The shows were awful, except the ice skating show and the last show on the cruise. The waiter/asst waiter were good, but it took forever to get water or coffee at the table in the dining room. Food at the Windjammer was great.

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

5 Night Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 24, 2019

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2594

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I will never sail on the Royal Caribbean cruise lines again. I will sail Carnival. Way better ships.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
buffets on the Windjammer were great. There needs to be more variety of desserts in the dining room. I had to drink the water that others weren't drinking at our table cause it took a while to get water/coffee.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Trivia, shows; shows were substandard. The cruise director needs to be fired on this ship. He did an awful job. Hardly even saw him on the ship. Maybe 3 times, that's it.


1 out of 5
Only shows on the ship that were above good was the ice skating show and the last show on the cruise.


1 out of 5

The library was awful. WAY TOO SMALL! Games are super outdated and needs more variety of books.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
The only thing they did for my granddaughter's age group (3 years old) all they did was color. AWFUL!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I had to wait sometimes 15 or 20 min to get our food. The drinks were hardly filled, has to ask at least 2 times.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Definitely need more shops on this ship. Carnival has way more.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great room and awesome room steward!!! Did a fantastic job.

Ship tip


Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Great port.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Nice shopping.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Great port. Beautiful.


2 out of 5
Way too many delays getting off the ship - some missed their flights.

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