A lovely relaxing trip.

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

13 Night Canaries & North Africa (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 05, 2019

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2562

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very enjoyable experience on a lovely but tired ship.


5 out of 5
With the Key it was a quick smooth experience.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food outlets gave good food experiences.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We didn't participate in many of the activities as this was a wind down cruise for us.


5 out of 5
The entertainment in all parts of the ship were excellent including the staff production's.

Children's Programs

We didn't take any kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff seemed happy to help or assist us with any requirements or requests. The bar staff were very helpful and efficient in delivering any drink requests we had. We had and English head waiter and she was very good and entertaining at the same time, the other waiters were also very attentive but sometimes hard to understand what they were saying.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship's layout works really well, but you could tell it needed to be updated soon which I believe is happening at the end of the year. (A year behind schedule due to another ships damage). But please Royal Caribbean don't stick loads of water slides and other kids stuff on this shop. Let the grown-ups have a nice ship to enjoy!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was very neat and tidy. Our room steward looked after us and the room impeccably.

Ship tip

Just enjoy the ship for what it is.

Ports of call

Vigo, Spain

5 out of 5
We enjoyed walking through the local area near the port. Plenty of space for folks to use. Good shopping and dining options available.

Gijon, Spain

5 out of 5
We used the free bus service and looked at other areas which we have missed on previous visits.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
We took the bus into the centre and walked and used the trams to get around the area. We. Liked the new shopping district nearby.


5 out of 5
Able to leave it our own time as we had the Key. We had a lovely a la carte breakfast as part of the Key package too. Luggage was in an easy place to find in the collection warehouse.
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