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Explorer of the Seas Review

Overall a Good Time with only Minor Issues

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Explorer of the Seas
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2014
Traveled with children

We sailed out of Cape Liberty on March 29, 2014. The day we left there was a system that went through and we had rough seas sailing out. I had already been warned that the ride would get bumpy because the currents come together somewhere near the Carolinas. Unfortunately, I got sick late Sunday evening. I think the meal I had and the rough seas didn't mix. After that one incident, everything was better.

For the most part, the trip was enjoyable and we definitely liked the ship and the overall experience. Coming home got bumpy on Friday afternoon and evening. I think we may have felt more of the ships movement due to the location of our cabin. We were on deck 7 all the way forward. The food and the Dining service was superb. The waitress Denise was awesome the entire week. With the exception of 1 or 2 dishes between the four of us, we enjoyed every meal. With the exception of the rain on Saturday leaving, we had great weather the entire week. The beginning and ending days were a bit cool. It would have been nice to have more time in the ports of Canaveral and also Nassau instead of getting in the afternoon. But the experience was still good. We only did the Coco Beach shuttle in Canaveral. We didn't do any excursions in Nassau, but we did walk around town and the shops. At Coco cay, My wife and daughter did the Para sailing adventure. They had a good time and said it was a great experience. My son and I did the Glass bottom boat tour, and I have to say the guys were fantastic. They actually did more than just point and say look at that. They brought all types of sea creatures up into the boat for you to examine up close. The water was a bit chilly, but hey, that's because of the time the year.

The ship was beautiful. We enjoy the sun decks quite a bit. The entertainment and activities were quite good and the cruise director Richard and the activities director Erky did a great job. We do wish they had a exhaust system in the Casino to help rid the cigarette smoke, because it would permeate right up onto the Promenade. We would definitely recommend the ship and itinerary. We would like to try a different itinerary next time as this is the second time we've been to the Bahamas.

Cabin Review

Cabin was nice. Very clean. Our cabin had a flat screen TV but our Kids cabin had a tube TV. My only problem with our TV is that the remote wouldn't control the power on or off. Stateroom attendant was very nice and made several towel animals during our stay.

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