Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda

Third Mate

7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

RCCL not what it used to be.

Sail Date: June 14, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The overall food on the ship was poor quality. The 'so called' prime rib was such a low quality that I didn't eat it, as for the mushy lobster. Other than the omlettes for breakfast, there was nothing I found appetizing. The service in the dining room was exceptional. Our room Stewart was also outstanding. The entertainment was fair, ship is tired looking. The port in Bermuda is boring. The disembarkation was the worst I've seen, totally disorganized. We kept our luggage so we could walk off and leave earlier but that just didn't happen. They wouldn't let people use the elevators but made them carry their luggage down several flights of stairs. why??? It made no sense treating people like this. We are platinum members and the perks were sub par. The 45 minute cocktail reception was a joke. It was really just a sales pitch. Mediocre drinks and no passed appetizers. Not a nice way to appreciate your platinum and above passengers.

i will probably not cruise again with RCCL. We cruised with Celebrity in April and Regent in January, both being positive experiences. They know how to treat and pamper their guest. They did not treat their guest like cattle and present poor quality food.

Ship Quality
Tired looking ship
Food and Dining
Service great, food poor
Service and Staff
The staff saved the cruise
Same old, same old production numbers, boring.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Kings wharf not a fun port. What's wrong with Hamilton or st George?
Cabin / Stateroom
Great room Stewart, room needs an overall.


If you are traveling with children who do not have a picture ID, most do not, be sure to bring their birth certificate while going on shore in Bermuda. They will have a difficult time getting back on the ship even though their parent has an ID. This came as a surprise since RCCL never mention that.

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