Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

"An Outstanding Ship"

Sail Date: January 01, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This is an excellent cruise line. Food is very good . For only $ 20 a person you can fine dine at Portofino's Italian restaurant. It is well worth the extra money. We ended up eating there four times. All of the ports were great. Easy to get around. I am in a manual wheelchair and everything was accessible. The casino is a little tight. They need to put a four foot isle down the middle of the casino. Otherwise ship was excellent and the staff was great. They really go out of there way. You will never go hungry on this ship. Entertainment was top notch. A lot better than Carnival.

Pros: Portofino's Restaurant- Labadee island

Cons: Casino a little tight to navigate around

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Ship was very clean. It is an older ship but in good shape. The shopping on deck 5 was great. Prices on the ship were very reasonable. Health club/gym was really nice. Free weights and tons of machines to work out. They have an indoor ice skating rink and a track on deck 11 to run.
I was very surprised how good the entertainment was. They have an indoor ice rink and had four great shows. The night shows at 9pm was very good. Good comedians, singers, dancers and even had ricky Nelson;s sons performing.
Service and Staff
The ships staff was excellent. The casino dealers were great. Food service pesonal was excellent as well as all of there staff.
Cabin / Stateroom
I had a handicapp oceanview and it was great. The ship is a little old so the decor can use remodeling. But overall we had no complaints. Our room was clean. We were on deck 2 and no noise at night. The bed was comfortable.
Food and Dining
Excellent service throughout the entire ship. The dinning at 6pm was very good. I really loved the Italian restaurant Portofino;s. Top quality. All of the staff was great . We had kerwyn and Ice as our waiters. Top knotch. Very professional and accomodating.

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