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Australia & New Zealand Explorer of the Seas Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

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When Cruise Ships Stop Listening to the Passengers

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TXRANCHER
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I have sailed on the Explorer of the Seas for multiple cruises and had high expectations for the 4 B2B Odyssey cruise that was offered from Sydney to Southampton, UK from March 29th to May 7th. Those expectations have not been achieved. Due to a high number of older and more experienced cruisers, who are apparently much more tight with the pocketbook, we have had many of the venues we ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Loyal to Royal no more

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qfe123
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of its itinerary. We hadn’t been on Royal for a few years and didn’t expect that it would be so changed. It has or it’s just that we are spoiled from our other non royal cruises. The staff didn’t care. For instance it took two full hours to disembark. No staff to direct passengers while waiting or offer suggestions as to where to stand. We were the first group ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Extremely disappointing; in fact, dreadful

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fionaweston3
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first time cruising with Royal Caribbean and it will be our last. On a number of occasions we raised our concerns with the management of the ship. Concerns raised include stains on towels ( which looked like blood on one occasion and mascara on another) on the first occasion I rang the Hotel director, whose number was in the cabin, re the towel issue to be informed that someone would ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Wonderful

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Mrs Clooney
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I booked this trip well over a year ago, and had six friends join us which was great. We were all very excited and had pre-booked and pre-planned everything possible. To start with, the embarkation at Sydney was fairly quick and our room was available straightaway, and this was probably around 1 pm. We were immensely happy with our particular room up on level 12 but I will go into that in more ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony Accessible

Traveled with children


Not worth it

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Jessie1970
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This was the worst cruise we have ever had. Missed two stops, they said it was too rough, CRAP, just too many old people who would have been a pain to get them off. Food was poor, i got sick from Japanese. Italian was frozen pasta. We sent our washing to the laundry, and they lost all our clothes, so when we got off the ship, we had no clothes for three days, in Singapore. We contacted them when ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Never again

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fairsj
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I am on board this ship attending a genealogy conference. Thank goodness I AM attending a conference because the overall options for things to do on this ship are terrible. Everything is aimed at young families - the ones where the parents traipse off and have a good time but leave their brats to run amok and annoy fellow guests. Then there is the food - the Windjammer is terrible, all food is ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Dubai to Barcelona April 23..May07

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pandan
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was part of a 3 leg repositioning cruise from Australia to Europe ... with hardly any stops on the 13 day leg from Dubai, we transited the Suez Canal without proper narration as to what we are seeing starting at 4 am. The only other port calls were Athens and Valletta... both stops if you haven't been before were guessing games as the cruise line did not give port information for those ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Disappointing

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AnCar
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Explorer of the Seas is showing its age now, with many areas looking tired and in need of renovating. Was almost the worst cruise we have been on, only saved from this by having good food and wonderful dining room staff. The buffet area seemed more crowded than on ships of a similar size, and at sometimes it was a problem to find a table. The choice of food however was up to RCI’s usual ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Most Disappointing Cruise

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Lou E
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are Diamond Plus RCI cruisers. Have always enjoyed our RCI cruises. I must say that this was the Most Disorganized cruise we have ever taken. It seemed that one department had no idea what another department was doing. We had great waiters in main Dining Room, we were on My Time, deck 3. The evening menus seemed to be same menu day after day. We truly missed the Chef's Suggestion of the ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Friendly, courteous and professional service

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dubloons
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My only previous cruise experience was a 2 month voyage on Queen Victoria sailing from Sydney to Southampton. If I were to compare the experience with my voyage on Explorer of the seas I am highly impressed with my latest venture. I was pleased to find that the crew were so friendly and obliging. Our room attendant, Jasina, always had a smile for us and prepared our room spotlessly and at ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


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