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South Pacific Explorer of the Seas South Pacific Cruise Reviews

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Disappointed

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Mariljon
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed on a number of RC ships and were looking forward to this one. Just a short break to the Pacific Islands. Bars - definite lack of staff in this area (all bars) always had to wait for drinks, (never had this problem on other ships) first ship we have had to ask for a stirrer and slice of orange in a Campari and soda it’s a basic drink (staff just not trained)! Main dining room ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Not up to standard!

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Lani2
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We choose to experience the bigger ship but it fell short on expectations. Symphony dining was one third full with two people at 8 seater tables. Background music was so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves with the Head Waiter saying it couldn’t be changed as it was arranged from Miami. Some diners were dressed in singlet shirts, caps and thongs and the Head Waiter said they would be offended if told ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


9 Nighter to South Pacific

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Lord muk
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose this deal when on Radiance last December as big irresitible hook of $350usd OBC offered. We were assigned Inside cabin deck 8 aft, a burst water pipe put paid to that, so after a haggle with Guest Services we ended up in a Junior Suite at rear of deck 6 for the remaining 5 nights, brilliant. Staff were great, dining room waiters Geraldine & Prudencio & Maitre D fussing to make sure all ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


No effort put into this cruise

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KittyKruze
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I chose those cruise because I have had a good experience with Royal Caribbean before and expected the same. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. The best bar, Dizzys on deck 14 with the best view, was unavailable every single day, closed for Diamond only! This is clearly unfair. Even when it was open, there were long periods it was unattended. Staff apologised as they kicked people out at ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Spacious Panoramic Ocean View


The Old Girl Holds Up

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countess5
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have just returned from a 14 day South Pacific cruise on Explorer of the Seas. May I say I was very concerned going in since she was launched in 2000 and is 19 years old. For us humans 19 years is nothing but having thousands of people engage with her a lady can show age! The itinerary drew us to Explorer since we were all the way over on the other side of the world and came off Ovation of ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite


Staff were fantastic

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deedee95
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

All staff members were lovely the ports that we stopped at were amazing although we missed Noumea because of a tropical cyclone. The one thing i wasnt overly impressed about was the lack of entertainment, they only really had trivia, bingo, dance classes and the evening shows. Dont get me wrong the shows were awesome and the trivia was fun because we did it with friends and my partner did attend ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


Just okay

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Hamakua
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Booked this cruise because I wanted to see the South Pacific but was somewhat disappointed. Stops in Fiji were not very good. Vanuatu was much nicer especially if you like to snorkel. Lifou, New Caledonia was also very good for snorkeling. We had to skip Noumea, New Caledonia due to high winds. I was told it is common for some ports of call to be canceled on South Pacific cruises. Passengers ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Sydney to the Pacific Islands and avoiding OMA

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TANRO02
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Excellent Cruise, Very nice ship with plenty to do on board. Tropical Cyclone Oma was in the vicinity so the order of ports was changed. Only one port missed in the end (Noumea) which was due to high winds at the port. Captain and staff did really well to accommodate the changes in itinerary and to keep the ship safe. Food on board was a very good standard, There was a special on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Explorer of the Seas - Tired

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leohillyer
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We are Diamond+. 45 cruises in 3 years. Why do ships make rules, but don't enforce them, e.g. dining rooms - men wearing shorts t-shirts and thongs, not good enough! Junior cruisers without adult supervision up to 1am? Yikes, disaster. No ticketing for tenders and ice shows - you have to be kidding, a recipe for disaster. Children playing games on the dance floor, whilst people ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Relaxing sunny cruise

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nicole2510
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

Family first time cruisers, was a bit overwhelming to begin with with the boat at max capacity and all were excited. Settled in well with a good mix of age groups, food in windjammers was great with variety each day, i found the dining room food a little bland and generic. Izumi was amazing the chef's signature sushi rolls to die for! We had deluxe beverage packages which were definitely worth it ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Ultra Spacious Ocean View

Traveled with children


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