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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

14 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 07, 2019

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Loved the Baltic’s glad I’ve seen them although I prefer the med temperatures. Well worth doing the two day St Petersburg tour for the information and opportunity to see so many fabulous places


5 out of 5
No delays very organised

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Spent most of our mealtimes in the Windjammer for convenience. Great selection to suit all tastes. Most meals were excellent.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots of choice but personally only used the gym.


2 out of 5
Not impressed when comparing to last years P&O Arcadia med cruise. The entertainment crew weren’t visible on sail aways. Wouldn’t know who they were.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All excellent service

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Nothing to complain about

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Adequate and what we expected

Ports of call

Oslo, Norway

3 out of 5
Very quiet not much to look at so took the ferry to visit the Viking museum

Copenhagen, Denmark

4 out of 5
Lovely walk up to a Tivoli Gardens. Would come back to this city for a long weekend.

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Loved Tallinn wan to the old town it was like stepping back in time.

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Booked the 2 day tour which I highly recommend. The tour guide was very informative.

Helsinki, Finland

3 out of 5
Again unless you were doing a tour there wasn’t a great lot to see in town

Stockholm, Sweden

4 out of 5
Did the Hoho bus to see Stockholm as it is spread out and too much to do on foot

Skagen, Denmark

5 out of 5
Loved Skagen

Stavanger, Norway

5 out of 5
Loved Stavanger


5 out of 5
No problems as took our own cases off the ship and picked up the car from the car park
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