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The countdown is on: Less than two months until Australians can Live Life BIG on new ship Explorer of the Seas

September 19, 2015 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Australia’s newest, largest and most innovative cruise ship, Explorer of the Seas, is counting down to her arrival in Australia for the very first time. To celebrate her maiden season in just under two months, Royal Caribbean has launched a bonus onboard credit offer of USD$100 per stateroom.

Explorer of the Seas’ first ever Australian cruise will allow guests to take part in the historic meeting with twin sister and Aussie favourite, Voyager of the Seas, in Sydney Harbour on Saturday 28 November 2015. Departing Perth on 13 November and sailing for 16 nights around southern Australia and the South Island of New Zealand, the sailing arrives in Sydney for a remarkable harbour rendezvous with Voyager of the Seas, together the largest and most modern ships sailing in the Southern Hemisphere. Fares start from $1,499 per person and include Royal’s bonus US$100 onboard credit to celebrate the arrival of Australia’s newest ship.

Also on offer is Explorer of the Seas’ maiden voyage to Australia as she repositions over 10 nights from Singapore. Departing 3 November 2015, she calls at Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi in Malaysia as well as Phuket in Thailand before arriving in Fremantle on 13 November, her very first Australian port of call and where she will be greeted by an extra special welcome. Fares start from $999 and include Royal’s bonus US$100 onboard credit.  

Explorer of the Seas – which will take the title of Australia’s largest ship from her sister, Voyager of the Seas –arrives for her maiden Australian season fresh from a multimillion dollar makeover in April this year. She is now jam-packed with a host of new features to match her popular twin sister Voyager of the Seas, including a FlowRider surf machine, three new specialty restaurants, two new bars, new stateroom categories including industry-first interior Virtual Balcony staterooms with real time sights of the sea and new Panoramic staterooms with floor-to-ceiling wrap-around windows, as well as a complete refresh of all the public spaces and staterooms onboard.

Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas both boast signature Royal Caribbean features including the iconic ice-skating rink, rock climbing wall, a full-size basketball and sports court, and the Royal Promenade – an interior boulevard that runs nearly the length of the ship flanked by restaurants, lounges and boutiques where spectacular parades and evening dance parties are held.

“At Royal Caribbean we believe in living life big, and can’t wait to welcome Australia’s largest ship Explorer of the Seas this year. We’ve invested over USD$160 million revitalising both Explorer and Voyager in the past 12 months to ensure Australians have the two newest and most feature-packed cruise ships on their doorstop. Voyager of the Seas has been one of our most popular local ships so we know everyone will love the international style of cruising Explorer of the Seas will offer too,” said Adam Armstrong, commercial director, Royal Caribbean International Australasia.

Explorer of the Seas will complete her Europe season in October and then reposition to Australia via Dubai, India and Southeast Asia. She will be based in Sydney until April 2016 with a series of 16 cruises to New Zealand, the South Pacific and around Australia. She will then return again in November 2016 for the summer 2016/17 season.

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