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Sailings
8 Night Europe - Northern
departing from Southampton, England
Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International
Ship Explorer Of The Seas
Departing Fri, Sep 13, 2019
Return Port Southampton, England
Ports of Call Southampton, England | Bergen, Norway | Flaam, Norway | Geiranger, Norway | Alesund, Norway | Stavanger, Norway
Royal Caribbean International
Southampton, England | Bergen, Norway | Flaam, Norway | Geiranger, Norway | Alesund, Norway | Stavanger, Norway
Itinerary
  • Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
  • Fri, Sep 13, 2019 SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND -- 5:00 pm
    Sat, Sep 14, 2019 CRUISING -- --
    Sun, Sep 15, 2019 BERGEN, NORWAY 11:00 am 8:00 pm
    Mon, Sep 16, 2019 FLAM, NORWAY 7:00 am 6:00 pm
    Tue, Sep 17, 2019 GEIRANGER, NORWAY 11:00 am 8:00 pm
    Wed, Sep 18, 2019 ALESUND, NORWAY 7:00 am 4:00 pm
    Thu, Sep 19, 2019 STAVANGER, NORWAY 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri, Sep 20, 2019 CRUISING -- --
    Sat, Sep 21, 2019 SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND 5:30 am --
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Royal Caribbean International
General

Royal Caribbean is an award-winning global cruise line with a 45-year legacy of innovation and excellence in the cruise industry. It has redefined cruising with exciting onboard activities such as rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, zip lines, bumper cars, the signature FlowRider surf simulator and exclusive skydiving thrills of RipCord by iFLY. Royal Caribbean was the first to bring the best of Broadway to the high seas, staging full-length productions of hit musicals like MAMMA MIA!, Cats and We Will Rock You. The world-class entertainment program includes dazzling only-on-Royal stage, ice, aerial, dive and multimedia shows, plus dance clubs, bars and lounges that never charge a cover. The newest ships in the fleet - Oasis Class and Quantum Class - are equipped with advanced technology, with the fastest Internet at sea, and the widest variety of accommodations, from single rooms with a balcony, to family-connected staterooms and luxurious two-story lofts. Royal Caribbean International is redefining family and adventure travel with its newest ship, Symphony of the Seas. Bringing to life every family''s vacation dreams, the ship is a playground of thrill and chill experiences carefully designed with guests of all ages in mind. Families can go head to head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag adventure, take the plunge down the tallest slide at sea, or soak up some sun after getting drenched on the ship''s epic waterslides and surf simulators, discovering exactly how Symphony of the Seas is the new sound of adventure for the whole family. The Royal Amplified program is set to reveal multimillion-dollar upgrades, including Sky Pad, Battle for Planet Z, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience; The Perfect Storm trio of waterslides and a new Escape Room: The Observatorium challenge, where competitors can solve a series of high-tech riddles to unravel a mystery. Not to mention the addition of new dining venues, from Fish and Ships - a seaside seafood spot with freshly battered fish and chips and other guest favorites - to Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, Izumi Hibachi and Sushi and Sugar Beach. Scheduled for completion in fall 2019, the new Perfect Day at CocoCay will offer endless discoveries and shareable moments among seven distinctive island experiences to deliver the ultimate family destination in the Caribbean with the perfect combination of thrills and chills for everyone. Combined with personalized, attentive service, Royal Caribbean is committed to delivering the best vacation experience to its guests. And for the last 12 years, it has been honored as both the best cruise line in the Caribbean and best cruise line overall by the readers of Travel Weekly.

Ship
Explorer Of The Seas
Overview

ANSWER THE CALL OF THE WILD

Embark on the expedition of a lifetime onboard Explorer of the Seas- a cruise ship that sizes up with Alaska in adventure. Then delve deeper into the Alaskan wilderness or range inland to the Canadian Rockies on a Cruisetour, with all the best resorts and lodges already reserved, so you can unwind after experiencing the grandeur and wildlife of the Last Frontier.

