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Explorer of the Seas

Why cruise on this ship?

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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Dining

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®.

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Main Dining

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

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: 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 outdoor seating is available, with jukeboxes adding to the ambiance.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: American
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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 of the more popular eateries onboard.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: 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 make a truly special dining experience.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Italian
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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 sushi rolls, sashimi, Hot Rock (Ishiyaki) Plates, sukiyaki and more.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Japanese
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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 an upscale, contemporary setting.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Surf_Turf
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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.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: 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 with wood-fired pizza and wines from Italy's most renowned regions.

Make your Sea Day, a Grande

Your morning won't skip a beat , even while out at sea, with Starbucks favourites from the drinks to pastries right onboard.

Score an Awesome Time

It's always game on at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, where you can catch your home team on 52 screens, face off against your friends, or fuel up with game day favourites.

Burgers, Fries, Sunny Skies

All your favourite diner classics are just a skip and jump away from the pool deck at Johnny Rockets Express. Burgers, fries - even shakes with a kick for those who want something a bit more spirited.

Features

  • Experience:
  • Food type:

Entertaining

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

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Casino Royale

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

Features

  • Casino
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Royal Promenade

Located in the heart of the ship; 2 football pitches long and 4 decks high – the Royal Promenade is lined with boutiques, as well as 24-hour casual dining and drinking options.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Shop
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Palace Theatre

Standing five decks high (from orchestra pit to domed ceiling), the impressive Palace Theatre showcases contemporary musical stage productions, West End style shows and stand up comedians.

Features

  • Theatre
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Studio B

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

Features

  • Theatre

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 a special occasion, a pre dinner drink or just to celebrate that you are on holiday. Accompanying drinks will be an assortment of canapés.

Features

  • Bar

The Tavern

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

Features

  • Bar
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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 chair. They offer a range of refreshing drinks and cocktails for passengers to enjoy.

Features

  • Bar
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Schooner Bar

This nautical themed bar is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. In the evening this is a popular place to be, with live piano playing and singing.

Features

  • Bar
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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 bar at home - only it's at sea!

Features

  • Bar

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 lounge, offers unmissable panoramic great views.

Features

  • Lounge
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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 onboard art auction.

Features

  • Lounge
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Star Lounge

Live music, dancing, and entertainment.

Features

  • Lounge
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Connoisseur Club

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

Features

  • Bar

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 served by the ship’s resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum’s nightly theme and aerial performance.

Features

  • Bar
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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 and board games. Everything’s complimentary for your enjoyment.

Features

  • Lounge
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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 continental breakfast and evening drinks.

Features

  • Lounge
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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 above the main pool area will showcase all the larger-than-life action.

Features

  • Cinema
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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, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.

Features

  • Lounge
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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 but two clans - Yetis and Snowshifters. But after a millennia without light, even they find themselves on the brink of extinction. Unless one clan can take control in the latest glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff: Clash for the Crystal City.

Features

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 amped up Explorer of the Seas. The Lime and Coconut brings two storeys of turned up Caribbean cool, plus a rooftop sun deck - or moonlit lounge spot - to the middle of the Med.

The Perfect Storm

Three storeys high with wet and wild thrills, The Perfect Storm water slide duo takes excitement off the charts. Grab a buddy and race through twists, turns and translucent panels offering unforgettable views, to the bottom of the Typhoon and Cyclone slides.

Play it Pool

On the newly amped up Explorer of the Seas, the pool is overflowing with new ways to spend your in the sun. The new Splash Pad offers a fun-soaked play area, perfect for memory making with tots. And with spots to grab burgers and tacos nearby, you'll never have to wander far from your chair, hammock or shady casita.


Features

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 of the casino's most popular games
  • Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
  • Language
  • Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration

Features

  • Cookery
  • Education
  • Lectures
  • Wine Experience

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 area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture.

Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations are run by qualified professionals during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advice, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.

Features

  • Spa
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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 as basketball and volleyball courts. Thrill seekers can also try out the impressive rock climbing wall.

