Great cruise Royal hit is out of the park for us. Embarkation was smooth efficient. We had prevooked all info so the process went fast. We reached the ship about 145 pm our cabin was
Ready went to re explore the ship as this was our second time aboard. Ship was in good shape
Went to windjammer for snack and then prepared to emergency drill. Sail away was
29 to see but a little chilly. We did remember to carry on our two bottles of wine for the cabin
Our steward made sure we had wine glasses each day.
Dinner was fine each night there was always an entree we could enjoy.
The shows were fine ice show was impressive. The comedian was very good
The casino was fun we made a small deposit but finally was able to get on the
Plus side .... Pools and. Hot tubs were fine there was plenty of entertainment poolside
Ports of call San Juan all in what u make it we have been there before but stopped
At a restaurant where first margaritas were served had fun with small group from ship
St Thomas great port of call Megan's beach nice time spent few hours there shopped
In town have to buy tablecloth and booze to bring home
Dominican Republic next stop was ok it seems like they are trying to develop
This port to make it more inviting.
Labadee is fun we enjoyed this stop. Went to the beach that is located Past the
Location where the locals are set to sell to tourists. It is located a ways from the ship
But taKe the tram to stop and get on second smaller tram to this beach the ship staff
Also go there
Days at sea were great very relaxing.
Stop at champagne bar the bartender was terrific Vincenzo is the best. He moves to different bar
Each cruise He Also does the martini tasting. Good time
Overall we love the EXPLORER of the seas. We are somewhat sad to see it move to dry dock this time next year but are hopeful new ship fills the bill
Going out of New Jersey for us Connecticut residents is terrific.
We will take This 9 or 11 cruise again if offered on the new royal ship