Our first Royal Caribbean cruise

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 2-3 cruises
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Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 18, 2007

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

This was our first Royal Carribean cruise. Much nicer than Carnival. Very easy to board and disembark. More time in ports would be nice. Only 6 hours in some ports. Charge more for cruise and make soft drinks readily available. Getting a soda was always an ordeal. Have a kids menu available during the ala carte lunch. We couldn't eat there because there was nothing available for kids. We requested pizza or chicken fingers but were told, "it would take too long to go get it".

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
More things to do on "at sea" days

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My daughter is 11. It sounded like all her group did was play Gagaball. The kids in the program were supposed to receive a backpack. They ran out, so my child and two others missed out. If they were on the ball they would mail one to these kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
except for the ala carte dining room waiter who was unwilling to secure a kids meal for my daughter

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: The Zipline activity

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Only in port 6 hours.
Don't Miss: Atlantis Aquarium

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: Magen's bay

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Only did the walking tour. Alot of uphill walking. Not enough time in port to do much else.

Pros: The atrium promenade

Cons: accessibilty to soft drinks

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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