An okay cruise

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
9 Night Eastern Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 22, 2007
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
This was our second cruise - the first one was with Celebrity. The Explorer of the Seas was nice, but they did not re-enforce the main dining room dress code, diving and jumping in the swimming pools. The ship was full and the swimming pools could not accommodate everyone. Even the shows that you needed tickets for (Ice Show). We tried to attend on all five days they had the show and was unable to get in. The ship needed to have specific times for jogging -all day long on the decks you had to step out of the way for numerous people jogging with strollers, etc. At breakfast, you could not get seats in the Windjammer and had to find staff to clean tables. Prices of water and alcohol were higher than the Celebrity. I also felt that paying $20 per person to go to the Italian restaurant was a little much. We had a balcony room and I felt for the money we paid, we could have had a nicer time at an all inclusive.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food in the main dining room was excellent, but I felt that charging $20 per person for the Italian Restaurant was a little too much.


3 out of 5
Some of the show were okay. We could not get in during the five days they had the Ice Show to see the show.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was filled to capacity and staff could not keep up with the cleaning of bathrooms, tables, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Since we had been to the Dominican Republic before, we knew to sign up for an excursion and not just try and walk about town.
3 out of 5
We enjoyed this island.
5 out of 5
This was the best port. A lot to see and do.
1 out of 5
The ship did not stay there long enough to do anything but shop. Getting back on the ship was terrible. It poured down rain and they only had two people checking IDs and Sea passes. Kids that were of age to drink in Puerto Rico came back to the ship drunk, and were disorderly.

Cons: Too many kids

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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