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Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas
Caribbean
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820 Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Caribbean Cruise Reviews


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topmom5

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Royal Caribbean did not Disappoint~

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We were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary, which was actually 3 days ahead of the cruise launch - but still.... I had forgotten how horrific access to the Port of Miami is - even though we were parking ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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vette1cruiser

9 Reviews Written

78 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise but Room for Improvement

Cruise on the Explorer of the Sea on 2/21/20 We cruised the Explorer of the Sea on 2/21/20 for a nine day cruise. We flew to Ft. Lauderdale and used the Royal Caribbean shuttle for Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. Our ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kleinecat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our Third Cruise Highs and Lows

We had a balcony stateroom on the port side, 9520, and we loved it. First balcony from the front on the 9th floor, so nobody on our right side as we looked out. It was very quiet. Just two lawn chairs and a table, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bubblesII

6 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

Beautiful boat. Great dinners every night. Stayed in Room 3624. Terrific ocean view room right outside 3rd floor dining room - so convenient. Only problem was it was an “adjoining” room so there was a door ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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wisnir

22 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Old slot machines, very few jackpots paid out!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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punk_lawyer

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good...but certainly not great.

The embarkation process in Miami was quick and easy. We had stayed at the Epic Hotel near the cruise terminal so it was a short cab ride over. Other than its speed and ease there is not much to say about ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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webbkerr

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rest & Relaxation at its Best

This was sold as a Holiday cruise - with New Year's celebrated on the ship. We booked a Junior Suite and were not disappointed! It was comfortable and roomy (and the bathtub and walk-in closet weren't bad either!). ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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devoncecustomconstruction

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing like I was sold on.

First of all let's start by saying that I booked a deluxe balcony suit and spend over $18,000 on a 9 day cruise for my family. To start off, the cruise didn't even include transportation from the Miami airport to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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airalily22

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Awesome food and service, but lacking in entertainment

This was my 5th cruise with Royal Caribbean, two of which were also Voyager Class ships including the Adventure and Mariner of the Seas. We enjoyed both of those ships as well. THE GOOD: The good definitely ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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maxcat910

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great vegan food, outstanding 9692 aft balcony, and ABC snorkeling report

This was a great Royal Caribbean cruise out of Miami to the ABC islands and Labadee. Royal Caribbean staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our fixed dining and had great vegan food. They brought us the menu ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gradyfamily

1 Review Written

1st Timer- not what I thiught

This was my 1st cruise we upgraded to a Jr Suite abd our accommodations were stellar!! LOTS of room. Only complaint was they could not get the air regulated and it was too hot. We were really glad we decided on a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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sisocialworker

9 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

ABC Islands before drydock

Explorer of the Seas live report 12/13/19-12/22/19 I will try updating each day, but cruising vacation may get in the way. I will also try to “periscope live”-socialwork911-. I will try to post pictures ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lawnquilt

10 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

SOOOO disappointed

We are Diamond (soon to be +), booked a Grand Suite. Although we live in Central Florida - we came down a day early and went to the Guitar Casino (very over-rated) and stayed in Hilton Blue Lagoon. Drove over to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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clarkmar000

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just OK

This was my first cruise at age 75 and have no others to compare it to. My partner is 82 and has been on many cruises so he had those to compare this cruise to. I understand The Explorer of the Seas will be going in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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NancyS13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise after her TA

Embarking was an absolute mess! The coast guard too a long time for their inspection, I figured this would happen, so we didn’t show up as early as we usually do. We were still there about 15 minutes early because ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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sealegs5

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average ship with average food

We travelled with our 6 month old baby girl and I have to say apart from our cabin steward the staff were extremely accommodating, especially the head waiter in the dining room I can’t remember his name he was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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brightness

1 Review Written

Disappointed

Went on the Explorer for a 9 day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. I was so very disappointed in the appearance of the ship. It certainly has seen much better days. Furniture in our handicapped stateroom was ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Dee Deeesteemsw

1 Review Written

The food was the best of my four cruises.

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Lucky Charm 858

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sea Bus with Nursing Home Entertainment

While the service crew were outstanding, and tried their hardest to make the cruise pleasant, the truth of it is that this is a Sea Bus. It is overcrowded (which makes good service very difficult), the ports of ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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NextTimeFlyToCozumel

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What a horrible experience. Shame on Royal Caribbean

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Cayman Turtle

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Awesome As Always

This was our 12th cruise with Royal, our second on Explorer. Travelling were myself, husband and two children, ages 9 and 12. Being from Canada we always travel south a day or two early to ensure we make it to the ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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OasisBougie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Worst cruise ever

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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tjrich2

1 Review Written

Confused? - Last Cruise before Dry Dock and Spring Break

As a first cruise we thought we were in a good time. Man we were mistaken. We booked this several months in advanced. We made sure to follow all the rules and regulations as i fly a ton and didnt want any issues. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


cruiser863 avatar

cruiser863

1 Review Written

Terrible Service From Royal Caribbean

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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LBerry6121

3 Reviews Written

Anniversary Surprise Gone Bad

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Explorer of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.04
Entertainment5.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation5.04.1
Family5.03.7
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money5.03.9
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