Royal Caribbean launched its first Mega Ship in 2000. The ship itself is a sight to behold. With its offering of Broadway styled show to entertain you and dining that is an absolute thrill. The explorer has restaurants and lounges to numerous to mention, so here are a few highlights.
The main dining room has three levels all connected by a sweeping staircase and each one yet different. Each has a variety of menus to choose from and each one has its own specialties.
Exploring the ship itself is an adventure. It even has an on board Shopping Mall. Accommodations match that of all luxury ships with the Royal Suites that have a separate bedroom with a king sized bed, whirlpool bath, TV with surround sound and entertainment center and a private balcony.
The ship has 15 decks with a Wedding Chapel on the top directly atop the Viking Crown Lounge on the Observation Deck the highest point on the ship, and the chapel will accommodate up to 40 people.
Eighty percent of the living quarters on board have panoramic views of the ocean. The ship has a Full Fitness Center, a Spa, and Rock Climbing Wall, 3 Swimming Pools, 6 Dining Rooms, theater and a Lobby that rises 7 stories high.
Suites and Staterooms:
Royal Suite: separate bedrooms, balcony, whirlpool bath, some have Baby Grand Pianos, entertainment center, separate living area, refrigerator, TV, phone complimentary concierge service and access to a private lounge.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a television, a telephone, and a safe and wireless Internet access.
Two-Bedroom Suite with Two Double Beds, Two Single Beds and Two Single Beds
Grand Suite: comfortable bedroom and living area, TV phone, and entertainment center with a balcony
Junior Suite: comfortable bedroom with a small sitting area, TV and phone, and private balcony
Superior Ocean View Balcony Stateroom: luxury stateroom with sitting area, bar private bath TV and entertainment center and private balcony vanity area and phone
Deluxe Ocean View: Spectacular view of the sky and sea from a private balcony, small sitting area, private bath, TV,
Main Dining Room: for culinary delights
Portofino; Fine Italian food, fresh pasta dishes, seafood wines and desserts
Sea view Café: light meals and snacks
Chops Grille: steaks and seafood
Windjammer Café: casual buffet with lavish setting for breakfast, lunch dinner or snack
For a fun-filled evening check out some of the ships' Hot Spots
Champagne Bar: champagne, fine wines and spirits and canapés
Vortex Lounge: this bar revolves around inside the Viking Crown Lounge
Viking Crown Lounge: located on the Observation Deck and has a full view of the ocean
Fuel: night club open until 2a.m.