Fun ship in need of a makeover

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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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: 3 years ago

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. 

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.

3 out of 5
under construction at this time so a little hard to navigate
3 out of 5
Many shops were closed or empty
5 out of 5
Bring water shoes if you plan to go in the ocean. Beach was great
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