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Explorer of the Seas<br>48 Nights Package<br>Back to Back Extravaganza<br>Sydney to Southampton

Explorer of the Seas
48 Nights Package
Back to Back Extravaganza
Sydney to Southampton

Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Departures:  29 March 2019
Duration: 46 Nights
Ports: Sydney - Australia, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Darwin, Singapore, Penang, Cochin, Mumbai, Dubai, Suez Canal, Athens, Valletta (Malta), Barcelona, Valencia, Cartagena - Spain, Gibraltar, Gijon, Southampton
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Sydney
Airport gateway (Departure) : London

Itinerary

Date Port of Call Arrives Departs
29 Mar 2019  Sydney, Australia   18:45 
30 Mar 2019  Day at Sea    
31 Mar 2019  Brisbane, Australia 08:00 17:00
01 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
02 Apr 2019  Airlie Beach, Australia 07:00  18:00 
03 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
04 Apr 2019  Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia 07:00  18:00 
05 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
06 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
07 Apr 2019  Darwin, Australia 10:00 Overnight on board
08 Apr 2019  Darwin, Australia   16:00
09 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
10 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
11 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
12 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
13 Apr 2019  Singapore 08:00 17:00
14 Apr 2019  Penang, Malaysia 15:00 22:00
15 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
16 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
17 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
18 Apr 2019  Cochin, India 08:00 17:00
19 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
20 Apr 2019  Mumbai (Bombay), India 07:00 17:00
21 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
22 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
23 Apr 2019  Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12:00 Overnight on board
24 Apr 2019  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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20:00
25 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
26 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
27 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
28 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
29 Apr 2019  Day at Sea    
30 Apr 2019  Suez Canal (Passage) 23:00  
1 May 2019  Suez Canal (Passage)   15:00 
2 May 2019  Day at Sea    
3 May 2019  Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00            18:00
4 May 2019  Day at Sea    
5 May 2019  Valletta, Malta 07:00 16:00
6 May 2019  Day at Sea    
7 May 2019  Barcelona, Spain 06:00  17:00 
8 May 2019  Valencia, Spain 07:00 17:00 
9 May 2019  Cartagena, Spain 07:00 17:00 
10 May 2019  Gibraltar, United Kingdom 08:00  16:00 
11 May 2019  Day at Sea    
12 May 2019  Gijon, Spain 11:00  20:00 
13 May 2019  Day at Sea    
14 May 2019  Southampton, England 05:30   

 

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

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Ports

Sydney - Australia

Sydney is Australia's largest city, which is the number one tourist destination in the country. It offers a multitude of sights such as the famous Opera House and distinctive Harbour Bridge of course. You can travel back in time with a visit to Sydney’s oldest centre – The Rocks. Take a city tour to take in Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour and Chinatown. Bask on Bondi Beach for a dose of sun, sea and sand. Or travel a little further afield for a glimpse of the Aussie wildlife and views of the Blue Mountains.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Bondi Beach

Brisbane

Once considered the "country cousin" of Australia's cities, Brisbane is today the nation's third largest metropolis. Lying on the banks of the Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also the gateway to adventures with a uniquely Australian flavour, whether it is to a wildlife park, the rain-forested Mount Tamborine plateau, or the dazzling beaches of Queensland's fabled Gold Coast.

Country- Australia
Distance from port to City - 10kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia Zoo

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is located in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. It is one of many departure points for the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns

The picturesque town of Yorkey's, dominated by its dramatic headland, is your gateway to Cairns, one of Australia's hottest vacation destinations, which basks in tropical sunshine with balmy breezes that waft in from Trinity Bay.

The city's graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. Cairns boasts three of Australia's great natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef and 16 miles of superb beaches that stretch to the north of the city to the famed Marlin Coast. Inland lies the immense Daintree National Park. Discover the rainbow of sea life, marvel at the rain forest or relax along the long stretch of sunny coastline.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 17kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda

Darwin

Darwin is a modern city (largely because its previous incarnation was blown down by a cyclone) with sparkling buildings and broad streets. Its fortunes are built on the sugar and fruits from the plantations and forests, which enfold the city. Study Aboriginal art and pearl fishing in the city’s museums.

