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Explorer of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Bermuda cruise turns into a Canada Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Canada & New England
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2014
Cabin: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

At 5:00 pm on Oct., 17th we received multiple texts and emails from RCCL that we will not be able to go to Bermuda due to Gonzalos and that we will cruise to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. We knew Bermuda was out but were hoping for the Bahamas or Florida, but that did not happen so we decided to make the best of it.

I traveled with my husband and our two daughters ages 23 and 20. We drove from PA to Port Cape Liberty. The ride to the terminal took a little over an hour and we had no trouble getting there, however, the terminal itself was awful. I can not wait for the new terminal to open. I did the on line check in, and even with that it took the woman a half an hour to check our travel documents and issue our sea pass cards. I'm wondering if she was a trainee. Over all it took us an hour and a half to get on the ship. We arrived at the port at 11:30 did not get on board until 1:00. We did the self assist getting off the ship and it took us over an hour waiting in a very long line to get off the ship.

We had a superior balcony cabin #7356. The four of us were in the same cabin and were fine with the space. The ship is 15 years old and yes you can see the wear and tear in the cabin and on the cabin decks, but I didn't expect anything different so we were fine with it. The public spaces are well maintained and they are very nice.

Cabin Review

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D2

Worn but clean.

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