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Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas
Member Name: 63StingRay
Cruise Date: December 2011
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: D1
Cabin Number: 8282
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 3.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 2.0
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This was our 5th cruise with RCL and the most disappointing. The ship is in dire need of overhaul. Our balcony was peeling paint chips the size of dollar bills.We received a note while at sea that the balcony was to be repainted but they never showed up. The ship came in with stained and dirty windows everywhere and were never cleaned. The carpets were stained and needed replaced.

We were stuck in a dining room off the main dining area far away from the kitchen which made us the last to get fed and out of the dinning room (even though we booked 6 months in advance and repeat customers].The on board activities were the same as first cruise in 1992. (maybe we're just getting jaded !?!)The Windjammer food was stale and the dinning room food was below average. Our dinning companions were fantastic. If not for them this cruise would have been a total bust.

The TV reception was spotty at best. The ships crew were nice and accommodating. Our housekeeper and waiter were great. The cruise director was especially good. We switched from Norwegian Cruise Line because we did not care for the FreeStyle dinning, but now we will rethink that decision.

LABADEE, HAITI------plenty to do or just lounge on the beautiful beach. This was the pearl of the whole trip. The zip line, roller-coaster,food,--- the cruise line got it right this time.The only drawback is the pushy natives which I can sympathize with and understand trying to make a sale.

Publication Date: 12/15/11
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