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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by melissa07: Our Explorer cruise 2013!


melissa07
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Cabin 5.5
Dining 5.5
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 5.5
Entertainment 5.5
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 5.5
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.5

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Our Explorer cruise 2013!

Sail Date: March 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Other

We went on our 3rd cruise with RC on Explorer of the Seas. Happy to go out of NJ, as we had no airfare. Easy check in process and boarding. The grand suite was perfect for my husband and 2 kids ages 14 and 15.

Seas were rough the first two days, had to get patches from our friends. Definitely bring some just in case. I never get seasick, but I did this time. WE really glad to get to our first part!

Our cruise director Richard and activity manager Chris were the best! Nonstop laughs and fun! Shows were amazing and comedians were hilarious. Would recommend the Behind the Scenes tour of the theater. Very interesting and got to meet the RC singers and dancers.

Dominican is very poor, but beautiful. We did the Jeep 4x4 excursion. Lot of fun and learned about the fruits and coffee of the island. Very bad bathroom facilities on the tour tho and don't buy the cigars! They reel you in by letting you smoke a real one, but once my husband bought the sealed box and got it More back to the ship, realized they were fake and had to throw them away. Waste of $40.

This is not a great cruise for young people. I had never seen so many wheelchairs and scooters in my life! A lot of elderly folks and it was slow moving at times on the ship. My kids were a bit disappointed in that. Windjammer cafe was very crowded because of the elderly. Very hard to find seating with all the wheelchairs and scooters.

Loved our room attendant and dining room staff. They catered to our every need.Definitely go with a set time to eat in the dining room. We had 8:30 pm which gave us all day to do stuff and then eat later.

Love Royal and cannot wait for our next cruise! Less


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Cabin review: Explorer of the Seas Grand Suite Deck 10 1556

Need bigger hooks for towels and bigger towels. Great spot, close to elevator. Another comforter needed for kids on sleeper sofa. Loved the robes! Tv didn't always work, trying to turn on and off.

Port and Shore Excursions


Jeep Tour

(3)
See above description...liked the island. Got to see how the people really live.

(5.5)
Love the quiet and beaches. Kids got to do the dragon coaster numerous times with no lines. Had a personal guy who got us everything!
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Got in at 4. Not enough time to do much. Would have loved to do rainforest, but it was too far away.
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City Tour

(5.5)
Did the island tour on a bus. Awesome...views were spectacular. Guide was wonderful. Went shopping afterwards. Shops get to be very similar after you've been in a few. Loved this port!

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