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Explorer Dream Review

3.5 / 5.0
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63 reviews
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Review for Explorer Dream to Australia & New Zealand
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2019

Very disappointing that the lovely wide promenade deck has absolutely no deck chairs or places to sit anywhere. Regular cruisers always enjoy sleeping/reading or horizon gazing from a deck chair.

Charges on the ship were for everything possible and always plus 18% service charge plus GST of either 10% or 15% when the ship was in territorial waters.

Even the casual counters for cakes and cookies were chargeable and to ensure guests did not take such things from the buffet back to their cabins, you were watched as you tried to leave the buffet and told you were not allowed to remove any food from the restaurant thus forcing you to buy if you wanted a snack for your room.

Cabin Review

The cabin cannot be faulted in the Palace section of the ship. This is where most of the money for refurbishment had gone. My comment on other cabins in the main part of the ship is based on comments from staff and other passengers where the cabins were generally "acceptable" but nothing to write home about.

Very small balcony about three feet or one metre wide which means to sit there you are always in the breeze, even the breeze created by the ship's movement.

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