Need to step up on food selection, quality, and presentation

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

5 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 03, 2014

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: GTY

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Cruise met or exceeded expectations in terms of service, accommodations, entertainment, and activities. However, food in Windjammer cafe inexcusable in terms of quality and selection. Food in main dining room improved during cruise, nad overall the service from waiters and staff was excellent. Presentation and quality of food in main dining room average compared to other cruise lines we've sailed with. Perhaps it's a sign of the times. Most others we spoke to regarding the dining experience were on the same page in terms of feelings expressed above. The next cruise we sail will return us to the line we chose for our two previous cruises, prior to this trip.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Summarized in main comments. RCI needs to step up their game in this department.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Nice offering of activities


5 out of 5
Nice offering of something for everyone, fro the most part

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was excellent

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was in surprising good shape for its age

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was fine. We weren't expecting much since we were booked cat Z, but cabin ended up in good location and was accomodating for two people. No issues with cabin, and Steward was cordial and conducted his duties professionally with a smile.

Ship tip

Steer clear of the Windjammer as much as possible unless you want a drink of something or a salad.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5
No issues with port

King's Wharf, Bermuda Did not visit port

No issues with port
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