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Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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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..."Read More
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devoncecustomconstruction

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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Nothing like I was sold on.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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devoncecustomconstruction

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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 the dock. That was an additional charge. Once we boarded we couldn't even go on to our private balcony because it was covered in exhaust soot from the boats exhaust. The bed was hard as a ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

Traveled with children


Absolutely Horrible!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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10splayermiami

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

As a Crown and Anchor Platinum member...the overall experience was horrible. The food was average at best. The biggest issue I had was that the service was just not even close to what Ive experienced on an RC cruise before. The employees just seemed like they were there to just get a paycheck. I called customer service to discuss my issues as a customer and I felt like they were dismissive and not ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


1st time on Royal Caribbean + LAST TIME

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Capt Loot

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We've cruised for 15 years and this was our first Royal Caribbean cruise. It was very disappointing because the reputation was this was the best cruise line in the industry. The food was terrible and the entertainment was lacking significantly. The ship was not prepared departure took too long and we had to wait like cattle for almost two hours before being able to board the ship. The majority of ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


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


Confused? - Last Cruise before Dry Dock and Spring Break

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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tjrich2

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

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. The confiscated the water we were told we could bring on-board. Then come to find out during the cruise others were allowed to keep their water either for religious reasons or simply ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


A Piece of Ship

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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jgallagh44

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Boarding went well, about 20 minutes from time we arrived at terminal 1 in Port Canaveral. We had lunch in the Windjammer restaurant. I had sliced roast beef; it was good. A small piece of sugar free strawberry mousse and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert was great. We got our cabin (6536) about 1:00pm and our bags arrived about 3:00pm; better than expected or promised. The Explorer is due for ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


Cruise from Hell

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bahamas

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1traycee

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

We had never been on a cruise before and this was my last cruise. Long lines everywhere - 3 hours on the ship, lines for the elevator, lines for food, lines for guest services. Don't waste your time in line for the food because it was disgusting. I am not sure if some of the food was edible. Never having been on a cruise before we didn't know things like what deck to go for the safety briefing, ...
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Sail Date: December 2014

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Severely Disappointing Royal Caribbean Cruise - Explorer of the Seas

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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wwwflorida

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

With 27 members of our family alongside, our cruise on the Explorer of the Seas had to be the most disappointing family cruise ever. And we have done many. As avid cruisers (more then 50 cruises for me and my wife) we expected a certain level of quality of food, entertainment, service and hospitality. All fell well short. Can you imagine having turkey served TWICE in nine days on what should be a ...
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Sail Date: May 2014


Disease of the Seas

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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mdellay

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I have just gotten off the Explorer of the Seas after coming home two days early due to illness on the ship. This was my first time trying Royal as I have heard great things about it since I have always cruised on NCL. As it was broadcasted all over the news the trip was very disappointing to say the least. The first day at sea people were already getting sick but when you stick 3000 people in a ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


The Norovirus Curise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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Kathy08034

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Let me start by saying this was my third time on the the Explorer of the Seas. The first two were very good, but there was no crisis either. I also want to say that I in no way blame Royal Caribbean for the outbreak for the Norovirus. I also, can't stress enough the hard work of the crew. After they did their regular shift, they worked another shift cleaning the ship. And from what I have read, ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


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