Explorer of the Seas Children's / Kids' Programs & Babysitting
The Explorer of the Seas has kids' programs to entertain the younger cruisers. Youth groups are divided based on age. There are a total of five age groups with the own areas and activities.
The Aquanauts is for ages 3 to 5,
Explorers are ages 6 to 8,
Voyagers covers ages 9 to 11,
Navigators for ages 12 to 14
Teens are covered in ages 15 to 17.
Navigators and older kids get access to parties at "Optix Teen Disco," the teen only club complete with dance floor, DJ setup and soda bar. All of the Adventure Ocean programs are located on Deck 12 and next to Johnny Rockets.
Royal Caribbean Programs for Children Under Age 3
Supervised programs on Royal Caribbean are not available for kids that are not potty trained or who are younger than 3. However, in partnership with Fisher-Price, there are special programs for Royal Babies that are 6 to 18 months old and Royal Tots for kids 18 to 36 months old. These programs are scheduled for parents and their little ones together throughout the cruise.
Babysitting onboard the Explorer of the Seas
Babysitting is available on the Explorer of the Seas as a group or in-stateroom if personnel are available. Babysitting runs $10.00 per hour for one or two children in the same family and $15.00 per hour for three kids.
For a detailed overview of the Club Adventure program, what to expect, costs, late night babysitting services, slumber parties, and child care, click here. There are even childcare options for when the Explorer of the Seas is in port -- this allows parents go into port and leave the kids on the ship.
Explorer of the Seas Children's / Kid's Programs Tips:
The daily activities for the various kids' programs are delivered to cabins every evening. They are also handed out by their respective Directors.
The Explorer of the Seas has a curfew. Unless they are in an organized activity kids ages 17 and under must be in their room after 1 AM unless accompanied by an adult.
Generally, babysitting runs $10.00/hour for one or two children in the same family and $15.00/hour for three kids. The kids must be at least one year old. Rates are subject to change, and the babysitting service will depend upon staff availability.