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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1817 guests have reviewed Explorer of the Seas, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(1817 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples46.1%
Families w/older children15.3%
Singles/Friends10.8%
Families w/young children8.5%
Groups8.3%

Most Recent Reviews

A B C easy as 1 2 3!

Jan 22nd, 2020

Our trip to the ABCs wast great!!! See the details above!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Nice ans beautiful.

Jan 21st, 2020

The boat was pretty and there was a lot of things to do on it. The food was so delicious. It was a great experiences.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

9 night Southern Caribbean Cruise

Jan 21st, 2020

Overall very nice cruise, ship was very clean and well maintained. Food in MDR was awesome

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Diamond Lounge getting smaller

Jan 20th, 2020

RCCL has decided to not have overflow for their Diamond Lounge and that applies to ALL ships ALL the time from now forward. Can you imagine a crossing where there are1000-1200 Diamond and Diamond Plus trying to get into a 40-50 person lounge? I think its time for the "Loyal to Royal" crowd to get payback of "Royal to Loyal". This shop had a very large line at the counter getting drinks and carrying them out to the SkyLounge. We need to protest highly, tell everyone!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

Direct from the Oasis yo the Explorer

Jan 19th, 2020

smaller than my previous Oasis but the cabins are prettier and the design is good

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Food was the worst. Great service! Hot tubs and pool cold. Lots of activities, but lots of waivers for kids to sign. Drink machine were always out of ice and beverages, and needed more machines.

Jan 14th, 2020

It was a long cruise!! Bring your own chips/ snacks!!! Get the pop/ virgin drink package!!! Do not eat in the main dining room!! There are only 2 formal nights in main dining, dress how you want any time!! Don’t over pack on clothes, you will be in you bathing suit most of the time!! I never wore my tennis shoes. At the ports we bought t shirts at each one and I would wear that shirt the next day. One outfit per day is plenty!! BRING SNORKEL GEAR. BRING BATTERIES TO CHANGE DEVICES. Buy an waterproof camera, it’s worth it!! Bring a shirt to swim in, lots of people got burned. Don’t spend money at the restraint on the cruise ship, they all taste the same.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

This not the latest ship is full of comfort..

Jan 14th, 2020

While this is not the latest ship.it is very comfortable. Staterooms are more spacy then on 2 years old new/big ship I just had cruise on. Staff is well trained helpfull. All around nice and clean.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Super Trip

Jan 13th, 2020

A cruise is like another world...a great vacation! I noticed many people were not first timers. Cruising is addicting

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Family vacation

Jan 13th, 2020

Great fun.loved spending time with family. The waiters were the best as was our room steward. There was lots to do.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

We were upgraded to an Owners Suite

Jan 13th, 2020

I cannot say enough about the all ships tour. It is simply the highlight of things to do onboard. And while we were upgraded for wich we were happy about, you would think when I received notice on Friday PM of the upgrade that by Sunday, 1:30 PM when we were allowed in our stateroom, RCI would have our names corrected from the previous cancelled guests to ours. While the ship's Customer Service personnel and Concierge continuously got our name incorrectly. Even at the Noon reception for suite guests, on Wednesday, the Concierge, introduced us as the previous cancelled guests. Bottom line, my wife and I felt as though we did not belong. Aside from that issue, we enjoyed the cruise and will continue to be loyal to RCI.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

7+ cruises

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