October 2013 - Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda
My Husband and I recently returned from a 7 day cruise to Bermuda on the Explorer of the Seas. This was our 18th cruise with RCCL. As always we had a wonderful time. The service on board was wonderful, as was the food in the main dining room. Our waiters Ronel and Andel were superb. After the first night they knew exactly what we liked and would have everything ready for us when we arrived for dinner. We are Crown & Anchor Society memebers and were able to eat in a special section of the dinning room. The service there was excellent and the food was delicious! Most days we ate lunch at the windjammer cafe. The food was good and there was a good selection. We had lunch in the dinning room once. They have a great salad bar there. It was delicious. Make sure you try it.
Our cabin stewart, Alison did a great job of keeping our stateroom neat and tidy. He was always there for whatever we needed. He made sure our ice bucket was always filled and would leave out clean wine glasses everyday.
Although the weather was not the greatest we still had a wonderful time. We have decided we would never leave that late out of Bayonne, NJ. (Oct. 13th).
I feel like I missed a few days of the cruise because we were not able to get in the pools or hottubs. It was too cold , rainy and windy.
The ship is in need of a refurbishing. It is 13 years old and is beginning to show it's age. I understand it is going to be taken out of service in December of 2014 for refurbishing. The Quantum of the Seas will be taking it's place in Bayonne.
Bermuda is one of the nicest and cleanest ports you will ever go to. The locals are very friendly and the seanery is beautiful. Lots of things to do there. The beaches are the best. Don't miss Horseshore Bay Beach.
I'm sure if you decide to take a cruise on the Explorer of the Seas, you won't be disappointed and will have a wonderful cruise. We are looking forward to our next cruise with RCCL. We are always loyal to royal!