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Me & My husband and my husbands brother and his wife did this cruise as a Nice get away close to home (our 33rd cruise their 1st Cruise) this cruise was close to home coming out of Seattle we are in Vancouver WA, We have sailed with many cruise lines and we really enjoy Royal Caribbean but just coming off in the Last year the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure this Explorer was a Big change some good and some not so good, of course the ship is alot smaller than the last 2 we had been on but it was still a good size we have been on smaller Our Cabin was perfect we always do mid ship low which we like our Room steward Bobby did the best he could with how many rooms he had we have been cruising for many years and when we first started cruising I swear when you woke up and went to breakfast the cabin Ferry was in there and had it spotless if you sat on the bed and left and came back the cabin ferry had been back in and it was spotless Now they have to many cabins to attend when we would go to breakfast and maybe hang out for a while we would come back around noon and our cabin was still not made up it seemed to be he didn't get to ours until about 2pm, each day then turn down at night not really any extras but at least we got clean towels and bed made. Dining our first night Dinner was Awesome....after that it was ok we ate 3 times in the dining room but seemed to be extra slow service so we opted for the windjammer the rest of the time, Room service now has a charge at all times so our Traditional night time cake and milk to the room we did not do better for the waist line anyway but that was always a nice perk, Casino...This is a Huge part of our Cruise so this Casino on the Explorer is TINY I was so sad this is the first ship I have been on that does not have Let it Ride! that's my game so I had to play 3 card poker I did have a great time however that's not my game my husband plays Craps, The Dealers I have to give a Big shout out to Kevin he was the Bomb! excellent fun Guy Fireball!! also the Casino Host Mihaela was Awesome and the Casino manager Chad was Excellent! we had one bad Dealer that was probably the biggest jerk I have ever dealt with and sadly he cost his fellow dealers alot of money while he dealt at the 3 card poker table because of his attitude I always 100% of the time have a bet out for the dealer while I'm playing and also there was other people doing the same thing however while this dealer was on the table that did not happen because he was so rude we did talk this over with the Casino manager so hopefully this problem has been taken care of not just for his staff but for future cruisers, because of the size of this casino it was very hard to get on a table you had to go 45 minutes prior to opening and sit at the empty table otherwise you did not get to play they had a wait list at each table just to be able to play,...the Bar Staff in Casino is Awesome a shout out to Ashley and Winston bit these guys took care of us very well all week long! we met some awesome people while playing and at the end of the week it is sad to say goodbye but at the 3 card poker we all had a great time, me and my husband both earned a free cruise off our playing so hopefully we will see some of these people again Ports: Astoria Oregon we didnt get off the ship because its so close to Home, San Fransisco we had a blast the cruise ship docks right by the warf for easy walking and or the hop on hop off bus, we bought online the 2 day Go Pass for San Fran and we got to do a ton of things since we were there for 2 days, Victoria BC love this city since we have been so many times we took the bus into town Cost $10 pp round trip as many times as you want We have already booked this for next September 2018 they have such great deals its cheaper than going to the cost for 7 nights!

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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by kimndavid

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Me & My husband and my husbands brother and his wife did this cruise as a Nice get away close to home (our 33rd cruise their 1st Cruise) this cruise was close to home coming out of Seattle we are in Vancouver WA,

We have sailed with many cruise lines and we really enjoy Royal Caribbean but just coming off in the Last year the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure this Explorer was a Big change some good and some not so good, of course the ship is alot smaller than the last 2 we had been on but it was still a good size we have been on smaller

Our Cabin was perfect we always do mid ship low which we like our Room steward Bobby did the best he could with how many rooms he had we have been cruising for many years and when we first started cruising I swear when you woke up and went to breakfast the cabin Ferry was in there and had it spotless if you sat on the bed and left and came back the cabin ferry had been back in and it was spotless Now they have to many cabins to attend when we would go to breakfast and maybe hang out for a while we would come back around noon and our cabin was still not made up it seemed to be he didn't get to ours until about 2pm, each day then turn down at night not really any extras but at least we got clean towels and bed made.

Dining our first night Dinner was Awesome....after that it was ok we ate 3 times in the dining room but seemed to be extra slow service so we opted for the windjammer the rest of the time, Room service now has a charge at all times so our Traditional night time cake and milk to the room we did not do better for the waist line anyway but that was always a nice perk,

Casino...This is a Huge part of our Cruise so this Casino on the Explorer is TINY I was so sad this is the first ship I have been on that does not have Let it Ride! that's my game so I had to play 3 card poker I did have a great time however that's not my game my husband plays Craps, The Dealers I have to give a Big shout out to Kevin he was the Bomb! excellent fun Guy Fireball!! also the Casino Host Mihaela was Awesome and the Casino manager Chad was Excellent! we had one bad Dealer that was probably the biggest jerk I have ever dealt with and sadly he cost his fellow dealers alot of money while he dealt at the 3 card poker table because of his attitude I always 100% of the time have a bet out for the dealer while I'm playing and also there was other people doing the same thing however while this dealer was on the table that did not happen because he was so rude we did talk this over with the Casino manager so hopefully this problem has been taken care of not just for his staff but for future cruisers, because of the size of this casino it was very hard to get on a table you had to go 45 minutes prior to opening and sit at the empty table otherwise you did not get to play they had a wait list at each table just to be able to play,...the Bar Staff in Casino is Awesome a shout out to Ashley and Winston bit these guys took care of us very well all week long! we met some awesome people while playing and at the end of the week it is sad to say goodbye but at the 3 card poker we all had a great time, me and my husband both earned a free cruise off our playing so hopefully we will see some of these people again

Ports: Astoria Oregon we didnt get off the ship because its so close to Home, San Fransisco we had a blast the cruise ship docks right by the warf for easy walking and or the hop on hop off bus, we bought online the 2 day Go Pass for San Fran and we got to do a ton of things since we were there for 2 days, Victoria BC love this city since we have been so many times we took the bus into town Cost $10 pp round trip as many times as you want

We have already booked this for next September 2018 they have such great deals its cheaper than going to the cost for 7 nights!
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