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Explorer Dream Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Never again with this cruise line

Explorer Dream Cruise Review by Hotpants65

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2019
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand

We chose this cruise because we wanted a change for Christmas. And we wanted to see Milford and doubtful sounds.

Food was very average. Mostly ate in the Lido which was nicknamed the pigs trough. Ate in the Chinese restaurants that once and it was revolting. Ate 3 times in Dream Dining room - service bit great. On Christmas night it felt like they were rushing us through. Menu selections very limited compared to other cruises not the level of food experienced on a previous cruise. Language barrier a problem but the staff very helpful and tried their best.

Drinks packages reasonable price. Coffee was terrible and always half cold, as was the food.

Visit to the spa for a massage was humiliating when the robe designed for a size 8 Asian person didn’t go round me. Massage was good though.

Entertainment was ok but needed much more variety . One really good band in the Palm Court but needed a bigger repotoire. And why stop when the crowd is just getting into the dancing for a half hour dance lesson that no-one wanted to participate in!

Cabin was ok although we got single beds when we asked for double . Great shower. Toilet space so small you had to take your pants off before you went in!

Cabin maid was fantastic. Couldn’t do enough to help.

Thought embarkation and disembarkation was pretty slick.

Tv channel selection terrible. Not sure why they can’t have system like on planes where you can choose whatever you want whenever you want.

Definately wouldn’t recommend this cruise line to anyone

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Very clean. Very happy with midship location when we had 36 hours of fairly rough weather.

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