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Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Caribbean Cruise Reviews

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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..."Read More
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punk_lawyer

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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Great Cruise!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Islander Deb

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Very nice ship. Excellent food in the buffet. Lots of variety. We had an inside room for 3 of us, including a 15-year-old teenager. Room was spacious enough for the 3 of us. Room was always very clean. I found the entertainment to be lacking compared to entertainment on Carnival. We are not into art auctions, diamond shopping, or bingo. We don't consider those to be fun activities. There were ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Rest & Relaxation at its Best

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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webbkerr

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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!). This was my first Caribbean sailing - but not my first RCL cruise. I was told the ship and amentities would be more crowded than what I was used to - and that there would be a more ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Good...but certainly not great.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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punk_lawyer

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 embarkation. That's probably it a good thing. It was smooth! There were parts of this cruise that were exceptional. For example, the Main Dining Room staff (Alan - Head Waiter, Lin - ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Awesome food and service, but lacking in entertainment

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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airalily22

10+ Cruises

Age 10s

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 outweighed the bad when it comes to the Explorer. The itinerary of this cruise was great - we made stops at the ABC islands and Labadee, Haiti. The excursions that we chose were ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


1st Timer- not what I thiught

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Gradyfamily

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

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 balcony. The ship was nice and we found plenty to do on the ship. I had many spa services and enjoyed everything other than high pressure sales. In fact, I thought that the entire ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


Great Crew. MDR food not so much.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Johnamac123

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I sail to snorkel. Ship looked okay but going into drydock 3/2020 for 7 weeks. Embarkation process sucked. Captain blamed it on CBP. 77 b to b held up 4000 new cruisers. Sounds fishy...lolol. Three + hours to board. No one inside had a clue except our FB group. We had a guy held up. He was one of the b to b held up and posted throughout the process. Most meals I could finish. I'm not a foodie. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


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


Fun Cruise with a few bumps along the way!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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hales1284

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

I booked Explorer of the Seas while on board Oasis during a cruise in February 2014. I'm still a rookie to Royal Caribbean as this was my second sailing however I've cruised with Carnival 4 previous times. The reason for booking this particular cruise was the itinerary to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and Haiti. At the time of booking I knew very little about this ship other than what the deck plan ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Unexpectedly Great Experience

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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airkiwi

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Prior to sailing we knew it was an 'older boat', and read the reviews that complained about decor, food, and other various things. But our overall impression after we got off the boat was very positive - almost everything was much better than we expected. These are just some random notes we made, and hopefully they'll be applicable after the boat comes back in May. Food Much better than we ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Great itinerary, room not so great

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Jxsooz

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This awsome Southern Caribbean itinerary included visits to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao with a beach barbecue at Labadi, Haiti. We arranged our own transportation after going ashore on Aruba with Edmond, who owned his own vehicle which was clean and air conditioned. He provided great commentary on the sights. Curacao was great for shopping and the port of Willemstad had a European feel to it with ...
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Sail Date: January 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


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