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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Suite Cabin Cruise Reviews

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On Par with Carnival
"Overall - based on pros and cons I think Carnival is a tad better based on the customer service side and value for your money.Better than Carnival especially for a older ship...."Read More
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Mid-Sized Ship with some Positives...and some Challenges

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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HighTaxLowTax
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Here’s my review of our cruise on Explorer. We sailed from Miami (Terminal G) from July 3-9. Fast facts: • We stayed in an Owner’s Suite (cabin 1292 on Deck 10). • This was our 4th RC cruise: 2 on Symphony, 1 on Brilliance, then this. We went from Platinum to Emerald on this cruise, and will go to Diamond after our planned November cruise on Symphony. • We’re empty-nesters, so no ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite


Still a great RC experience, but this ship has needs.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Csummers12
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

The Explorer of the Seas is a beautiful ship. We loved the coziness of it. Embarkation was a cluster and many waited a long time! Lack of staff was part of the issue. Dining each night took 2 solid hours, and the food was not RC's standard. We were told that the ship was extremely low on staff, and other staff were pulled into dining to cover. One night, the kitchen was down 20 staff. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Hard to Explore with Dirty Windows!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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cruzin_ga_gal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Older female sailing solo, I chose this cruise to go to Labadee. I had missed the port earlier in the year due to civil unrest, and chose this particular sailing (6 days) due to the ports and pricing. She also sailed into Falmouth, Jamaica and Perfect Day at Coco Cay. When arriving to the port, it was a free for all. Noone had respected their check in times, and all showed up early. ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite

Traveled with disabled person


On Par with Carnival

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Chipper0001
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We’ve been cruising since 2005 with Carnival and a few different river cruises so we decided to give RC a try due to scheduling needs. This review is a comparison of past experiences against the recent one with RC. Embarkation - I will give them a pass on this one. There was some sort of medical issue is our understanding with a passenger causing a 2-3 hour delay. Not RC’s fault however; they ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


RCCL cruise quality slipping ... VOOM is garbage

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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avid_cruiser7
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

Explorer of the Seas 17 April 2022 sailing. Masks were optional ... YEAH ! This was our 8th cruise on RCCL. SJU-St. Maarten- Sea Day-Aruba-Curacao-Bonaire-Sea Day-SJU. My initial impression is that RCCL - Explorer of the Seas is saving money in the wrong places. RCCL post-COVID is not equal to RCCL pre-COVID. Staff seemed over-worked and stressed and the boat was only 75% full. Food in ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Although an older ship - it’s lovely with a great crew!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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40luv
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise/ itinerary as a result of “lift and shift” from a canceled cruise. I did not realize the week was school spring break! So the ship and excursions were crowded. Next time - I’ll check. Originally we booked an ocean view room. We had the opportunity to “Royal Up.” Our offer was accepted and were were in a VIP panoramic suite 440 square feet. . Very nice. 10 floor to ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View Panoramic Suite (No Balcony)


Explorer of the Sea provides Excellent Cruise Experience

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Ky Bill
10+ Cruises

We booked this cruise while on a cruise in 2019 to happen in 2020. The 2020 cruise was canceled and rebooked for 2021 which was canceled and booked for 2022. Then about the end of January 2022 we started to think there might be hope the cruise was going to happen as we were ready and needed a get a way. This cruise was my 69th cruise and Kathy's 4th and was most enjoyable. The Explorer which ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Missing many standards

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Lspark1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this cruise for the itinerary and also booked this ship for a future repositioning cruise. I will be canceling the repositioning cruise asap. They only have lettuce salad with the fixings three times during the week???? What is that about? Have never been on a ship where this wasn’t available in the Windjammer. The only reason I came to the Windjammer was because the pizza on deck 5 was ...
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Sail Date: February 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Excellent Cruise!!!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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criticabarco
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We received a good deal from our cruise advisor Tony for a grand suite cabin. Also the departure port, San Juan, Puerto Rico was near our home. My husband and I celebrated my birthday at the Chop Grill restaurant and was awesome! The cabin 1252 was a dream. Everything was cleaned. In the main restaurant the food was very, very good. Sorry but the pizza was the worst at sea!!! We do not visit any ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Will probably never have such a fantastic cruise as this

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Pinellas Park
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Let me start out that the ship was 1/3 full according to several staff people we talked to. I also don't know if some of the changes are permanent or will change back in the future. Check In: We were able to upload all the documents online including our pictures for boarding/disembarking. At the dock they just looked at the documents. We didn't have to wait in a line for picture ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


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