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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

9 Night Bermuda & Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 22, 2014

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 6641

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

I have to say we enjoyed this cruise very much!  The kids (2 boys, 6 and 4) had a very good time.  they loved the pool and the jacuzzis (spelling??).  THe food was great.  nothing outstanding but never had a bad meal.  loved it all.  the entire ship was very clean.  for a ship to have been in service for a while now, i was impressed by the clenliness of everything.  nothing looked worn, slightly outdating in color, but overall I felt comfortable.  The ports were beautiful.  limited time in most of the ports which made it difficult to get out and enjoy them.  Labadee was BEAUTIFUL and we had the best time there!  They built it up wonderfully!!  My only and biggest problem..... our 8 month old!.  She was fine but the entire ship had nothing to offer her.  They did not provide any babysitting services, in the room or in any other area of the ship.  That proved to make things difficult for a baby that loved to sleep.  I made the mistake of getting an inside room with no windows, so sitting in the room while she slept was impossible.  she wasnt allowed in the pool, no diapers, swim diapers, or pull ups in the pool!  Then to top it off, the wanted to charge her gratuities!!!  I absolutely refused.  Partially my fault for having booked a cruise ship that did not provide any services for her but i also should have been alerted to the extremelly limited amenities for a baby!!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
food was great but the selection was limited

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The camp was great for the kids, they always wanted to go. BUT, they don't go in the pool with the camp so the kids didn't want to go during the day.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wendal (our waiter) was great, always one step ahead of us and had everything ready and waiting, even for the kids!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very clean! small when having a port a crib in the room and a small 2 person couch that cannot come out of the room! very limited walking space!!! plenty of closet space.

Ship tip

looking for something different for dinner…. skip the dining room and go to the windjammer. The have MONGOLIAN STUR FRY!!! the best we have ever had!!!!

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5
traffic to get in, but once there we were on the ship fast.

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
We had the most fun here! the whole family enjoyed the water and sand! we didn't even do an excursion.

Traveler Photos

They decorated it for my 10 yr anniversary.
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