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Ocean Explorer Review

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Editor Rating
7 reviews

A great crew and ship

Review for Ocean Explorer to the USA
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2021

We wanted to get back to cruising but wanted to stay close to the US. Our cruise started out in Nassau, Bahama and cruised up the eastern seaboard with 10 stops. Starting in Nassau required a health/travel visa ($40) which required considerable info as well as a covid test within 5 days of the cruise. The airlines required an approved visa or you could not get on the plane to the Bahamas to start the trip. I understand from other passengers this did happen to some travel companions. The ship is new had some kinks with the pool and hot tubs, a little noise at times but considering it was new being in passenger service only 2 months some issues could be expected. The ship itself was well appointed, clean, bright and plenty of room. Our cabin a standard balcony was well appointed and had adequate room. We have cruised over a dozen times on 5 different cruise lines and the staff on this cruise was one of the finest we have experienced. The food was exemplary both in taste and presentation. The ship made port calls at various cities along the eastern coastline with a typical tour taking place in the morning after breakfast and returning for lunch. This left the afternoons free or to return to the town. I would suggest they have more activities on board. All in all the cruise was great joining both other guests and crew who were eager to get back to work or traveling.

Cabin Review

well appointed and roomy

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