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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

9 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 14, 2010

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

We have enjoyed cruise vacationing over the years on small to large ships. The Explorer of the Seas was one of the best. The design and layout, especially the common areas, hid the fact that there were 3,100 passengers on board. The 1 to 3 ratio of staff to passengers was evident in the cleanliness of the ship and the availability of passenger assistance. This was, however, surpassed by the friendly, competent and efficient people that made up the crew.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The location of the three main dining rooms which were stacked on Decks 3,4 and 5 was vry good. The menu selections was fair and the quality was sub-par at times.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff we came into contact with, without exception, was the most competent, friendly and pleasant cadre of crew members we have experienced on our 12 cruises.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, bright and spacious public areas. The Promanade in the center of Deck 5 is a super idea.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our Junior Suite was spacious with many spaces for clothing and other travel items. Thearge walk-in closet was a big plus.

Ports Of Call

Portland, Maine

3 out of 5

Saint John, New Brunswick

3 out of 5

Bar Harbor, Maine

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: Kennebunkport

Halifax, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
A must see location. The history, the magnificent architecture of the homes, old churches, old and new commercial buildings makes this a wonderful stop
Don't Miss: All or it!

Pros: The Ship's design, decor and staff.

Cons: Food Selection and Activities

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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