"A nice, relaxing cruise but..."
Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to U.S. - Southeast
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryA nice cruise ship with good facilities - Rooms kind of small but big enough for one person.
Food and Dining
However, there could be more activities specifically designed for Singles - and not just "Singles Mingles". There could be more engaging activities such as a dance night, or a sporting event (for example, rock climbing or swimming competition) or even a speed dating event.
Perhaps a pre-cruise survey may be used to get an idea of number of singles on-board, their age group and interests in these types of activities. This way the events may be well-targeted for the audience and not wasted.
Service and Staff
The personnel at the gym should try to be aware of odd customers engaging in unsanitary activities in the men's locker room. And not everyone likes to drink in the afternoon so the waiters shouldn't be pushy about it.
Being friendly and courteous without getting too personal should be the norm.
A good example of someone accomplishing it was the bartender at the Schooner bar. He was friendly, respectful and had a way of keeping customers engaged (such as the puzzles he presented at the bar).
And it would be a "going above & beyond" gesture to keep an eye on those customers getting drunk and crossing the line with others on-board.
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable and clean otherwise.
I think the announcement channel in the room should be used for all announcements not just emergencies - hard to hear while in the room with TV on. People have the option to turn it off anyway.
Pros: plenty of activities, food, facilities for general use, some of the excursions
Cons: perhaps not for a single person traveling solo