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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.9 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

14 Night Italian Mediterranean (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 21, 2019

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8581

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

the cruise not bad been on better drinks package not what I expected did not receive what I paid for and was told they had on board and they didn't would not buy it again on royalCaribbean


3 out of 5
Not bad

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food excellent drinks pricey extremely disappointed on selection of drinks

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Brilliant spent a lot of time there staff work very hard and try to please everybody and always have a smile

Sky Bar

5 out of 5

Spent a lot of time here watching the reggae band which were brilliant staff work very hard always with a smile

Johnny Rockets

3 out of 5

I gave this rating because people we got friendly with said what it was like but my personal opinion I cannot comment

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

The windjammer restaurant is the best place to eat and relax and chat food was excellent would recommend going to to eat there and don't forget to washy washy

Crown & Kettle Pub

4 out of 5

Very good good meeting place

Main Lounge

4 out of 5

Very comfortable good place to meet friends

Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Very well organised food excellent staff excellent

Cafe Promenade

5 out of 5

Well impressed with all I commented on

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Activities very good rules for excellent excuses were fabulous

General Store

3 out of 5

Some good memorabilia to buy but extremely expensive


5 out of 5

Brilliant enjoyed my time in there

Swimming Pools

5 out of 5

Very very clean and well maintained and plenty of lifeguards watching at all times

Guest Services and Explorations!

3 out of 5

Answered most of your questions but could not solve the issue what I went with

Dunes Mini Golf

5 out of 5

Good fun had a good laugh

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

Very experienced skaters


5 out of 5
Very good at what they did DJ had a wide range of music but never spoke a word so you could not have a laugh with them

Studio B

3 out of 5

Looks very good did not use what was impressed what I seen

Palace Theatre

5 out of 5

Very comfortable no matter where you set you could see the show shows were excellent

Children's Programs

Did not take any kids with me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Extremely polite could not do enough for you excellent

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I thought it was very well maintained and kept very very Queen

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cambrian spotless big enough her our needs

Ship tip

do not buy the drinks package before you go because they do not have all all the brands you may require I phoned royal Caribbean and after they sell a certain drink they said they do and they didn't so I paid for a drinks package that I could not use so be aware

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
Tell mum to be expensive to go on tours p&o cruising to be cheaper

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Cannot go wrong with Gibraltar it is British

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

4 out of 5
Long coach ride to Rome but very good when we got there

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Loved it been twice well worth the excursion

Malaga, Spain

3 out of 5
Spain in Spain what more can you say


4 out of 5
Bit too much of a rush but pretty well organised cruise

Traveler Photos

Cocktail afternoon
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