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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean
Sail Date: July 06, 2007
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryThe activities wre very good and something was provided for everyone. We were disappointed in the activities offered at the camps though! There were not enough outside games or activities and the kids were kept inside most of the time in one room. With the ice rink, golf, rock wall, pool, etc., I would have thought that the children would have the opportunity to use these amenities through the camp program. My eight year old tolerated camp better than the 1, and 14 year old. Both of the older ones did not want to return after two times at the camp.
I also did not like the desserts. They were not anything special and I skipped dessert a few times at dinner because of the lack of choices. The majority of the choices were made with Liquor which did not appeal to the children either.
The two midnight buffets had litle food in terms of quantity and choices. The poolside buffet was held on the night before we docked in St. Thomas (when we had to get up by 8:00am for mandatory customs). So after going to bed late we had to wake extra early the next day.
The process of getting off the ship for touring the islands was easy and fast but the debarkation at the end was long and tedious. Food should have been provided because the children don't eat much at 7:00am and we got off the ship at 11:15am.
We had a nice time overall and everyone in our family cannot wait until the next cruise--so there were more positives than negatives!
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Pros: The friendliness and help from the crew
Cons: the desserts!