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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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The captain drops a clanger!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to the Middle East
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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Excellent ice show ... a real bonus
Leading the convoy down the Suez Canal
Another superb visit to Petra, the Rose Red City
Enough to give anyone the hump in Petra

THIS cruise was certainly a weird one, perhaps memorable more for the things that went wrong than right.

It was our first run-out with Royal Caribbean (although our 13th cruise in all) unimaginatively entitled “14-night Suez Canal Cruise on Explorer of the Seas” from October 9 to 23, 2015.

What first made it attractive to us was the visit to Israel and an excursion to Jerusalem, a trip down the Suez Canal and a return to the fabled Jordanian Rose Red City of Petra.

Cabin Review

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D3

Spacious, well-managed, fair-size balcony and QUIET!

Port Reviews

Aqaba (Petra)

A little tiring as we were unable to get a horse and carriage but the place is magic and the Treasury is one of the world's top archaeological sights.

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