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We choose this cruise because if the itinery and we were not disappointed with the places we visited.

The embarkation was fantastic with quick friendly service. The veranda cabin was typical with cheap chairs and table on the balcony. The bathroom toilettes were non existent. You would getter soap at a Super 8 motel. The lovely shampoo pump in the shower goes to show how they are cutting corners.

The entertainment in the lounges were very good. The Palace not so good with all the song and dance stuff. The cruise was a bit of a pain by constantly trying to upsell you on the casino and other venues. I guess that's part of his job.

Now the dining room. This is definitely a 2.5 star restaurant. Poor quality and the selection could do with a refresh. The waitstaff were fantastic and must be embarrassed to serve these meals. I have noticed over the years there is a definite cut back on services and a strong effort to move you into the "For Pay" speciality restaurants.

I was amazed to see how poorly some people dressed when going into the dining room. Why they are allowed in dressed in jeans and T shirts is beyond me

Overall it was a good holiday but in future I will spend the extra few dollars and go with a better quality cruise line. In fairness I guess you can't expect them to provide a 5 star cruise for a 3 star price.

 

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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by Nova rose

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We choose this cruise because if the itinery and we were not disappointed with the places we visited.


The embarkation was fantastic with quick friendly service. The veranda cabin was typical with cheap chairs and table on the balcony. The bathroom toilettes were non existent. You would getter soap at a Super 8 motel. The lovely shampoo pump in the shower goes to show how they are cutting corners.


The entertainment in the lounges were very good. The Palace not so good with all the song and dance stuff. The cruise was a bit of a pain by constantly trying to upsell you on the casino and other venues. I guess that's part of his job.


Now the dining room. This is definitely a 2.5 star restaurant. Poor quality and the selection could do with a refresh. The waitstaff were fantastic and must be embarrassed to serve these meals. I have noticed over the years there is a definite cut back on services and a strong effort to move you into the "For Pay" speciality restaurants.


I was amazed to see how poorly some people dressed when going into the dining room. Why they are allowed in dressed in jeans and T shirts is beyond me


Overall it was a good holiday but in future I will spend the extra few dollars and go with a better quality cruise line. In fairness I guess you can't expect them to provide a 5 star cruise for a 3 star price.


 

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