Features

  • Sports Court
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Solarium

The Solarium offers a calm, quiet, peaceful atmosphere for adults to relax in. Both in and outdoors, the lounge area can be covered during cooler weather by a large glass roof.

Features

  • Pool
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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. Passengers who take on the challenge will experience some of the best views at sea.

Features

  • Sports Court

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 always up. Plus, whether you’re boogie boarding or surfing, the FlowRider® is great fun for all ages and all skill levels.

Features

  • Pool
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Explorers Dunes Golf Course

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

Features

  • Golf
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Swimming Pools & Whirlpools

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

Features

  • Pool
  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
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Running Track

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

Features

  • Jogging or Walking Track

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.

Accommodation

When you’re staying on an awe-inspiring ship, you’ll expect a jaw-dropping stateroom - that's sea-faring talk for bedrooms. Which is why all of ours are designed to wow, whatever your budget. Hunker down in one of our comfy beds and enjoy a perfect night’s sleep. With our team of dedicated stateroom attendants on hand 24/7 to answer your every beck and call, you’ll never find staying aboard on a Royal Caribbean ship anything short of extraordinary.

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom

Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Dining Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Owner’s Suite - 1 Bedroom

Treat yourself to something extra special. Enjoy even more amenities and personalized service for an exceptional vacation experience. All of our Owner's Suites have a queen-sized bed and separate living area with queen-size sofa bed.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedroom

Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), balcony, two bathrooms (one with tub) and living area with double sofa bed.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom

Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed and bathroom with tub

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Junior Suite

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ocean View Balcony

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two Pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed and bathroom

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed x2
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Two twin beds convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed for quad staterooms. Vanity with sitting area, Private bathroom with shower. Floor to Ceiling wrap around panoramic window.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Spacious Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Vanity Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Ocean View

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Promenade View Interior

A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Interior with Virtual Balcony

High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Interior

Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom.

Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 2

  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Conference Centre
  • Loyalty Ambassador Desk
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Deck 3


  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Studio B & Ice Rink
  • RCTV
  • Sapphire Dining Room
  • Focus
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Deck 4


  • The Palace Theatre
  • Schooner Bar
  • Giovanni's Table
  • Casino Royale
  • The Centrum
  • The Tavern
  • Art Gallery
  • Sapphire Dining Room
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Deck 5


  • Observation Deck
  • Star Lounge
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Cafe Promenade
  • Royal Promenade & Shops
  • Ice Cream Parlour
  • Crown & Kettle Pub
  • R Bar
  • Shore Excursions
  • Guest Services
  • Sapphire Dining Rooms
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Deck 6


  • Junior Balcony Suite
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Next Cruise
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Deck 7


  • Junior Balcony Suite
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Library
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Deck 8


  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms
  • RCI Online
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Deck 9


  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suites with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Ocean View Staterooms
  • Large Ocean View Staterooms
  • Ocean View Staterooms
  • Promenade Staterooms
  • Interior Staterooms with Virtual Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms
  • Concierge Club
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Deck 10


  • Royal Family Suite with Balcony
  • Owners Suite with Balcony
  • Grand Suite with Balcony
  • Junior Suites with Balcony
  • Superior Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms with Virtual Balcony
  • Interior Staterooms
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Deck 11


  • Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre
  • Whirlpools
  • Swimming Pools
  • Solarium
  • Pool Bars
  • Sea Trek Dive Shop
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Chops Grille
  • Windjammer Cafe
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Deck 12


  • Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms with Balcony
  • Family Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Larger Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Accessible Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms
  • Vitality at Sea Spa
  • Sky Bar
  • Running Track
  • Video Arcade
  • Optix Teen Disco
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Outdoor Youth Area
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Deck 13


  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Sports Court
  • Explorer Dunes Golf Course
  • Flow Rider
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Deck 14


  • Izumi
  • Dizzy's
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Diamond Club
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Deck 15


  • Skylight Chapel