Almost a Disaster

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: April 01, 2007
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 11 years ago

The ship was as large and spectacular as anticipated. However, many annoying little things dampened our cruise. We reviewed the oceanographic equipment and found that one person was overly helpful while one could care less. We had an excursion cancelled. We had little or no shopping time following excursions.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We dined late because of excursions and sometimes didn't finish until 10:30 PM. Service was 2/3 spectacular and 1/3 slow.


5 out of 5
The variety is exceptional. Belize is really primitive. Costa Maya is basically nothing but several shops at the end of a dock. So that leaves Cozumel and Grand Cayman as the only real ports of call. Please be aware that many of the excursions leave no time for shopping.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff went overboard to be helpful. An annoying problem was the excursions. One excursion was cancelled and there were no alternatives. So we lost one day.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
There is no question that this is a beautifully designed ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom had to be cleaned. Couch and floor had stains that were removed. One annoying thing was that late in the cruise they started painting some staterooms.

Pros: Outside cabin with balcony

Cons: Atmospheric lab

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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