Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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5 out of 5

Starr Cruise

Sail Date: May 12, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This is a friendly ship despite its size. We enjoyed everything especially the willingness of the staff to help out whenever we needed it. The ease of getting on and this year we tried the Express Departure which was great and got us on our way in no time at all. The entertainment was superior and the Ice Show was spectacular. As for the food and service in the dining room it was appreciated and we were treated like royalty. We also enjoyed the Windjammer and C P . This was the first cruise for a family member and even though the first day was little rough...she soon became a real cruiser. Our excursions especially the trip to Saphire Beach were enjoyed by all and the snorkeling was the best.

Pros: food and ports

Cons: nothing

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
I was impressesd by the crew cleaning night and day and the availability of the sanitizers.
Food and Dining
Lots of food, excellent service and of course the variety of food. We also enjoyed the Galley Tour this year.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our room was fine but the mattress was a bit saggy...time for a new one.
Service and Staff
Our food staff at dinner was always making suggestions and served us well. They remembered our special needs and took care of them nightly without having to remind them.
The entertainment was top notch, but I also attended some of the lectures such as the History of the V.I., the Music Series, and the scrap book sessions. We enjoyed the activities on deck also, such as the Belly Flop, etc.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Sapphire Beach was great...thank you Nigel.
Don't Miss: snorkeling at Sapphire
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
The shopping was fine and we did an island tour which was interesting.
Don't Miss: Island tour
King's Wharf, Bermuda
We did a snorkeling trip and it was fine, not as good as Sapphire Beach, but the weather had something to with it.
Don't Miss: Island tour

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