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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

5 Night Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 19, 2020

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9355

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall, felt like a great experience for the money. Nassau was a bit disappointing, Labadee was beautiful. Ship's decor is a bit outdated but amenities, staff and food were all excellent.


3 out of 5
Took about 90 min to board. Seems there should be a more efficient way to allow us to board faster.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Excellent food, excellent service. Only complaint would be more options for late night snacks. The Café Promenade, being the only option, always seemed to have very long lines and wasn't always convenient.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools and hot tubs were overcrowded, but otherwise enjoyed the activities.


4 out of 5
Dance Troupes, The Company Men, and comedian Farrell Dillon were outstanding. Didn't care for the singers or the comedian the first night. Didn't see the ice show. Game shows etc, put on by the entertainment staff were fun.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My son (9) was hesitant to go to Adventure Ocean the first night since he didn't know anyone, but ended up loving it and wanted to go back every night we were there.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
A bit outdated, but overall comfortable.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Enjoyed snorkeling excursion. Thought the area we were in Nassau was run down and a bit disappointing for food options.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful. There was a lot of peddlers in the market place that were at times pushy, so much so that my daughter did not want to go back to the boat (with me, not by herself) to get a towel so she could swim, because she didn't want to walk back through the market place.


5 out of 5
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