Country - Australia
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 11kms
Currency - Australian Dollars (AUD)

Places of Interest
Crocodylus Park, Museum of Art and Science, Adelaide River

Singapore

This prosperous, ultra-modern city-state stills holds many surprises, sporting diverse cultures, world class hotels, street eateries and duty free. Explore cultural enclaves like Chinatown, Little India and Arab Street. Visit such attractions as the Jurong Bird Park and Sentosa Island. Or Simply head to Orchard Road for world-class shopping.

Country - Singapore
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 5kms
Currency - Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Places of Interest
Sentosa Island, Little India, Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Orchard Road, Singapore Zoo

Penang

Cochin

Cochin (now known as Kochi) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala and is one of the principal seaports of the country.

Country - India
Distance from port to City - 1km
Distance from port to Airport - 1000kms
Currency - Indian Rupees (INR)

Places of Interest
Elephant Training Centre, Hill Palace Museum, Museum of Kerala, Mattancherry, Thirumala Devaswom Temple, Malayattoor, Cherai Beach

Mumbai

The financial capital and most populous city in India, Mumbai is a diverse, vibrant, multi-cultural, modern city teeming with crowds. Situated on the west coast of India, Mumbai is the capital ofthe state of Maharashtra and home to 20 million people.

Country: India

Currency:  Indian Rupee

Places of Interest: Manu Bhavan Museum,  Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, Jijamata Udyan Zoo, Elepnata and Kanheri Caves

 

Dubai

A relatively new tourist destination, Dubai has gained in popularity in the recent years. It is essentially a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies and excellent tourist amenities. Just 5 hrs from Europe and 3 hrs from most parts of Asia, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures. It is a city of superlatives: for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest, Dubai is the destination.

Country - United Arab Emirates
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 8kms
Currency - Emirati Dirham (AED)

Places of Interest
The Burj Hotel, Duty Free Shopping Centres, Bastakiya

Suez Canal

Athens

You reach the bustling port of Piraeus, just a hop away from the ‘Mother of Civilisation’, peerless Athens. Redolent with mythology, what better place could there be to start the day than with a visit to the Acropolis? Now in ruins, the grandeur of this magnificent city is still breathtaking. You may also view the dramatic landscape of Attica at Cape Sounion.

Country - Athens
Distance from port to City - 11kms
Distance from port to Airport - 30kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
The Acropolis, Hill of the Muses, Hadrian's Arch

Valletta (Malta)

Strategically located on Mount Sceberras overlooking the Grand and Marsamxett harbours is Valletta, the capital of Malta and an icon of baroque architecture. It is a city steeped in history, culture and religion with elaborate fortifications, palaces, museums and churches. Amongst the notable highlights are the Grand Co-Cathedral of St. John, the monastoic church of the knights of St. John, the Grand Master's Palace, Mdina, the famed walled city, war and archeological museums.

Country -  Malta
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 10kms
Currency - Maltese Liyra (MTL)

Places of Interest
Hager Qim, Mnajdra, Mellieha

Barcelona

Explore Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and you’ll discover the ornately wrought works of Antonio Gaudi. A local architect, whose works culminate in the surrealistic spires of the yet to be finished Sagrada Familia. Take a stroll down the colourful Ramblas. Explore the Gothic Quarter. Ride a cable car to the summit of Montjuic. Or sample local wines and authentic tapas as you watch the hustle and bustle of daily life pass you by.

Country - Spain
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 12kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Las Ramblas, La Safrada Familia, Museo Picasso

Valencia

Valencia (/vəˈlɛnsiə/; Spanish: [baˈlenθja]), or València (Valencian: [vaˈlensia]), is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 1.5 million people.[1] Valencia is Spain's third largest metropolitan area, with a population ranging from 1.7 to 2.5 million. The city has global city status.[2] The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea.

Cartagena - Spain

Modern Cartagena and bustling seaport and commercial center, rich in history, culture, and magnificent Spanish architecture.

