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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 57

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

13 Night Southern Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 26, 2009

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

The crew was excellent! could not ask for better! The shows were below average... very disappointed. The captain was not at any of the formal dinners... in fact, they were not consistant with people's dress.. we saw shorts and t shirts allowed on formal night, which they said was NOT allowed, so it was silly for the rest of us to dress up. The stores were expensive and mostly high end.. not small variety place for forgotten items, etc.. We enjoyed the cruise and the itinerary, but 2 islands were closed for holidays ( the main stores)...Mostly positive, tho!

Ports Of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
lots of stores were going out of business and it was carnival...prices were higher than you normally find here

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
again, they were closed. it was sunday.. only cruise dock shops open

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
really enjoyed our atv quad tour

Roseau, Dominica

3 out of 5
no shopping except at cruise dock.. very dirty, but we didnt go on any excursions, so it may be better other places on the island

Basseterre, St. Kitts

3 out of 5
several name places like diamonds international and ehfh were closed; out of business... but it was a fun port

St. John's, Antigua

3 out of 5
beautiful! shops only open since it was labor day..( the dock shops) but they were really good

Pros: Ice shows

Cons: no band until at sea days, no captain at formal dinners ( they were nothing special)

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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