Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5

Schooner's Bar

Sail Date: May 04, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Your bartenders in Schooner's bar made our cruise.  Deney, Nigel, and Big Joe are a true asset to your ship and company.  This is our 3rd cruise, and we have never been treated so special.  Also the manager and waiter in Izumi's were fabulous.  Rose from Giovanni's went out of her way to come and say "hi" to us when she saw us at Schooners.  We were very unsure about Royal Caribbean since we always went with Celebrity, but in the end were very, very pleased.  But please send this message to the managers of the employee's I mentioned, especially Deney's manager. 

Entertainment N/A
Children's Programs N/A
Ship Quality
Toilet did not work properly,but cabin attendant was great
Food and Dining
Except for Chops Grille. Veal chop very tough, short ribs were soggy. And and up charge for a better steak? Never happened at Muran's with Celebrity. Izimi's and Giovannis were exceptional. Never ate in the main dining room, menu did not look good at all.
Service and Staff
Deney, Nigel, Big Joe Schooner's Bar. Rose Giovanni's. Manager and waiter Izumi's and the Manager of Giovanni's (did not get his name) really made us feel special.
Onboard Activities N/A
Cabin / Stateroom
Southampton (London), England
Bilbao, Spain
Lisbon, Portugal
Cadiz (Seville), Spain
Malaga, Spain
Horse and Crriage ride around the town.
Gibraltar (U.K.)
The apes on the Rock of Gibraltar
Vigo, Spain


Give all of the employee's I mentioned special recognition. As I said earlier, they made the cruise exceptional.

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