Kids & Families
  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  • Teen lounge areas and disco
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures
Entertainment & Shopping
  • NEW Diamond Club for Crown & Anchor Society members to enjoy
  • NEW Digital Wayfinders and signage
  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • Complimentary ice-skating shows in Studio B
  • 9,623 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale with 287 slots and 16 tables
  • 15 bars, clubs, and lounges that never have a cover, including Champagne Bar, Crown & Kettle Pub, and The Chamber nightclub
  • Variety of name-brand, duty-free shopping on the Royal Promenade including jewelry, perfumes, apparel and shopping for teens and kids
Dining Options
  • Main Dining Room with complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • More complimentary options including Windjammer Cafe, Jade Sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine, Cafe Promenade for coffee and pastries/snacks, and room service*
  • NEW Giovanni's Table Italian trattoria and Izumi Japanese Cuisine*
  • NEW Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse, Chop's Grille*
  • Casual dining and snacks at Johnny Rockets and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream*

*Late night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 a.m. Additional charges apply for specialty dining venues. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are charged separately and are offered at current bar menu prices.

Rest & Relaxation
  • NEW Staterooms with real time virtual balconies
  • Vitality Spa with 100+ treatments including medi-spa treatments and acupunture
  • 3 pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • 6 whirlpools
  • State-of-the-art Fitness Center, with classes including yoga and tai chi

*During inclement weather and select hours, the ship may permit the Solarium Pool to be used by persons under age 16 provided they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian.

Action & Adventure
  • NEW FlowRider
  • Rock wall
  • Ice-skating rink
  • Mini-golf course
  • Basketball court
  • Running Track
Onboard Activities

Flowrider

The surf's always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider surf simulator. Grab your board and get ready, 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome are headed your way. Carve like a pro - or just try to stay upright - while friends cheer you on from the stadium seating.

Scuba Certification

Discover the underwater world on a PADI scuba diving expedition- exclusively offered on Royal Caribbean. PADI dive instructors will lead you on underwater adventures with a range of courses offered, so you can get certified right onboard. Fee applies.

Rock Climbing Wall

The view alone is worth every step. Climb forty feet above deck on the signature Rock Climbing Wall, where everyone from beginners to speed climbers can strap in and go vertical. With no reservation required at this complimentary activity, you could visit the view again and again.

Others:
  • 70s Disco Party
  • Adventure Ocean
  • All Access Tour
  • Arcade
  • Art Collection
  • Casino
  • CLub Twenty
  • Dance Classes
  • Fitness Classes
  • Folding Artistry
  • Game Shows
  • Guest Lectures
  • Ice Skating
  • Jewelry Making
  • Learn a Language
  • Library and Card Room
  • Live Bands
  • Mini Golf
  • Mystery Dinner Theater
  • Night Life
  • Outdoor Movie Nights
  • Pool Parties
  • Pools
  • Pub Performances
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Scrapbooking
  • Shopping
  • Solarium
  • Sports Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Theme Nights
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center
  • Wine Tasting

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.

**Concierge Club reserved for Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Crown & Anchor Society members, and select suite guests. Diamond Lounge available for Diamond and above tier level members.**

Onboard Dining

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant. Now, they give you a fresh twist on a favorite, with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings. Most intriguing: our exceptional prime meat. This prime beef is joined by Maine lobster, veal parmesan, grilled branzino and other succulent dishes paired with addictive sides and irresistible desserts.

Giovanni's Table

Rustic Italian dishes are served with contemporary flair at Giovanni's Table, a Royal Caribbean favorite offering indoor and al fresco seating. This casual trattoria serves up a seemingly endless selection of Italian classics, like Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola, Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Risotto, Bolognese and much more. From the mouth-watering fresh pastas to the carefully braised meats and stews, you can tour all of Italy without ever leaving the ship.

Main Dining

Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and the most attentive staff at sea. Our main dining room serves exceptional, multi-course meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a new dinner menu each evening in an elegant setting, with extraordinary personal service from your dedicated wait staff. Main Dining Room offers reservations for My Time Dining, giving more flexible options for you to book or Traditional dining, which secures the same seating and table every evening.

*Additional charges apply for specialty dining venues and ice cream. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are charged separately and are offered at current bar menu prices.


Other Dining Options:
  • Chef's Table
  • Izumi
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Room Service
  • Windjammer
Bars & Nightlife

English Pub

As lively as London, this is a brilliant spot to grab a pint. And you've got lots to choose from. The impressive beer list runs from ales to lagers, with UK-themed cocktails and an inspired collection of spirits, as well. Come for the British racing decor and stay for the live music.

Suite Lounge

It's serenity with a twist of lime. Reserved exclusively for guests of Grand Suite-level accommodations and above, the Suite Lounge presents complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks. So from croissants to Cosmos, we've got your cravings covered.

