Our first experience of cruising exceeded our expectations, so glad we chose Royal Carribbean.We could not fault this cruise. We had an amazing time and all ages from 17-57 were entertained.

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

8 Night South Pacific (Sydney Roundrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2018

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6342

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We loved every minute of our cruise. As first time cruisers we will definitely be cruising again and definitely with Royal Carribbean, could not fault our experience.


5 out of 5
Fairly quick and very efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fine dining was exactly that-very FINE! Meals varied every night and the quality of the food was excellent. The buffet was incredible, so much variety and freshly made. Can not fault any of the dining experiences.

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Food was exceptional and our waiters Haerul and Pramaananta were the absolute best!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There was so much on offer from ice-skating to rock climbing to flowriding we didnt have enough time experience them all.


5 out of 5
Shows were amazing, especially the ice-skating show. The orchestra who played for every performance were sensational. I also particularly enjoyed the Boys in the Band Show.

Studio B

5 out of 5

The ice-skating show was spectacular. I loved it so much I went to see it twice!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All ship personnel we had contact with were extremely helpful, friendly and attentive.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I was impressed at the cleanliness of ther ship. With passengers able to take food and drinks almost anywhere around the boat I thought there might be more evidence of dirty plates, glasses food being left around but was surprised at how clean the boat was kept.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Rooms were bigger than I expected, attended to twice a day and the towel animals in our room every evening were amazing!

Ship tip

If you like a little flutter atthe casino take along some US dollars. Take $5 notes for donations and purchases on the islands.

Ports of call

Noumea, New Caledonia

4 out of 5

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

5 out of 5

Mare Isle, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very quick and efficient. Didnt realise that self disembarkation could have been implemented at any time, not just between 7-7.30am. Would have been good to know that was an option.
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