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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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2,092 Reviews

Relaxing cruise to the pacific islands

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by MandyOzCruiser79

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

Great ship, entertainment was okay but not amazing . Loved the poolside movies and the ice show was beautiful.

I would have liked to have a cruise compass before booking, we booked the 6pm dining room sitting but with the 6pm movies, 7pm or 9 pm shows you miss something.

Disappointed with the sapphire restaurant options(lots of seafood, but if you don't eat seafood the options are limited), dinner length was 1 1/2 hours, they were better In the wind jammer. I was Disappointed that there was no key lime pie on the ship but there were heaps of dessert options in the windjammer... Curtis, crepes, many different cakes including sugar free options and fresh fruit galore.

The only specially restaurant we went to was johnny rockets, not slot of people in the which was good but having never been there it was okay but you could make a burger in the windjammer all day long

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Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 3D 6294

Cabin was lovely, we had 3 people in this room with an upper bunk. Anyone other than a kid would have been unhappy, not slot of room to climb up. Plus the bed had to bed pulled down every night.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Great port to do an excursion. Next time there we will hire the electric car from the port terminal. Also has free Wi-Fi in the port building to catch up before the day out

Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)

Loved it here. Went snorkelling, off the boat on the right side of the island, beautiful and picturesque with heaps of fish near the big rock.

Port Vila

Great duty free shopping. We will do a tour next time. Had a great massage!

Mystery Island

Great to snorkel and then get in the cannibal soup. Beautiful beaches but don't forget the reef shoes

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