Aging but still a beauty: Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by jme2628
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Aging but still a beauty
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Staff was excellent, probably the friendliest and most personable ship we've ever been on. The captain was such a good sport. Frank and Leigh were a wonderful cruise director/manager team. Boo to Royal Caribbean that they're being split up in August! Food was okay to very good. Salad bar at lunch in the dining room beat the Windjammer by miles. We learned to eat our meals at the Dining Room or Cafe Promenade. Windjammer staff tries hard, but its a mess up there. One fellow passenger yelled at me for attempting to sit at a table he was saving for someone else! This cruise definitely seemed to attract an older crowd. Not sure if it was More because most schools were still in session, or if this is typical. Loved the people we had dinner with. Royal Caribbean seems to due the best job of pairing you with people the same age than any other cruise line we've been. Earl (our waiter) and his magic tricks were the best. Julius did a super job of keeping our room spotless. Less
Cabin review: H2648 Oceanview Stateroom
Bathroom (like most on ships except Disney) is like a closet. I hate the shower as the water temperature varies and there is no way to turn it on without getting soaked by cold water. Ship was pretty quiet. We both slept like babies.Read All Oceanview Stateroom (H) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Great option for a last post. Very relaxing. Food was only fair (tasted like cafeteria food, although the potato salad was pretty good).
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All in All, an Average Cruise
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