I just returned home after an amazing 9 night cruise on Explorer. I was extremely concerned as I read reviews just prior to my sailing on Jan 10th but I must say this cruise, ship and staged were outstanding..
First embarkment was a disaster but I found out from the loyalty ambassador on the cruise that the delay was due to a couple not leaving the ship when they were supposed to 😔. I arrived at the port around 10:15 or so. Check in was a breeze and I really liked it however the wait to board was horrible .we were told that boarding would start no later than 11:15 or so we’ll it didn’t start until after noon and there was no direction from Royal people just started walking out the waiting room in no order. Very disappointing.
the cruise on the whole was amazing ! Cabin Attendant Oswald huge shout out to him he was amazing and efficient and always had our room cleaned and was helpful with everything . Our head Waiter, waiter Nevil and assistant waiter Adrian was outstanding with the service they provided. The food I thought was great both in the MDR and Winjammer I am not a foodie and thought it was good maybe there might have been a meal that wasn’t that great but that was it. I didn’t do any speciality Dinning.
I attended most of the shows and enjoyed them also I did go frequently to Dizzy’s the nightclub and my husband and I love to dance even though we are in our fifties.😀
Did self Disembarkment as my flight was at 11:30am out of Fort Lauderdale . It was OK waited a little in the line but customs was a breeze.
The ship rocked a lot as it was windy. Very very rough seas all the way from Labadee to Aruba . All the ports were amazing !!!
Overall the cruise was fantastic enjoyed every moment can’t wait for the next one!