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New York (Manhattan) Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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A Disappointment

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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gnyxl42
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Having cruised for 35 years on a multitude of ships, I have seen the decline of the cruise experience first-hand. From the cheapening of the menu offerings to the boilerplate entertainment of second-rate comedians and under-rehearsed "broadway" revue type shows, to fewer and cheaper on-board activities and the relentless attempts to shake as much profit from such things as "premium" restaurants to ...
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Sail Date: May 2014


Explorer to Bermuda

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda

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JCMass.
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My husband and I traveled with other family members on the Explorer out of Bayonne N.J. We drove from Massachusetts, and joined up with them in Connecticut for the rest of the trip. Driving down on Saturday morning wasn't bad we were there in about 5 hours total. The Port of Bayonne is difficult at best. After parking at Premier Parking, we had a 45 minute wait for a shuttle to the pier. We ...
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Sail Date: May 2013


May 2, 2013 Explorer of the Seas

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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maygirlinde
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Before we left, I read a lot of reviews as part of my researching process. We had never cruised before and had nothing to compare it to. We tried not to have high expectations after reading some of the negative comments. We were so pleasantly surprised!! On May 2, we arrived in Bayonne. We chose to save a little money and use Premier Parking. It was a five minute shuttle ride to the ship, so we ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Family ocean view room not worth it

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda

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Threeringcircus
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

First let me say this was our first cruise with kids (ages 7,2 & 1). We opted to book the family ocean view cabin based on RC recommendations. It was not the vacation we expected... Some due to RC and some because of the weather. My three points I wish I knew before I cruised and booked the family room: 1- the family state rooms are either at the very front of the ship or the very rear. Our ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children


Great Cruise on the Explorer

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda

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sonvoltken6
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I booked this cruise as our early 25th anniversary celebration. We had never been to Bermuda, and the opportunity to spend a couple of nights in New York City was a plus. This was our second cruise on the Explorer, the last having been way back in 2004. That was our first week long cruise and really cemented our love of cruising. Coming from Florida, you can imagine the looks we got ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


BAD WEATHER, DIDN'T LIKE BERMUDA, BUT STILL A GREAT TIME

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda

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kicker
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This Review was mainly written for some cruise friends, but you might find a few helpful notes in it: DAY ONE: KILLER SAUSAGES & FUH-GEDDA-BOUT-IT From CNY we started by doing most of the 5 hour drive the day before, stayed about one hour from the port (much cheaper than a night in NYC). Our first day got off to a weird start. Eating breakfast at our hotel, I cut into a large breakfast sausage ...
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Sail Date: May 2013

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Great cruise!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda

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scubadiverh2o
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I decided to squeeze in one more cruise before baby #2 is born later this summer. We left baby #1 at home with our family. It was really nice to have a week just the two of us. We had an absolutely fabulous time. This was our 20th cruise or so and had to be one of the best yet. Our last cruise was in Dec 2012 on Costa Mediterranea which was horrible (see numerous negative reviews). ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


No rating

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda

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Treated Like Royalty
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was my fourth cruise on the Explorer of the Seas. For many family members it was their first, Let me get the one negative out of the way right away and that was the weather. Cloudy, Cold, Windy and Wet was the forcast most everyday. But you can't fight Mother Nature. Embarkation is so easy for us as we live in Bayonne. Bayonne is a wonderful town, and hopefully the powers that be in town ...
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Sail Date: April 2013

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Easter Week 2013 cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bahamas

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FireStation46
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Our first cruise ever. Weather is not in RCL's control. Ship was comfortable in good and bad weather. Pool was fine, hot tub is fine. Windjammer food edible, repetitive. Dining room fare a step up. Portofino was enjoyable. We are not the types to heap loads of food on our plates nor make more than one go through the chow line. It was acceptable. Room was adequate although we found you can loose ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


1st time cruiser

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bahamas

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Ccckreed
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Well, we survived our first cruise on Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas. We had a good time. The ship was beautiful but is starting to show it's age. The food was good, it was not as good (to us) as some people told us it was. Return cruisers said the food was not the same quality or type that they received last year on this ship. Could have been due to a lot of kids wasting food, I don't ...
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Sail Date: March 2013

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


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