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Port Canaveral (Orlando) Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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The food was the best of my four cruises.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Dee Deeesteemsw
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Embarkation was easy, smooth and without any trouble. I can not say enough good things about the food on the Freedom of the Seas. Everything well prepared, tasty, great presentation and fresh. Service by the dining room staff was the best. My husband and I ate on My Time schedule and feel this worked out the best for us. We were able to see all the shows and enjoy the party feel in the ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


What a horrible experience. Shame on Royal Caribbean

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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NextTimeFlyToCozumel
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first cruise and it was awful. Was it that the ship was filled with rude, lewd, snotty college kids? That may have been the heart of the problem, but we would have rolled with the punches if Royal Caribbean would simply have fed us. We were so hungry and thirsty the entire time. The vast number of kids made dining rooms, casino, and bars pretty much inaccessible. No big deal, right... ...
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Sail Date: March 2015


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Worst cruise ever

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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OasisBougie
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I believe ljpinko said all that I was going to say. I also wrote RC a lengthy email about our experience. I am still waiting to hear from them. My family and I (about 7 people) booked this vacation and what happened on board was awful. I would say about 95% of the passengers were drunk college students. These people were toasted, high, rude and just all around out of control. I wonder if the ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Terrible Service From Royal Caribbean

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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cruiser863
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

My review sounds exactly like the previous one posted by ljpinko. We selected Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas based on the many good reviews and recommendations we received. This was the 1st cruise for 2 people in my party and we had planned on this vacation for over 9 months. From embarkation it was clear that our cruise was not going to be anything like the reviews we read. We felt that we ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Anniversary Surprise Gone Bad

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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LBerry6121
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I had been planning for months to surprise my wife for our 25th anniversary with a cruise, telling her to take vacation and telling her nothing else. Plans made for a relaxing cruise to celebrate and Thursday before we departed (Saturday) I let her know what we were doing. Being married 25 years it also meant I knew enough to give her time to properly pack and not showing up at the port and her ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Please read if you would like to know the truth

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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ljpinko
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

I don't even know where to begin with this review. First let me say that I have travelled with Royal Caribbean three times now with my first two times being outstanding, breath taking experiences that led to my loyalty in booking with you for a third time. This third time comparatively, however, was horrendous. Not only did the boat seem old and out of date, it was also un-clean and the staff ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Novice cruisers - great time!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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sandyjoe827
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I have only been on one cruise - a Carnival ship 27 years ago. My 17 year old daughter had never been on one. This was her graduation gift. We took the Explorer of the Seas from Port Canaveral to Cozumel and Nassau. What a great time! The ship is gorgeous, lots to do at all times. We did everything from play ping pong to rock climbing to karaoke to a digital scavenger hunt to enjoying all the ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Disappointed and sad

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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krazy_dave
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

I had heard some stories about long lines and delays boarding in Canaveral at the new terminal, but it seems that they had all the bugs worked out by this cruise. From the time we arrived until we were on board was under 20 minutes. Once on board, we did have to wait for a little while as the health inspectors finished up-Explorer scored a 99. After a quick bite in Windjammer, we went to our ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Awesome and Relaxing Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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JordanF
First Time Cruiser

It is a bit odd writing a review of a ship that is about to go into dry dock for 45 days of repair and change, and then be stationed in another part of the world, so I will consider this review as much an ode to RCCL as to our particular cruise. We sailed on February 12, 2015 for a 9 day trip to the ABCs. We arrived a day early and were able to watch a rocket launch from the Cocoa Beach Pier. ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


New to cruising

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bahamas

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augustmoon849
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We are far from seasoned cruisers, but wanted to try a short trip out of FL this winter in an effort to know more and make the best decision about boat options when planning an Alaska trip in 2016. Our previous cruising involved a wonderful Viking River Cruise in 2012 and a West Indies barefoot cruise on the Polynesia in 1983. We think we were spoiled by both of those ships which had populations ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


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