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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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9 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 01, 2011
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
We started with high hopes. The first day entering the cabin, we found dirty socks on the floor, blankets etc stuffed under the bed, where they recommended that we put our suitcases, the refrigerator was dirty something had exploded in it, the toilet was backed up and we were told the whole floor was affected by this problem. The second day the shower head blew off, showering water everywhere. The buffet had the same food everyday, and a lot of the food (when we ate it) was ice cold when it was supposed to be hot. The quality was poor also.. hot dogs, meat pattys, cold spagetti. The desserts were awful, kind of stale and tasteless. Then they opened an ice cream type place outside, but the mixture that came out was so diluted it was like ice crystals that immediately ran from the ice cream cone so you had to throw it away. The dining room at night had good food. We have had better treatment and food at other cruise lines, this one, Royal Carribean was not that impressive.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining Room had good food, but the buffet was very poor quality.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The room was extremely cramped, had to climb over the bed to go to other areas. Bathroom was also very tiny and uncomfortable.
3 out of 5
My husband met a man who is Mr. Bushes (president) barber, that was fun. Lots of shopping..kind of expensive.
3 out of 5
Can't remember the name of the restaurant, it was seafood take out right on the harbor, but the clam sandwich was heavenly. Great boat ride narrated by a local, which had wonderful information, it was a nice ride through the harbor.
3 out of 5
Great for American history.

Pros: entertainment

Cons: buffet food

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? No.

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