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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1960 reviews
12 Awards

Terrible Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Trans-Ocean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Our balcony!
Entry from our balcony to our cabin

(1) Impossible to communicate with the home office in Miami. Very poor customer service.

(2) Check in at the port in Barcelona took forever. RCL's employee was letting all Platinum and above members through, while keeping the line for the Gold members at a standstill. It was faster going through the line for people who were not Crown and Anchor members at all.

(3) The balcony was covered with splattered paint. An 8 year old could have done a better painting job.

Cabin Review

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D3

Very nice on the first leg. Terrible on the 2nd leg (cabin 8324).

Port Reviews


We stayed in an Airbnb and toured Barcelona on our own.

Jerusalem (Ashdod)

The ship had to bypass Jerusalem due to violence between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Aqaba (Petra)

It was wonderful except Royal Caribbean chose to dock on Jordan's New Year's Day resulting in unbearable crowds. Be careful when booking a cruise with RCCL as they chose to be in port when it is less expensive for them at the expense of the passengers.


We had just a short time at a Souk in Sarjah because many other options were closed due to the sabbath.

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