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Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas
Member Name: endoman31
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
Destination: Bermuda
Cabin Category: N
Cabin Number: 7379
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5+
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A weeks vacation from everything

We embarked from Cape Liberty on Sunday. I always get lost as the GPS doesn't know that a left turn was eliminated.

We entered the passenger termiinal easily and were promptly taken care of buy the staff. It was a slow car approach as there was lots of traffic. I rejoined my wife after I parked the car.

Once on board we were directed to the cafeteria for a delightful lunch. We signed up for a wine package.

Lots of people but more than enough chases to go around.

We elected open dining. Reservations were made on board (no one told us to preregister). Table fo two at 5:30 PM so that we could enjoy the wine as an aperitif.

The food was excellent and the choices were more than adequate. Breakfast and lunch were in the dining room except for when we were docked in Bermuda when only the cafeteria was open Food was excellent there, also with more choices than available in the Dining room.

Like all ships the inside room we had was small, the shower miniscule, and the tea table excess so we had it removed.

We saw only one ice show, the best of the entertainment on board. The theater shows were not great. We missed dance floors with slow dancing; as we had on other cruises, but the younger crowd had plenty of modern footsteps.

Our ship had 26 lifeboats with a capacity of 150 each, for about 3500 passengers and 1100 crew. Total of about 4600 people. Before you do the math let me tell you that about 50% of the people should be considered obese. Most would require 2 seats on the lifeboat. capacity = 3900 cf.: Titanic We did have another vessel ram us.


Publication Date: 09/24/12
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