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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by FireStation46

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Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas
Member Name: FireStation46
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category: L
Cabin Number: 9649
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Easter Week 2013 cruise

Our first cruise ever. Weather is not in RCL's control. Ship was comfortable in good and bad weather. Pool was fine, hot tub is fine. Windjammer food edible, repetitive. Dining room fare a step up. Portofino was enjoyable. We are not the types to heap loads of food on our plates nor make more than one go through the chow line. It was acceptable. Room was adequate although we found you can loose track of daylight in an interior room. Bar service was good and the pool bar tenders were especially fun. Casino was nice although they do allow smoking. The smoking sections on the upper deck was something we tried to navigate away from. We were on vacation and tending to want to relax more than partake in the other feature RCL offers customers. There was plenty of activities if you cared to get involved.

The most notable thing about the cruise is the exceptional employees. Our room attendant was exceptional! Very positive attitude and attentive to any small request.

The rest of the crew worked just as hard and all were welcoming and friendly.

If you prefer a good customer experience on service and you not a professional food critic, this is the cruise line for you.

I would recommend they drop Nassau from the stop. You do not want to wander far or late from the ship. You may not feel safe at that port. The reef snorkel trip there was fun and worthwhile.


Publication Date: 04/08/13
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