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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

13 Night South Pacific & Fiji (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 09, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8232 and 8233

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

we had our 3 grandchildren with us, our favourite time was dinner at night in the Sapphire Rome, our waitress Sixue and waiter Ayay made us feel special, the children looked forward to dinner every night and did not wont to eat anywhere else, they get 10 out of 10 from us.

The downside of the dining room was the air conditioning we froze and all had colds and sore throats the day we left.

on the last 2 days when the weather was colder, I had to wonder what you do to keep occupied , would not contemplate a winter cruise, mustn't forget Kim the cabin attendant he was great always friendly 


Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Good each night, the food was beautifully presented we never left hungry.


3 out of 5
Wasn't as many shows as we thought there would be. the entertainment manager was great, very funny, ice show good but only one show we saw.

Children's Programs

could do with more activities for 12 To 15year old girls. Also more table tennis tables, especially when the weather is cold, not enough to do

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Sixue and Ayay, Kim great hostesses, service brilliant excellent staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very clean, linen starting to look rather worn, ship looking a bit that way too

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were looked after really well by Kim, and all looked forward to see what animal the towels would be.

Ship Tip

Take something warm to wear when dining, we tried all the dining areas some mornings we wanted to be waited on, others we went to the windjammer .

Ports Of Call

Sydney, Australia

3 out of 5

Noumea, New Caledonia

1 out of 5

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

2 out of 5

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

2 out of 5

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

2 out of 5

Suva, Fiji

2 out of 5

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia

2 out of 5
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