Sail Date: June 01, 2010 Ship: Explorer of the Seas Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Family (older children) Reviewed: 7 years ago
As is usuallly the case with RCCL, it was a nice cruise with much to do and too little time to do it all.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
always appreciate the menu choices during formal and informal dining that allow for a healthier approach to the cuisine...I seek low fat, minimal red meat options
5 out of 5
a number of great comedians
had a talented Elvis impersonator
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Very apparent cruise director....abundant energy and a unique style. Kind of concerned about some aspects of RCCL management policy with regard to its workforce; suspect many of the stateroom stewards are very underpaid and are generally unhappy with work conditions if you ask them; South Americans and European staff voiced concern over the significant upsurge in hirings from South Asia (India) and perceived preferential treatment Indian employees were getting. Don't really know....except that the % of Indian workers was much greater than 5 years ago...the counter I suppose is that this group seemed hard working and generally quite friendly.One interesting aspect of some of the employees' complaints was that RCCL was hiring people who have anti-American sentiments in thought and action...this would be a counter-productive policy at best if true!
3 out of 5
was a little surprised for the first time in 12 cruises with RCCL, that parts of the ship were showing overt signs of corrosion/rust...this was never as apparent on prior journeys...perhaps a reflection of harsh economic realities?
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