Relaxing time but lacking some amenities

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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6 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 07, 2013
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean. We enjoyed the cruise, however, after sailing 11 or 12 times with Princess, and a couple of times with Celebrity, I was very surprised at the lack of amenities in the stateroom. No drinking glasses or Ice Bucket in room (only glasses in bathroom); No writing paper or pen............ (How am I supposed to leave notes for the room steward???); No handcream; No bathrobes in room.... ( I was relying on them being there to wear back and forth to the pool, and to sit on the balcony!!!) I didn't think it would be appropriate to sit on the balcony, facing land, in my underwear!!!!; and NO CHOCOLATES ON THE PILLOW!!! Now, that is one tradition that I REALLY miss!!! When you boil it down, how much could it cost you when you consider the cost of the cruise??? Maybe 50 cents per state room for a 6 night cruise???? Come on now!!! If we, with our meager income can scrape together the cost of a cruise, I am sure you can scrape together 50 cents, ore even a dollar for chocolates. It really wouldn't even be too much for us to expect the additional amenities that I mentioned also. Other cruise lines do it............why not you??? Even if you added an additional $5 to the fare, we wouldn't mind, but doing it your way makes you look very SMALL in relation to your competitors!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

If you go to the Lido deck, don't forget..............Washee, Washee............No Washee, No Foodee!!! LOL

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