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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

14 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 07, 2019

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 6506

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Ship is tired and menu in main dining room needs an update


5 out of 5
Very quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Menu was lacking and choices were not very good. One thing we always enjoyed which this cruise did not have is cold soups.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
A number of whirlpools are available


5 out of 5
One group we really enjoyed was hott sands

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service in room was great. Service in dining room was slow. Service from excursion staff was terrible

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Could have used more elevators

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was at front of ship which afforded us a great view out the front and made for a more spacious cabin

Ship tip

Ship is in need of some updating

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
We did our own excursion but the city was very crowded. Attractions had a very long wait. Was surprised that everything had an admission fee.

Oslo, Norway

5 out of 5

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

2 out of 5

Helsinki, Finland

5 out of 5

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5

Skagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
Cruised the fjords on a ship which was a great experience. Was looking forward to this portion of the trip and was not disappointed


3 out of 5
Disembarkation was quick and easy(carried our own luggage off. Ship was 4 hours late docking due to maintenance being done in Stavenger Norway
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