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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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First post COVID cruise, 2 years in the making
"We initially had the Cas Abao beach excursion booked thru Royal but cancelled so we could do our own thing here.Beach is enclosed with rock which really limits snorkeling, but nice calm water...."Read More
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Cruise Experience Needs a Tune -Up: Rating C-

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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vikkitennis
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise: I am giving the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Experience a C-. This is why: The food was basic and unflavorable. I don’t think that is a word, but they need to adjust seasonings and flavorings. The deserts offered in the Windjammer where the buffet is served, all tasted the same: sponge cake with shipped filling; small cups of whipped toping and a fruit topping, cookies were ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Nice Cruise but...

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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slvlvn
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

EXCURSION BUYER BEWARE My husband and I were on 6 day western Caribbean Explorer of the Sea cruise that departed from Miami June 5. Overall, nice, good entertainment and hard working room and dining crews. The huge disappointment came from Jamaica Falmouth, where they canceled our excursion of choice to Rose Hall, after an hour of waiting, and offered Go Native excursion instead. By that ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


First post COVID cruise, 2 years in the making

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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drewmn11
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

This cruise was two years in the making. It was our sixth cruise and sixth Royal ship. We booked this in May 2020 for June 2021 when prices bottomed out. Itinerary was originally: Labadee, DR, Anitgua, and St. Lucia (I think, it has been a while) on Independence. We booked this cruise because the price was phenomenal for an 8-day, and new ports of call. Of course, this was cancelled, and we ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


A great time had on Explorer

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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CapnBob
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because of the value and the ports (Grand Cayman, Curaco and Aruba) are some of our favorites. The itinerary changed a couple of times, but it ended up great for us. First and foremost, our room steward Danny He was very understanding of our specific desires for the cabin, he exceeded expectations in every way. He is patient, very friendly and extremely accommodating. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Connecting Balcony


Serious staffing issues; COVID outbreak; Food & Bev Struggles

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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ThereasaR
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We were so happy to return to cruising, and we absolutely expected things to be different as the industry tries to come back from the pandemic. However, the serious issues on this ship were avoidable. First let me say the staff who were onboard were wonderful - friendly, welcoming, and as accommodating as they could be under the circumstances. But it was painfully obvious that the staff was ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Some good, some bad

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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kwebster58
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I am writing to share my experiences being on the Explorer of the Seas out of San Juan at the end of January 2022. My original booking was for April 2020, just as the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. I ended up canceling because of pre-existing health issues the morning that Royal Caribbean announced they had canceled my sailing – later in the day. Because of the timing, I was not ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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jbednar60
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Despite the many hoops to get onto the ship which included a Covid test no more than 48 hours before getting on the ship, forms and vaccination validations for both the RCL and Puerto Rico - it was great to be on a cruise again. The ship was beautiful and many nuances that made it delightful. Cabanas to lie on the deck, cushions on the chaise longue, and very, very, very Clean. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


RCL where "the customer is always Wrong"

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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bertfrazier
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I chose this cruise as a replacement for the one that COVID-19 got cancelled back in March 2020. This one had the same departure location (San Juan) and actually a bit of a better itinerary (6 island stops). I had never cruised with RCL before but heard good...boy was I wrong. Here is what went wrong for my combined group of 7, 4 cabins: 1. The terrible customer service started after we ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Enjoyed the theater productions

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Debbie Diane
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I wanted to cruise the ABC islands without flying to San Juan, Seen this 9 night cruise from Port of Miami at a good rate. The only thing cruising from Port of Miami is it is so busy 8 ships in when we left and returned. This was our 11th cruise, so not new to cruising. The ship is old and has only one more cruise, as of now, before it goes in dry dock for refurbishing. The crew was excellent, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


Nice Cruise but Room for Improvement

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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vette1cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Cruise on the Explorer of the Sea on 2/21/20 We cruised the Explorer of the Sea on 2/21/20 for a nine day cruise. We flew to Ft. Lauderdale and used the Royal Caribbean shuttle for Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. Our plane landed on the day of the cruise at 9 AM and after picking up our luggage we went to the RC desk down by the luggage area and was advised that the bus would be leaving at 11:30 AM ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


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