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Baltic Sea Explorer of the Seas Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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pollyjane
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as it was the Right time of year school holidays and going to Northern Europe with st Petersburg on the itenary we were disappointed in that my two girls couldn’t attend the children’s club because they were 10 & 12 and would have had to go to separate clubs because of their ages they didn’t want to go alone & there was no leeway with this they also had to stop using the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Tired, trying to be a party shop

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fraser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Booked this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The Baltic was chosen and Royal Caribbean as we were in Tallin on the day, a fab place we have visited before. The cruise to the Baltic was pleasant with reasonable weather, no rain!!!. However sun tans would have been missing unless you were an addict who went to the sunbeds when the sun was out. All ports were easy to access ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Overrated cruise line with a ship showing its age

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cruisewhippersnapper
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because it was cheaper than Disney and had basically the same itinerary. I had never been on Royal Caribbean before but I had been told that they were a little below Disney but above Princess, Norwegian and Costa. Embarkation process-Very smooth and fast. Best ever. Cabin- Was quiet and traditional with normal restroom set up(no thanks Norwegian Epic). However the shower ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Very enjoyable cruise.Excellent itinerary. But some criticisms.

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lyonsdown
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I'd heard about Royal Carribean and knew it had a good reputation. This was my first cruise. We had a great time! The stops were excellent;even Skagen where there wasn't too much to see, was a nice small town. The excursion to St Petersburg was good, even though it was more expensive than some other providers.The 2 guides were full of information. It would have been better to get to the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Tired old Explorer, ship and crew in need of TLC. Declining service quality

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RogerBann
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Just returned from Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas Northern Europe and Russia cruise. THIS IS A FULL REVIEW. Explorer is 20 years old and smaller but otherwise identical layout to Freedom and Independence of the Seas, sharing the same (but smaller) Deck 5 central shopping mall idea, Schooners Bar, triple-floor Sapphire Dining Rooms, Windjammer buffet, ice rink, FlowRider and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


After cruise customer service, appalling

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wiona
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as it was sailing to a number of tick box locations. The embarkation process was amongst the easiest of all, after 8 previous cruises, we are big fans of cruise embarkation, this was excellent. We made our way to our cabin 7204 - Ocean view, very clean and as we took our own phone chargers it didn’t matter that the only part of the cabin that didn’t work was the hub socket. ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Incredible Cruise, Incredible Ship!

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adventuresofian
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

I really wanted to leave a review here to offer my thoughts on this ship after reading some of the negative reviews. Prior to going on the trip, I had seen lots of reviews giving really harsh opinions of the ship looking really tired or of the food being awful or the service slow etc... Honestly, I have no idea if these people were sailing on this ship or if there is one with a similar name ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Enjoyable cruise experience

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beverleypeter
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted a cruise with interesting destinations and the Baltic/Russia itinerary was perfect as the ports themselves were mostly significant and interesting which meant that there was no need to book an expensive tour. We visited all the major capital cities. The ship was a mind boggling experience for the first couple of days. The sheer size of it ( although today that would not be a large ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


Good ports but ship a little disappointing

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Mosser
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise due to the locations and our previous experience of Royal Caribbean. Our embarkation was good only taking about 15 mins to check in, clear security and step aboard the ship. The ship has benefitted from some recent refurbishment but areas are looking a little tired and in need of some minor maintenance. Dining was reasonably good with the quality in the Windjammer ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Wonderful Baltic Cruise (don't believe all the negative reviews!)

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WanderPam
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We had the most amazing cruise ever to Scadinavia on Explorer! I read the negative reviews on Explorer beforehand and they had me concerned. I really shouldn't have worried at all as the ship is in great condition for her age. Yes, there was some paint chipping and condensation on the windows but you are much more particular than us if that's going to affect your vacation at all. The ship was ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


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