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MontyandJenny
Nov 28, 2017

My tip is to eat in the main dining room every night! There are benefits ! Portion controlled meals - starter, mains and dessert. If the portion is not big enough for you - just order another :) But seriously , take advantage of been served and not running back and forth standing in buffet lines at peak times. We loved the main dining room at dinner. Food was definitely not the same as the buffet choices .

Teeens
Nov 12, 2017

Make sure you have bottled water in your room. Especially for those times during the night you may wake up thirsty, it's not like you can just go to the kitchen and get a drink.

sjollymore
Nov 12, 2017

Prepare to enjoy. There are a few areas that a looking a little tired, but for the most part it is beautiful!

caboclarks
Nov 11, 2017

I would not travel 15 hours again to go on this cruise. The excursions did show off Fiji's amazing waters. The best port was New Caledonia.

sgrasley
Nov 04, 2017

When going to the Windjammer ...go before or after popular times because it will be crowded.

asbroad
Nov 04, 2017

The Promenade Deck (4) is excellent for walking if the sun is too strong on Deck 12!

asbro
Nov 04, 2017

The Promenade Deck (4) is excellent for walking if the sun is too strong on Deck 12!

wynnrose60
Oct 13, 2017

I guess I would have to say ask more questions nobody told us that Royal Caribbean will rent you a electric wheelchair for the ship which would have been really nice if somebody have told us that there was other things they didn't tell us that we didn't find out until the cruise was over they need to do a little bit more explaining for people that have never cruise before

ssseabreeze
Oct 09, 2017

good for first time cruisers, watch out for the crush in the center court during there special show events,very claustrophobic.

WaterWassie
Oct 08, 2017

The casino was a disappointment. It was small and the ventilation did not handle the smoke from cigarettes. In addition, there was a bank of about 8 slot machines that “appeared” to be paying very well for the entire length of the cruise. The people who were playing them totally monopolized them at all times. When one was finished playing, he/she would be replaced by a friend or relative who might or might not want to play. Sometimes they would just “hold” the machine until their friend returned. It was noticed by a majority of travelers and was a frustrating situation.

RADixon
Oct 07, 2017

My Time Dining reservation should be made in advance to assure a reasonable wait time in line. However, without knowing the schedule of evening activities, you may either miss something or skip your reservation and "hope for the best". Most evening entertainment was at 6:30 and 8:30 with other activities starting at 10:00.

Eagle0127
Oct 04, 2017

Enjoy this beautiful ship!! This was our third time to sail on the Explorer (each with different intinerary). Great design!! Easy to find your way around. We almost always try to sail on ships that have the Promenade and do not care for the smaller ships, without the Promenade.

climer97007
Oct 02, 2017

If it is your first time, you might like it. If you have been on other cruise lines, you may be disappointed.

CarlottaA
Oct 02, 2017

This class of ship friendly and well organized. Cafe Promenade the best meeting place.

donnaandkarl
Oct 02, 2017

Day 6 travel from San Fransico to Victoria has horrible weather it seems typically

seafish1319
Sep 27, 2017

The Explorer is a good sized ship. Not too big and not too small. use the front elevators. The ones in the rear get too much windjammer traffic.