Explorer of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean: Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by Crusin Bird
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Explorer of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
As for our meals, the food in the Windjammer was above average I'd say, More with breakfast being the best, plenty to choose from including turkey sausage. We had second seating for dinner 8:30, this worked out well for us giving us time to enjoy the ports of call without having to rush back to the ship for dinner. We ate in the Columbus Room which is lovely and spacious. Most of our dinners were good with plenty of choices for entrees, I will say that our wait staff was most attentive and pleasant and we looked forward to dinner each night, mostly due to them. We hope to cruise again sometime and if so we will try Portofinos the italian restaurant onboard which charges a flat fee and take reservations, we talked to other passengers who said it was superb.
As for the activities, our children being older found plenty to do, dodgeball, volleyball, putt putt and of course the rock wall was a hit. They did have one suggestion, that a meet and greet for the 14 to 17 passengers on the first night would have been helpful in making friends a little fasters.
We only had four port of call on this cruise, St Thomas, St Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee. We did Blackbeard's Hill excursion on St Thomas and left it early to do shopping, time is was quite limited. So for the rest of our stops we opted to explore on our own, this worked best for us as we don't like tight schedules on a vacation.
So as I close this review I do hope it offers you some insight, and I will say that as a family we have been fortunate to travel quite a bit and we are very glad that we added the cruising experience to our list. We would, and may indeed take another cruise with Royal Caribbean. Less
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