Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by pattpga: Been there, done that,and very pleased !!!
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Been there, done that,and very pleased !!!
One of the best features of this cruise is, of course, leaving from Bayonne, 45 minutes and your there! Embarking was a snap, we arrived about 10:30am , on the shuttle at 11:30 and on the ship by 12 . We were able to get into our cabins around 1. My husband and I usually get a JS but since we were with 2 other couples we got 3 rooms together , all balcony rooms. I have to say they were quite roomy. More than enough storage space (and I'm a huge overpacker) ,and more than enough walk around room ! The balcony also had more than enough room . Now for the food review !!! Believe it or not I was very surprised !!! I have been disappointed the last few years on all the RCCL ships, but this time most of the dining room meals were dare I say GOOD. As for the Windjammer , other than for Breakfast, needs alot of More
improvement , except for the wait staff , they were great !!! Portofino was excellent, we went twice. We had My Time Dining and would recommend this. Now to the entertainment ... Poolside/ same ol- same ol, The Shows / OK , The music about the Ship- Dizzy's was great , English Pub / not so good, Chamber/ ok, but we are in our late 50's so maybe we are not the best to review . The Schooner Bar was always packed ,so if you want to get in on the games or even to just get a seat, get there early . The Casino ,even leaving the Ship with less, the casino was the most fun ,not only the people we met, but the Dealers and Pit-bosses made this a great time !!! Now for the nightmare called Disembarkation !!!! I really can't say what they can do to get this right but they better get some kind of expert to come in and figure out something !!! All in all this was a great time, money well spent, already planning for next year after Her makeover!!! Less
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Cabin review: Explorer of the Seas Superior Oceanview Stateroom Deck 6 9640
Closet- more than enough room for 2 adults , Noise- heard loud " conversations"but on the whole pretty quite, Balcony - more than enough room to relax.
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