Not impressed with Royal Caribbean, but the ports of call were great
This was my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean. All my previous cruising experience was with Carnival. I guess I expected more because RC cruises are more expensive and considered a notch above Carnival. That was not my experience though. Carnival is much better in the following areas: Bathrobes in staterooms, better food variety, quality and availability of health conscious foods in all dining rooms, better entertainment overall. The Explorer of the Seas is a beautiful ship, but was much too crowded, especially since we were confined inside most of the time due to bad weather. We were always having to look for a place to sit in the Windjammer cafe, and all lounges. I found myself hanging out in my cabin for a good part of the trip.
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