Selfish Cruise Line

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 30, 2006
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
This cruise line seemed most concerned about making money (not that they shouldn't be, but I just don't like it to be so obvious). They took away the traditional prominade decks around the outside of the ship (except one that was out of the way to access), and forced everyone who wished to cross the ship on ANY floor to go either through their shopping area or through the casino. Also, the food in the main dining room was horrible, forcing you to go the dining room that charged a fee. The final straw was guest services lying repeatedly to us about the disembarkation proceedure, which ended up in a mass of people waiting more than 2-6 hours to get their luggage after they got off the ship.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Barcardi rum factory, outdoor local shopping area near port
3 out of 5

Don't Miss: Magen's Bay
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: snorkling shopping
1 out of 5
very weak snorkling opportunities, poor shopping except for jewelry

Pros: good wait staff

Cons: bad food, no outside walking area -- all foot traffic directed through their shopping area, guest services repeatedly gave false information

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