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Disillusioned and saddened by declining standards
"My wife and I chose this Canaries cruise with Royal Caribbean for my birthday, having cruised with them 11 times previously, but I'm sorry to say this may well be our last. Please don't take me wrong, neither of..."Read More
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European Adventure

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Scloud11

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We found Explorer of the Seas to be as nice as when we first sailed on her 3 years ago on an Alaskan cruise. In fact, we found the service and food to be even better! The ship is kept immaculately clean. We were surprisingly assigned the same balcony cabin, 8280, from our Alaskan cruise which is mid ship and a perfect spot. The only disappointment was in picking this particular cruise, we ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


EXCELLENT CRUISE- SHAME ABOUT RIP OFF SHUTTLE CHARGE

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GILLCOX

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we had not been to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Felt it was a good way to see these destinations. Apart from the drizzly weather, which was expected at this time of the year, they were very interesting places. Embarkation at Southampton was extremely easy, onboard very quickly and cabin and luggage available within hour. We had inside cabin 8673, very ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Lacks that luxury feel

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Mrs Haggar

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This ship is disappointing. The room 2640 is on top of the engine room and is very noisy. The decor is tired and dated. The staff and food are excellent but it feels budget in comparison with celebrity and P & O. For example, there are no nice complimentary toiletries - just some body wash in a locked container in the shower. There are no little towel animals or chocolates on the pillow, nor is ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


The ship was great, but don't go on this trip!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Zmonster8u

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The ship was nice, people were great. Dining room dinner menu disappointed and we ate in the windjammer most nights. When we did eat in the dining room, it was good. The ship was on the small side, but it doesn't need to be bigger with ports so close together and one cruise day. First port, Hamburg Germany on a Sunday. All stores are closed on Sundays, forget shopping. Are you serious ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Expected Better

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Cruiser Rick1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the D Day Beaches and the American Cemetery at Normandy. We booked a fairly expensive all day excursion in Le Havre. I was shocked to receive an email about a month before sailing, that due to ship speed limits, we would not arrive a Le Havre at 10:30 am as scheduled but at 12:30 pm. The excursion was cancelled and we did receive a full refund. I booked a different ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Hit & Miss

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Findus Stander

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Cabins need a refurb. Public areas ok. Entertainment was hit and miss. Ventriloquist was excellent a really funny show. Take that experience were good. Not sure about the headliners, didn't enjoy any of their shows. Drinks prices high. Charged for shuttle buses we waited for over an hour for one and in the end paid for a taxi back to the ship, other cruise lines provide these free of charge. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View

Traveled with children


Very disapointing

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Europe - British Isles & Western

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gtgarcia

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We are C&A members, and we've sailed with RC over 10 times. So by no means we are "rookies". Granted this was a charter cruise, but we expected the service to be RC quality. Boy were we wrong. There is an extreme lack of personnel in the general public area. Starting with the Windjammer, the food was mediocre at its best. There were no personnel going around tables to offer drinks from the bar. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


Out of this world

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Andrew Bishop

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We found the staff very helpful polite and couldn’t do enough for you. The food was remarkable quality Choice was outstanding. Restaurant staff couldn’t do enough for you. We found that our cabin attendant was absolutely fabulous outstanding in all aspects of offers and help and suggestions he made.Entertainment we found enjoyable some nights were absolutely outstanding still couldn’t ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Excellent Explorer

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grapau27

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We stayed overnight in a hotel in Southampton then got a taxi to the city terminal for 11am. As D+ loyalty we got priority security and check in and were on the ship within 20 minutes. We called into the Diamond Lounge for snacks and a hot drink as windjammer wasn't open. Our balcony cabin was ready by 1pm and 30 minutes later our cases turned up so we unpacked and went for lunch. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Amazing

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jenpet

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have cruised with several lines, but found Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas the best for food.The choice in the buffet is vast. Embarkation was swift & easy, as was disembarkation.Going from Southampton is ideal, so much better than having to fly to a port. Entertained by Perry Grant most nights. A very talented pianist, singer & comedian offering great fun with the audience's ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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