Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Good experience but no 'wow factor

Sail Date: May 17, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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 Quality
Common areas were nice like the promenade, but the stateroom were a bit dated (ie. bedding/decor)
Food and Dining
Enough variety and the quality was decent. Desserts were generally just 'ok'.
Service and Staff
Staff was polite and friendly but on the first day I heard one staff in the stateroom hallway complaining about a difficult passenger
The shows were decent, family-oriented. The 80s dance music was a bit corny.
Onboard Activities
Cabin / Stateroom
Service was excellent but the decor was dated
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
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


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

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