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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2,013 reviews
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Nice, but nothing special

Review for Explorer of the Seas to British Columbia
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

This was our 4th cruise from this port with this destination but the first on Royal Caribbean from this port, second on Royal Caribbean total. The embarkation was standard, but as we boarded we went to a bar to buy a couple of beers to send us off, and we were told it was a "Specialty Bar". no beer. Interesting. We had a cabin on the 11th deck with balcony and we highly recommend it, the balcony dividers opened up to other s if you had a friend or family next door which we did which was very cool.

We bought the drink pass for $184 @ person and definitely had it pay for itself. Right on our deck was the pool area and 3-4 bars. Since we had smokers with us we hung out at the upper level pool bar and played cards, drank, and watched all that was going on. This part was awesome.

The food was less than average. The buffet(Windjammer) was average at best. We never went the the Main Dining rooms so I cant comment, the Cafe(only other free eats) was always busy for snack food because it was the only other eats. Johnny Rockets($6.95 per person) once was good, second time we walked out as the service wasnt even able to meet anyones needs, just downright awful, they screwed up everything and couldnt make it right, awful. So lack of food was an issue, and room service, if you could get them to answer the phone was no better, small portions and sometimes they would just leave an item out because they were to busy, so they said.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E3

Loved it, would do again, well worth the extra money to us

Port Reviews


We always walk from pier to downtown, then walk the entire main streets stooping in shops, pubs, grills. Very cool town, lots to do or not.

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