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This was a 21 night cruise from Seattle to Sydney Australia. Our previous cruises were all on Princess so this was our first experience with RC. The ship was in excellent condition and the staff was friendly with great emphasis on washing your hands. However, the food was not good. In 21 days we ate at every outlet and struggled to find a "good" meal. Speciality dining was the only option that approached "average". We were in a Jr. Suite 9270. The suite was roomy with a really nice walk-in closet. Our steward was fabulous. The entertainment and production was very poor. We sailed on a 13 day Princess Cruise from Sydney a week after this cruise and the difference was significant. The quality of Princess food was significantly better and the quality of entertainment was light years ahead of RC. One last comment.......RC was reasonably priced for cruise but everywhere we turned RC had its hand out wanting more. We will not waste our money on another RC cruise.

Very Disappointing

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by tlewi999

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2018
  • Destination: Transpacific
  • Cabin Type: Junior Suite
This was a 21 night cruise from Seattle to Sydney Australia. Our previous cruises were all on Princess so this was our first experience with RC. The ship was in excellent condition and the staff was friendly with great emphasis on washing your hands.

However, the food was not good. In 21 days we ate at every outlet and struggled to find a "good" meal. Speciality dining was the only option that approached "average".

We were in a Jr. Suite 9270. The suite was roomy with a really nice walk-in closet. Our steward was fabulous.

The entertainment and production was very poor.

We sailed on a 13 day Princess Cruise from Sydney a week after this cruise and the difference was significant. The quality of Princess food was significantly better and the quality of entertainment was light years ahead of RC.

One last comment.......RC was reasonably priced for cruise but everywhere we turned RC had its hand out wanting more.

We will not waste our money on another RC cruise.
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Cabin Review

Junior Suite
Cabin J3 9270
Very nice room with walk-in closet.
Deck 10 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins