Good experience but no 'wow factor

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 17, 2014
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 2630
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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. 

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

Entertainment

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.

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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