(Main Dining Room)
Explorer's main dining room is the Sapphire Dining
Room. Overlooking the ground level are two balcony
The ground level is open for breakfast and lunch (sea days
only) on an open seating basis.
For dinner, guests on Explorer of the Seas have the option
of the traditional two-seating approach with each guest
having a reserved table for dinner. Alternatively, guests
can elect a flexible dining system under which they can
dine at any time the restaurant is open but do not have a
specific reserved table. The Deck 5 level is dedicated to
the flexible dining system while the other two levels
adhere to the traditional system.
There is a great variety in the seating arrangements and
the size of tables. Above left: The Captain's table is
amongst the large tables on the floor of the multi-level
atrium. There are tables for six and for eight along the
windows and tables by four by the murals (below).
Left: Parades of chefs and singing waiters provide after
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