Group of 11 Had a GREAT vacation on Explorer!: Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by knorm5
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Group of 11 Had a GREAT vacation on Explorer!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
Bermuda, St Maarten, St Thomas all fabulous with many excursions to choose from. We purchased bus passes ($12) on the ship for Bermuda and went to Horseshoe Bay. GORGEOUS!
In St Maarten, we took a taxi van to Orient Beach for $6 pp. What a beautiful spot. We followed some advice we were given and walked down the beach a bit to a gentleman at a business named String Beach, where we rented 4 chairs, 2 umbrellas and received 4 free drinks for $16. He had a restroom we could use. We had lunch there and it was delicious and reasonably priced (cheeseburger and club sandwich @$8, 6 beers for $15). He gave us noodles to use in the crystal clear water. I hand fed angel fish. The nudity was minimal and there were initially residents trying to sell you beads, hair braiding, aloe massages, CD's etc but not high pressure and went away within the first hour. Well worth putting up with for the beautiful day we spent there.
In St Thomas, we went on a RCCL excursion with Adventure Catamaran (Captain Johnny, Adrianne and Eric)to St John and had amazing snorkling with giant sea turtles, schools of colorful fish and sting rays and a fun sail back. We'd all do it again in a heartbeat!
Puerto Rico was a waste. The ship docked at 7am and you have to be back on board by 1:30pm. Nothing opens until 11:30am. There were only 10 excursions offered and NONE of them to a beach, which is what we were interested in. Should have stayed in St Thomas another day! Less
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