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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 1703 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(1703 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples46%
Families w/older children14.8%
Singles/Friends10.9%
Families w/young children8.6%
Groups8.1%

Most Recent Reviews

Baltic Summer Explorer!

Jul 18th, 2019

This is a fantastic positive ship. Great experience and fantastic ports. So good we are booked to go on this ship again in October!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

4-6 cruises

Explorer of the Seas

Jul 14th, 2019

First impression was the ship looked tired but with the staff on board, food and drink it turned into a great cruise and we have booked the same ship again for September

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

4-6 cruises

Wonderful Baltic cruise with a great itinerary and it exceeded expectations.

Jul 13th, 2019

The cruise was excellent with amazing places to visit. The ship and crew were first class.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Excellent!

Jul 13th, 2019

Excellent recommend was our first cruise. Food was amazing.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Experience

7+ cruises

Jul 11th, 2019

Had the best time! While the ship is on the older side, it has some fantastic amenities (promenade, flow rider, mini golf to name a few) and will only get better after its renovation next year. We did the Baltics and it was the most fantastic itinerary! Highly recommend the Explorer to the Baltics!

A cruise to remember

Jul 9th, 2019

The cruise was brilliant, would have liked more entertainment especially I as travelled with a young baby and not much to do with him on board. But overall it was a good cruise.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Experience

4-6 cruises

A let down.. not to normal Royal Caribbean standards

Jul 9th, 2019

Really let down on this cruise.. rude staff, terrible food, awful entertainment

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

An amazing trip , add to your bucket list

Jul 9th, 2019

would most certainly do this cruise again and if anyone gets the chance i would say do it

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Jul 8th, 2019

Had a disappointing cruise as far as the ship goes. Did Baltic itinerary so the ports did make up for a lot of the ship shortcomings. The ship is due for a refit and desperately needs it. Staff are wonderful as always. Food in the MDR gets very repetitive and lacks flavour, not sure how they manage to make curry without using any spice. Entertainment was poor. With the exception of Frankie and the Dreamers and several comedians which we have seen before the theatre acts were not good, have never walked out of so many shows on a cruise. Ice show was great but only got one and no choice of which show to see, you get a time allocated according to your muster station. The sunbeds need to be put in a skip, some of them were disgusting. Saving grace on this ship for us was the diamond lounge and Dizzys. Would love to do another Baltic cruise, but in common with so many people we talked to will not be returning to this ship.

Explorer experience

Jul 7th, 2019

Overall very enjoyable. Lots of announcements and continuous hard sell. Also more and more privelige being shown. Elitism gone made.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

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