CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Explorer of the Seas Eastern Caribbean July 24, 2005

This cruise was an excellent opportunity to introduce my eight year old daughter, Bridget to the world of travelling, while having a vacation myself. We didn't have my husband, nor son with us this time, so I had to be creative in thinking of a way to keep my daughter somewhat busy. Royal Carribbean provided us with just the right combination.

Everything was excellent, from the food in the Dining Room to the Windjammer Cafe. In fact, we ended up eating in the Windjammer five nights out of seven as we found it quite to our liking. For dinner, we always had our own panoramic view at the back of the ship and it was alot quieter and more leisurely to our liking. The service everywhere was excellent and I enjoyed getting to know several staff members as the week went on.

My only complaint was the usual rush to get us off the ship on the last day. Our cabin steward actually started to give us heck, because we slept in till 8:30 on the last morning and he had to clean up the room.! Too bad!We weren't rushing anywhere and deci. ded to enjoy our last morning. Other than that, an overall great trip. The Kid's Club was excellent. It was well supervised and had loads of activities. In fact, we are planning on going on another cruise this year.

I would highly recommend this cruise if a mother is travelling with her children, and needs a few activities to amuse her children. When my daughter wasn't at the kid's club, we golfed, swam, played cards, ate, talked, and watched a movie. It was a holiday the both of us won't easily forget!

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