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Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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Sea Bus with Nursing Home Entertainment

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Lucky Charm 858

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 call are boring, with very little to see or do (a lot of passengers stayed on the boat and didn't even bother to get off), and far too much time is spent at sea (about half the days are ...
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Sail Date: July 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


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


Very Disappointed

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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jasmine196

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This is my 2nd cruise with Royal Caribbean, my last with them was 10 years ago on the Majesty of the Seas. I was anxious to try Royal again after so long because I wanted to try something different. This was my 5th mother/daughter (me) cruise. We tend to like the longer sailings, and this was our 3rd trip to Aruba in 4 years. Mom has been great with going on Carnival the last couple trips, but ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Old Crappy Mold Infested Ship

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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MermaidDreams

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

I must say this is our first time traveling with Royal Caribbean,, previously we sailed 3 times on Carnival with NO problems, beautiful cruises. Upon arrival on this more expensive cruise with Royal Caribbean, there was somebody's lip balm in on the shelf. and in the closet was somebody's USED anti diarrhea, upset stomach, and laxative medication. There was a broken light fixture and the rooms ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Bad, bad, bad; save your money!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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dmoon004

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This cruise was a disaster from day one. Shows are well below the standards set on out previous cruises on Monarch, Enchantment, or Freedom. The shows were on the level of a high school talent show...actually worse. The midnight buffet consisted of seafood spread finger sandwiches? The dining room service and food on this ship was appalling. We sent back 5 steaks on this cruise. The cruise ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Promenade Stateroom


Shame on RC: Very Disappointed

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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Davidsr66

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

As an avid family cruiser, this being number 10 our family had high expectations as this was our first Royal Caribbean cruise and New Years cruise. First let me say that the weather and the intinerary were great and as the Captain said, "with weather like this, it makes everyone want to be a sailor". Could not have planned the weather any better. With that being said, this will be my last Royal ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


Well below RCL standards

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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ftballref

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

From the very beginning this cruise had big problems. Embakation was delayed over 3 hours, people standing in the hot sun, no explanation, no water...a few passed out (rumor was that the delay was caused by the ship losing a lifeboat when hit by a rogue wave earlier). Once on board, no information was put out by the ship. The Captain did mention the delay during the lifeboat drill but because of ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Really disappointed

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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OkcRoyalTraveler

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are long time cruisers of Royal Caribbean, but the Explorer of the Seas was a new experience. The crew were all wonderful. We had the best stateroom attendant and dining room wait staff that you could have ever ask for. All of the staff were wonderful. The food was good. The room was wonderful, and very comfortable. Our only complaint which was big -- cigarette smoke was everywhere on the 4th ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


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