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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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2000 reviews
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Very tasty MDR beef tenderloin, very tender
Best shrimp cocktail ever
Everything is great at Chops not just the steaks
Chops Grille delicious
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Finally, 8 of us cruising again
"One drawback (there was only a little over 1,000 guest on the ship) was they had so many EMPTY tables that they could have given these tables to those people, but did not!After arriving at the cruise terminal, one of our people had not received their test back, so they had to do it again, taking about an hour, while we waited...."Read More
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An exceptional surprise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Sailer Duane
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Considering the low cost we paid for this sailing I was not sure what to expect. Wow what a truly wonderful week. I enjoyed every moment. It was full Royal Caribbean to the max. The crew were amazing, we walked directly into the MDR no wait. Chops and Giovanni's we're amazing and I was very happy with the MDR and Windjammer. Entertainment was excellent as always. We loved this ship so much we're ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


A hidden gem among the fleet

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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KSP0920
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I was incredibly nervous about going on Explorer with our kids, knowing it hadn’t been revamped yet. Yes it doesn’t have waterslides or laser tag or other things the bigger and newer ships might have, but they had excellent food and service which was way more important! We had gone on Oasis in February and the food was very disappointed- my blueberry pancakes were so over MICROWAVED that they were ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with children


Changed Port, Bumped Bonaire to Grand Cayman - No reason mentioned. Everything else was great!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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jjmbrfza
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I choose this cruise because of the destinations the price and the dates. I had an inside cabin for 3 people. I was surprised on how spacious it was which included a sofa. I had the unlimited dinning package and the food of each of the specialty restaurants was great. Embarkation was fast and painless, also leaving the ship on the last date. Notice that I carry my own luggage. There were ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with children


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


CABINS AND ACTIVITIES

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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JackieB1965
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

A/c in the cabinets not working , we could sleep comfortly, we were hot. The also the cooler did not keep our water cold, also under the bed it was clean, they just clean around it. Actvities on the ship were boring, specialty the comedy shows. Pool activities were fun. STAFF ON THE SHIP VERY GOOD The ship it kind of old, and the pools were super small. Our perfect day in coco cay was ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person


Changed Port w/o rhyme or reason. Bumped Bonaire to Grand Cayman.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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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.........

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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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-

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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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


Nice Cruise but...

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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slvlvn
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

EXCURSION BUYER BEWARE My husband and I were on 6 day western Caribbean Explorer of the Sea cruise that departed from Miami June 5. Overall, nice, good entertainment and hard working room and dining crews. The huge disappointment came from Jamaica Falmouth, where they canceled our excursion of choice to Rose Hall, after an hour of waiting, and offered Go Native excursion instead. By that ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony


First post COVID cruise, 2 years in the making

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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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


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