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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1980 reviews
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Absolutely no complaints at all

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific
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barrycapal
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony

We frequently visit family in Australia and wanted to combine it with something different, and this cruise fitted in well with our timings. We know Sydney very well and it was nice to board a cruise there.

Embarkation at Circular Quay could have been a tad better organised, at least outside the terminal. When there are 3500 passengers all wanting to get on board the scrum for getting rid of bags was a bit tiresome, although expected.

The ship, despite being overtaken by many others now in the "size race" is pretty large but very manageable. It felt quite fresh and up to date, with only a few weak pints encountered in our 23 day cruise. Our stateroom (7676, easy to remember) was very pleasant, with a good deal of storage space, even for such a long cruise. Our attendant was good and unobtrusive, how we like them to be.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 1D

As stated above, the Cabin was fine, with plenty of storage space, even for a long cruise. We encountered no problems at all during our cruise.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

We started there after visiting family. Sydney is simply a must for everyone to visit.

Mystery Island

Pristine Pacific Island. Lovely to get tendered in and spend a couple of hours.

Suva

My son had arranged a taxi tour which was good.

Lautoka

Just had a walk around,

Honolulu

Substantial US City with a Pacific flavour. We had been before so knew where to go.

Seattle

Stayed there for a couple of days. Very nice city, well worth a visit.

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