R E L A X I N G but watch out for the Virgin Rockstar hype!: Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review by Essences

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R E L A X I N G but watch out for the Virgin Rockstar hype!

Sail Date: April 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Bayonne (Cape Liberty)
The cruise was fantastic, extremely clean, spacious, room attendants perfect and the excursions... incredible!

Book as soon as possible they fill up...Snorkeling, scuba diving, horse riding or just lying on the pink sands of Horse Shoe Bay Bermuda...WOW

However travelling with The Rock star with Virgin... no one knows about it?

The airport lounge at JFK was too small to accommodate us after being made to wait for over 1 hour? Bit of a waste of time.

Not to mention the transfers not included so we had to pay for cabs plus tips plus tariffs to and from destinations which was costly with luggage so no hanging about to sight see whilst in New York.

The problem finding a cab to take us to Cape Liberty Port..no one had heard of the port? The cab drivers main comment was "That is another state, don't know how to get there and no fare back its New Jersey"...

I didn't get to see the Statue of Liberty close up so bit disappointed.

But OMG More The cruise was stunning... we had a 2 day bad weather start to the venture which made us use the ships indoor facilities dance classes, ice skating,eating, shopping, writing cards, the weather soon picked up...

Food was delicious though at times over cooked it was all free and in abundance, well organised and so much variety to eat.

The drinks were a bit pricey especially sparkling water more expensive than coke?

Very easy to relax if you can find a lounger...get out early to pitch your spot! The on and off the ship was coordinated very professionally...

With 14 floors we were on the 8th which was easy enough to get to.

The 16 elevators, divided into 2x4 on both sides, at the front and back of the ship which did get very full at times but the carpeted stairways were always an option...

The fresh air, sunsets and sun rises were beautiful.

We were early to bed early riser so didn't facilitate the dance nights or entertainment but loved the whole cruise experience for our honeymoon and will look forward to another cruise Less

Published 05/20/11

Cabin review: E17687 Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

The balcony room was kept extremely clean all day, it was on the small size shower etc but OK... with so many balconies on the ship everyone seemed very relaxed... The pools and facilities are all clean and available...

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