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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

8 Night Cultural Northern Europe (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 15, 2015

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin number: 9542

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Refurbished ship, excellent service by staff, friendly, affable fellow travelers with plenty of good food and spirits made this an excellent cruising experience.  The ports were both educational and awe-inspiring, serene views.  The only drawback (and we didn't book the Paris tour since we have spent time there) is long commutes and little time in Paris.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice view from the balcony and although it was close to the elevators, it was quiet.

Ship tip

We miss the choice of complimentary movies on our stateroom television plus it was interesting to watch them in different languages. I'd return to that rather than having a pay-per-view.

Ports of call

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5

Oslo, Norway

5 out of 5

Rotterdam, Netherlands

3 out of 5
We went to Amsterdam, which was great.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
We went to the Alabaster Coast, which was beautiful.
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