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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 30, 2011
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
I loved driving to Bayonne to board the ship to Bermuda. It cuts out airfare since I live in PA. I'd put your bathing suit in your purse, so you can go to the pool as soon as you board the ship, because your luggage could take several hours to get to your cabin. The Explore is a large ship, having a general meeting place on the deck by a pool is helpful.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
My family loved the dining room and the quick Windjammer buffet. Only one problem encountered with lunch, you need to put something on over your bathing suit to enter the lunch area. Otherwise, no complaints. The food and waiters were the best.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We loved the shows and games.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The head waiter and assistant waiter really want to make your dining experience wonderful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Explorer had some areas of deteriorating metal and peeling paint, but on the whole it still looked good.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The beds were so comfortable. Attendants prepared and cleaned your room 2x a day. I felt very spoiled
5 out of 5
Taking a bus ride to Horseshoe Bay was very nice. You could see how the Bermudians lived, and the beach was clean, only pinkish sand, the best beach I've been to. One day bus fare is $12.

Pros: A smooth sail, very little rocking

Cons: My family was separated at the dining hall (but was able to get it changed)

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

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