7 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip) Sail Date: October 07, 2012 Ship: Explorer of the Seas Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Large Group Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was wonderful there was a lot of room for everything we brought with us in the staterooms. The shows were outstanding. Our Wait staff was the best on the ship; we could not have asked for a better wait staff for the 5:30 my time dining. Antonio and Johncey were the best. Loved my spa treatment. The royal promenade was so lovely. The night party at the pool was ok. They need to space the shows out better because the party times crossed so you miss over half of the second party. This is twice I have been on Royal Caribbean and gone to the night poolside party and both ships ran out of chicken wings within a half hour of the party so not everyone in line gets to try them. They need to have more of what people really like and stop wasting so much on the fruit displays no one was eating. The specials at the stores were great. Picked up lots of gifts. Even the slot machines were paying out. We have very bad weather only one day of sun and that was the first day on the island. We had 10 to 12 foot waves; they shut the outside decks down because it was too dangerous. Other then the weather and the wedding package that was provided which was really, really bad. The ship overall was great.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
The quality and quantity of the food was outstanding in all the dining areas. I would recommend that you go to the dining areas at least once for breakfast and lunch. They were so much better than the buffet. Don't get me wrong the buffet was good but the breakfast and lunch in the dinning area's was outstanding it was like getting dinner for lunch. Coconut Cake is a must. It was nice you could mix and match what you wanted with your meal if you want a veggie that was with another meal you could get it.
3 out of 5
The reason for this rating was because we found the shows and activities to be scheduled to close to one another. If a show was in one area in the back of the ship then the next show was in five minutes at the front of the ship or you would be on the 3rd floor and the next show would be on the 11th floor. The shows were great but scheduling needs a little work.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
The friendliness of the staff was outstanding. We had a wedding party of 16 and everyone was very accommodating\, our waiter Antonio\, Asst waiter Johncey and our bartender name pronounce Mario. Were all outstanding. Antonio was the best of all. There was also a ships photographer Vanja Lukendic who went out of her way to help us understand the settings on our camera's for when we were taking photos of our own and gave us ideas and places to take wedding photos on and off the ship which came out fanatic. Vanja Lukendic went above and beyond to make sure everyone in our wedding party had a group photo and any other photos we wanted taken. We got the photo package and all the photos came out great. The only ship staff we found to be a bit rude and the quality of the staff and the services to be not worth the price paid which was almost $5000\, was the ships wedding planner. The bride and groom were given a total of 45 minutes to get married and get back to the ship.
5 out of 5
The size of the ship was great. The layout was set up so that everything you wanted to do or go to\, like a show or activities you had to go up or down cross over half the ship just to get there. Layout could be a lot better then what it is.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
The size of the state room was nice not crowed. The bed was very comfortable and clean. The bathroom was an ok size to cramped. We only had three towel animals very disappointing.
Pros: The staff and the food was outstanding
Cons: The weather was really bad except the day of the Wedding sunshine
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