Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by Mosser
- Sail Date: June 2019
- Destination: Baltic Sea
- Cabin Type: Interior
Our embarkation was good only taking about 15 mins to check in, clear security and step aboard the ship.
The ship has benefitted from some recent refurbishment but areas are looking a little tired and in need of some minor maintenance.
Dining was reasonably good with the quality in the Windjammer buffet of a decent standard although a little repetitive after a few days. The main dining room we used on Deck 3 was again of decent standard although the standard of service was a little mixed. The best waiter by a mile was Dody who I could not fault.
We sampled most of the bars on the ship and found the R bar to be slightly quieter than the others. Christine was excellent offering quality cocktails and suggestions of drinks to try.
The Promenade café was ok for coffee and snacks but finding a seat was a bit of a lottery as was seating in most of the bars.
The entertainment was a huge disappointment with the quality of the performers poor apart from a few. The ships orchestra and ice dance troop however were very good. The only way to sum up the entertainment director was he was a complete waste of space.
The ship in general was ok but I think it will find it hard to compete with the newer ships that are now on offer.
The Captain was very good at putting people to sleep with his daily midday announcements.
St Petersburg was a highlight and we used Alla Tours for our excursions for two days who were excellent and cheaper than the options the ship could offer.
Overall we enjoyed our cruise but I think this was due to the fact we met some good friends whilst on board (thanks to them and the Key Lime Pie episode !!!!!!)
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