Underwhelming cruise

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

3.5 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: Balcony

Cabin number: 7578

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A 2006 cruise on Royal Caribbean was wonderful. This cruise did not meets those standards. I hope it is not a trend that you can only get excellent service if you pay extra.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was average at best

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pools cold


4 out of 5

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We’ve been on 13 previous cruises, and the service on this one was just average. The last day, we got better service but it was followed with a request for a high rating. Only a couple servers seems really invested.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was decent size. As was balcony. Mini frig dirty upon arrival, but was taken care of as soon as we notified room steward.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
We didn’t do any “excursions “. Pricey options.


3 out of 5
Needed wheelchair service. It was like it was the first time they ever managed that.
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