Country - Spain
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 44kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Fort Bocachica, La Popa Monastery, Chruch of San Pedro

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British colony less than three-square miles in area, and one of the most renowned strategic military strong points in the world. Here you will find a mixture of ethnicity, with Spaniards, Moors, Arabs and British settlers making up the population. The famous Rock of Gibraltar is the reason why so many tourists flock to this part of the world

Country - Gibraltar
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 1kms
Currency - Gibraltar Pound (GIP)

Places of Interest
Rock of Gibraltar, Great Siege Tunnels, Ape's Den

Gijon

Gijón began as a fishing village nearly 3,000 years ago, according to the records of the Campa Torres Archaeological and Nature Reserve in Gijón. Today the city is an important port on the Atlantic coast of Spain.

The historic fishing village, known as Cimadevilla, is located on a penninsula that divides the port in half. The village is the main tourist attraction of the city.

Most of the streets are cobble stone and barely two cars wide. Many of the buildings have been renovated to display the colorful life of the village. Those that have not are evidence of centuries of construction designed to withstand the powerful forces of the Atlantic.
 
Country - Spain
Distance from port to City - N/A
Distance to Airport - N/A
Currency -

Places of Interest
A hike up the hill and through Cimadevilla leads to Cerro de Santa Catalina. It is a park on the tip of the pennisula that provides a view of the outstretched coastline forming the port. On the very edge of the penisula is a sculpture the size of a house, Eligio del Horizonte, or Praise of the Horizon. It is one of 16 large sculptures placed in public spaces throughout the city over the last decade.

Southampton

London is one of the world's most visited cities and a major tourist hub for many European journeys. London has the greatest concentration of tourist attractions in Britain with Westminster Abbey, Regent Street, Picadilly and the British Parliament as well as the nightlife and shopping to last a lifetime. A definate must see for anyone who is visiting Europe

Country - United Kingdom
Distance from port to City - 110kms
Distance from port to Airport - 135kms
Currency - UK Pound (GBP)

Places of Interest
Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, House of Parliament

 

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Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International, the cruise line that delivers the "Wow!" and the one that put rock-climbing walls and ice-skating rinks on cruise ships. Whether you've sailed with us before or have just seen our commercials on TV, you may have the sense that we're not your average cruise line.

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Explorer of the Seas

There's never been a cruise ship like this. Enjoy one-of-a-kind features like an ice-skating rink, the Royal Promenade and a rock-climbing wall. There was only one way to accommodate all of these innovative ideas. We built a bigger cruise ship. The 138,000-ton, 3,114-guest Explorer of the Seas offers more space for every guest - plus enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and exceptional recreational facilities. This cruise ship is so high-tech, it even features the University of Miami Ocean Lab, a state-of-the-art oceanographic and atmospheric science lab

Dining

  • The Main Dining Room
  • Cafe Promenade
  • Windjammer Cafe
  • Island Grill
  • Portofino
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Sidewalk Cafe
  • Sprinkles
  • Sports Bar
  • Aquarium Bar
  • Schooner Bar
Entertainment

  • Lyric Showlounge
  • Imperial Lounge
  • Viking Crown Lounge
  • Casino Royale
  • Connoisseur's Club
  • Champagne Bar
  • Seven Hearts
  • Crow's Nest Lounge

Onboard Activities

  • ShipShape Health Spa
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Roller Blading Track
  • Full Size Basketball Court
  • 9 hole minature golf course
  • Ice Skating Rink
  • ShipShape Fitness Centre
  • Indoor Pool
  • Adventure Beach
  • Challengers Arcade
  • Library

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
  137,308 Tonnes
Star Rating
  4 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Large/Resort
Entered Service   Oct 2000
Registry   Bahamas
Former Name   None
Length   311.1 metres
Beam   47.4 metres
Draft   8.8 metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel-electric (75,600kW)/3 Pods
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   23.7
Passenger Capacity (twin)
  3,114
Crew   1,185
Nationality of Officers   Scandinavian
Nationality of Crew   International
Total Cabins   1,557
Total Inside cabins   618
Total Outside cabins   939
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   765
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   26
Passenger Decks   14
Cabin Electricity
  110v
Elevators   14
Self-Service Laundry
  No
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   US Dollar

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