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Southern Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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SOOOO disappointed
"Finally one of the girls told us to go down between slots 5 & 6, which we did, and we waited some more - no bus.People who were entitled to the suite privilege did not even get seats (we did - folks next to us were first time cruisers also did - several people with pinnacle badges were left standing)...."Read More
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Enjoyed the theater productions

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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

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vette1cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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


Good solid trip if not spectacular

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TREBELS
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Explorer is headed for a much needed face lift in April 2020, so one cannot judge the ship by its current condition - this class of ship is our favorite, big enough to have all the amenities but not overly huge like the Oasis class. Sub par weather for first three days dampened the beginning of the cruise but the ABC islands are lovely and we enjoyed good weather for final ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Royal Caribbean did not Disappoint~

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topmom5
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary, which was actually 3 days ahead of the cruise launch - but still.... I had forgotten how horrific access to the Port of Miami is - even though we were parking offsite. I was swearing and vowing we were never sailing out of that POS Port again, which my HEA tells me I said last time i fought through Miami Traffic, limited access and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Great Cruise!

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Islander Deb
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Very nice ship. Excellent food in the buffet. Lots of variety. We had an inside room for 3 of us, including a 15-year-old teenager. Room was spacious enough for the 3 of us. Room was always very clean. I found the entertainment to be lacking compared to entertainment on Carnival. We are not into art auctions, diamond shopping, or bingo. We don't consider those to be fun activities. There were ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Wonderful Cruise

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bubblesII
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Beautiful boat. Great dinners every night. Stayed in Room 3624. Terrific ocean view room right outside 3rd floor dining room - so convenient. Only problem was it was an “adjoining” room so there was a door where the couch should have been, leaving room only for a chair. Also, we had to put a towel under the door. You could hear talking, sneezing, coughing, hair dryer, etc. - it didn’t really help ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Our Third Cruise Highs and Lows

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Kleinecat
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had a balcony stateroom on the port side, 9520, and we loved it. First balcony from the front on the 9th floor, so nobody on our right side as we looked out. It was very quiet. Just two lawn chairs and a table, though, because the balconies are too small for loungers. In Haiti and Bonaire, we faced out to sea while in port, in Aruba and Curaçao, we faced the port. As far as food goes, next ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


Elevators down Hard to get around

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carolv712
10+ Cruises

I know the Explorer is going in for dry dock, and some areas really need it. This did not affect out cruises. EXCEPT for the elevator situation. 4 out of the 6 forward elevators were out of service. Having a forward cabin and a mobility scooter this caused us major difficulties. Especially when trying to get to the conference center. People were getting on whether they were going up or ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Old slot machines, very few jackpots paid out!

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wisnir
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

This is my 30th RCCL cruise, of the fifty over 35 years and I am at the Diamond + level. I selected this cruise via a "discounted" Casino Royale cruise certificate. My main focus will be on the casino. Explorer of the Seas has one baccarat table, two three card poker tables, two Ultimate Texas Hold'em tables, several blackjack tables, two roulette tables and on ten seat poker table. Minimum bets ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior


Awesome food and service, but lacking in entertainment

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airalily22
10+ Cruises • Age Under 20

This was my 5th cruise with Royal Caribbean, two of which were also Voyager Class ships including the Adventure and Mariner of the Seas. We enjoyed both of those ships as well. THE GOOD: The good definitely outweighed the bad when it comes to the Explorer. The itinerary of this cruise was great - we made stops at the ABC islands and Labadee, Haiti. The excursions that we chose were ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


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