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Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Seven Seas Explorer

24 Night European Inspirations (Barcelona To London)

Sail date: May 20, 2019

Ship: Seven Seas Explorer

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 965

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very luxurious! Staff was super friendly. A highlight was dinner with a couple of the cast members. Typically had table for meals with a window view. Frequently played trivia game at 4:30 and formed a very fun group. Enjoyed the daily Mensa quiz also.


5 out of 5
Smaller ship (750 guests) so check-in was quick

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All were great, many options.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Mini golf


5 out of 5
The best group of entertainers we have ever seen on a cruise ship.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All first class.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Since ship was a smaller size getting around was easier.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent sized bathroom, closet and balcony. Bed was super comfy.

Ship tip

Book the specialty restauraunts before you start your cruise.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain Did not visit port

Was just overnight there. Since it was a Sunday not much was open.

Cartagena, Spain

5 out of 5
Went to Murcia.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
Went to Alhambra. Bucket list item!

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Visited White Villages.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Took general tour.

Oporto, Portugal

5 out of 5
Visited Minho province.

La Coruna, Spain

5 out of 5
Visited Santiago de Compostela. Bucket list item.

Bilbao, Spain

5 out of 5
Visited Biscayne coast. Very scenic.

Bordeaux, France

5 out of 5
Fantastic tour of Saint Emilion and had dinner in city. Bucket list item.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Visited Normandy beaches. Bucket list item.

Southampton (London), England Did not visit port

Took bus directly to Heathrow airport.


5 out of 5
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