Fun ship in need of a makeover

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

9 Night Bermuda & Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 14, 2014

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7644

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review Summary

Fun ship with great entertainment and food but the staterooms are in dire need of refurbishing. Carpets and drapes were very warn out and furniture and bathroom fixtures had stains that could not be removed. The rooms were clean but not in good repair. I had to call maintanence three times to fix things. The refrigerator did not even chill a bottle of water. My complaint to the desk staff received no response. The ports of call were fun with lots to do and the weather was fantastic. The ship needs to go to dry dock soon. Once refurbished it will be a great cruise ship. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining room was great. Buffet very hard to eat from if you had any kind of food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Needed lots of repair. Furniture and furnishings soiled beyond ordinary cleaning.

Ship Tip

Wait until it gets refurbished to go.

Ports Of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

3 out of 5
under construction at this time so a little hard to navigate

King's Wharf, Bermuda

3 out of 5
Many shops were closed or empty

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

5 out of 5
Bring water shoes if you plan to go in the ocean. Beach was great
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