Others:
  • Diamond Bar
  • R Bar
  • Pool Bar
  • Schooner Bar
  • Solarium Bar
Shows
  • Fast Forward
  • Guest Entertainers
  • Ice-Skating Shows
  • Invitation to Dance
  • Original Productions
  • Parades
  • Spirits of the Seasons
Ship Facts
  • Maiden Voyage: Oct 28, 2000
  • Guest Capacity: 4,290
  • Crew Capacity: 1,185
  • Tonnage: 138,000
  • Length: 1,025 ft.
  • Width: 157.5 ft.
  • Draft: 29 ft.
  • Cruising Speed: 22 knots
  • Registry: Bahamas
Decks
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • 1B Spacious Ocean View Balcony
    1D Ocean View Balcony
    1K Ultra Spacious Ocean View
    1L Spacious Panoramic Oceanviwew
    1M Spacious Ocean View
    1N Ocean View
    1T Promenade View Interior
    1V Interior Stateroom
    2B Spacious Ocean View Balcony
    2D Ocean View Balcony
    2N Ocean View
    2T Promenade Stateroom
    3B Spacious Ocean View Balcony
    3D Ocean View Balcony
    3N Ocean View
    3V Interior
    4B Spacious Ocean View Balcony
    4D Ocean View Balcony
    4M Spacious Ocean View
    4U Interior w/ Virtual Balcony
    4V Interior
    5D Ocean View Balcony
    6B Spacious Ocean View Balcony
    6D Ocean View Balcony
    6V Interior
    7D Ocean View Balcony
    8N Ocean View
    GS Grand Suite - 1 bedroom
    GT Grand Suite - 2 bedroom
    J3 Junior Suite
    J4 Junior Suite
    OS Owner's Suite - 1 bedroom
    RS Royal Suite with Balcony
    VP Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)
    WS Deluxe Stateroom Guarantee
    XB Ocean View Balcony Guarantee
    YO Oceanview Guarantee
    ZI Interior Guarantee
Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom Symbol Legend
  • Stateroom with sofa bed
    Stateroom has four additional Pullman beds available
    Sofa Bed Eligible
    Stateroom opens only on the starboard side
    Connecting staterooms
    These staterooms have obstructed views
    Stateroom with sofa bed and third Pullman bed available
    Stateroom has third and fourth Pullman beds available
    Indicates accessible staterooms
    Stateroom has third Pullman bed available
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Deck Fifteen

Deck Fifteen
Destination
Europe - Northern
Interested in viewing many different cultures? Love to cruise? Cruising Northern Europe may be perfect for you. Most Northern European cruises can show you the Scandinavian peninsula, Baltic states, and the Netherlands on a seven to fifteen day cruise. You'll tour historic sights and see beautiful landscapes. And since you're cruising, you'll enjoy unlimited first-rate cuisine and you'll have a range of activities available to you while you're not exploring the sights. Cruises in Northern Europe often depart from Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam, or London. Ships sailing to this destination also make time to see Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Oslo, Norway.
Ports of Call
Southampton, England

Bergen, Norway
City Bergen

This is a classic Norwegian town full of colorful charm. You can wander up narrow streets into the surrounding hills or enjoy Gamte Bergen, the old town, with cobbled streets and wonderful little shops and bakeries.

Flaam, Norway
City Flaam

Tucked at the end of a fjord, tiny Flam huddles between steep peaks and deep, still water. From its gingerbread rail station, an electric train zigzags through mountaintops and tunnel after tunnel, emerging on the "Roof of Norway." It's an amazing experience. Return by the same route, or take one of the world's most scenic drives through the Romsdal Alps.

Geiranger, Norway
City Geiranger

You will never forget sailing into the grandest fjord in all Scandinavia. The waters are glassy and lacy waterfalls dance down from dizzying heights on either side. Tiny farms cling impossibly to sheer mountainsides. And at the end is a friendly town and a roadway to the crest of the mountain called Eagle's Nest, for a bird's eye view of the waterway seen from the sky.

Alesund, Norway
City Alesund

Stavanger, Norway
City Stravanger

The southern gateway to the Fjordlands, Stavanger is also the home port of much of the fleet that serves the North Sea oil fields. View its medieval Cathedral, and other highlights of the town, or travel out to Pulpit Rock, a breathtaking vista point high above the fjords.