This is my 30th RCCL cruise, of the fifty over 35 years and I am at the Diamond + level. I selected this cruise via a "discounted" Casino Royale cruise certificate. My main focus will be on the casino. Explorer of the Seas has one baccarat table, two three card poker tables, two Ultimate Texas Hold'em tables, several blackjack tables, two roulette tables and on ten seat poker table. Minimum bets start at $10. The slot machines are a mixture of MANY old style slot machines, and "Asian" themed slots and a few video poker machines. The Explorer of the Seas is scheduled to be renovated in the early 2020, before it sails to European ports. THE CASINO NEEDS A TOTAL OVERHAUL.
The casino staff were cordial, bar and waiters were prompt in providing beverages to the passengers playing in the Casino Royale.
Now on to the rest of the review:
nice sized interior cabin with a promenade view of the shops, excellent stateroom steward. As I was solo, there was sufficient room of one's "stuff"
Long time to embark on the ship, and the debarkment took about an hour beyond the "scheduled" exit time due to passengers trying to get off the ship prior to their scheduled time. The would start and start the debarkment process several times.
Nice beach and island, several passengers who went on the island mentioned that there was some "garbage" on the beach area.
stayed on the ship, which sailed for five days 01/05 to 01/10/2020. The only two islands visits were to Nassau and Labadee in that order.
The Explorer of the Seas did NOT stop on Bonaire on this five day cruise.
The Explorer of the Seas did not stop in Curacao on this five night cruise