Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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3 out of 5

slight disappointment

Sail Date: August 28, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The service was great - waiter- Chris- always smiling and tried to give us as much information and descriptions as possible. Room steward was very friendly and extremely efficient. First time we had a balcony - I'm hooked. Wasn't large but loved it (2 chairs and small table.) Our biggest disappointment was the main selections in the dining room. We bellieve that the food was "spiced" - NOT - for the average age of the cruisers - seemed to be 80+. Food definately did not compare to other cruise lines we have been on. Food on WindJammer food was not bad but not very hot.

Pros: balcony

Cons: food

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

Quebec City, Quebec
Walked inside the outer wall of the old section of town. Did not tour Citadel but walked around top. You can enter "tunnel" and read info without paying for the Citadel. If you have never visited a Citadel before, would recommend it, but we have already done so.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Again - no tour. Walked the waterfront walk - beautiful and then scooted over to the historic walk. Found the whole town(?) clean, beautiful, lots of flowers and nicely kept up. Little shopping center near dock was nice. Residents were very friendly.
Don't Miss: Cows Ice Cream - a little pricey but definately worth it. Rated in the world's top 10. In the shopping area near dock and in town.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
We have visited Halifax before so were looking for something new to see. Found it. We went to the Pier 21 Museum - the Canadian Ellis Island. Very well done, worth the money. We spent about 3 1/2 hours but we read everything. If you have not been there before, the Maritime Museum is very interesting and try to see the Titanic exhibit. The waterfront boardwalk is also very pretty. Del Sol store is pretty neat - things that change color in the sun.
Don't Miss: Pier 21 museum, Maritime museum
Sydney, Nova Scotia
We chose to visit a few of the historic sites on our own - found that Jost House and Cossit Houses were closed for private tours - off the ship. Was very glad we did not pay for walking tours - not really worth it. Walked to Sydney shopping center - that's exactly what it was - grocery store, Zellers, small mallish - nothing special - to be sure.
Don't Miss: nothing


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