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From One First Time Cruiser to Another!
"First time cruisers! This cruise was a bucket list item. We expected to take it some day, maybe in 10 years or so when retirement is upon us. But we were blessed to receive it as a gift by my husband's employer,..."Read More
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Royal Caribbean did not Disappoint~

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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topmom5

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary, which was actually 3 days ahead of the cruise launch - but still.... I had forgotten how horrific access to the Port of Miami is - even though we were parking offsite. I was swearing and vowing we were never sailing out of that POS Port again, which my HEA tells me I said last time i fought through Miami Traffic, limited access and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible

1 Helpful Vote


Nice Cruise but Room for Improvement

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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vette1cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Cruise on the Explorer of the Sea on 2/21/20 We cruised the Explorer of the Sea on 2/21/20 for a nine day cruise. We flew to Ft. Lauderdale and used the Royal Caribbean shuttle for Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. Our plane landed on the day of the cruise at 9 AM and after picking up our luggage we went to the RC desk down by the luggage area and was advised that the bus would be leaving at 11:30 AM ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony

78 Helpful Votes


Our Third Cruise Highs and Lows

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Kleinecat

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We had a balcony stateroom on the port side, 9520, and we loved it. First balcony from the front on the 9th floor, so nobody on our right side as we looked out. It was very quiet. Just two lawn chairs and a table, though, because the balconies are too small for loungers. In Haiti and Bonaire, we faced out to sea while in port, in Aruba and Curaçao, we faced the port. As far as food goes, next ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

2 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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bubblesII

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Beautiful boat. Great dinners every night. Stayed in Room 3624. Terrific ocean view room right outside 3rd floor dining room - so convenient. Only problem was it was an “adjoining” room so there was a door where the couch should have been, leaving room only for a chair. Also, we had to put a towel under the door. You could hear talking, sneezing, coughing, hair dryer, etc. - it didn’t really help ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


Not quite what we expected

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transatlantic

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georgemac145

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was cut to 11 days due to bad weather on previous cruise. RCI did offer a price reduction - pro rata - or a full refund to be used towards a future cruise. Apparently full cash refunds were offered, but we did not know this at the time. Anyway we decided to go despite the change which meant we only visited one Caribbean Island instead of four. Summary: barding was excellent and on ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

2 Helpful Votes


Old slot machines, very few jackpots paid out!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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wisnir

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This is my 30th RCCL cruise, of the fifty over 35 years and I am at the Diamond + level. I selected this cruise via a "discounted" Casino Royale cruise certificate. My main focus will be on the casino. Explorer of the Seas has one baccarat table, two three card poker tables, two Ultimate Texas Hold'em tables, several blackjack tables, two roulette tables and on ten seat poker table. Minimum bets ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior

100 Helpful Votes


Good...but certainly not great.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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punk_lawyer

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

The embarkation process in Miami was quick and easy. We had stayed at the Epic Hotel near the cruise terminal so it was a short cab ride over. Other than its speed and ease there is not much to say about embarkation. That's probably it a good thing. It was smooth! There were parts of this cruise that were exceptional. For example, the Main Dining Room staff (Alan - Head Waiter, Lin - ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


Rest & Relaxation at its Best

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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webbkerr

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was sold as a Holiday cruise - with New Year's celebrated on the ship. We booked a Junior Suite and were not disappointed! It was comfortable and roomy (and the bathtub and walk-in closet weren't bad either!). This was my first Caribbean sailing - but not my first RCL cruise. I was told the ship and amentities would be more crowded than what I was used to - and that there would be a more ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible

4 Helpful Votes


Nothing like I was sold on.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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devoncecustomconstruction

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

First of all let's start by saying that I booked a deluxe balcony suit and spend over $18,000 on a 9 day cruise for my family. To start off, the cruise didn't even include transportation from the Miami airport to the dock. That was an additional charge. Once we boarded we couldn't even go on to our private balcony because it was covered in exhaust soot from the boats exhaust. The bed was hard as a ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Wellington

Cabin Type: Grand Suite

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


Dancing With The Captain !!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Canary Islands

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Icantthinkofone

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Remember this song ?There was no land in sight !!!! October 25th was quite a nice day to embark on our 11 night cruise to the Canaries I have been on this cruise many times and couldn't wait to sail. Embarkation was reasonable but being Diamond does not seem to have that preferential treatment it used to ....sadly . Once onboard we were able to go straight to the cabin which was one of ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Kusadasi

Cabin Type: Interior

6 Helpful Votes


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