Not Really a Non Smoking Ship

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 27, 2013

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 6674

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

First off, the food is outstanding. The service that presents the food is even better. Do yourself a favor, just order all of the appetizers from the beginning.  You'll thank me later. The entertainment is top notch. The rooms, the furnishings, all of it it is exceptional.Except.

Except if you are highly reactive to cigarrette smoke and have done a lot of research to make sure that you have secured a non smoking room, you haven't.  Not if it has a balcony, you haven't.  The first room that I had, I had chosen specifically because I knew that it would give me a view of the Statue of Liberty.  The guy smoking cigars next ddor must have done the same.  No matter that we were in a no smoking room, with a no smoking section.  My complaints were first poo pooed, and then I was given the choice to move. Not the smoker, me! So I chose the other room, received a crappy bottle of screw top wine as an apology and still couldn't use my balcony in the new room with the sub standard view because, you guessed it! Another hog smoker on the balcony next to me. Royal Carribean has outstanding service and beautiful furnishings, but they are not non smoker friendly.Don't sail with them if you have asthma.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
it should be excellent here

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
full of the smoker next door's smoke

Ship Tip

get all of the appetizers from the beginning

Ports Of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5
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