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Eastern Mediterranean from Rome with Stay, 23 October 2020 (14 nights)

Cruise Id: 226049

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Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Cruise Ship: Explorer of the Seas
  • Bank Holiday Flash Sale! - Explore & Save with Royal Caribbean

  • 2nt Rome pre-cruise stay

  • Return flights & hold luggage included

  • All overseas transfers

  • Hotel Included

Holiday Features

Flowrider Surf Simulator, Laser Tag, Outdoor Cinema & Enhanced Staterooms

  • Ensuite Stateroom Accommodation
  • All meals and snacks onboard*
  • All entertainment
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna, Jacuzzi & Steam Room
  • Flowrider Surf Simulator
  • Rock Climbing/ Ice Rink/ Golf Course/ Laser Tag
  • Outdoor Cinema
  • Kids activities from toddlers to teenagers
  • *Additional charges apply for specialty dining venues. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are charged separately and are offered at current bar menu prices.
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Flight departs
1-2 Rome Hotel Stay - 2 Nights
3 Rome (Civitavecchia)
4-5 At Sea
6 Limassol
7-8 Jerusalem - Overnight onboard
9 Haifa
10 At Sea
11 Ephesus (from Kusadasi)
12 Athens (Piraeus)
13 At Sea
14 Capri (Naples)
15 Rome (Civitavecchia)
15 Flight departs

Ship Facilities

Cabins on the Explorer of the Seas

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Customer reviews for Explorer of the Seas

In general the cruise was good value for money. However... Royal Caribbean could be more considerate to passengers and their wallets! For example the “recommended“ rates for gratuity payments to the housekeeping and dining room staff were exhorbitant. Also the few shops were very limited and the merchandise was expensive high-end luxury goods. Drinks also were very expensive. If you were not a sunbather there was little to do on board during sea days; the “library“ was little more than a collection of half empty shelves offering rather tatty volumes, mainly fiction novels perhaps donated by previous guests. A maximum of three or four jigsaw puzzles were available and only one had a full complement of pieces! The same puzzles were worked on repeatedly by guests who could have been offered a larger selection. The food was very nice and exceptionally plentiful, although a higher level of cuisine was available at extra cost, of course! The main dining room meals were excellent and the waiters very attentive and friendly, always with a ready smile. Our stateroom, interior, was extremely small and the wardrobe space very limited given that we had brought clothes for three formal nights and other smart casual outfits over a 14 day period plus there was no Launderette or self ironing facility provided. A next day laundry service was available at considerable extra cost. The beds were very comfortable and the room was very quiet and we slept really well. Our cabin housekeeping chap was very hardworking, friendly and helpful. The staff were all very friendly, courteous in the extreme from the captain through to the ship’s crew, housekeeping and dining room staff. Hand washing Hygiene levels were also extremely high which was good to see. The theatre shows were good in the main, comedians were very good, especially on the last night. Would we travel with Royal Caribbean again? Probably not, (unless we had a very good deal)!

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Overall the cruise was fantastic. However we booked this cruise in Sept/Oct 2018 and where travelling as part of a large group, all on different bookings and all who booked after us but also with Iglu. We did not receive any time dining as apparently 'its first come first served'. Considering we booked a good 8 months before the rest of our group surely we should of had this? Staff were not very helpful with this issue except Ben the restaurant manager who tried to accommodate us best he could. In the end we had to stick with 6pm dining which was not ideal and if we wanted to dine with our group they then had to come and sit with us.

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For an older ship this was in excellent condition. Apart from a few damaged chairs in the star lounge and light bulbs out in the theatre it was top class. Entertainment was excellent and cruise director was one of the best. Crew were right on it and and any minor problems were fixed immediately. Painting and cleaning went on at every port. Voyager class is a large ship with shopping centre promenade plenty of panoramic lifts and ice ring mini golf climbing wall kids centre etc. Approximately 4000 passengers. We prefer freedom dining but this isn’t preferred by Royal Caribbean who try to get you to set a time. We understand this is required for most things on the larger RC ships. Theatre lounges etc where entertainment is on. We normally cruise with princess but this is the third time with RC and overall I would say excellent. 

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Terms and Conditions

Flash Sale - Explore & Save, up to £250 off per cabin. Additional savings are included in the advertised prices. Applicable to new bookings made between the 21st - 26th May The May Sale. May Savings All savings are already included in the per person price shown. Applicable to new bookings made between the 6th - 31st May for departures on or after the 12th June.

All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

Note: On 13 January 2018, new European legislation is being adopted in the UK which as result will mean that we may change our required method of payment at our discretion, irrespective of how any deposit or prior payment was made.

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