explorer

Aboard the MV Explorer

Facts at a Glance:

  • Built in 2002 by the well respected Blohm & Voss shipbuilders of Germany
  • Described by Maritime Telecommunications Network “as one of the safest ships afloat”
  • U.S. and international health and safety ratings in the 99th percentile
  • One of the fastest passenger ships of its kind in the world
  • 590-feet, 25,000 tons, 7 decks, maximum capacity 836

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Ship Specs

Tonnage 25,000 tons
Length 590 ft. (180 m)
Beam 84 ft. (26 m)
Draft 24 ft. (7 m)
Maximum Cruising Speed 28 knots
Stabilizers yes
Air Conditioning Throughout yes
Outside Deck Space 30,000 sq. ft. (2.800 m2)
Passenger Decks 6
Pool Area 7,500 sq. ft. (700 m2)
Swimming Pool 1
The Union 380 seats
Main Dining Hall Deck 5 470 seats
Garden Lounge Dining Hall Deck 6 210 seats
Outside Dining Area Deck 6 110 seats
Glazer Faculty, Staff & Lifelong Learner Lounge 138 seats
Classrooms 9
Pritzlaff Study Area 104 seats
Passenger Capacity (double basis) 836