GOT LEFT AT THE PORT! BEWARE: Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by SeaGoddess4ever
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GOT LEFT AT THE PORT! BEWARE
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
Our cabins were well situated 2 decks below the pool and buffet & gym on the 9th floor in the front of the ship. You could feel the ships motion at night from that deck. The food was very good each night in the dining room - we had late dining and usually finished by 10:30. NO midnight buffets. 1 deck/pool party to sail off from St. Maarten we left there at 9 pm - calypso music and dj. Weather was great. Ports were fun - we had been there many times before. Casino was pretty crowded each nite. Entertainment was good - not great but entertaining - shows were nice. Ice show was very good. No trouble getting deck chairs for days at sea. Pool was very crowded though. The lounges and bars were all busy..the Latin music was excellent, the Piano bar was packed, the Viking Lounge was very romantic - the 24 hr cafe was convenient but selections boring day after day.
All in all a solid cruise after a shakey beginning. Bayonne is a very disorganized departure port - its too new. I think NYC port would have been better. I much prefer Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. Now we know about the timing and U.S. rulings - not sure this applys in Europe. Also, this Captain left 2 people behind in St. Thomas and we heard they had to take Carnival cruises ship to the next port and pay $200.00 each. I guess this Captain does not like to wait for anyone! On other cruiselines they typically try to wait for those not yet onboard at the various ports within reason. In August, we are sailing on Norweigen Cruise Lines new ship, the Epic from Miami. I will write a review when i return. Happy Sailing! Less
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