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I believe RCL and their staff, try their best to offer good value, excellent service and impeccable facilities. I would like to see more affordable shore excursions offered, as this adds to your whole experience. Maybe a little more variety in the shops, although there were some great bargains. Food wise- their cuts of meat are always very high quality , moist and tender. Every sweet dish, biscuits and slices were just divine, but not too rich or sickly sweet. I travelled on this ship 13 yrs ago, and did miss the on deck BBQ, and might I suggest some greater variety of outdoor furnishings ( fake grass areas, tables and modern lounges) etc on some of the upper decks, as they did not seem to be utilised to their full capacity. I know you cannot offend anyone with enforcing dress regulations, but I am EMBARRASSED by the lack of respect some fellow Aussies show by turning up to "Formal" functions in "crocs", joggers, jeans, no ties etc etc. if you don't want to dress up DONT ATTEND...Overall I would never attempt to board any other cruise line. RCL are awesome.

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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by Barbs56

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I believe RCL and their staff, try their best to offer good value, excellent service and impeccable facilities. I would like to see more affordable shore excursions offered, as this adds to your whole experience. Maybe a little more variety in the shops, although there were some great bargains. Food wise- their cuts of meat are always very high quality , moist and tender. Every sweet dish, biscuits and slices were just divine, but not too rich or sickly sweet. I travelled on this ship 13 yrs ago, and did miss the on deck BBQ, and might I suggest some greater variety of outdoor furnishings ( fake grass areas, tables and modern lounges) etc on some of the upper decks, as they did not seem to be utilised to their full capacity. I know you cannot offend anyone with enforcing dress regulations, but I am EMBARRASSED by the lack of respect some fellow Aussies show by turning up to "Formal" functions in "crocs", joggers, jeans, no ties etc etc. if you don't want to dress up DONT ATTEND...Overall I would never attempt to board any other cruise line. RCL are awesome.
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Cabin 6527
Plenty of room and storage. Beds and linen all great. Plenty of fresh towels available.
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