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Explorer Dream Review

3.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
63 reviews
1 Award

Shambles from start to finish

Review for Explorer Dream to Australia & New Zealand
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Brian GH
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Value for Money
Public Rooms
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Sail Date: Jan 2020

The stateroom was awful. The bed was as hard as a rock, and the bathroom too small for me at 6'4". The TV didn't work. The soap dispenser is a tube you have to squeeze, which was painful with my arthritic thumbs.

The wi-fi is not free and costs A$30 for the week. Even a grubby motel will give you free wi-fi.

There are three restaurants included in the fare. The Pavilion Chinese restaurant served the worst chinese food the 4 of us have eaten. The Dream Restaurant is a western restaurant where the food was bland and not well prepared. The only bright spot was that the food was served by waiters and waitresses, except at breakfast. The Lido is a self serve buffet with equally bland food which we avoided most of the time.

Cabin Review

Rock hard bed. Too small bathroom. Bathrobes made for children.

Port Reviews


Napier was closed when we got there.

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