Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

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2 out of 5

Bermuda Beautiful. Ship Just OK & food just Blah.

Sail Date: May 03, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Was not impressed with Explorer of the Seas.  Ship is looking aged in some areas.   Staterooms are not refurbished- Carpets, mirrors, balcony just have a tired look.   Definetly needs refurbishing.  The food was not very good.  Not what I expected.  The Windjammer for Lunch was like eating at an all inclusive resort in punta cana. 2 stars.  Lots of choices but little taste.  Pasta dishes were bland, chicken dried out, hamburgers sat like leather discs none made to order so you had to add cheese slices yourself that did not melt so if you like cheeseburgers forget it.  Would not sail this ship again due to the fact that even in the dining room food was just OK.  Exception was lobster night which was very good.  No eascargot in dining room offered or raw sushi choices in the Windjammer.  I can't eat smoked salmon for sushi.    Many other guests I spoke with agreed that the food was not up to par for RCCL.  :(    I have alot to compare this cruise with since I have sailed 10 x's before this one.   Servers &  attendants were great though and tried very hard to please.   We loved Bermuda.  Water is so blue it's unbelievable.    

Ship Quality
Needs refurbishing now. Especially the Staterooms. Even some dining chairs had rips in them.
Food and Dining
Lots of choices just not very tasty.
Service and Staff
Can't say anything bad. Staff was exceptional.
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Cabin / Stateroom
It needs refurbishing. Disappointed with the paint chips on the balcony, chipped wastebasket in bathroom, carpet looked tired, bed was not too comfortable. On the upside there was lots of storage space & drawers.
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
It's organized chaos.
King's Wharf, Bermuda
There is a free shuttle to take you around the port. We did not use since we like to walk.


Arctic Zone for complimentary ice cream cones. Open from 11-9 daily.

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