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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas
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Very Good

494

Average

311

Poor

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Terrible

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1,948 Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews


topmom5 avatar

topmom5

2 Reviews Written

Royal Caribbean did not Disappoint~

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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vette1cruiser

9 Reviews Written

75 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise but Room for Improvement

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Kleinecat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Third Cruise Highs and Lows

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, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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bubblesII

6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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georgemac145

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not quite what we expected

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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wisnir

22 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Old slot machines, very few jackpots paid out!

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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punk_lawyer

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good...but certainly not great.

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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webbkerr

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Rest & Relaxation at its Best

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!). ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Icantthinkofone

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Dancing With The Captain !!

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. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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devoncecustomconstruction

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing like I was sold on.

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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airalily22

3 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Awesome food and service, but lacking in entertainment

This was my 5th cruise with Royal Caribbean, two of which were also Voyager Class ships including the Adventure and Mariner of the Seas. We enjoyed both of those ships as well. THE GOOD: The good definitely ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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maxcat910

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great vegan food, outstanding 9692 aft balcony, and ABC snorkeling report

This was a great Royal Caribbean cruise out of Miami to the ABC islands and Labadee. Royal Caribbean staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our fixed dining and had great vegan food. They brought us the menu ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Gradyfamily

1 Review Written

1st Timer- not what I thiught

This was my 1st cruise we upgraded to a Jr Suite abd our accommodations were stellar!! LOTS of room. Only complaint was they could not get the air regulated and it was too hot. We were really glad we decided on a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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sisocialworker

9 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

ABC Islands before drydock

Explorer of the Seas live report 12/13/19-12/22/19 I will try updating each day, but cruising vacation may get in the way. I will also try to “periscope live”-socialwork911-. I will try to post pictures ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lawnquilt

10 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

SOOOO disappointed

We are Diamond (soon to be +), booked a Grand Suite. Although we live in Central Florida - we came down a day early and went to the Guitar Casino (very over-rated) and stayed in Hilton Blue Lagoon. Drove over to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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clarkmar000

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Just OK

This was my first cruise at age 75 and have no others to compare it to. My partner is 82 and has been on many cruises so he had those to compare this cruise to. I understand The Explorer of the Seas will be going in ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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NancyS13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise after her TA

Embarking was an absolute mess! The coast guard too a long time for their inspection, I figured this would happen, so we didn’t show up as early as we usually do. We were still there about 15 minutes early because ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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gettinold

20 Reviews Written

126 Helpful Votes

A real eye opener as to how Royal Caribbean views its UK customers

This review isn't so much about the ship. More about the way Royal Caribbean went about showing how little they care about their British customers. We found out a few days before leaving that this trip was going ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Cruiser Rick1

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Expected Better

We chose this cruise for the D Day Beaches and the American Cemetery at Normandy. We booked a fairly expensive all day excursion in Le Havre. I was shocked to receive an email about a month before sailing, that ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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sealegs5

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Average ship with average food

We travelled with our 6 month old baby girl and I have to say apart from our cabin steward the staff were extremely accommodating, especially the head waiter in the dining room I can’t remember his name he was ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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GILLCOX

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

EXCELLENT CRUISE- SHAME ABOUT RIP OFF SHUTTLE CHARGE

We chose this cruise because we had not been to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Felt it was a good way to see these destinations. Apart from the drizzly weather, which was expected at this time of the year, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Mrs Haggar

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Lacks that luxury feel

This ship is disappointing. The room 2640 is on top of the engine room and is very noisy. The decor is tired and dated. The staff and food are excellent but it feels budget in comparison with celebrity and P & O. ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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grapau27

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent Explorer

We stayed overnight in a hotel in Southampton then got a taxi to the city terminal for 11am. As D+ loyalty we got priority security and check in and were on the ship within 20 minutes. We called into the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MouldyMermaid

5 Reviews Written

60 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean no longer up with luxury cruise leaders

Having had a brilliant cruise on Navigator last year, we booked to do the same itinerary with friends from Scotland. Our 19th cruise - and 8th with R.C. but what a huge disappointment - so much has changed. ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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upwarduk

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First time Diamond

We sailed from Southampton and because we are Elite status on Celebrity, we are Diamond on Royal. This meant that we had priority boarding. We were soon on the ship, but had to go to the Windjammer for lunch as our ...
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Sail Date August 2019


Explorer of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.04
Entertainment5.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation5.04.1
Family5.03.7
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money5.03.9
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