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

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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9 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 13, 2011
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean International, and we were impressed by the pristine condition of the ship and the friendliness and professionalism of the crew. We went on excursions in four of the five ports of call through the cruise line and found them to be reasonably priced, led by well qualified tour guides and bus drivers, and thoroughly enjoyable and informative. We were very pleased with all aspects of the cruise and will travel with Royal Caribbean again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was very good, overall.


3 out of 5
The evening shows are very professional - some very funny comedians and very talented singers and dancers. We found some "hits" and "misses" with the classes offered.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Big, beautiful, very clean and well taken care of

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We go for the interior staterooms because we'd rather spend our money on excursions. We were pleased with the design, condition, cleanliness and functionality of our room.
5 out of 5
This little town really makes cruisers feel welcome. We visited the Bay of Fundy and toured the town.
5 out of 5
The Revolutionary Tour with visits to Lexington and Concord was a must for history buffs
5 out of 5
We enjoyed a tour of the town, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.
5 out of 5
We really enjoyed the Lobster Bake and tour of the town and Acadia National Park
5 out of 5
This is a beautiful town. The Citadel and Peggy's Cove are must sees

Pros: We enjoyed the ports of call, the food, and the evening shows

Cons: Several of the shipboard activities were not as interesting as hoped

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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