The cabin was quiet, with cabins adjacent, across the corridor, above, and below. Cabin was roomy with a full-sized sofa. The balcony was a bit narrow and overlooked some kind of extension on deck 4 so that your downward view of the ocean is a bit obstructed. The cabin was not dusted during the 24 night cruise - as evidenced when I moved my stack of accumulated Cruise Compasses on a shelf and I could see the clean spot surrounded by accumulated dust. The cabin floor was vacuumed sporadically, as evidenced by a small bit of paper that was on the floor for three days in a row that I knew of. I left it there after I noticed it as an indicator to see how long before it would be vacuumed up. The mattresses were broken down so much that we flipped them ourselves and then asked for an additional single mattress for a topper. No more morning achy backs after that. Read entire member review >>
Cabin ready at 1:00 and room steward had delivered our water and wine (we are diamond plus). He kept the cabin clean and refreshed and was very friendly and helpful and always called us by name. His name was Made Darmka and he was great. The bed was hard as a dining room table and we asked for a foam topper. Evidently, they no longer have them. We used extra pillows for softness. Read entire member review >>
Average room with balconey. Beds were comfortable, bathroom very adequate, room was clean. Enough storage space. Balconey floor had water pooled on it, making for wet feet whenever you went out there. Read entire member review >>
I was worried since we were near the elevator. This diid NOT present a problem at all. No dinging at all, ever. No noise from the elevator.
We did hear the constant slamming of the stateroom doors. This noise was heard by all passengers, not only our stateroom. You need to fix this RCCL!!!!!!!
We could hear the daytime sounds from the Promenade, so if you are a napper, do not chose this stateroom.
We liked the close proximity to the cafe and the stairs.
The room was clean and had more than enough space for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the balcony.
That hard "couch" has to go. Ugh,,,,,,,, Read entire member review >>
There was plenty of room for the two of us. The king sized bed was very comfortable and the curtains blocked out the sun very well, especially since the sun comes up at 4:30 am!
There was plenty of drawer and closet space (could have used more hangers, but never asked). The room was cleaned everyday by such friendly staff and always looked great when we would come back. Read entire member review >>
The cabin and bathroom was larger than I expected, with lots of storage area for your clothes and luggage. The balcony was also roomy with 2 lounge chairs and a table. While we were cruising through the Tracy Arm Passage, the boat rotated 540 degrees so that everyone with a balcony room could get a good view of the Sawyer Glacier. The Explorer of the Seas ship was said to be the largest ship that's every sailed through Alaska. Read entire member review >>
Nice, spacious and enough storage. That space across from the door of the cabin is the crew stairs and elevator. We were afraid that it would be noisy that last night when luggage was taken down to be unloaded, but it wasn't. We had to call three times that first day to have the toilet fixed so it would flush. Finally they got it right and all was good for the rest of the cruise. Over five times we had to call to fix the safe. That got to be frustrating. I expect all will be wonderful after dry dock in March. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was bigger than we expected. Yes, it may be somewhat "dated" as the ship was build in 1999, but you're not really in the room that much anyway, so it was very sufficient. The water pressure in the shower was amazing, better than our house!! The beds were comfy and the balcony was plenty spacious for sitting out on. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in cabin 6338 which is a balcony room. Fairly standard balcony room with everything in good shape and good working order. We had a flat screen TV whereas we had heard other say they still had CRTs. We attribute this to the ship replacing defective CRT TVs with flat screens as time goes on. During retrofit next year they should all be changed to flat screens. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was well positioned and had all of the requirements of a cruising patron. The bathrooms are VERY small and the showers even smaller!! The final night comedian made quite a good part of the show about the size of the showers. Our Stateroom Attendant Michael Ashmeade was excellent and helpful at all times. Although we didn't use our balcony much as the weather was cooler than anticipated, it was nice to have access to a balcony whilst in port. Read entire member review >>
6334 was a perfect stateroom location. It is mid ship just aft of the hump. a short walk to the stairs and aft elevators. (the aft elevators have 8 total elevators, all were working this trip.. the forward elevators have 6. the room was in very good shape, small rust areas on balcony, some wear in the shower doors but we had no complaints. We loved the location as we mostly used the steps for all activities in the dining room, theater, casino, promenade and bars. we only took the elevator to the Windjammer and Dizzy's and this was very convenient because the elevators were inaccessible after the shows and we could walk and avoid waits. the other great thing about this room's location was that it was mid ship, so during rocky seas we had less movement. One other thing to note was our door looked straight out into the interior access hallway that had some increased traffic with attendants and people. If our door was open we had to make sure the other person inside was descent. 6439 was an interior room where my three children stayed, it had two regular beds and two pulllmans. (they came down from the ceiling) It was in good shape and we had no complaints. the muster station for this room was D18( outside on 4th floor) and for 6334 was D21.(4th floor dining room ) Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8525 Deck 8 Fore, port side Balcony Stateroom was perfect, far enough away from elevators as to avoid hallway noise, Tv's need to be updated to flat screens.
otherwise a fine room. Read entire member review >>
There were stains on the carpeting - not sure if was blood. The balcony had paint chips all over the deck. We took photos if RCCL would like to see the mess. Shampoo with conditioner makes hair greasy. Lots of scratches on furniture. Time to send ship to DRYDOCK. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony looked out the back of the ship. The space directly below our balcony was the kitchen crews break area. It seemed someone was always out there smoking, preventing us from leaving the balcony door open. Read entire member review >>
I don't know how anyone could stay in anything less than a balcony. The rooms are small, but with the balcony they don't seem claustrophobic. It was quiet and my steward was lovely. I'd like a bigger shower, but hey it's a ship. Read entire member review >>
Balcony Cabin on the Explorer. Incredible experience, our own getaway on the water. Beware of people though who use their balcony as a smoking room. Our next door neighbor almost always came out and we had to go back in to keep from choking. Read entire member review >>
From what I'd heard on here, particularly early this year, I had some concerns about the state of the ship. For anyone worried (or complaining) about the state of repair of the ship, I can only say that's certainly not that we saw. The ship was gorgeous pretty much anywhere that counted. Yes, if you looked at the floor of a table in the windjammer, or along a hallway baseboard, you're going to see a paint chip, or fingerprints on a railing here and there. But seriously, relax. The public areas of the ship were, in my opinion, beautiful, well maintained and cleaner than most high-end hotels I've stayed at. As for the rooms, our 2 D3 cabins - 6546 and 6548 - were in amazing shape. Honestly, I really saw nothing. I had to look (hard) for issues inside and found only a bit of rust in the bathroom trim. Outside, yes the handrail needed varnish, and from the outside of the ship looking UP you could see rust UNDER the railings. But in our rooms anyway, no peeling paint, no furniture-so-soiled-I-had-to-put-a-towel-down, no broken drawers, no plumbing issues, no broken switches, no soiled rugs, nothing. Everything worked, everything was clean. The deck 6 balconies do have the solid wall at the bottom (rather than the glass of the upper decks), but that didn't phase me. From my point of view, as long as you can see the water from the chairs and the bed, which you could easily, I was happy.
Our kid's balcony had a smoked glass divider on one side, but our cabin had solid walls floor to ceiling on each side which made it very private! ;)
The room's location was also fantastic. We were somewhat forward, portside, right behind the elevators, but never heard a noise. The location was also very near the staircase, which put the promenade just a flight down and a few steps away - very convenient for getting coffee or heading to the pub to pick up a glass of wine before dinner. It was also close to the Maharajah lounge for shows and had great access to the elevators for everywhere else. For anything aft, we simply walked the promenade. Highly recommended location. Read entire member review >>
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