A cruise from Ravenna doesn’t just unlock some of the most captivating destinations in the Mediterranean – it also offers the perfect opportunity to explore one of Italy’s lesser-known gems. With its majestic churches and baptisteries and its abundance of early Christian mosaics, this charming seaside port is a haven for lovers of art and architecture. It also has a surprisingly rich history – Ravenna served as the capital of the Western Roman Empire for three hundred years and became a thriving hub for talented craftsmen, artists and master masons. It’s why the city is rich with museums and beautiful historic palaces. Dedicate a couple days to getting to know Ravenna ahead of your cruise.
Bari on the Adriatic coast is a diverse city, which combines old with new. One of the major gateways of eastern Italy grew quickly and today is an important transport hub and an international transit center for agricultural products. The Town Hall, the University and the Theater are magnificent buildings, examples of the dynamism of the city. Wondering around is very enjoyable because the buildings are impressive and there is beauty everywhere around you. Bari is called "City of Churches" or "Milan of the South".
Known as the "Emerald Isle" because of its rich vegetation and timeless beauty, Corfu is one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean. The second largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu covers an area of 592 square kilometers. With the intense culture and incomparable beuaty coastline, Corfu was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many artists and writers.
A walk along the Strantoum street and a tour of the Old City will surely take you back in time, with its old narrow streets and historical buildings that have remained virtually intact since the 13th century. High walls surround the main attractions of the town, like the great monasteries of the Dominicans and Franciscans Monks and the amazing Sponza Palace.
In the shadow of the Vesuvius volcano, Naples is full of architectural treasures. Also hosts one of the most important archaeological museums in the world, the National Archeological Museum. Visit the ancient city of Pompeii or the beautiful island of Capri to enjoy the magnificent view from the mountaintop. Wander through the picturesque streets of the nearby Sorrento and try Lemontselo, a delicious lemon liqueur.
The largest island of Mediterranean, Sicily, consists of a multicultural society and offers many different folklore, historical, artistic attractions and breathtaking landscapes.
Messina is located to the northeast part of Sicily and was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC. It had been an important port since ancient times and its long history is visible in monuments, churches and all around. Don't miss to visit Taormina and Mt.Etna.
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome. A sea port which is located 80 kilometres west-north-west of Rome. The harbor is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse.
Split is a Mediterranean city of exceptional beauty, surrounded by lush pine forests and stands of wildflowers, dating 1700 years ago. Wander through the old cobbled streets and discover the imposing Palace of Diocletian in the heart of the city or catch a ferry to visit the picturesque Ivari island, famous for its fine wines Ntalmatia.
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There’s no such thing as too much adventure on the thrill-filled Explorer of the Seas®.
If you’ve ever longed for a romantic adventure cruise to some of the world’s most picture-perfect shores, Explorer of the Seas® is the best way to turn your bucket list couple’s trip into the experience of a lifetime. Uncover the awe-inspiring Acropolis in Athens. Peer into the past at the Parthenon. Cue the views in Curaηao for beauty that no camera can capture — but you’ll never forget. And chase outdoor adventures along Aruba’s sun-kissed coast. Filled with unforgettable activities and features from bow to stern, Explorer of the Seas® is one of the coolest culture-cruising ships out there.
MAX MEMORIES AT SEA
EXPLORE MORE BETWEEN SHORES
This is not your average vacation. This is adventure in a bold new light — on the fleetfavorite Explorer of the Seas®. Soak up the sunshine and chill vibes at the adults-only Solarium. Indulge in authentic Tuscan cuisine at Giovanni’s Table. Then catch a jawdropping original production in the Main Theater, or dance the night away at Club Twenty. On this ship, there’s no wrong way to vacay. Surf sessions on the FlowRider®? Check. Breathtaking views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall? Double check. An adults-only pool deck that’s perfect for lounging the day away? Triple check. Hope you’re up for a true romantic adventure, because you’re in for unforgettable ways to play everywhere you turn.
DIALED UP DINING
No matter what flavors you’re craving — from Tuscan-inspired eats at Giovanni’sSM Table and Far East flavors at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, to delicious deli-style sandwiches, decadent deserts and late-night bites at Cafι Promenade — indulging is easy onboard Explorer of the Seas®.
DATE NIGHT DONE RIGHT
Cap off each date night with an incredible show at the Main Theater, followed by live piano and a pint of your favorite brew at Schooner Bar. Then, brush up on your salsa skills at Boleros or join the non-stop action at Casino RoyaleSM. On Explorer of the Seas®, the adventure continues after hours.
SO MUCH MORE TO EXPLORE
Your next vacation is about to get a whole lot wilder. Welcome onboard Explorer of the Seas® — a ship that offers as many thrills and ways to chill as the destinations it takes you to. Like laid-back lounging in the adults-only Solarium. Tee-offs with stunning sea views on the deckside Mini Golf green. Figure eights and double axels on the ice skating rink. And hang ten sessions on the fan-favorite FlowRider®.
Grab a board and get ready to ride — the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator is the ultimate hang-ten hangout. Carve the waves upright like a pro surfer or boogie-board on your stomach as 30,000 gallons of rushing water keep you afloat. You can also cheer on your friends from the sidelines and get splashed after every wipeout.
