Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas Reviews

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3.8
Based on 95 reviews
Cabin
3.8
Service
3.8
Excursions
3.7
Dining
3.8
Activities
3.8
Value for money
3.8
Entertainment
3.8

A mixed review. This was a very enjoyable cruise. The cabin was good and what we expected. The only problem we experienced with the room was with the WC which had to be repaired by Maintenance three times. The cabin steward and the dining staff were really good. We gave them specific tips because of their good service which was in addition to the fixed gratuities that were added daily by Guest Services to our onboard spend. We felt that the fixed gratuities of $14.50 per person per day were rather excessive. Costs on board for anything that was considered over and above the basic 'Complimentary' was expensive e.g a Latte or a cola and all alcoholic beverages. The selection of ports was excellent with good contrasts and opportunities to explore. Most of our shore excursions were booked through an independent company recommended by our travel agent. These were good and gave us what we expected with the exception of one of the St Petersburg tours which was very rushed. And the canal trip was only half the duration promised and covered only half of the promised canals. Also to be noted is the priority given on disembarkation in St Petersburg to those on ship-organised excursions. There was very little casual seating around the ship itself except in bars and lounges, with the pressure to buy drinks, other than in the outside pool areas. Onboard shopping was only high end and very little supply of essentials. All this said, we really enjoyed our cruise.

Verified customer
1 cruise
25 Aug 2019

Excellent cruise with the Children and Grandchildren issue with the room but when reported instantly tried to rectify it.

Verified customer
1 cruise
14 Aug 2019

Excellent service, quality and entertainment.

Verified customer
1 cruise
11 Aug 2019

I will not be returning on a royal Caribbean cruise, the entertainment was disappointing, the drink prices were expensive, the rooms were dated. The food was exceptional, that’s the only good review I can give it.

Verified customer
1 cruise
11 Aug 2019

All good except cost of drinks, spa and gratuities

Verified customer
1 cruise
11 Aug 2019

What a wonderful ship with staff that are amazing

Verified customer
1 cruise
11 Aug 2019

the cruise was very enjoyable, the staff were friendly and professional and very helpful. The only let down was the evening entertainment, whilst it was good , it did not seem up to previous years. The other annoying thing was this year room service came with a charge where it has been free before.

Verified customer
1 cruise
31 Jul 2019

Had a good time, we could not fault the ship and crew in anyway. Excellent service, food really good. Entertainment could have been a bit better although a couple of the acts were good. The destinations were as we expected but St.Petersburg just blew our minds. Wonderful buildings and we enjoyed our River and Canal cruise whilst there.

Verified customer
1 cruise
30 Jul 2019

Excellent Baltic Cruise on Explorer of the Seas. All ports of call were good with the hightlight being St Petersburg, Russia. The cleanliness and food were exceptional. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good varied entertainment on board. Husband used the climbing wall and flowrider.

Verified customer
1 cruise
29 Jul 2019

Recently returned from a 2 weeks Baltic cruise on board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. Had a fabulous holiday,a spacious balcony cabin, excellent food,fabulous entertainment and interesting ports of call. A thoroughly enjoyable trip and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

Verified customer
1 cruise
29 Jul 2019