveston, Texas United States of America
Cozumel Mexico
Ship highlights
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Photo of the Casino Royale Casino Royale
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from
£459
per person
from
£92
per night
Free cancellation up to 30 days before you sail through 30 April 2022
19 May 2021
£559 £549
16 Jun 2021
£979 £969
14 Jul 2021
£663 £629
11 Aug 2021
£589 £459
19 May 2021
£609 £599
16 Jun 2021
£1,059 £1,049
14 Jul 2021
£726 £699
11 Aug 2021
£659 £499
19 May 2021
£889
16 Jun 2021
£1,289 £1,279
14 Jul 2021
£929 £909
11 Aug 2021
£819 £679
19 May 2021
£1,239 £1,199
16 Jun 2021
£2,379 £2,349
14 Jul 2021
£1,619 £1,589
11 Aug 2021
£1,599 £1,319
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The itinerary

Located just an hour outside of downtown Houston, the port of Galveston is one of the fastest growing cruise ports in the world – it's now the fourth largest in the US, and largest outside of Florida. Before you head to your ship you can relax on Galveston's 50km of shoreline, grab some high-octane thrills at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, or dig deeper into the city's past at one of several museums in the Strand District.

Day 2Cruising

It's rare to find such stunning natural beauty, glass-clear aquamarine seas, and vast marine life combined with top-flight visitor services and accommodations, and as a result Cozumel's devotees are legion. Divers sharing stories of lionfish and sharks sit table-to-table with families tanned from a day at the beach club, while Mexican couples spin and step to salsa music in the central plaza. There's plenty to explore off the beaten track – deserted, windswept beaches, wild and vibrant natural parks, and 600 miles of coral reef are all yours for the discovering. Just 19 km (12 miles) off the coast, Cozumel is 53 km (33 miles) long and 15 km (9 miles) wide, making it the country's third-largest island.

Day 5Cruising

Located just an hour outside of downtown Houston, the port of Galveston is one of the fastest growing cruise ports in the world – it's now the fourth largest in the US, and largest outside of Florida. Before you head to your ship you can relax on Galveston's 50km of shoreline, grab some high-octane thrills at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, or dig deeper into the city's past at one of several museums in the Strand District.

The ship Explorer of the Seas

Say hello to Explorer of the Seas®, boasting fantastic features including the FlowRider® surf simulator, outdoor cinema screen, virtual balconies in interior rooms and delicious dining choices. What will you discover onboard?

Capacity
3114
Cabins
1641
Total crew
1185
Length
1020m

Food and drink

Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can tempt your taste buds with delicious food and drink at a variety of fantastic venues onboard Explorer of the Seas®.

Main Dining

This elegant 3 story restaurant is the perfect place for a special occasion, with a menu of fine dining and our trademark... Read more

Complimentary
Classic

Johnny Rockets

1950s style diner, offering fast, friendly service. A traditional burger joint serving a range of hamburgers, hotdogs, milkshakes and sodas, indoor and... Read more

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American

Windjammer Cafe

Self-service buffet breakfasts and lunches, with restaurant service during the evenings. Casual atmosphere combined with a changing evening menu makes Windjammer one... Read more

Complimentary
Buffet

Giovanni's Table

Be transported to an Italian trattoria at this rustic venue, where the signature flavours of Tuscany and delicious fresh ingredients combine to... Read more

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Italian

Izumi

The traditional japanese dishes at Izumi will impress you with their pure, delicate flavours, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Diners can choose from popular... Read more

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Japanese

Chops Grille

Royal Caribbean’s popular signature steakhouse, featuring grade-A premium cuts of steak cooked to your specifications, plus fresh seafood, hearty side dishes and signature desserts in... Read more

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Surf Turf

Cafe Promenade

This café on the Royal Promenade offers specialty coffees, snacks and pastries in the morning and sandwiches and cookies throughout the day and night.

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Cafe

Even More on the Menu (Coming Soon 2020 Makeover)

Coming soon with the 2020 Makeover...

Fuelling Re-Imagined

Enjoy Tuscan Flavours as authentic as on land at the re-imagined Giovanni's Italian Kitchen - complete... Read more

Entertainment

From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.

