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Southern Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Southern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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1997 reviews
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J4 junior Suite aft room.
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The Good, the Bad (Not Really) and Room for Improvement
"However, halfway down the loading zone, one of the people directing traffic took pity on me and rolled the two bigger pieces along (to protect me from getting hit by a car) and dropped them at the car.There was a comedian one night, an ice show another night and two other specialty acts...."Read More
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Changed Port w/o rhyme or reason. Bumped Bonaire to Grand Cayman.

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otto@profit-on-hold.com
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I chose RC for the destination ports. I like Scuba Diving and wanted to go to Bonaire to dive. RC changed the port without any reason. I lost the deposit on my diving excursion I made on my own since RC diving excursion were booked. The AC in the room was hot. Reported it however tech did not fix it. I purchase the drink package however the quality of the drinks were substandard and very little ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Mostly Good BUT.........

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Mamabinda
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We had a balcony room with an EXCELLENT Cabin Attendant! We had my time Dining but---you need to "read between the lines. Luckily, we were able to reserve our time and table and walked right in every night but the first---TIP: reserve your table for the same time and your wait staff---no waiting this way! Wait staff was great---Very short staffed though! they will take care of you! Canceling ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Cruise Experience Needs a Tune -Up: Rating C-

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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


First post COVID cruise, 2 years in the making

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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


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

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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


Do not Sail this Ship until they get everything straightened out.

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Royal8200
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The ship is very, very tired and in need of a major overhaul. Rust all over the place especially at the balconies. Itinerary changed 3 times before we sailed. Even RCCL survey at the end of the cruise wanted us to review a port we did not even go too. My Time Diners had to wait over 2 hours to be seated. Food was very inconsistent and way below RCCL standards. Some venues were not open for diner ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


A great time had on Explorer

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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


It’s Not Worth It!

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LiveWithNoName
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

This was my first royal carribean cruise and the worst cruise I’ve ever had. The rooms are run down. The showers are tiny little cylinders. Many amenities were broken. Leaks in the hallways. It was always slightly dirty. The food is barely edible. No seasoning, watered down, and the only desserts that were NOT sugar free with in the restaurants or the broken ice cream machine. And the speciality ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


The Good, the Bad (Not Really) and Room for Improvement

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chrismch
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Just completed our first cruise since pre-covid. It was great to be back on the ship again and the staff was happy to greet us. However, they are still trying to put everything back in place. On this cruise our cruise director told us as of the next cruise all of their 26 ships will once again be at sea. Like land-based businesses, they are having trouble finding crew members for all the duties ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Worst food and dining experiences ever, along with other service issues.

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aklenburkall
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We have sailed on 9 different Royal Caribbean ships in the last 7 years. There are always a few issues here and there, most of the time just to be overlooked. But not on this ship on this sailing. Our trip departed from Miami on May 14th, 2022. We were originally scheduled to stop in Bonaire, Curacao, and then Aruba. Without any notification to us, the itinerary was changed a couple weeks ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


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