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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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1963 reviews
12 Awards

Never again

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Ridiculously steep, wet, gangway
Fortunately this lady obtained some help disembarking, however, many others

I am on board this ship attending a genealogy conference. Thank goodness I AM attending a conference because the overall options for things to do on this ship are terrible. Everything is aimed at young families - the ones where the parents traipse off and have a good time but leave their brats to run amok and annoy fellow guests.

Then there is the food - the Windjammer is terrible, all food is well overcooked and what is not eaten is served up the next day in a variety of stir fry's and casserole-type dishes. The Sapphire Dining Room is just as bad. The only decent meals are to be had in the speciality restaurants which leads me to think they make the general food so bad you will naturally take up the specialities!

It would also appear that the shore excursion staff are not kept informed about any changes to excursions until the very last minute and are not able to get the message out to its passengers. For one excursion I was booked on, I was complaining about the change of date at such late notice (the evening before) when several other passengers advised they had had 4 date changes to the same excursion.

Cabin Review

Cabin XB - Cabin to be assigned

Our cabin was was fine although a little outdated and the 3-seater lounge took up quite a bit of space which could have been utilised better. I have no complaints about our cabin steward who kept the cabin in perfect order at all times and was always bright and cheery.

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