First and last cruise ever.

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to South Pacific

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

11 Night South Pacific (Sydney Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 27, 2018

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Our first and last cruise. If you find things you don't like or if the weather is rough you have no where to go. An outbreak of influenca A made it a trip to remember for a week after we returned home.


1 out of 5
Long line up.3500 people trying to get on the boat at the same time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Speciality restuarants were very good. The Windjammer buffet was like the old Coles cafeteria, very noisy and over crowded.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not a lot of use due to rough weather.


3 out of 5
The SA Dance Crew were exellent. The illusionist managed to make himself disappear ( only one show ).

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nice. But overcrowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Have patience, you'll need them. Long line ups. Allow at least a week once home, to recover from illness.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5

Lifou Isle, New Caledonia

3 out of 5

Isle Of Pines (Ile Des Pins), New Caledonia

5 out of 5
Very beautifull.

Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

5 out of 5
An eye opener and sometimes scary. One female passenger with punched in the face by a taxi driver.

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

4 out of 5

Noumea, New Caledonia

2 out of 5
Hop on, hop off bus was OK. Most buildings old and need an update. A bit like the Gold Coast 50 years ago. Very cheap grog.


3 out of 5
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