New England 2013

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


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
8 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 31, 2013
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8334
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
We booked this cruise shortly after we got back from our first cruise. I was worried that since we had just come back from a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas that we would not have as nice a trip as our first one. But what a pleasent suprise. The crew from the porters that helped us with our luggage at the dock to the Wonderful Capitan. We were able to speak with him one on one a few times. Also with the ship there were still things we did not have time to enjoy since we were on shore while in port exploring so much so that when we returned to the ship it was time to eat dinner and do some exploring of the ship itself. From photos to Johnny Rockets and the games on the Promenede each night. We did not ever get a chance to go to the shows but that was alright since there were so many other things to do. Nice walks on the deck or just relaxing in the hot tubs at night. This is a relaxation cruise since we booked ours for early September it was neither to hot or to cold. Only 1 chilly day in Halifax but still just a jacket for the day and all was fine.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I don't know if it was the food or the wonderful Staff we had but there was never a complaint from our group.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the game shows and shopping

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We did not take advantage of any of the shows but the varity was there

Children's Programs

We did not travel with any children so cannot say.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent from the Room Stewards to the every crew member seemed to have a smile and kind words or helpful directions

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
She is going thru a refurb in Jan 2014 but still for her age she is holding up great.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Some of the rooms had been updated but overall our room was ok we did have a water issue on the second day of our trip but that was quickly resolved
5 out of 5
We stayed in a hotel the night before our cruise and went to the Statue of Liberty the next morning before the cruise. Must see when you are that close.
5 out of 5
Old IronSide and my historic sites to view.
3 out of 5
Beautiful Area just not enough time at each site on the shore excursion we took
5 out of 5
Breath-Taking views
5 out of 5
Must see the Bay of Fundy
5 out of 5
Very Friendly People. Long walk to the Sports Hall of Fame
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