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Barcelona Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Grandioso

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

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padilla_rose
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We took the ship and we enjoyed it. Staff was helpful, tons of activities on board and great variety of entertaiment. The main restaurant was great, not "awesome", but the buffet was extraordinary. We didn't bother buying the beverages package, we just paid for our beverages at the end, buying the beverages pack would have costed us more and we had a lot of shots, haha. I think the cruise ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View


Good Cruise, but a Few Missed Opportunities for Royal Caribbean

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Middle East

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KATE PERTH
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

It has been on my bucket list for years to sail thru the Suez Canal and my husband and I decided to book on Explorer of the Seas sailing from Barcelona. Embarkation was fairly swift and our balcony cabin was excellent. It was kept very clean & tidy by our Cabin Steward (Jose). We opted for My Time Dining and had no problems booking our desired time for dinner in the dining room. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Cruise RCL again only if...

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

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lostinparadise999
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

One can see why RCL has a lot of loyal cruisers...lots of glitz and fun atmosphere. It appears the Diamond cruisers privilege include unlimited free alcohol from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Many of the Diamond cruisers could be easily identified. It appears non Diamond cruisers are paying for the alcohol for the Diamond holders. There are extra charges for many things (galley tour, sushi, arts and crafts, ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Promenade Stateroom


Disease of the Seas

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Middle East

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F6969
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have been "Loyal to Royal" for over 20 years. This was the worst cruise of our life. Cruise Director poor at best. When describing Suez Canal all that was said was " sand and more sand, lots of sand". Would have been nice to have commentary while transiting canal but we got nothing. Our toilet kept flushing on its own every night except the last 3 nights. Overflowed once. Food in dining ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


The Cruise of Agony

Review for Explorer of the Seas to World Cruise

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giorgo49
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Occupied level 9 Cabin with veranda. Cruise commenced Barcelona with various brief stops and concluded in Fremantle Australia. Pros 1. Cabin well appointed serviced by excellent staff. 2. Excellent wait staff in dining rooms. Cons 1. Embarkation took over 3 hours. Disembarkation was reasonable. 2. Emergency drill was so inept that only those on the bridge had any chance od ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Great for Returning Guests, but NOT for New Clients

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Middle East

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cruise 429
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Positives Friendly and on the whole, helpful staff No corkage fee for any wine you bring to the restaurant. Very spacious room, (But we paid a premium for a Junior Suite) Very generous shipboard credit given in lieu of not being able to stop at a port due to security reasons. I have to say Royal Caribbean was not for me. I am used to, and prefer Cunard. I found there was ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


The captain drops a clanger!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Middle East

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jaxgang
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

THIS cruise was certainly a weird one, perhaps memorable more for the things that went wrong than right. It was our first run-out with Royal Caribbean (although our 13th cruise in all) unimaginatively entitled “14-night Suez Canal Cruise on Explorer of the Seas” from October 9 to 23, 2015. What first made it attractive to us was the visit to Israel and an excursion to Jerusalem, a trip down ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Terrible Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Trans-Ocean

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npezdek
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

(1) Impossible to communicate with the home office in Miami. Very poor customer service. (2) Check in at the port in Barcelona took forever. RCL's employee was letting all Platinum and above members through, while keeping the line for the Gold members at a standstill. It was faster going through the line for people who were not Crown and Anchor members at all. (3) The balcony was covered ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Enjoyed the Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

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lyn1940
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We cruised from Barcelona to Singapore recently on Explorer. It is a really beautiful ship and we found the service on this ship to be very good. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Although we did not get to Jerusalem because of the unrest and for which we were compensated by Royal Caribbean, we enjoyed the first sector of this cruise, Barcelona to Dubai, the most ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Large Oceanview Stateroom


Great Adventure on the Explorer

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Mediterranean

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53sunset
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We had a great time on the Explorer of the Seas. Our balcony cabin was spacious and kept very clean, the staff always had a smile on their face and couldn't do enough to make our stay an enjoyable one. There was a terrific band call Top Notch in the Star Lounge that played great music each night. We enjoyed the both the quality and variety of the food in the main dining room. The only ...
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Sail Date: October 2015


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