Our First Cruising Adventure
Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda
Sail Date: November 04, 2007
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
This was our first cruise and we had no idea how to proceed or what to expect. I called and one of their service staff helped me through the registration process in a very professional manner. My hats off to and their expertly trained staff!! Within 10 days we received our packet of information about our cruise, luggage tickets and itinerary and I felt like we were all set to go! We were signed up for Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas trip to Bermuda and Boston. There was difficulty signing in when we arrived at Cape Liberty because the ship was late coming back from a cruise to the Caribbean due to Hurricane Noel. Our boarding was delayed by approximately five hours and we were all hearded into a waiting area that was loud and unpleasant to sit in. HOWEVER, Royal Caribbean did what they could to make this more pleasant by bringing in pizza and sandwiches, so we felt somewhat better. Our spirits lifted immediately when we finally boarded the ship, and we saw how beautiful and well appointed it was. Our interior room exceeded my expectations and was very clean, comfortable and quiet. We were almost immediately greated by our cabin steward who stated that he wanted to make our stay a pleasant one. I thought that was a very nice touch. Indeed, he did seem to be available whenever we needed anything and was very pleasant to deal with. We went to dinner immediately, where we met the very efficient waiters of Royal Caribbean. They are very well trained and polite, and make an effort to learn your name and what your dining preferences are. We especially liked our Romanian waiter -- he was simply the greatest!! As for the ship, we especially enjoyed the upper decks, with the hot tubs, pools and lookout areas.
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Don't Miss: Quincy Market, the Old Statehouse
Don't Miss: Take the ferries. They are clean, there is good space and you can get around fast. It cost us $20 apiece for a two day ticket. Perfect!
Pros: Our waiter, the service we got in both the dining room and in our stateroom
Cons: The noise on the Promenade level and the crowding there when the ship was out at sea