May 2014 - Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda
Was not impressed with Explorer of the Seas. Ship is looking aged in some areas. Staterooms are not refurbished- Carpets, mirrors, balcony just have a tired look. Definetly needs refurbishing. The food was not very good. Not what I expected. The Windjammer for Lunch was like eating at an all inclusive resort in punta cana. 2 stars. Lots of choices but little taste. Pasta dishes were bland, chicken dried out, hamburgers sat like leather discs none made to order so you had to add cheese slices yourself that did not melt so if you like cheeseburgers forget it. Would not sail this ship again due to the fact that even in the dining room food was just OK. Exception was lobster night which was very good. No eascargot in dining room offered or raw sushi choices in the Windjammer. I can't eat smoked salmon for sushi. Many other guests I spoke with agreed that the food was not up to par for RCCL. :( I have alot to compare this cruise with since I have sailed 10 x's before this one. Servers & attendants were great though and tried very hard to please. We loved Bermuda. Water is so blue it's unbelievable.