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Canary Islands Explorer of the Seas Canary Islands Cruise Reviews

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Dancing With The Captain !!
"Remember this song ?There was no land in sight !!!! October 25th was quite a nice day to embark on our 11 night cruise to the Canaries I have been on this cruise many times and couldn't wait to sail...."Read More
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Icantthinkofone

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Dancing With The Captain !!

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Icantthinkofone

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Remember this song ?There was no land in sight !!!! October 25th was quite a nice day to embark on our 11 night cruise to the Canaries I have been on this cruise many times and couldn't wait to sail. Embarkation was reasonable but being Diamond does not seem to have that preferential treatment it used to ....sadly . Once onboard we were able to go straight to the cabin which was one of ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Nice visit to Canary Islands and Madeira, plus Lisbon

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liceista

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I choose cruises (after more than 40 throughout the years) mainly for the itinerary. I used many lines, some extinct by now, and Royal Caribbean never disappointed me (actually except one line, MSC, truly disappointed me). We departed from Southampton, embarkation was easy, with plenty of Staff to make you feel you are a wanted passenger from then on. The ship is large, but has many venues, and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


First time cruisers

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Lottie114

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Just got back from our first ever cruise and I dont think I could go back to a "normal" holiday. Absolutely amazing! Ship was amazing and staff were so attentive. Bars got very full at night and not enough seats but that's the only thing I can honestly moan about. Entertainment was excellent and the cocktails!!! We only ate in the main areas so cant comment except Johnny rockets which for the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Misleading information

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Robbie3826

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

Be careful when going into ports with Royal Caribbean they try and charge you for shuttle service. Ours was $9 per person to go to the edge of city centre. When we got off the ship, the local taxis charge 2.50 euros. The bar prices are also so high and sometimes the packages are not worth it. Also Do you research on the ports before you go. 3 of our ports were rubbish, nothing to do and just a ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Entertainment disappointing

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jameslaird40

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Love Royal Carribean and have travelled with them a couple of times. We travelled with 2 other couples who have never cruised before. Arrival at port and onto boat was very quick. As soon as we got on the ship our friends were amazed. We had a full drinks package and all premium drinks and cocktails included and we definately made rhe most of it. Food was unbelievable as always and thought ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Disappointing

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Marianna49

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our cruise out of Southampton was below my expectations. Fortunately, the Canary Islands, Madeira and Azores balanced out a somewhat lackluster Vigo, Spain and Bilbao, Spain. The problem was not the ports however but rather the Explorer itself. It was overcrowded with nary a seat to be had during evening hours at any of the lounges. And, because there was such an overcrowding, the Schooner was ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Explorer of the Seas in the Canaries

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SAGRIA

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Having been on IOS two years ago, we booked this cruise knowing that the Explorer was a "sister" ship, with all the same facilities and layout. This Cruise was also visiting many Ports that we had never been to before. We choose a Stateroom with Balcony on Deck Seven (7272). At the outset I must say that we found neither outstanding nor awful aspects though some were better than others. ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


More of the same

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howard18

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I’m a regular on RCL and normally travel on my own in a GS grade suite. I would very much agree with nearly all reviewers that embarkation could not get any smoother. The agents that run the service for RCL are first rate. I boarded at about 2.00pm and was in my cabin within 15 minutes. The usual extras were there including a new brand of coffee supplied I think by Starbucks. Plenty of fruit ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Won't sail Royal Caribbean again

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Harrot

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

14 Night Cruise on the Explorer of the Seas September 2015 A little apprehension kicked in when for ecological reasons you print your own luggage tags, forgive me but to get four it took four sheets of paper instead of the eight you used to get on a single A4 sheet, methinks that it is for economical not ecological reasons. The last time we sailed with Royal Caribbean was in 2011, and then ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


A cruise is what you make it!

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harveydog111

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I travelled to Southampton from Essex with our daughter and husband and their little girl aged 2 1/2 on The Explorer of the Seas. We arrived about 11.30 and were pointed in the direction of the car park. Our bags were collected off us and put into a van and we had a couple of minutes walk to the terminal. We were through check-in and on board by 12.15, really easy and no real ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


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