Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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SargassoPirate
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
388 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The embarkation got us off to a rough start. As Diamond Plus, we were seated in an "exclusive" area and started boarding right after the suites and pinnacles. We soon ground to a halt in the cattle chutes for Australian ... Read more
debbiecook22
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
getting on and off the ship was faster than I thought. overall the ship is huge staff are fantastic lots to do or do nothing at all. cabin was really good size. attendant was excellent and was always there for you if needed. ... Read more
vicmoor
Member Since 2014
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
We disembarked from the ship this morning after 13 fantastic nights around the South Pacific. Embarkation was very slow due to a computer glitch and when we got on board we found out that we had been given the wrong type of room. A ... Read more
cocorococo
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because a group of friends were already booked on it. On reflection I should have chosen a cruise which did not fall within school holidays as there were a lot of unsupervised 'tweens' having a great time. Can't fault ... Read more
Sassa1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise as we needed a holiday, we wanted to go snorkeling and it looked to be value for money. Well the cruise met all our expectations. The embarkation was smooth and quick, the cabin spacious and very comfortable. The staff ... Read more
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Cruisers48
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We've done many cruises, several with Royal Caribbean and generally were happy with the standard and service on this occasion. We were surprised to find a younger age group than usual on this trip, which meant that bars and entertainment ... Read more
Hang Tuah
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I embarked from Sydney ( I live here ) and was impressed with the efficiency and speed of the boarding process. Although a fairly old ship with limited entertainment and activities, I would say that I enjoyed the 11 nights I spent on the ... Read more
alfredos
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Only our second cruise, and our first time on RCI. Embarkation was quick, well organised, and utterly painless. No surprises with the cabin. It wasn't huge, but it was plenty big enough for our needs. We hadn't eaten since 7am at the ... Read more
livlyf
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I must admit, I did not have high expectations for this cruise. I had read some negative reviews and friends who had been on the Christmas 2015 cruise on explorer was very disappointed, we had previously cruised the Voyager in November ... Read more
iamacruiseaholic
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
this was our first cruise on RCI but our 7th cruise in total. I sailed with my daughter and granddaughter, we chose this cruise as we had picked up a great deal on line. We had a fantastic time, I can recommend RCI highly enough. The ... Read more
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Neicy& Ron
Member Since 2004
1 review
334 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We choose this cruise as a short break. Boarding at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney was surprisingly quick, considering the numbers in the line. On boarding we headed straight to our cabin #9244. Great location right ... Read more
Barbs56
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I believe RCL and their staff, try their best to offer good value, excellent service and impeccable facilities. I would like to see more affordable shore excursions offered, as this adds to your whole experience. Maybe a little more ... Read more
camille71
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for the value for money it had. From day one it was fantastic, the embarkation was smooth and quiet quick, the ship is beautiful, floating city! The crew we found were always helpful,friendly and courteous. The ... Read more
Tikali
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as a Christmas present to each other - purchased the week prior to Christmas. We travelled as a couple without children. Despite it being early in the school year, there were quite a few children on board. There ... Read more
DragMaster63
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
This cruise was a last minute decision for us, based on a fantastic price for a Guaranteed Ocean view room. We ended up on Deck 2 Port side aft, which was quite a good position to minimise the effects of rough seas, as the area does not ... Read more
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StephenBurra
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We really had a relaxing holiday. On a cruise there are many different tribes from our society and you soon find your niche make good friends, We spent a lot of time at the adults pool and because we travelled outside a holiday period we ... Read more
Deb1971
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
1 forum post
12 helpful votes
Have cruised before but this was the first with RCI. Boarding was relatively quick, which was a blessing given the rainy weather and the number of people boarding. We flew in to Sydney that morning and were able to drop off the bags ... Read more
Gowrie
Member Since 2012
1 review
34 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have Diamond status on RCL so we are not newbies. We have recently returned from a 10-day cruise to New Caledonia and just lost ten days out of lives that we will never get back again. This cruise was an absolutely terrible ... Read more
ozbrian
Member Since 2010
1 review
854 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Everything ran very smoothly whic is usual with RCI. We had a great time with nothing to complain about. If I had to be picky I'd say the entertainment was a little light on this sailing. We had mainly comedians and magicians. The saving ... Read more
AllyM
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Booked this cruise 6 weeks from departure at a very good price. We had a forward balcony on cabin on deck 7 which was very clean, room was very comfortable and bathroom a good size. Room attendant was exceptional as I have always found on ... Read more
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mellywelly
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as we liked the itinerary and were expecting amazing things with a 5 star cruise ship. It was good and we had fun but we couldn't help compare certain aspects to other cruise ships we have been on. The entertainment ... Read more
Brayone
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise, 8 days to the south pacific. Being a first cruise we have nothing to compare it to, but we were so happy with every part of the 8 days. It was an awful day in Sydney for embarkation, and having being told our ... Read more
Manz21
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Ship was very stable so no seasickness. Cabin was spacious with more than enough storage room. Cabin steward couldn't have been more helpful. Dining room food was pretty good and the staff again were very helpful. I wouldn't bother with ... Read more
ColBren
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise with RCI and probably our last for some time. It was a 10 night voyage to the South Pacific on 4/02/17. We have been Diamond members and in our early fifties. We like a drink and love the cruising experience. ... Read more
susanesmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overall cruise was very good. Stewards great, food good (mostly, Chops was a let down - too much pomp, not enough substance - and Izumi was deplorable - and had run out of things). Much of the entertainment was naff, and aimed at old ... Read more
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