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

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

really enjoyed the cruise

Sail Date: October 13, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

The shows were great. Enjoyed the live music in the lounges. it would be nice to have a piano bar with soft listening music. It would also be nice to have the live music in the dizzy lounge play for longer periods of time. The jazz music in the Dizzy lounge on the last night was great but too loud for the small area...it should have been scheduled in a larger area to accommodate the loud sound.

Food was great in the main dining room.

Ice show was great.

Portofino was a very nice experience...quiet and subdued atmosphere was most appreciated.

Pros: ports of call were enjoyable and a wide variety of excursions

Cons: i would prefer to sit at the same table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can build a rapport with the wait staff and your fellow diners. It also eliminates standing in line to be seated at lunch and dinner.

Recommends Explorer of the Seas? Yes!

music in Dizzy lounge needs to be scheduled for longer blocks of time.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
For dinner in the main dining room it would be nice to offer a soup course, a salad course, or a pasta course prior to the main course.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Bar Harbor, Maine
The national park tour was very long...I would have preferred to skip it and just have a nice lobster lunch and shopping expedition.
Don't Miss: shopping
Boston, Massachusetts
we rode the shuttle to Quincy market and Fanhual hall....lunch at the Union Oyster House was superb.
Don't Miss: Union Oyster House
Portland, Maine
We enjoyed the city tour and shopping.
Saint John, New Brunswick
short city tour was fine.
Don't Miss: not much is a don't miss...the converging rapids was not much to see.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
enjoyed Peggy's cove and the gift shops there.
Don't Miss: it all was worthwhile.

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