• Help Ukrainian Families in Need: World Central Kitchen Donation Match
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1997 reviews
12 Awards

Disappointing

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda
User Avatar
Phillybeans
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Rating by category

Value for Money
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Service
Cabin

Additional details

Sail Date: Oct 2014
Cabin: Interior Stateroom
Traveled with children

This was my fifth cruise and overall and by far the worst. It was my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean and may well be my last. From the un-organized boarding and un-boarding of the ship to the lack of activities and overall poor service. I will say the dining wait staff and cabin tender were all excellent. I also liked the drink packages available and the option to purchase all photos for one set price. The food options were limited and quality was not up to expectations set by other cruise lines. The bar tenders and staff were not as friendly and accommodating as other cruises I have taken. The ship has some mechanical propulsion issues and hours at ports were reduced immediately after setting sail.

Thumbs down

Their private port of Labadee, Haiti is very nice, but excursions over priced and short.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

The cabin was acceptable, except dirty socks from a previous cruiser was left in the closet and receipts left in the drawers. Gave no confidence in the cleaning procedures. The cabin was small but what we paid for and expected otherwise.

1 Helpful Vote
previous reviewnext review

Find an Explorer of the Seas Cruise from $193

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.