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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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!

Ship Quality

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?

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
typical...small but comfortable with a balcony

Pros: almost everything

Cons: nothing major

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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