Good experience but no 'wow factor

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

5 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 17, 2014

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2630

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

The Exlorerer of the Seas is a nice cruise ship, albeit the decor in their staterooms are a bit dated.

Service in the dining room for lunch and dinner were excellect, and so was the stateroom cleaning/daily room service. We tipped extra on top of our mandatory daily tipping to a few individuals who provided excellect customer service. Entertainment on-board was decent. Pool area was good. We spent most of our time in the Solarium, adults-only jacuzzi and pool. The food was decent and had enough variety that you aren't eating the same thing everyday. My only complaint were the desserts, they were a bit lackluster. I would recommend this cruise to others. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Enough variety and the quality was decent. Desserts were generally just 'ok'.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
The shows were decent, family-oriented. The 80s dance music was a bit corny.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Staff was polite and friendly but on the first day I heard one staff in the stateroom hallway complaining about a difficult passenger

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Common areas were nice like the promenade, but the stateroom were a bit dated (ie. bedding/decor)

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Service was excellent but the decor was dated

Ship tip

Solarium for the pool as it's warmer and adults-only.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

1 out of 5
A vendor tried to sell our family a trip to Manhattan at $27/ea. When we didn't respond quickly to his liking he threw a tantrum and left. Cheapest way out of the port is take a shuttle for $4 to the light-rail then take the PATH to Manhattan $2.25
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