Having been with Royal Caribbean several times before we were very keen to travel with them again, on Explorer of the Seas as a new Itinerary for this cruise included the Azores.
First of all I must mention the Price it appear that Royal Caribbean on this cruise was charging the UK market far more than in the US and Canada and the difference was excessive.
This ship has had troubled times in the past and has been referred to as Royal Caribbean's training ship, we though given other not so flattering reviews that RC would have sorted this out by now, however we were soon to realise that these reviews were justified.
Dated, tired and fixtures and fitting missing, Just been through and upgrade, must have missed this cabin.
Room attendant and deck boss very welcoming
Boarded the ship here, ABP parking on site short walk to the terminal building
transfer by bus to centre for shopping
Arrived on a Sunday, the port is a short walk to the centre and harbour, although a lot shops and facilities closed