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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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"For excursions on Bonaire, Aruba, and Curaçao, we chose narrated bus tour and then drop off at a local beach for the last couple of hours.In Curaçao, (Curacao Highlights and Beach Fun) we were on one of those big tour buses with tinted windows and high seats, so we couldn’t see as much as we would like, but the tour was informative...."Read More
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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


Done with Royal Caribbean

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Cornelius51
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My wife and I did the Southern Caribbean Cruise out of San Juan on December 5, together with other family members. I have cruised with Royal Caribbean in the past and had great experiences. The company has obviously changed, however, and my experience this time was a nightmare. First, everyone in our group booked a specific stateroom and paid in full for the cruise at the time of booking. ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


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


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


Excellent service, not recommended for kids!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Catarina1976
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

COVID-era cruising is a completely different animal, understandably so, but if you are bringing kids on the ship, expect to be barred from many of the activities and areas. Unvaccinated guests may only attend certain showings of the performances (which book up very quickly), may only dine at certain times in certain areas, and are unwelcome at many of the ship’s events and activities. Our large ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Traveled with children


Plenty went wrong, but Royal Caribbean was great!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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steverk
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I chose this cruise because I wanted to do something special for the whole family for the Thanksgiving holiday. This was in port every day to places we hadn’t previously been, and it looked really interesting. I arranged flights for me, my wife, and 4 adult children through Royal Caribbean Air2Sea. The plan was to arrive the night before and use an Air BNB in San Juan Puerto Rico. 5 of us ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


COVID Cruising at it's Finest

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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michaelgoldsmith
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

For comparison, we are a family of four, myself (51), wife (50) and two boys (14, 16) who selected two balcony cabins (9670 and 9672). Fully vaccinated. Tested negative to PCR tests 48-hours before sailing. Embarkation - In the RC app, you are asked to select your arrival time and are reminded several times, via the app and email, to show up during your selected window. The earliest time I ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Traveled with children


Not the RC I knew

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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cgrigs
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

price change. Customer Service could not tell me what the price change was, I was to call my travel agent. We spent over 90 minutes with Customer Service to no conclusion with the exception they would try to get us a forward cabin after we set sail. I then called Costco and spent 90 minutes with them while they were discussing my issue with their Royal Caribbean contacts. Just to note that Costco ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


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

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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


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