Wonderful Mediterranean cruise on the Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
16 Night Mediterranean Cities Of Distinction (Southampton Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 02, 2015
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 6343
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We have cruised more than 25 times and this was one of the best cruises we have ever taken.  The crew on the ship made us very comfortable: wonderful wait staff, a dynamic and very personable cruise director, a captain that was caring, approachable and funny (you had to see him drive the zamboni as well as sing a song at the welcome back functions).

The ports were wonderful and very well selected. Wish we had more time in Malaga and Seville - but at least we got a taste of these ports.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Tasteful and nicely varied.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Nice variety of shows. Give them credit as it is hard to do so well on a 16 day cruise

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Extremely attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Wonderfully kept up to date. The information screens were perfect for finding out anything you needed. They were everywhere.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very convenient to the elevators. Recently implemented tea/coffee makers in the cabin were a wonderful convenience.
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
If you plan on visiting the Vatican Museum, go early! It gets very crowded as the day goes on.
3 out of 5
If you are not a beach goer, plan a trip to the excavation at Nona.
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
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