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MV Explorer, built in 2002 for the now-defunct Royal Olympic Cruises, is used most of the year for the non-profit Institute for Shipboard Education’s “Semester at Sea” program. Acquired by the Institute ...
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taphappy
Member Since 2010
1 review
109 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The atmosphere on the MV Explorer is friendly with many passengers either repeat travelers, parents of students of Semester at Sea or in some instances Semester at Sea alumnis. From the first day there was a real sense of community and ... Read more
luvmytigs
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
84 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We returned yesterday from an 8 day trip to Quito Ecuador and The Galapagos booked through General Tours. We flew from Charlotte, NC to Miami to Quito. Something to consider-the trip is all about hiling and snorkeling. If you have trouble ... Read more
babazoo
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2010
I saw a review on this ship and I believe that person who wrote it cruised on a different ship. A lot of what he/she said was not accurate. I sailed from Nassau, Bahamas. We were able to board one or two days before the ship sailed for ... Read more
Southrim1
Member Since 2009
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have enjoyed three two-week voyages aboard the MV Explorer as part of the Semester @ Sea Enrichment Voyage program. Making three such voyages speaks volumes about the experience.First off, if you are looking for a typical ... Read more
sherbie
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I'm an experienced traveler; my MV Explorer cruise through the Caribbean and up the Amazon River and back was to be a highlight of my cruising experience. Wrong! These highly-touted Enrichment Voyages are leaving out one very important ... Read more
edtheboatguy
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2008
I sailed aboard the MV Explorer Enrichment Voyage in May of this year. We cruised from Nassau to several places in Central America: Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama plus two of the Caribbean islands - Grand Cayman and ... Read more
tcrb04a
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the Passport to Central America cruise in May, 2008 on the MV Explorer. This was an enrichment voyage run by the Institute for Shipboard Education (Semester at Sea). We have taken many cruises from Carnival and MSC. The ... Read more
dwolfe
Member Since 2006
8 reviews
62 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2008
I took the enrichment voyage through the Mayalands to the Panama Canal in May. Nassau is a terrible port to get to and leave from: It is disorganized, staff are unhelpful and taxi's are very expensive. Once on board, though, the ship's ... Read more

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