Good but could have been better...

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

14 Night Suez Canal Southbound (Barcelona To Dubai)

Sail Date: October 09, 2015

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7254

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

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.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 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
The cabin was very comfortable and we loved our cabin steward

Ship 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.

Ports Of Call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Souda (Chania), Crete

5 out of 5

Ashdod, Israel

1 out of 5

Suez Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

5 out of 5

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
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