Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Our first Royal Caribbean cruise

Sail Date: March 18, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Inside

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".

Pros: The atrium promenade

Cons: accessibilty to soft drinks

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
More things to do on "at sea" days
Ship Quality
Service and Staff
except for the ala carte dining room waiter who was unwilling to secure a kids meal for my daughter
Children's Programs
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.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Don't Miss: Magen's bay
Nassau, Bahamas
Only in port 6 hours.
Don't Miss: Atlantis Aquarium
Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Don't Miss: The Zipline activity
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Only did the walking tour. Alot of uphill walking. Not enough time in port to do much else.

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