BERMUDA was beautiful, weather wasn't
Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
We (my wife and I and our 10 y.o. son and daughter) cruised on the Explorer on a 5 night trip to Bermuda out of Bayonne on April 24th for our 5th anniversary. This was our 1st time on RCI and have cruised with Norwegian, Carnival, and Princess in the past. I have to say this was the best ship yet with the Miracle in a close 2nd. We especially loved the size of our junior suite which was perfect for the four of us with plenty of storage and a huge balcony. The variety of activities, friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, and overall dining options and food were all very good. The kids loved the adventure camp and the Island of Bermuda was incredible with incredible vistas and picturesque scenes in every parish. The weather was not our side as we had rain and gale force winds on both sea days causing them to close the decks and empty the pools! It was difficult for all 3000 passengers to find things to do indoors when we all came to climb rock walls and bask in the sun...However, it never really felt overcrowded and the shows and casino filled in some time. Would sail the Explorer again but probably a different itinerary where the Atlantic cannot intrude on our big plans!
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Pros: The ship layout and size, staff, suite, and value for $. Adventure camp for kids! The ice show!
Cons: The Weather! Duration on the island too short. Not enough elevators