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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas


Sail Date: November 14, 2013

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8332

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

My husband and I had spent the summer and early fall in several feel better situations.As a result we looked forward to our time on The RC Explorer. Our first impression was that of a happy and caring staff waiting for us. We were delighted with our veranda stateroom, perfect location and quite roomy. The balcony needed a revamping of paint, carpet,furniture....our only negative..it was perfectly functional, however. The room steward for 8332 ( Ramdeo) was wonderfully and consistently accommodating ....smiling always. We had our first experience with " anytime dining " rather than out usual late seating choice. What a Great choice ...not only time wise but our waiters , Roy and Coco were super excellent in all aspects, from sharing meal information to service which left nothing to wait for or change. Thank you both. We were delighted to meet Coco's family during the Dominican port stop. Since we sailed with calm and rest as our primary objective RC was a delight from food to comfort.....we have been on many cruises this one ranked in the HIGHS.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Better than good

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved bingo,casino, trivia


3 out of 5
We felt there was a good selection

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean and interesting

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice mattresses and pillows

Ship Tip

Very excellent for all ages .The staff was fun, helpful, and such a pleasure to chat with. The captain obviously enjoys his life's work, as he verbalized easily and informatively as needed or daily at noon. This radiated from his crew also.

Ports Of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

3 out of 5
Need better arrival pattern

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
Have been many times

Samana, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

5 out of 5
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