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We choose to experience the bigger ship but it fell short on expectations. Symphony dining was one third full with two people at 8 seater tables. Background music was so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves with the Head Waiter saying it couldn’t be changed as it was arranged from Miami. Some diners were dressed in singlet shirts, caps and thongs and the Head Waiter said they would be offended if told to change. This complaint goes back some years. Windjammer buffet restaurant was noisy and food ‘just ok’. Promenade Coffee shop - too small for a 4,000 person ship particularly on sea days and coffee well and truly brewed most of the time. Balconies overlooking the Promenade had lights shining into their cabins and noisy. Very young children were running about the top deck and up and down in lifts at midnight. No parents were in sight. Tenders were efficient, evening shows were good quality. Shops had good quality merchandise.

Not up to standard!

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by Lani2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
We choose to experience the bigger ship but it fell short on expectations. Symphony dining was one third full with two people at 8 seater tables. Background music was so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves with the Head Waiter saying it couldn’t be changed as it was arranged from Miami. Some diners were dressed in singlet shirts, caps and thongs and the Head Waiter said they would be offended if told to change. This complaint goes back some years.

Windjammer buffet restaurant was noisy and food ‘just ok’.

Promenade Coffee shop - too small for a 4,000 person ship particularly on sea days and coffee well and truly brewed most of the time. Balconies overlooking the Promenade had lights shining into their cabins and noisy.

Very young children were running about the top deck and up and down in lifts at midnight. No parents were in sight.

Tenders were efficient, evening shows were good quality. Shops had good quality merchandise.
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Ocean View
Cabin 8N 7026
Sufficient room and Ocean View good. Bathroom was large enough although we aren’t large people. Cabin steward kept the cabin well maintained and was polite and watchful when we left and returned.
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