A good ship. Unfortunately we had to miss an important port of call.

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


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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14 Night Suez Canal Southbound (Barcelona To Dubai)
Sail Date: October 09, 2015
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7678
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Cruise was interesting due to the itinerary.

Very disappointed at not being able to visit Israel, due to the hostilities in that country.

Attentive crew, good food, happy atmosphere.

There was limited use of the on-deck facilities during the sailing through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.  For security reasons passengers were not allowed on decks or balconies between sunset and sunrise.  This certainly meant that the cruise line could not meet the expectations of it's passengers.

Would have liked more commentary when transiting the Suez Canal - we did not know what we were observing.  Also much better maps should have been displayed both on the tv channel and in public areas for this type of cruise.

Internet was expensive and ineffective.

Entertainment superb as always.

Disappointed that there were no lectures and presentations telling the history of the ports we were visiting.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My stateroom attendant was the most particular and happy person, she showed great attention to detail.
Cabin had excellent location, was bright and cheerful.

Ship Tip

Participate and meet fellow cruisers.
A good ship!

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A pleasant port to explore.
1 out of 5
Cancelled. Hope to try again in the future.
3 out of 5
Would have liked far more information before and during transit.
5 out of 5
The ship's tour to Petra was excellent.
5 out of 5
Good, free wi-fi within the terminal.
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