Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
7+ cruises

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4 out of 5

Good but could have been better...

Sail Date: October 09, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The room and the staff throughout the ship were wonderful. The food was just ok in the MDR however, Chops and Giovanni's Table were excellent.  The sushi restaurant was way over priced and not good.  We spent a lot of time at sea and there was not enough to do during the day.  It got boring.  The ports were great however Israel was cancelled for political problems and violence so we really only went to 2 ports on a 14 day cruise.  That was disappointing but the safest option.  The cruise line did give us a $150 on board credit for the cancellation of the port. There also was a problem with 'pirates' in the gulf of Aden.  This meant that for the 4 nites we were in the area we had to keep our balcony and curtain closed and we could go out on deck.

 The ice shows were really great but the regular entertainment was just ok.  They had some fun 'parades' on the promenade- 70's and british invasion.

Guest services went over and above to help me with a lost luggage problem.

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin was very comfortable and we loved our cabin steward
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Tip

The ship was nicely kept. I liked the adults only pool. Surprisingly- the food in the buffet was better than the MDR.. The Japanese restaurant should be replaced with an additional free dining venue.



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