Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

A terrific cruise

Sail Date: February 03, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship was beautiful and our state room not large but had everything you needed for an enjoyable cruise.

Pros: The staff, crew and everyone who worked on the Explorer were friendly, polite and professional making our stay on the explorer a delight

Cons: The tours that Royal Caribbean were selling

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

Service and Staff
The staff was top notch always friendly and smiling. Never a grumpy face or word.
Every show on the ship was top notch. The ice skating shows were wonderful. Every entertainer worked hard to put on a terrifc show and they succeeded.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Roseau, Dominica
The tour we choice was to meet on the pier at 11:45 and leave at 12 noon. We were on the pier and the tour left without us. The tour director said they told her everyone was there. The tour left 10 minutes early. They sent a taxi to take us to meet up with the tour at the botanical gardens but the buses were not where they told the taxi they would be so we waited 20 minutes and finally the taxi driver got a call saying they were on the other side of the gardens we missed that tour. They did not have enough regular seats on the 2 buses so we had to sit on the pull out seats in the aisles which when you are driving on mountainous roads is very uncomfortable. Again Royal Caribbean and the tours should have known how many people they sold tickets to and the tour should not have left early. The guide on the bus I must say was very knowledgable about the part of the tour we got to take and very apologetic about our situation. Nobody wanted to take the blame for leaving without us.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Arrived in this port at 3:30 not enough daylight time to really tour the island
Bridgetown, Barbados
St. John's, Antigua
We took the Taste of Local Antiqua and it was a big rip off. $59 per person (description if tour booklet and on line sounded wonderful) what we saw was terrible. Cotton shop was a piece of ply wood on top of two wooded horses on the beach. The pottery shop with crafts making handed down from generation to generation was one man's garage. Not generations of pottery making. He had very little to sell and what he had no one would purchase, the Herb Garden was a lady's backyard and the talk on herbs and their uses was her trying to sell her products. Do not take this tour.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Must see Megans Bay and the Coral Gardens both where terrific and every enjoyable. Beach was beautiful

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