Explorer of the Seas has just completed a six-week, multimillion dollar refurbishment ahead of her first season in Australia at the end of the year. Slightly larger than sister ship Voyager of the Seas, Explorer will be the largest ship homeported in Australia.

So what’s new? Along with a complete refresh of all staterooms and public areas, Explorer now some of the innovative features found on Quantum and Oasis class ships across the line.

The biggest addition is the FlowRider surf simulator where passengers can learn to surf or boogie board on a cushioned platform. Interior staterooms have been fitted with virtual balconies, huge flat-screen TV screens that show real time footage of the sea, and new Panoramic staterooms with wraparound floor to ceiling windows have been added.

There are three new specialty restaurants onboard – Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and Izumi – as well as a new sports bar. Tech upgrades include ship-wide wi-fi, digital wayfinders to help passengers navigate the ship and a “print on demand” photo gallery.

You could experience everything the new Explorer of the Seas has to offer, courtesy of Royal Caribbean and Cruise Passenger. We are giving our readers the chance to win a 10-night South Pacific cruise onboard Explorer of the Seas, valued at $4098, departing February 14, 2016.

Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter – for even more deals, competitions and news – here!

For more information on Royal Caribbean, click here.

Click here for terms and conditions.