Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by starboard gal

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by starboard gal
Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas
Member Name: starboard gal
Cruise Date: November 2013
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 9690
Booking Method:
See More About: Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews | Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews | Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates Not Rated
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
American Discount Cruises
Direct Line Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow

Ship Facts: Explorer of the Seas Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Explorer of the Seas Deck Plans
LOVE the Explorer!!!

This was my 3rd trip on Explorer, and I have one more booked before she leaves us in November 2014.

I always get the same aft facing balcony #9690, as I enjoy that majestic view of the wake of the ship behind us. Could watch that all day long~~ If you've never treated yourself to this type of cabin, go for it! (another secret: the balcony is huge. has deck chairs in addition to the normal chairs and cocktail table). It was a real "find".

The ship is a bit tattered looking at this point.,... the little things that were wrong with the cabin are still wrong. Maintenance doesn't seem to be happening much at this point, as this ship will be leaving Bayonne for a brief run from Port Canaveral, and then off to Asia next year. It will go to drydock and probably be refurbished in between it's old and new ports.

But I will miss the Explorer. It's a great sized ship, offers all the nice amenities that we've come to love about royal caribbean...skating show, royal promenade with the fun 70's show, and the iconic Royal Viking Lounge. We've enjoyed the ship and it's itineraries very much. And Bayonne is such an easy place from which to cruise. An easy drive from most of the mid atlantic.

Later this year the Quantum will arrive.... don't know how we will like in comparison. Will certainly have more amenities, and different ones. But a lot of us will really miss our old Explorer and the fun times we had on her. It will be like losing a good friend!

See all of you onboard Explorer on October 9, 2014. Our farewell trip!

Publication Date: 01/13/14
Read the Eastern Caribbean ports review by starboard gal
More Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Explorer of the Seas review Read the next Explorer of the Seas review

Like This Review?

Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Explorer of the Seas Review
Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals
Royal Caribbean Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.