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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1980 reviews
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Excellent ship and crew

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific
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Dingofence
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony

This was the first time my wife and I have cruised with Royal after cruising 4 times with Celebrity. We were expecting it to be a bit less quality to Celebrity. But it wasn't at all. The ship is 18 years old. Royal have done a great job keeping the ship in good condition. There isn't really anything to complain about. All the bars are great, the specialist restaurants were amazing. The main dining room was good. The windjammer food was ok. Celebrity buffet was a lot better. One small issue we found was there isn't a lot of inside areas to sit. Alot of areas are closed off for the upper levels of the crown and anchor society. We completed the behind the scenes tour as we have done on the other cruises but found the tour with Royal was not worth the $89 per person they charge. We cruised from Sydney to Seattle for 23 nights and had a ball. We had the drink package as we were lucky to get it at a sale price months before we sailed. After about 3 days the bars were selling drink cards at 10 drinks for $70 dollars, so I really good deal as most wines are $9 or more and top shelf and cocktails at $14. Not sure if they do it all the time. We will be cruising with Royal again.

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Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 2D

Cabin was clean and had enough room for the 2 of us. Our 2 room attendants were fantastic. We got towel animals every 3rd night.

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