THIS cruise was certainly a weird one, perhaps memorable more for the things that went wrong than right.
It was our first run-out with Royal Caribbean (although our 13th cruise in all) unimaginatively entitled “14-night Suez Canal Cruise on Explorer of the Seas” from October 9 to 23, 2015.
What first made it attractive to us was the visit to Israel and an excursion to Jerusalem, a trip down ...
Friendly and on the whole, helpful staff
No corkage fee for any wine you bring to the restaurant.
Very spacious room, (But we paid a premium for a Junior Suite)
Very generous shipboard credit given in lieu of not being able to stop at a port due to security reasons.
I have to say Royal Caribbean was not for me.
I am used to, and prefer Cunard.
I found there was ...
It has been on my bucket list for years to sail thru the Suez Canal and my husband and I decided to book on Explorer of the Seas sailing from Barcelona.
Embarkation was fairly swift and our balcony cabin was excellent. It was kept very clean & tidy by our Cabin Steward (Jose).
We opted for My Time Dining and had no problems booking our desired time for dinner in the dining room. We ...
We have been "Loyal to Royal" for over 20 years. This was the worst cruise of our life.
Cruise Director poor at best. When describing Suez Canal all that was said was " sand and more sand, lots of sand". Would have been nice to have commentary while transiting canal but we got nothing. Our toilet kept flushing on its own every night except the last 3 nights. Overflowed once. Food in dining ...