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MV Explorer Review

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Enrichment Voyages be sure you know what you're buying

Review for MV Explorer to the Mexican Riviera
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Sail Date: Jan 2009

I'm an experienced traveler; my MV Explorer cruise through the Caribbean and up the Amazon River and back was to be a highlight of my cruising experience. Wrong! These highly-touted Enrichment Voyages are leaving out one very important fact: the ship, apparently due to its hull design and lack of sufficient stabilizers (this information from passengers who were trying to figure out why we had so much ship movement), is unstable. If you take this ship, be prepared for MAJOR nonstop ship movement even in calm seas with no wind. A goodly portion of all our passengers were seasick. The only relief we got was when we were in port.

Amenities are few. The free internet, great library were very good.

The food was quite poor. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all scheduled; during non-scheduled times there was no food available, except hamburgers for $5 for 1 hour on the pool deck. Food Quality: remember your dorm days at college? This is a notch below that. Dining room: they tried hard, but meals took forever and quality was fair to mediocre. Desserts were awful. Room Service: minimal, only half sandwiches available. Couldn't even get a soda!

Cabin Review

Bare! Very hard, uncomfortable, small beds (and flotsam from the previous occupants was underneath; Yuck.). Bathroom so spartan there wasn't even a shelf to put toiletries. Our "outside" cabin viewed the outside deck, so people walked by at all hours and we had to keep the blinds closed most of the time. May as well have had an inside cabin!

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