ROCK THE RINK
After a day spent chasing new discoveries and soaking up the sun on the pool deck, lace up your skates and take your adventure to the chill zone at the onboard ice skating rink. Whether you’re a newbie or a skilled skater, all thrill seekers are welcome on the ice.
JOIN THE POOL PARTY
Kick back and soak up the island vibes on the pool deck. Families will have a blast in the main pool, home to belly flop competitions, movies under the stars and dance parties with a DJ. If you’re looking for some grown-up relaxation, head to the adults-only Solarium where it’s all about endless sea views and serenity.
Whether you’re craving authentic Italian eats at Giovanni’s℠ Table, Asian-inspired flavors at Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, or steakhouse classics at Chops Grille℠ — with options like these, meal time is guaranteed to always be memorable. And after you’ve treated your taste buds, keep the party going with more than fifteen bars, clubs and lounges to choose from — all onboard Explorer of the Seas®.
A CUT ABOVE THE REST
Craving a classic steakhouse experience at sea? You’ve come to the right place. For more than a decade, the chefs at this fleet-favorite specialty restaurant have served up delicious hand-cut steaks and elevated entrees — like Maine lobster, grilled branzino, and more. It’s the perfect place to dial up dinner.
A FAR EAST FEAST
Get ready to taste your way to Japan and beyond with fresh sashimi, hand-rolled sushi, izakaya-style appetizers and tasty Asian-inspired entrees prepared by a master chef right at your table. At this top-rated specialty restaurant, dinner is always served with a show.
CUISINE THAT’S COMPLIMENTARY & CRAVEWORTHY
FLAVORFUL & FREE
Embark on a globetrotting gourmet journey at Windjammer, where an ever-changing menu highlights cuisine from around the world at self-serve stations. Savor courses that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur in the Main Dining Room. And indulge in deli-style sandwiches and Mediterranean-inspired antipasti at Cafι Promenade. The best part? It’s all included in your cruise fare.
KEEP ADVENTURE GOING AFTER HOURS
There’s no curfew for thrills onboard Explorer of the Seas®. Once the sun sets, start the night right with classic cocktails at R Bar, pints and live performances at Crown & Kettle Pub, singalongs at Schooner Bar, and salsa steps on the dance floor at Boleros.
SHAKING UP THE CLASSICS
VINTAGE VIBES & CLASSIC COCKTAILS
At R Bar, classic cocktails come with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Inspired by the swanky drinking dens of the ‘50s and ‘60s, this sleek and sophisticated lounge is the perfect spot to unwind with an old fashioned or a dry gin martini.
PINTS & POURS FOR EVERY SHORE
RAISE A PINT
JOIN THE PUB
You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to London once you step inside the Crown & Kettle. Choose a brew from an impressive list that ranges from pilsners to porters, or indulge in your favorite spirit or UK-themed cocktail. Linger a while longer to catch one of the musicians who pop in regularly to perform.
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Message from Adam M. Goldstein, President and CEO
Welcome to Royal Caribbean International – a place where innovation and imagination reign supreme. From its very beginning, our company has been guided by the principles of designing ships and creating itineraries that lead to a cruising experience like no other – principles grounded on delivering the WOW to each and every one of our guests before, during and after sailing with us.
We take great pride in being able to introduce first-at-sea innovations such as the rock climbing wall, zipline and FlowRider® surf simulator to mention a few, as well as offering unparalleled entertainment experiences and to be the only cruise line to offer Tony Award®-winning Broadway shows. All of these onboard amenities offer us the opportunity to see how we can WOW our guests every time they cruise with us.
With more than 280 destinations worldwide and an amazing array of exciting shore excursions and cruisetour options, we provide our guests the chance to experience something new. Something only a Royal Caribbean cruise can offer – like glacier-trekking in Alaska; cave-tubing in Belize; biking through the vineyards of Dubrovnik, Croatia; experiencing the wonders of China; or simply doing nothing at all. That's just the beginning of the kind of exciting adventures and relaxing escapes our global cruises bring to vacationers around the world.
Our ships are also built to WOW. Our latest innovations on Quantum of the Seas, set to sail in November 2014, will feature such first-at-sea experiences like bumper cars, roller skating, simulated skydiving and The North Star, a jewel-like capsule that gently soars 300 feet above sea level. Plus, our Oasis class ships continue to WOW our guests with their unprecedented entertainment, dining and exclusive onboard amenities. We also continue to enhance the rest of our fleet and have already revitalized more than half of our 21 ships and will finalize the revitalizations with our Voyager class in 2014 and 2015.
All of this of course could not be accomplished without our most amazing asset – our crew. The men and women onboard our ships work tirelessly each and every day to ensure that all of our guests have the vacation of a lifetime.
We are committed to continue creating amazing new experiences for our guests in the years ahead. It’s our way of ensuring that we offer our guests the most innovative cruise ships, exciting and compelling itineraries around the world, and our renowned GOLD Anchor Service – what we call the Royal Advantage. We look forward to seeing you onboard and delivering the WOW to you and your family and friends.
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Please see below Royal Caribbean International protocols updates for sailings departing Southampton, United Kingdom. Departing through May 31, 2022.
Plus, some updates to Europe protocols (Excluding Italy departures).
Southampton Departures Protocols
Europe Sailings (excluding Italy departures) – Updates