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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2,012 reviews
7 Awards

The ship was great, but don't go on this trip!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to the British Isles & Western Europe
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Interior

The ship was nice, people were great. Dining room dinner menu disappointed and we ate in the windjammer most nights. When we did eat in the dining room, it was good. The ship was on the small side, but it doesn't need to be bigger with ports so close together and one cruise day.

First port, Hamburg Germany on a Sunday. All stores are closed on Sundays, forget shopping. Are you serious Royal? My wife and I are more than upset. Only thing you can do is walk empty streets.

Second port, Rotterdam, plenty of time, but nothing special.

Cabin Review


Interior cabin behind the library. It was also at the end of a hallway, very little noise. It was great. Thought I would miss having a balcony, but it was ok.

Port Reviews


Sunday, everything is closed! STUPID! Worst stop out of any cruise we have taken 8+


Shuttle from La Havre to Paris overnight on your own. Picked our own hotel near a metro station and "Royally screwed on time"! Barely had enough time to see the tower and walk down Champs de Elysse street for shopping. So very disappointing!


Plenty of time in port and walked around.


Not enough time in port and barely mad it to a certain point and had to quickly turn back.

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