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Explorer of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas
Member Name: johneeo
Cruise Date: July 2009
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 8568
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children (By Age Group)
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money Not Rated
Rates Not Rated
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Thoroughly enjoyable experience on EOS

Departed from Bayonne, NJ on July 9, 2009 heading for Bermuda then the Caribbean. 


We had 24 in our group.  We would see each other at dinner, sometimes bump into some at the pool or the casino, but everyone pretty much did their own thing and had a great time.


I found everything relating to the ship either good or excellent.  The crew, without exception, was great.  The worst experience I had ... I was at the Casino Bar, and they ran out of Coors Light, so I had to walk about 100 feet to the Schooner Bar.  THE AGONY!  By my next order, Coors Light had been replenished.


Dining.  We chose early dining.  Our waiter was excellent.  It was no problem ordering two or three appetizers and two dinners.  If you want extra lobster tails, don't ask for extra lobster tails.  Just order two lobster dinners.  We had one person at our table, without exception, ordered two full dinners every night ... absolutely NO PROBLEM.  The food was good.


The ship was magnificent.  So big, so much to do, that in 9 days, we still did not do everything.


Entertainment was good to excellent, shows every night.


Bermuda - Got off the ship, jumped in a cab, and went to Horseshoe Beach for the day.  Very nice beach, had beer, restrooms, showers.  Great day.


St. Martin - My son (12) and I booked the America's Cup Yacht Racing.  I cannot describe it.  It was one of the greatest highlights that I have ever done in my 54 years.  It was the real thing, two sailing yachts, racing on a course, and you are part of the crew working the sails.  And they had beer!  I would highly recommend this for anyone.  It was the best thing that we did on the trip.


St. Thomas - took the champagne catamaran trip to St. John.  Went snorkeling.  The fish and coral reefs were incredible.  Actually saw a large sea turtle.  Then we drank beer.  Another great time.


San Juan - stayed on the ship and relaxed.


All in all, I would have to say just about everything was great.  We had a blast.



Publication Date: 07/31/09
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