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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 02, 2006

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 12 years ago

Review Summary

A good experience overall. I liked the concern of the cruise line for health issue of its customers by using hand sanitizers. All crew members were very helpful and friendly.All shows were top notch including the ice skating show. I enjoyed the dining choices and quality of the food. The shopping on board had fair prices and some bargains. The islands of PR, St Martin, St Thomas, and Nassau were a pleasure and we had plenty of time at each port..

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Nothing bad to say,all was good


5 out of 5
everything was excellent

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were great with an extra special thanks to Candice Achong at Guest relations who helped me get a tuxedo for dinner with the captain on short notice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
we would definetly cruise with Royal Caribbean again

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
all good except for bed mattress too thin & gave me a backacke the first few days

Ports Of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Orient beach, rent a cab and go straight there to enjoy the beach and sights. Dont go hungry, a burger with cost you $12. Winding mountain roads through alot of poverty riddin areas to get to nice beaches eats up time to get there. Nice shopping with decent prices and bargains in Philipsburg area. Got Most of gifts there...Most shopping close to docking area .
Don't Miss: orient beach

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
very crowded thin streets especially when several ships are in port.Our ship was at the furthest pier away from shopping etc which required extra for taxis
Don't Miss: get away from the shopping madness and see the country side

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Several nice beaches ,You do not need to take tours . Get taxi or mini van tours cheaper at the dock rather than from cruise ship. Best port ever for all kinds of jewelry shopping.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Can get very crowded when several ships in port. Go straight to paridise island ,gamble a little see whatever is free to see there ( the $29 fee to walk on the property and see more of the aquarium & small tour without access to private beach is a waste ) Go to Free beach adjacent to the casino. Take water Taxi One way ($3) to paridise island but take taxi back faster for only a dollar more.
Don't Miss: See the Casino inside & out great place to take pictures

Pros: The dining food & entertainment and the island choices.

Cons: false statements to get you come to ship seminars for free gifts that you have to run all over the island to get and over priced Bingo sessions.

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