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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Made the best of a bad situation.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda
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michtrif
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Oct 2014
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

We were supposed to go to Bermuda on Explorer on 18 October. We were not notified by RCI or our travel agent at all that the itinerary had changed due to Hurricane Gonzalo which hit Bermuda a day prior to our set arrival. Thank goodness we called our travel agent at 10pm the night before to confirm that we were good to go because otherwise we would not have known about he change! We were able to completely change our attire/packing to accomodate the tundra that was Canada. (brrrrr) There were people on the cruise who had not gotten notification at all and they were not happy OR prepared for chilly temps.

RC's compensation was unfair, if you ask me. We were given a $250 room credit if we chose to sail. If we chose NOT to sail, we would only be given 25% of our paid price to apply to a future cruise. We would have gladly accepted 100% OR even 75% of our paid price to apply to a future cruise with RC. Bottom line was that the boat still needed to sail. We were disappointed (as was EVERYONE onboard), but we decided that the compensation was not good enough to stay home. Our friends had purchased trip insurance, but it did not cover this situation. So, Bermuda remains on our bucket list. Off to Canada we went....

I knew going into port in Bayonne to expect construction, traffic and congestion. The process was pretty smooth overall and pretty well organized. No complaints.

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Interior Stateroom

Cabin K

Room was clean and just as we expected... small. It was quite a walk to/from the elevator, but we didn't mind. The bed was comfy and I was really impressed with how much storage space there was. We brought a lot of stuff with us and I still had empty cabinets/drawers after I unpacked.

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