Unbelievable cruise experience

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Hawaii
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.6 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas


Sail Date: October 06, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 7576

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

An absolutely fantastic cruise experience followed by 6 wonderful days in Sydney. We thought cruising for 22 days would be too much but it went by quickly. It was outstanding.


5 out of 5
Perhaps the easiest, smoothest embarkation we have experienced. Especially well organized.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The service in my time dining was outstanding except for the last evening. Nyoman and Matheus were excellent servers and eager to please us. Dinner in Chops and Izumi were outstanding. Dinner in Giovanni's was overboard....the waiter instited our table of six have dinner family style - too much food wasted. The only problem with dining was that we were required to take my time dining but they didn't want to give us the time we wanted - had to insist on our seating time - it finally out for our time.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fitness center, sauna, steam, hit tubs, swimming pool Lectures/videos on the history of Rock and roll were outstanding! Lecturer in ports of call were outstanding! Production shows and evenings in the theatre were outstanding. Enjoyed relaxing in the solarium and playing cards with friends.


5 out of 5
The Explorer of the Seas Band was incredible. Very versatile group of musicians that worked well with all the entertainers as well as doing their own music and dance programs. Th singers and dancers were also excellent.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was eager and happy to provide the best service possible. It was an outstanding staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was in excellent condition

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin and balcony was a little smaller than usual. Our cabin steward was excellent and always seemed to appear at the right times. The cabin was always clean. No coffee table. If you had room service you had to eat on a very crowded balcony. We rearranged our balcony furniture to make it more accessible and Our cabin steward out it back to original every day.

Ship Tip

When going to the Windjammer ...go before or after popular times because it will be crowded.

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Seattle Tower, Pikes Market, harbor cruise, fantastic lunch at the market.

Honolulu, Oahu

4 out of 5

Lahaina, Maui

5 out of 5

Cross International Dateline

3 out of 5

Lautoka, Fiji Islands

3 out of 5

Suva, Fiji

3 out of 5

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

3 out of 5

Mare Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

3 out of 5

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
Spent 6 days in Sydney after the cruise. Loved ut. Did it all.


5 out of 5
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