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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas


Sail Date: November 10, 2011

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

Although large, the ship did not seem to be "too big". Food was good and staff was generally excellent.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food quality was very good across the board. My Time Dining could use a little more work. We had our time and table size and some nights had trouble getting seated.


3 out of 5
It seemed bands did not play during the shows. For those who don't like the shows, it would have been nice if at least one venue would have had live music at the same time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very well trained and very friendly (with the exception of one member at the rock climbing wall who was nasty, but apparently dealing with some personal issues).

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Public rest rooms could have been working a little better and a little cleaner.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was great with a lot of storage. Some sort of soot would show up from time to time on the bathroom floor (although easy to wipe away).

Ports Of Call

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Sailing on a 12 meter boat was a must. Shopping was very good.
Don't Miss: Sailing on a 12 meter boat.

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: Fortress at El Morro.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: Snorkeling at Coci Beach.

Pros: General high quality of the food

Cons: There always seemed to be an "upcharge" and charges were not always posted.

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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