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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Explorer of the Seas to the Southern Caribbean
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Islander Deb
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2020
Cabin: Interior
Traveled with children

Very nice ship. Excellent food in the buffet. Lots of variety. We had an inside room for 3 of us, including a 15-year-old teenager. Room was spacious enough for the 3 of us. Room was always very clean.

I found the entertainment to be lacking compared to entertainment on Carnival. We are not into art auctions, diamond shopping, or bingo. We don't consider those to be fun activities. There were a number of activities on the promenade deck, which made it almost impossible to get to the cafe to get a snack, coffee, or tea. Also even when arriving at the Star Lounge 20 minutes early, we were not able to get a seat for certain shows.

We enjoyed all the ports of call. However, we found that Bonaire did not offer a lot of excursion options. We went swimming and snorkeling on our own.

Cabin Review

Interior

Spacious for an interior room. Very clean.

Port Reviews

Labadee

We spent time on the beach and then had a great BBQ lunch. We tried to do a bit of souvenir shopping but this was ruined by very aggressive vendors that tried to con our 15-year-old into buying their products. He was quite shaken up by that episode. Royal Caribbean owns that island and should not allow or promote those vendors. They ruined a lovely day.

Bonaire

We did some swimming and snorkeling about a 3 minute walk from the cruise ship. We did a bit of shopping as well.

Curacao

Loved this port. So clean and pretty. Loved the colored homes. We walked over the pontoon bridge and also visited the Rif Fort. We also did some shopping and found some good buys. This was my favorite port on this cruise.

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