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Europe Explorer of the Seas Europe Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas
Europe
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

41

Very Good

25

Average

32

Poor

25

Terrible

5

Cruise type

128 Europe Explorer of the Seas Europe Cruise Reviews


Cruiser Rick1 avatar

Cruiser Rick1

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Expected Better

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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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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GILLCOX

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT CRUISE- SHAME ABOUT RIP OFF SHUTTLE CHARGE

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, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


Mrs Haggar avatar

Mrs Haggar

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lacks that luxury feel

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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grapau27

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent Explorer

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MouldyMermaid

5 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean no longer up with luxury cruise leaders

Having had a brilliant cruise on Navigator last year, we booked to do the same itinerary with friends from Scotland. Our 19th cruise - and 8th with R.C. but what a huge disappointment - so much has changed. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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upwarduk

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First time Diamond

We sailed from Southampton and because we are Elite status on Celebrity, we are Diamond on Royal. This meant that we had priority boarding. We were soon on the ship, but had to go to the Windjammer for lunch as our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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cruisewhippersnapper

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Overrated cruise line with a ship showing its age

We chose this cruise because it was cheaper than Disney and had basically the same itinerary. I had never been on Royal Caribbean before but I had been told that they were a little below Disney but above Princess, ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Doreen lesley

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best holiday yet

I was asked to accompany a friend and this was my first ever cruise. It was the best experience ever, From start to finish the whole experience was effortless. No queuing to board or disembark. Very calm and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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KVWalton30

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great holiday and great ship

We have just returned from a 13 day cruise from Southampton to Spain, Lisbon, France. Travelled in 2 cabins, myself and my husband in one and our 2 teenage boys in the other. The embarkation and disembarkation ...
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Sail Date August 2019


wiona avatar

wiona

4 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

After cruise customer service, appalling

We chose this cruise as it was sailing to a number of tick box locations. The embarkation process was amongst the easiest of all, after 8 previous cruises, we are big fans of cruise embarkation, this was excellent. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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fraser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Tired, trying to be a party shop

Booked this cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The Baltic was chosen and Royal Caribbean as we were in Tallin on the day, a fab place we have visited before. The cruise to the Baltic was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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pollyjane

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Baltic cruise

We chose this cruise as it was the Right time of year school holidays and going to Northern Europe with st Petersburg on the itenary we were disappointed in that my two girls couldn’t attend the children’s ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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RogerBann

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Tired old Explorer, ship and crew in need of TLC. Declining service quality

Just returned from Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas Northern Europe and Russia cruise. THIS IS A FULL REVIEW. Explorer is 20 years old and smaller but otherwise identical layout to Freedom and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


lyonsdown avatar

lyonsdown

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very enjoyable cruise.Excellent itinerary. But some criticisms.

I'd heard about Royal Carribean and knew it had a good reputation. This was my first cruise. We had a great time! The stops were excellent;even Skagen where there wasn't too much to see, was a nice small town. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


scully62 avatar

scully62

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great cruise!

Have cruised a lot on several of the big lines and this was our second cruise with RC. Having read the other reviews this is our take. We traveled with our 24 year old son (he loves a free holiday!) and had a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

A bit more like it in all aspects

We are a married couple in early 60's. We booked this because we prefer Royal Caribbean for it's informal yet not too rowdy atmosphere. The cruise ticked all the boxes. There were over 900 kids running around ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Myrrhanda

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Vegetarians beware

We chose this cruise because my adult children particularly wanted to visit St Petersburg. Despite reading some negative reviews about the state of the ship before we went, we found it to be fine: immaculately ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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adventuresofian

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Incredible Cruise, Incredible Ship!

I really wanted to leave a review here to offer my thoughts on this ship after reading some of the negative reviews. Prior to going on the trip, I had seen lots of reviews giving really harsh opinions of the ship ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Fido1948

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Baltic cruise

We chose this cruise primarily because of its itinerary which included one or two extra ports of call and fewer cruising days. Departing from Southampton was another bonus. We hadn’t cruised with Royal ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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BdeeD

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very poor entertainment and a company that don't respond to emails

Embarkation seemed to be going very smoothly and we were given our sail passes and made our way to the ship. At the gangway we checked the passes only to discover they had the words ‘Diamond Plus’ on them, we ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kevin0gonzales

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Scandinavia and Russia highlights

Mostly went on this cruise for the wonderful ports we stopped in. Embarkation and leaving the ship were quick and easy. The ship was fine. The average age of the ship was very old (older than i thought and I ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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orionofclyde

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

14 Night Baltic Cruise - Royal Caribbean

My husband and I sailed on Explorer of the Seas on 23 June 2019 on a 14 Night Baltic Cruise as part of his birthday celebrations and I booked the cruise a year in advance. He has always wanted to see Russia and this ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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beverleypeter

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise experience

We wanted a cruise with interesting destinations and the Baltic/Russia itinerary was perfect as the ports themselves were mostly significant and interesting which meant that there was no need to book an expensive ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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WanderPam

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Baltic Cruise (don't believe all the negative reviews!)

We had the most amazing cruise ever to Scadinavia on Explorer! I read the negative reviews on Explorer beforehand and they had me concerned. I really shouldn't have worried at all as the ship is in great condition ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Mosser

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good ports but ship a little disappointing

We chose this cruise due to the locations and our previous experience of Royal Caribbean. Our embarkation was good only taking about 15 mins to check in, clear security and step aboard the ship. The ship has ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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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