Sports Bar

Passengers can grab a beer and catch all the big matches in the ship's Sports Bar. It's just like your favourite sports... Read more

Casino Royale

The exciting Casino Royale offers, roulette, black jack, poker and slot machines, with lessons, games and tournaments for players of all abilities.

Royal Promenade

Located in the heart of the ship; 2 football pitches long and 4 decks high – the Royal Promenade is lined with... Read more

Palace Theatre

Standing five decks high (from orchestra pit to domed ceiling), the impressive Palace Theatre showcases contemporary musical stage productions, West End style... Read more

Studio B

Studio B is a multi-purpose complex housing a wide range of activities – from ice skating to cooking demonstrations and classes.

The Champagne Bar

The Champagne Bar is elegant, sophisticated and most importantly stocks some of the finest champagnes at sea. This venue is great for... Read more

The Tavern

Offering traditional ales and lagers within a great British pub atmosphere, this venue truly is a home from home.

Pool Bars

The ship's pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck... Read more

Schooner Bar

This nautical themed bar is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. In the evening this is a popular place to be, with... Read more

Viking Crown Lounge

Offering the best views at sea The Viking Crown Lounge is Royal Caribbean's signature bar. Located on the top deck, this glass... Read more

Art Gallery

Original art is displayed in the onboard art gallery as well as throughout the ship. To purchase something for your own collection, visit an... Read more

Star Lounge

Live music, dancing, and entertainment.

Connoisseur Club

This dimly-lit lounge is perfect for sipping on a cognac.

R Bar

Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all... Read more

Library

Peace, quiet, and your next great read – find it all at the well-stocked library, featuring a variety of genres, plus tables for cards... Read more

Concierge Club

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary... Read more

Outdoor Movie Screen

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted... Read more

Diamond Club

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access,... Read more

Clash for the Crystal City

Coming Soon with the 2020 Makeover..

The sun burned out aeons ago and since Earth has become an unlivable frozen wasteland for all... Read more

Adventure on the Pool Deck (2020 Makeover)

Coming soon with the 2020 Makeover...

Island Vibes on every level

The search for your favourite island bar is over - it's on the... Read more

Health and fitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including a spa, fitness centre, rock climbing wall and much more.

Vitality Spa

A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa... Read more

Sports Court

Passengers can also enjoy the ship's fantastic sporting facilities, which include: an ice rink, a golf simulator, a jogging track, as well... Read more

Solarium

The Solarium offers a calm, quiet, peaceful atmosphere for adults to relax in. Both in and outdoors, the lounge area can be... Read more

Rock Climbing Wall

Ever thought about climbing a rock wall 200ft above sea level? With the ship's onboard rock wall this can become a reality.... Read more

Flowrider

Your friends are never going to believe you surfed onboard a ship! Even the best beaches have bad days, but on the FlowRider®, surf’s... Read more

Explorers Dunes Golf Course

Our 9-hole miniature golf course will entertain adults and children alike.

Swimming Pools & Whirlpools

Warm up in one of the relaxing whirlpools or take a refreshing dip in one of the three swimming pools.

Running Track

Run laps while taking in the view with tracks that are open to anyone.

Kids and teens

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.

Adventure Beach

The Adventure Beach family pool area offers deckchairs, a slide and pool for kids to splash around in to their hearts content.

Optix Teen Disco

Optix Teen Disco lets teens have the chance to relax, hang out, dance and have some fun away from mum and dad.

Adventure Ocean

A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff.

Coming soon with the 2020 Makeover...

It's time... Read more

Video Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games like Pacman and table hockey, plus the latest... Read more

Teen Spaces

Coming Soon with the 2020 Makeover 

Let's face it, teens want the freedom to choose how they spend their time onboard. On the... Read more

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.

Explorer Academy

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some... Read more

Useful info

Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted... Read more

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is... Read more

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual:... Read more

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and... Read more

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing... Read more

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We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing (unless otherwise specfied) in GBP and subject to availability. Certain restrictions can apply. Prices are updated on a daily basis and may vary when continuing through the booking process.