Bermuda Beautiful. Ship Just OK & food just Blah.

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

2 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: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7582

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

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 Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Lots of choices just not very tasty.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Can't say anything bad. Staff was exceptional.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Needs refurbishing now. Especially the Staterooms. Even some dining chairs had rips in them.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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

Ports Of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

3 out of 5
It's organized chaos.

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5
There is a free shuttle to take you around the port. We did not use since we like to walk.
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