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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1960 reviews
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Fantastic Holiday

Review for Explorer of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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Sospan Fach
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2015
Cabin: Oceanview Stateroom

This was my 1st cruise & I was rather apprehensive after reading the previous reviews.

I had no need to worry though. We drove up to Southampton the day before from South Wales, only took us 3 hours & stayed in the Grand Harbour hotel which was nearly opposite the cruise terminal. The next morning we parked the car in the port, our cases were taken off us there & we didn't see them again until they were delivered to our cabin tea time. Boarding was so easy, took no more than 15 minutes and we were able to use all the amenities onboard.

The ship is beautiful, the main promenade is lovely with shops, bars & a 24 hour café.

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom

Cabin H

Cain was all we needed, lovely big comfy bed, ample storage, toiletries provided in bathroom & good service from Sebastian who came in twice a day to clean.

Port Reviews

Gibraltar

Easy enough to walk around.

Barcelona

Lovely place visited the rock & did some shopping

Sardinia

walked around & did open top bus

Malaga

another fav, so clean & lovely, castle is a must see & try tapas

Seville

nice place to pend a few hours, walked around the old wall & the botanical gardens are lovely too

Lisbon

Yuck never going back again, didn't get Lisbon at all, dirty run down & couldn't wait to leave the place.

Southampton

Stayed here the night before the cruise & was pleasantly surprised with the place, had a stroll around and an excellent Italian meal on the waterfront.

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