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7 Night British Isles & Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona

7 Night British Isles & Western Europe Cruise from Barcelona

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Explorer of the Seas
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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Barcelona
  • Day 2
    Valencia
  • Day 3
    Cartagena (Spain)
  • Day 4
    Gibraltar
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Gijon
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Southampton

Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International

Pros

A wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment for every generation

Cons

The high passenger capacity means queuing is inevitable

Bottom Line

With a broad range of activities, Explorer has something for everyone, from active cruisers to families


Cruise Reviews

Sail Date: February 2019
Quick summer getaway with my brother. Second time on board Explorer and first visit to Tasmania. 'Spacious ocean view balcony' cabin was more than enough room for us two smallish blokes - a shame more space could not be allocated ... Read More
Quick summer getaway with my brother. Second time on board Explorer and first visit to Tasmania. 'Spacious ocean view balcony' cabin was more than enough room for us two smallish blokes - a shame more space could not be allocated for the bathroom! Evening shows in Palace Theater were varied and good value. Best show is the 'Spirits of the Seasons' Ice Spectacular which I've seen five times now! Former Olympians in spectacular costumes doing stunts on ice on a slightly rocking cruise ship - need I say more! Great variety of free dining at Windjammer buffet and Sapphire My time Dining, with snacks including pizza at Cafe Promenade (our regular lunch stop). No need for us to pay extra for specialty dining! No need for us to buy a drinks package either, as we stuck to the free purified water, tea/coffee and orange juice. Very clean, albeit wearing ship, with utmost attention to hygiene with hand sanitizers everywhere. Excellent service, as always, from our cabin steward, dining staff, etc. Still uncomfortable with a couple of Royal Carribean's sexist daytime activities by the pool, 'The World's Sexiest Man Competition' and 'International Men's Belly Flop Competition'. Awaiting Royal Carribean's response regarding why they exclude women!? As Sydneysiders, we didn't bother getting off at Newcastle or Wollongong (no offense to fellow Aussies from those parts). We were only interested in Hobart, which was a beautiful landscape port with houses built into the rolling hills, especially when viewing from top deck whilst sailing away late afternoon! Hobart was almost like being in a different country in a good way. We didn't bother with any of the Royal Carribean shore excursions which appear overpriced. Instead we did an excellent, two hour, tip-based morning walking tour via Hobart Free Walking Tours. Afterwards we did the two hour round trip on the Mt Wellington Explorer Bus (Red Decker Company) for some truly sublime, picturesque views of Hobart and surrounds from the top of Mt Wellington. Brace for the zero degrees Celsius wind chill however - in summer! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Chose this cruise for location and activities on board. All expectations were met and cannot fault the staff or food. Will be sailing with Royal Caribbean again. Highly recommend the drinks package. Was a great opportunity to try new ... Read More
Chose this cruise for location and activities on board. All expectations were met and cannot fault the staff or food. Will be sailing with Royal Caribbean again. Highly recommend the drinks package. Was a great opportunity to try new drinks without the fear of a huge bill. Was made to feel, Nothing was to much trouble, from all staff, regardless of the hour. Range of things to do though out the days and nights. Plenty of places to just relax. Specialty restaurants well worth the cost. Bar staff remembered our names and drinks and always with a smile. All waiters could not be more friendly and helpfull and again, always with a smile. Beds super comfortable and the room cleaned regularly. Several towl animals were left in our cabin to our delight over the 9 day cruise. We have already booked another cruise with Royal Caribbean and we can’t wait. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
We chose Royal Caribbean as a friend was an experienced cruiser and highly recommended the line. I was worried about sea sickness so we chose to go along the coastline to Queensland - Brisbane, Willis Island and Airlie Beach. I didn't ... Read More
We chose Royal Caribbean as a friend was an experienced cruiser and highly recommended the line. I was worried about sea sickness so we chose to go along the coastline to Queensland - Brisbane, Willis Island and Airlie Beach. I didn't need to worry. Absolutely no sea sickness a very smooth trip. Embarkation took about 45mins. Disembarkation was even quicker. Very well organised. We had a room with a balcony which I loved. Plenty of room. The entertainment was fabulous especially the Ice Skating Show. My husband and I travelled with our friends. We dined at the Main Dining Room which was exceptional. So much food and quality service. We also tried the Japanese Restaurant Izumi which was lovely. All the staff on board were outstanding. Service in all areas was faultless. We had planned to go snorkelling for our shore excursion but unfortunately it was very wet at Airlie Beach and we cancelled due to the bad weather. We did go into Airlie Beach as we had been there about 15years ago. It is a lovely place to visit. Unfortunately the day we were there it was flooding rainfall so we stayed for around an hour and went back to the ship. I would highly recommend anyone that was on our cruise to consider going back to Airlie Beach and enjoy the Barrier Reef and Whitsundays and all it's beauty on a sunny day. You won't be disappointed. We tried the rocking climbing wall and ice skating on board the ship which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would certainly love to cruise again and explore another destination. Read Less
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