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

Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

poor cruise line

Sail Date: September 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: entertainment

Cons: buffet food

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? No.

Cabin / Stateroom
The room was extremely cramped, had to climb over the bed to go to other areas. Bathroom was also very tiny and uncomfortable.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Dining Room had good food, but the buffet was very poor quality.
Service and Staff
Boston, Massachusetts
Great for American history.
Bar Harbor, Maine
My husband met a man who is Mr. Bushes (president) barber, that was fun. Lots of shopping..kind of expensive.
Portland, Maine
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.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Saint John, New Brunswick

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