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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 13, 2019

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8511

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I had a great time, I just ate too much drank too much and stayed up too late. I need a vacation after my vacation.


5 out of 5
The terminal staff was excellent

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food was really good

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

The food was always good, ate dinner 4 out of 5 nights.

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

King Tut , Somi and the rest of the bar staff are excellent. Danny Raye on the piano and Tetiana playing the guitar are fantastic.

Crown & Kettle Pub

5 out of 5

Great James Bond martini

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

good service and good service

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

Good food and good service.

Cafe Promenade

5 out of 5

The best late night pizza and shrimp rolls after leaving the schooner bar

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I just read during the day


5 out of 5

Nice quiet place to read and snooze.


5 out of 5
Danny Raye the piano player in the schooner bar was excellent, the only musician that didn't take a break. Tetiana the classical guitarist was so good, she played rock and classical.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My stateroom steward Rodney kept the room spotless and always had time for a quick conversation. King Tut, Somi and the rest of the bar staff in the schooner bar are the best. The pool bar staff were great also.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very clean and we'll maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I am a solo traveler so the room was plenty big enough for me.

Ship tip

The best place for me is the heli pad on the bow.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
The port could have better signage as you are driving in.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Very relaxing.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

5 out of 5
I really like Bonaire, it has a small town feel and the people are very friendly. I did the landsailing excursion with Bonaire Landsailing Adventures, it was so much fun if I ever return I will do it again. It is my favorite island of the three.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Aruba is much more busy. I went on the Atlantis submarine excursion it is a must do.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
I liked Curacao. I did the Caves and City Center tour it was very informative and the city center is very colorful


3 out of 5
I carried my bags off myself, the ship should have had a crew member keeping the line in order. The terminal staff and customs people were great.I was off the ship by 7:40 and on the road by 8:00

Traveler Photos

sunset city tour All access ship tour a must do the floating bar
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