The Royal Caribbean ship we are boarding around noon is the Explorer of the Seas which is a Voyager-class cruise ship completed in 2,000.
Length: 1,020 feet
Construction started: August 1, 1999
Capacity: 4,029 passengers
Speed: 23.7 knots (27.3 mph)
We will arrive in Honolulu, our first stop of the 24 day voyage, on October 12th where we are meeting up with Gyongyi (Steve's sister) who is flying to Honolulu for the day from the Big Island.