Star Trek: The Cruise sets sail on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, which offers the finest combination of luxury accommodation, excellent service, and first-class venues for our performances, events and activities. This ship is a destination of its own with more than a dozen bars, restaurants, clubs, lounges, a Vegas-style casino, luxurious spa and expansive pool deck to enjoy with your fellow Trek fans.
Check out some of the many amenities and venues onboard the Explorer of the Seas:
Main Dining Room
In the Main Dining Room, you can experience a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world-class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Casual, fast and always packing a punch, the Windjammer is your go-to restaurant for big flavors at breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks. Omelets, sandwiches, pastries, countless sides and hearty mains. Your options are unlimited here, running the gamut from crispy buttermilk fried chicken to Vietnamese braised pork.
When it comes to quick and easy eats, Café Promenade is your spot. Located in the multi-level Royal Promenade, this casual spot bustles 24 hours a day, so you can drop by any time – whether it’s for coffee, snacks, pastries, and sandwiches, or the best people watching on the ship. (Additional charge applies for specialty coffees).
Sometimes you just need a burger, and this is the place to escape and fill up on classic American diner fare! The menu features made-to-order hamburgers, sides, shakes and desserts. No matter where you are onboard or in the world, you’re always surrounded by good food and simple pleasures at this retro hangout.
Chops Grille serves up quality hand-cut meat with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings, with reimagined classics like succulent Maine lobster, gruyere cheese tater tots, white truffle-scented mushroom soup, and of course, expertly prepared prime beef.
Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
From sushi to sashimi and tableside cooking preparation, Izumi Hibachi & Sushi offers an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience. You’ll enjoy a wide variety of hot and cold appetizers, entrées, and desserts, and you can watch it all come together as an expert chef works right at your table. All made-to-order with intense flavors.
Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato purée — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Ice Cream Parlor
Located at the Café Promenade, treat yourself to a cone of tasty Ice Cream, or indulge in a smoothie, sundae, or shake for a special treat.
Join the fun at Schooner Bar, where a nautical theme, warm decor and perfectly mixed cocktails come together. Grab a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the piano for some breezy tunes.
The Tavern acts as the ships lobby bar. With blue and red decor and a centralized location, this venue is the perfect spot for a quiet drink or meeting up with family and friends. Entertainment takes the form of live background music from piano to a Latin band.
Grab a cocktail, beer or glass of wine and soak up the sun and serenity of the Solarium Bar. Featuring brightly colored tiles and a wide-open front, this bar atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing.
Crown and Kettle Pub
If you’re looking to grab a pint, this fleetwide favorite is the spot. Pop-up musical performances keep the vibe here as lively as London, and the pub’s impressive drink menu offers a sweeping selection of beers that range from ales to lagers, with UK-themed cocktails and an inspired collection of spirits.
Swanky, sophisticated, and suffused with retro style, R Bar serves up classic cocktails garnished with vintage vibes. Whether your drink of choice is a dry gin martini, an expertly mixed old fashioned, or the perfect gin and tonic, you’ll find plenty to savor here.
You don’t have to stray too far from your comfy poolside lounger to enjoy a cool piña colada, a tropical Mai Tai, or your favorite ice-cold brew. Overlooking the action on the pool deck, Sky Bar provides a full menu of cocktails, beer and wine, as well as a bit of shade. The drinks flow, the view is spectacular, and the action is close.
On top of the world on Deck 14 overlooking the high seas, Dizzy’s is the ultimate spot to soak up panoramic views while you sip your favorite cocktails. Catch the sunset through its floor-to-ceiling windows, then stick around as the space comes alive with the sounds of live entertainers, flashing strobe lights, and plenty of action on the dance floor.
You don’t have to stray too far from your comfy poolside lounger to enjoy a cool and creamy piña colada, a tropical Mai Tai, a glass of bubbly, or your favorite ice cold brew — just pull up a chair at the Pool Bar.
Casino Royale Bar
Surrounded by action and excitement, this Vegas-style bar at Casino Royale sits in the middle of the casino and is open to everyone seeking a fun, central spot to hang.
Vitality at Sea Spa
Emerge renewed, relaxed and rejuvenated at the Vitality at Sea Spa. Everyone deserves some pampering and you’re on vacation after all! Treatments include massages, wraps, facials, acupuncture and more. Charges apply.
Vitality at Sea Fitness Center
Keep your fitness goals on track at the Vitality at Sea Fitness Center, featuring the most state-of-the-art equipment plus popular classes including yoga, Pilates, spinning, sculpting and more. Trained instructors make it easy for everyone to have a great time and get fit. Fees apply for some classes.
Bet on the big action at Casino Royale, a slice of Vegas right onboard the ship. Explore thousands of square feet of games, from penny slots to poker tables to roulette.
We’ll bring the balls – you bring your A game. Whether it’s a pick-up game or one-on-one, go all in for basketball and volleyball action at sea, but with an awesome energizing ocean view.
Up the ramp, around the curve and into the hole. Play on the green as you enjoy wide, blue ocean views. Mini golf is included in your fare, so play as much as you like.
The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator. Grab your board and get ready, 30,000 gallons of rushing water are headed your way. Carve like a pro – or just try to stay upright – while friends cheer you on from the stadium seating. Charge applies.
Rock Climbing Wall
The view alone is worth every step. Climb 40 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.
If you find yourself fleeing a gang of ghosts, saving deep space from invaders, or starting a dance revolution, you might be at the Royal Caribbean Arcade. Your favorite games from the 1980s and 1990s are onboard, as well as modern favorites.
Get ready for a table tennis tourney unlike any other. Come solo or pair up for a back-and-forth battle at sea.
Discover the Solarium, a relaxing indoor-outdoor retreat. Perfectly positioned at the front of every Royal Caribbean ship, the crystal canopy area presents fantastic views and stays warm while you enjoy a lounge area, swimming pools, whirlpools,as well as cascading lagoons on select ships.
The pool deck is the place to be. Bask in the sun or relax in the shade while you sip a cool tropical cocktail from the Sky Bar that overlooks the pool, and enjoy the loungers and live music.
Library and Card Room
In the mood to curl up with a good book? Or show off your poker face? Our well-stocked Library and Card Room offers great reads across many genres, plus tables for cards and board games.
Shop the biggest designer names and onboard exclusives, all at prices you won’t find on land. Swiss timepieces, liquor, fine jewelry, beauty and high fashion can all be found here, tax and duty free! Plus, take advantage of the special sale savings and our price match guarantee.
The Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre is an awesome venue to rock out and party while our amazing headliners perform their Main Stage shows. The home of our biggest events, The Palace Theatre offers top-notch acoustics, clear sightlines, comfortable seats and, of course, bar service!
This cool venue is a hot spot for smaller shows and late-night parties. It can also be transformed into a multi-tier venue for special events and presentations. With state-of-the-art sound and video systems, you will love the action in Studio B!
Comfortable, spacious and centrally located, the Star Lounge is perfect for expert panels, live demos and intimate musical performances.
Full of shops and restaurants by day and parties at night, the Royal Promenade is the heart of the ship and where there is always something to do. Daily events, live music, nightly theme parties and crazy contests are always going down on the Promenade.
The pool deck is the place to be! Not only can you bask in the sun or relax in the shade while you sip a cool tropical cocktail, but you can also enjoy daily events, live music, nightly theme parties and crazy contests!
The ship’s large outdoor movie screen, located on deck 11 above the pool, airs your favorite movies under the stars.