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We chose Royal Caribbean as a friend was an experienced cruiser and highly recommended the line. I was worried about sea sickness so we chose to go along the coastline to Queensland - Brisbane, Willis Island and Airlie Beach. I didn't need to worry. Absolutely no sea sickness a very smooth trip. Embarkation took about 45mins. Disembarkation was even quicker. Very well organised. We had a room with a balcony which I loved. Plenty of room. The entertainment was fabulous especially the Ice Skating Show. My husband and I travelled with our friends. We dined at the Main Dining Room which was exceptional. So much food and quality service. We also tried the Japanese Restaurant Izumi which was lovely. All the staff on board were outstanding. Service in all areas was faultless. We had planned to go snorkelling for our shore excursion but unfortunately it was very wet at Airlie Beach and we cancelled due to the bad weather. We did go into Airlie Beach as we had been there about 15years ago. It is a lovely place to visit. Unfortunately the day we were there it was flooding rainfall so we stayed for around an hour and went back to the ship. I would highly recommend anyone that was on our cruise to consider going back to Airlie Beach and enjoy the Barrier Reef and Whitsundays and all it's beauty on a sunny day. You won't be disappointed. We tried the rocking climbing wall and ice skating on board the ship which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would certainly love to cruise again and explore another destination.

1st Time Cruise - Loved it

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by tsimpson

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We chose Royal Caribbean as a friend was an experienced cruiser and highly recommended the line. I was worried about sea sickness so we chose to go along the coastline to Queensland - Brisbane, Willis Island and Airlie Beach. I didn't need to worry. Absolutely no sea sickness a very smooth trip. Embarkation took about 45mins. Disembarkation was even quicker. Very well organised. We had a room with a balcony which I loved. Plenty of room. The entertainment was fabulous especially the Ice Skating Show. My husband and I travelled with our friends. We dined at the Main Dining Room which was exceptional. So much food and quality service. We also tried the Japanese Restaurant Izumi which was lovely. All the staff on board were outstanding. Service in all areas was faultless. We had planned to go snorkelling for our shore excursion but unfortunately it was very wet at Airlie Beach and we cancelled due to the bad weather. We did go into Airlie Beach as we had been there about 15years ago. It is a lovely place to visit. Unfortunately the day we were there it was flooding rainfall so we stayed for around an hour and went back to the ship. I would highly recommend anyone that was on our cruise to consider going back to Airlie Beach and enjoy the Barrier Reef and Whitsundays and all it's beauty on a sunny day. You won't be disappointed. We tried the rocking climbing wall and ice skating on board the ship which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would certainly love to cruise again and explore another destination.
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