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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Most Disappointing Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Australia & New Zealand
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Lou E
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony
View if deck 11 from deck 12 as I walked the track.
Myself with Angelina who was the choir director for the Volunteer Passenger
My wife Joyce and I on a formal night
Picture of ship's chapel on Deck 15
Another view of Explorer of the Seas from the port of Darwin.
A towel swan made by our cabin steward.
Part of Crossing Equator Ceremony
Joyce and Louie standing in from of "Bombing of Darwin" mural which
Joyce and Louie standing at lookout point in Brisbane.
View of downtown Brisbane.
Sydney Opera House
View of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Entrance to Singapore Botanical Gardens
Japanese Temple in Singapore
Gardens by the Bay Light Show in Singapore

We are Diamond Plus RCI cruisers. Have always enjoyed our RCI cruises. I must say that this was the Most Disorganized cruise we have ever taken. It seemed that one department had no idea what another department was doing.

We had great waiters in main Dining Room, we were on My Time, deck 3. The evening menus seemed to be same menu day after day. We truly missed the Chef's Suggestion of the Day that we used to have. The breakfast menu on deck 3 was the same everyday. We just walked over to center of Dining Room for buffet.

The Royal Caribbean Dancers and Sinhers were a highlight for our entertainment. The rest of the entertainment was a major disappointment and that's probably why the Palace Theater was hardly more than half full regardless if it were early or late show. First RCI ship we have been on where entire crew (all departments) were not represented at Closing Show. We were sad to see that it was only cruise director/activity director staff and Royal Caribbean Singers and Dancers.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 5D

Nice room with oversize couch. We had a queen bed that was Most Comfortable. Our cabin steward wanted to make sure each day that all was well. He was most attentive to us.

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