Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

Great Cruise - Weather could have been better

Sail Date: June 13, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

This was my first cruise and I had a wonderful time. The trip out to Bermuda was pretty rocky and most people got sick but after that it was much better. Weather in Bermuda was bad so we did not get to enjoy the island. I don't think there was ever a time you didn't feel some rocking of the ship but it wasn't bad. Leigh and Frank were absolutely wonderful and made us laugh all the time. Shows could have been better but they were good. Food was excellent, Sayed, Stevenson and Simon were wonderful as our head waiter, assistant waiter and barkeep. They made our dinner wonderful.."yummy yummy calorie free" is what Sayed always said;) Windjammer cafe was good but could have used a better variety but the food was good. We went to Bermuda, St Maerten, San Juan and Labadee, Haiti. Our favorite was Labadee and wish we could have stayed longer. We are looking at another cruise on the Quantum but Labadee is first and we want to go to Labadee last...lol Going in and out of New York was convenient for us. The line to get to the ship was long and could have been handled a little better but getting off the ship wasn't bad except when we went to get our luggage all of it wasn't there and if it wasn't for a wonderful luggage handler we would have never found out suitcases. Can't wait to go on another cruise on Royal Caribbean!!
Ship Quality
Clean but shows wear
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Loved John our statesman!!! Loved his little towel friends he left all the time.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
King's Wharf, Bermuda
weather was really bad
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
very windy but Orient beach was lovely
San Juan, Puerto Rico
my daughter went horseback riding through the rainforest. She said it was beautiful.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
our most favorite place, would have liked to have stayed there for two days at least. RCI should think about doing that. I think a lot of people would agree.

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