Is a dream destination for many and a frequent destination for many more. It has everything to offer just about anyone. Each country is unique and has a wonderful mix of history, culture and many local sights to see. No matter the country or countries you travel to, you’ll never run out of things to do. Even getting around is part of the fun.
Ephesus is the best preserved classical city in the Mediterranean, famous for its Greek and Roman architecture and probably the best place in the world to realize how life was in Roman times. Ancient history comes alive as you walk along the marble streets next to the traces left by the vehicls of the ancient years and overtake the temples, columns, houses and public baths. Visit the extensively restored Library of Celsus that once contained 12,000 scrolls.
Ashdod had been an important port of the Greek and Roman Empire and has a rich history to present. Today, the modern Ashdod offers easy access to the holy city of Jerusalem, to the vivid Tel Aviv and to major attractions such as Mount Zion, the Tomb of David, the Tomb of Judges and the Dead Sea.
Visit the capital of Modern and Ancient Greece and explore , the "Old City" of Athens, Plaka, with its neoclassical buildings and shops for gifts and souvenirs.
Climb the Acropolis hill, where the Parthenon Temple dominates, and enjoy the wonderful view. Also, take a trip along the beautiful Saronic Gulf - Cape Sounion and ancient Corinth, where you can sunbathe and admire thousand years of history.
Haifa is a diverse city, a port which is a gateway to the Holy Land and a crucible of religions and cultures. Every point of the city offers a spectacular view - from the beaches and the curved bay to the forests of Mount Carmel. Start your trip from city center and visit the colorful villages Ntrougk where you will find friendly faces and will get lost in handicraft markets. On the walls of the cave of Prophet Elia, a place of pilgrimage for thousands of Christians, Muslims and Jews will see dedications that have left believers for centuries. Do not forget to visit the magnificent Temple and the Gardens of Bahai, one of the most popular attraction in Haifa.
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.
Limassol, located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is the island's second-largest city and one of the largests mediterranean port.
Limassol has a long histoty dating back to ancient times. Subsequently the island had been occupied by Byzantines, Venetians, Ottomans and British, who all left their traces to the culture of the town. Some of the sightseeings are the medieval castle, built by the Byzantines, the Archaeological Museum, the Folk Art Museum and the Public Garden, on the coastal road, with a variety of vegetation and a small zoo.
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.
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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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