Explorer of the Seas to homeport in Italy after royal amplification
Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas will be the first ‘Royal Amplified’ ship to homeport in Rome, Italy following a US$110 million renovation in 2020. Following the refurbishment that is part of Royal Caribbean International’s US$1 billion Royal Amplified programme, Explorer of the Seas will offer new onboard entertainment options, such as glow-in-the-dark laser tag, the rejuvenated adults-only Solarium, and the Perfect Storm duo of racer waterslides, which will be located on the top deck.
Explorer of the Seas makes maiden voyage into Newcastle Harbour
The largest cruise ship to visit the Hunter region made its maiden voyage into Newcastle Harbour on Sunday, Feb. 10. Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, a 310-metre long cruise ship accommodating up to 4000 guests and 1200 crew, arrived at 8am before a 5pm departure. It was estimated passengers would inject more than $600,000 into the regional economy during the visit. Port of Newcastle and the ship’s Captain Kjetil Gjerstad exchanged a plaque on the ship’s bridge to mark the maiden voyage.
Long range medevac off Oregon
A U.S. Coast Guard H-60 "Jayhawk helicopter medevaced a man who suffered a medical emergency from the "Explorer of the Seas" 200 miles offshore on Oct 6, 2018. The Oregon-based Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued the 67-year-old man who suffered a possible stroke. The cruise ship was in the middle of a nearly six-day trip from Seattle to Hawaii, according to its itinerary. A C-27 Spartan airplane from Sacramento was also launched to facilitate communications. The ship's crew requested a medical evacuation around 2 p.m. when the man appeared to be suffering a diabetic emergency and showed signs of a stroke. Once the helicopter arrived at the Astoria Airport, a second air ambulance took the man to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. His condition was not disclosed.Upload News