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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Rest & Relaxation at its Best
"This was sold as a Holiday cruise - with New Year's celebrated on the ship. We booked a Junior Suite and were not disappointed! It was comfortable and roomy (and the bathtub and walk-in closet weren't bad either!)...."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Great Cruise!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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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


Awesome food and service, but lacking in entertainment

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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airalily22

10+ Cruises

Age 10s

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


Good...but certainly not great.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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punk_lawyer

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The embarkation process in Miami was quick and easy. We had stayed at the Epic Hotel near the cruise terminal so it was a short cab ride over. Other than its speed and ease there is not much to say about embarkation. That's probably it a good thing. It was smooth! There were parts of this cruise that were exceptional. For example, the Main Dining Room staff (Alan - Head Waiter, Lin - ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Rest & Relaxation at its Best

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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webbkerr

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was sold as a Holiday cruise - with New Year's celebrated on the ship. We booked a Junior Suite and were not disappointed! It was comfortable and roomy (and the bathtub and walk-in closet weren't bad either!). This was my first Caribbean sailing - but not my first RCL cruise. I was told the ship and amentities would be more crowded than what I was used to - and that there would be a more ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


1st Timer- not what I thiught

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Gradyfamily

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was my 1st cruise we upgraded to a Jr Suite abd our accommodations were stellar!! LOTS of room. Only complaint was they could not get the air regulated and it was too hot. We were really glad we decided on a balcony. The ship was nice and we found plenty to do on the ship. I had many spa services and enjoyed everything other than high pressure sales. In fact, I thought that the entire ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Great Crew. MDR food not so much.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Johnamac123

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I sail to snorkel. Ship looked okay but going into drydock 3/2020 for 7 weeks. Embarkation process sucked. Captain blamed it on CBP. 77 b to b held up 4000 new cruisers. Sounds fishy...lolol. Three + hours to board. No one inside had a clue except our FB group. We had a guy held up. He was one of the b to b held up and posted throughout the process. Most meals I could finish. I'm not a foodie. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


Dancing With The Captain !!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Canary Islands

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Icantthinkofone

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Remember this song ?There was no land in sight !!!! October 25th was quite a nice day to embark on our 11 night cruise to the Canaries I have been on this cruise many times and couldn't wait to sail. Embarkation was reasonable but being Diamond does not seem to have that preferential treatment it used to ....sadly . Once onboard we were able to go straight to the cabin which was one of ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


EXCELLENT CRUISE- SHAME ABOUT RIP OFF SHUTTLE CHARGE

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

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GILLCOX

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we had not been to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Felt it was a good way to see these destinations. Apart from the drizzly weather, which was expected at this time of the year, they were very interesting places. Embarkation at Southampton was extremely easy, onboard very quickly and cabin and luggage available within hour. We had inside cabin 8673, very ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Very enjoyable cruise.Excellent itinerary. But some criticisms.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Baltic Sea

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lyonsdown

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I'd heard about Royal Carribean and knew it had a good reputation. This was my first cruise. We had a great time! The stops were excellent;even Skagen where there wasn't too much to see, was a nice small town. The excursion to St Petersburg was good, even though it was more expensive than some other providers.The 2 guides were full of information. It would have been better to get to the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


A bit more like it in all aspects

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - All

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gettinold

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We are a married couple in early 60's. We booked this because we prefer Royal Caribbean for it's informal yet not too rowdy atmosphere. The cruise ticked all the boxes. There were over 900 kids running around which noised things up a bit but what do you expect when you book a cruise during the school holidays. Big shout out to Hello Clo, the best cruise director RC have in my opinion. She was ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


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