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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

5 Night Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 19, 2020

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin number: 7342

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

With the MLK holiday, the 5 day cruise was popular with families. I heard that we had about 800 kids on board. As well, the 5 day tends to be a booze cruise. It was the first time I've seen a beer ordered in the Windjammer at breakfast. Overall it was noisier than we'd prefer. Having said that, it was a great time.


5 out of 5
We were on a back to back cruise. It took half an hour to get us off and back on the ship. No complaints!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Overall, good food. Especially enjoyed the MDR at lunch on sea days.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Happy the RC is including pickleball. The paddles are poor quality and the court isn't really designed for pickleball but we made it work.


4 out of 5
The entertainers were good. Ice show was a hit.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the staff took great effort to be helpful. Our room steward, Royal, was excellent

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony suite is a good size for 2 people.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5
We did an excursion to Balmoral Island. The resort is a day resort with a beach and chairs. Once you get there, there is only one option for food and drinks and it's expensive.


5 out of 5
We disembarked with our luggage and got through customs in record time.
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