This was the 4th cruise for my husband and i; but the first on RCCL and with the kids.
I began drafting this review in my head the minute our Honda Element pulled into the Cape Liberty parking lot and the fam got its first glimpse of the Explorer. She is beautiful and from the outside quite imposing. Knowing there are other ships even larger than her made my head spin! =)
Embarkatikn went well. We eere greeted and signed in by two wonderful ladies of only one whose name i can remember. Her name was Rose. The two eere thoroughly entertained by my 7yr old son who asked repeatedly about the Titanic and Bermuda Triangle. Both really important topics to discuss before boarding... thanks Nate. He kept yhose two laughing and both offered to take him home.
Because we have no computer at home currently (i am typing this review on a tablet) we were unable to check in online. Had we done that we would have gone through this part much quicker but even though we hadn't, it only took about 15 minutes to get squared away.
We were onboard by 1230pm and our rooms were ready at 130pm on the dot. We headed to Windhammer for a buffet sample. It was typical buffet fare, nothing extraordinary nothing
We headed to our room after the announcement they were ready. We were in cabin 3610 which was oceanview, queen bed and two pullman beds. Cramped feel but after a day it became more cozy than cramped. Our room attendant was the best. His name was Dean and he was the friendliest, most attentive dude we had the pleasure of having. Kept our room tidy and always had the best towel animals.
Our bags were delivered by 3pm. Then we headed to Adventure Ocean to sign up the kids. Best program ever. Kids did NOT want to leave. The staff were incredible and very kid friendly.
The shows, casino, cigar bar, everything on this ship was spectacular.
Of course improvements are needed, she is long overdue for a renov and more elevators are a must. But Explorer and her staff know how to take care of her passengers.