• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1948 reviews
12 Awards
stateroom 9692 on Explorer of the Seas
living room 2 bedroom gs
view from veranda leaving miami
labadee OW cabana
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
47.5
160 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money

Filters

1-10 of 160 Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews


First time cruise and last time with RCI

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transatlantic

grayruan avatar

grayruan

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I saw this cruise on TV Cruise 1st channel and booked for the transatlantic voyage to the Caribbean. The fact that it was due to visit Islands that I had previously been to in my teens when I was a young seafarer sailing on cargo ships, before everything went in containers, it was to be a nostalgic voyage as well as my first cruise. Needless to say myself and travel partner arrived at ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


A real eye opener as to how Royal Caribbean views its UK customers

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transatlantic

gettinold avatar

gettinold

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This review isn't so much about the ship. More about the way Royal Caribbean went about showing how little they care about their British customers. We found out a few days before leaving that this trip was going to be cut short by 3 days, supposedly because of bad weather. A strange excuse because when you book a cruise, you are told that these ships are so large that they can handle any ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


The ship was great, but don't go on this trip!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

Zmonster8u avatar

Zmonster8u

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The ship was nice, people were great. Dining room dinner menu disappointed and we ate in the windjammer most nights. When we did eat in the dining room, it was good. The ship was on the small side, but it doesn't need to be bigger with ports so close together and one cruise day. First port, Hamburg Germany on a Sunday. All stores are closed on Sundays, forget shopping. Are you serious ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Very disapointing

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

gtgarcia avatar

gtgarcia

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We are C&A members, and we've sailed with RC over 10 times. So by no means we are "rookies". Granted this was a charter cruise, but we expected the service to be RC quality. Boy were we wrong. There is an extreme lack of personnel in the general public area. Starting with the Windjammer, the food was mediocre at its best. There were no personnel going around tables to offer drinks from the bar. ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


Royal Caribbean no longer up with luxury cruise leaders

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

MouldyMermaid avatar

MouldyMermaid

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Having had a brilliant cruise on Navigator last year, we booked to do the same itinerary with friends from Scotland. Our 19th cruise - and 8th with R.C. but what a huge disappointment - so much has changed. The admin staff were 'polite' to the point of rudeness. The ship was tired and dull - downright grubby in places. Mirrors in dining room had a film of grease over them. No real ...
Read More

Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Noisy unruly teenagers

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

Lady of the north avatar

Lady of the north

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We have sailed several times with the royal carribean and normally I love my cruise - however the last cruise I had in August, will sadly probably be the last cruise I choose with Royal Carribean - the staff as always were perfect and could not do enough to make our holiday special - however we had an unbelievable number of teens on our cruise who congregated each evening in level 8 - my floor - ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

Traveled with children


Baltic cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Baltic Sea

pollyjane avatar

pollyjane

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as it was the Right time of year school holidays and going to Northern Europe with st Petersburg on the itenary we were disappointed in that my two girls couldn’t attend the children’s club because they were 10 & 12 and would have had to go to separate clubs because of their ages they didn’t want to go alone & there was no leeway with this they also had to stop using the ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Tired old Explorer, ship and crew in need of TLC. Declining service quality

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Baltic Sea

RogerBann avatar

RogerBann

10+ Cruises

Age 20s

Just returned from Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas Northern Europe and Russia cruise. THIS IS A FULL REVIEW. Explorer is 20 years old and smaller but otherwise identical layout to Freedom and Independence of the Seas, sharing the same (but smaller) Deck 5 central shopping mall idea, Schooners Bar, triple-floor Sapphire Dining Rooms, Windjammer buffet, ice rink, FlowRider and ...
Read More

Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Very poor entertainment and a company that don't respond to emails

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

BdeeD avatar

BdeeD

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Embarkation seemed to be going very smoothly and we were given our sail passes and made our way to the ship. At the gangway we checked the passes only to discover they had the words ‘Diamond Plus’ on them, we were unsure what this meant so on closer inspection discovered that the sail passes were in different names to ours and had the wrong cabin number on them but our photographs had been imposed ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Feel completly ripped off

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

motorbikesue avatar

motorbikesue

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Drinks were so expensive,small bottle of stella $7.75.glass wine $9.cheapest bottle wine $35 .small bottle water $2.Ship was to crowded,no seats at bar with entertainment unless you get there 1 1/2 hours before & same for the shows but the ships own shows were very poor ,people were walking out & the entertainment director was very unprofessional and never looked smart.The shows with guest ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Find an Explorer of the Seas Cruise from $229

Other Royal Caribbean Ship Cruise Reviews
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas Cruise Reviews
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.