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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Royal Caribbean has gone CHEAP

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal
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beviepie1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Ocean View

This cruise was offered by a travel agent (he had 1100 customers on board) for a great price! It was a quick getaway that we could drive to the port. I was amazed at how CHEAP RCCL has become. In the cabin no chocolates on pillows, no pen and tablet on the desk, small scratchy sandpaper towels, no lotion in the bathroom (just shampoo in a dispenser in the shower), on demand movies offered for free by Princess were $12 to view!!!

In the dining room we were offered one roll from a tray and never we offered more.

A strict accounting was done with the thin, rough pool towels that no one would ever want to steal. On Princess there are towel bins everywhere to help ourselves. When returning to the ship after a day on the beach there are big bins to deposit sandy, salty towels.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 2N

Location was fine with easy access to the dining room but our cabin smelled and there was a loud hum all the time. Touch-up painting needed. Our steward Jonathon was great and did all he could to enhance our experience. Never imagined I would be on deck 2 and hope to never be again. It was assigned by travel agent.

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