The Largest Cruise Ship to Visit Australia


This November, Perth will welcome Royal Carribbean’s Explorer of the Seas – the largest cruise liner ever to visit Australia.

The ship departed Southampton, England on Friday and will sail for 42 days through Europe and via Dubai, India and Asia before arriving at its destination down under on November 13.

Once Explorer of the Seas arrives in Perth, she will offer a 16-night itinerary around the southern half of Australia and New Zealand, before arriving at her new homeport of Sydney on November 28.

Explorer 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 (Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and Izumi)
  • 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)
  • A complete refresh of all the public spaces and staterooms onboard

Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas both also 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.

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