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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 1629 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(1629 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples46.8%
Families w/older children14.8%
Singles/Friends11.1%
Families w/young children8.5%
Groups8.2%

Most Recent Reviews

Best holiday ever.

Dec 10th, 2018

Great time and staff were the best, went to all measures to ensure all had a great time. Would recommend cruise with Royal Caribbean to anyone.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Dec 10th, 2018

Explorer had many quirky adventures for the fit. Rock wall, wave surfer etc. Ideal for families. Food & service were very good. The headliner shows were excellent & accessible, some ships one needs to be in theatre 1-2hrs before showtime for a seat. Not here, it was easy to combine dining and a show without stress. One irritating point was dis/embarkation. The degree of difficulty for get on/off at ports around the islands put me off a couple of trips. The queues were lengthy & slow for tenders. If you are fit & strong all is OK. If you are less than 100% confident (recuperating from health condition) take note of tender pots.

First and last cruise ever.

Dec 9th, 2018

Our first and last cruise. If you find things you don't like or if the weather is rough you have no where to go. An outbreak of influenca A made it a trip to remember for a week after we returned home.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Dec 9th, 2018

Wonderful time on Explorer of the Seas. Cannot praise the crew highly enough. Fun ship. Lots of music and laughs. Great atmosphere. Cruise director Graham Seymour was brilliant and kept the party happening. All ages from 2 to 80/90 seemed to enjoy themselves.

Beautiful South Pacific

Dec 5th, 2018

Our first cruise and we had a wonderful time. Loved the ship and the ports. Highly recommend a trip to the South Pacific. Explorer is on her last trip to Australia but they are bringing a bigger and better ship to replace her.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Loved it.. incredible

Dec 1st, 2018

Room was a good size.. the band was amazing the jamacians! Staff always happy made the experience even better. Food was delicious . Ship over all was amazing. Dont have a negative comment at all

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Absolutely awesome as always

Nov 29th, 2018

As always we totally enjoyed our cruise and our cruise experience with Royal Caribbean, we only travel with them, too scared to try another cruise line.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Great Pacific cruise

Nov 28th, 2018

Food was great but entertainment / shows very average. Really need to have an intranet for passengers to be able to communicate round the ship. Internet very expensive to buy.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Great cruise!

Nov 23rd, 2018

Great fun, lovely ship, great food and service. Definitely value for money

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Cruising first timers

Nov 23rd, 2018

Loved the cruise , dined in windjammer and main dining room food was ok in wind jammer, ate too much cause we could ????,only had a couple of bad nights in main dining room, staff are all fantastic, ship was very clean all staff work very hard,we had the deluxe drinks packages and made use of them, the entertainment was very good but I felt on sail days especially when the weather wasn’t great that there could have been more to do that didn’t require cash , we felt obligated to play bingo and as a cash prize was a great incentive wasn’t given to many players just main winners, not big gambler s so didn’t want to throw money away in casino either, tv required to pay for any films may be a DVD player would be good in rooms, port of calls where great as the weather was good , didn’t do excursions this time but would definitely prebook for another trip and budget for them , we bought voom and surf for one but didn’t have brilliant time with internet very slow gave up with it most days, easy transfer from airport to train and other way round. Genaraly had a great time would definitely do it again but we’re not millionaires so will have to save lots

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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