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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1672 guests have reviewed Explorer of the Seas, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

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3.9 out of 5(1672 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Families w/older children14.7%
Families w/young children8.5%

Most Recent Reviews

Good Holiday

May 26th, 2019

After cruising on Royal Carribean I think I’m done for the time being . They need to update their entertainment program . There are only so many times that you can watch the Rock Britannia / Take That /Quest/70’s night ./Strings Ice show. Come in Royal Caribbean change up the entertainment.

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7+ cruises

May 26th, 2019

Agree with other comments about ship needing a refurbishment. Several windows in the windjammer were fogged over. There were several handrails missing on deck 12 with yellow danger tape put in place. Although food was very repetitive found it hot most of the time.. Ice show was excellent, apart from the take that and East coast boys found the entertainment very poor.

May 26th, 2019

Been home now for 2 days and in reflection the ship should be going in for an upgrade and refurb. Whilst the staff we came in to contact with were polite and friendly the over standard on the ship was poor. Our room 8550 had mould on shower door, close door fittings on cupboards, curtains were dirty and door to balcony was covered coffee splashes and balcony also in need of a repaint. Food in main restaurant wasn't great, leave the steaks well alone, resembled a soul of a worn out shoe. Not cup and saucers for after dinner coffee it was all breakfast mugs and chairs were all marked and chipped. Did enjoy the gym and pool areas, again need a good clean and they need to inforce the 30 minute reserve sun lounger rule as no towels were removed. Over all we've had a great holiday, enjoyed destinations and entertainment when it was on was good just a shame ship was from dark ages.

May 25th, 2019

The ship does need a refurb and is looking tired but it didn't affect us. No issues very clean, food amazing, entertainment fantastic the cruise went so quick! Had an amazing time!

May 24th, 2019

Ship can use an upgrade, big cleaning, paintjob etc. Staff was super nice, helpfull. Entertainment could have been better. Really liked the zumba classe and the ice show. The pub on the promenade is a nice place to spend some time and have a drink. Food delicious and fresh and a lot of variation imo

May 24th, 2019

Enjoyed our 10 days on Explorer of the Seas but disappointed with the finer details: cleanliness, timings of entertainment, quality of restaurant food & consistency of service. Very disappointed that in 10 days we only managed to get into Dizzys once as it appeared to be permanently reserved for diamond members.

May 23rd, 2019

Excellent ship with outstanding crew! Did Transpacific 21N cruise and somehow managed to not get bored. I like the layout of this ship and found it very user friendly. The only downside was the rude passengers and the respiratory illness that someone brought along and ran rampant through the entire ship. Coughing everywhere. Fun times indeed and made a lot of new friends!

May 19th, 2019

I am currently on the explorer of the seas and have been very impressed with the service we have received all the staff have been brilliant, a fantastic night in the casino looking forward to the cruise next year which I booked while on board

May 17th, 2019

Anyone giving this cruise on explorer of the seas more than 2 to 3 star needs to head examined or novice to decent quality cruising, worst cruise we have experienced from cleanliness, entertainment and food all below quality you should expect.

Good Mediterranean cruise

May 16th, 2019

Good cruise. My one criticism would be lack of interaction from cruise director, usually you here from her/him from the moment you get on. Lack of announcements about what activities were taking place on on board.

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7+ cruises

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