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

Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

New England 2013

Sail Date: August 31, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

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.

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Ship Quality
She is going thru a refurb in Jan 2014 but still for her age she is holding up great.
Food and Dining
I don't know if it was the food or the wonderful Staff we had but there was never a complaint from our group.
Cabin / Stateroom
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
Service and Staff
Excellent from the Room Stewards to the every crew member seemed to have a smile and kind words or helpful directions
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.
Onboard Activities
Loved the game shows and shopping
Destinations and Excursions
Only one disappointing excursion only becuase we seemed to be rushed in Portland due to we were behind schedule to we only got to see 3 lighthouse that we could also se from our ship.
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
Old IronSide and my historic sites to view.
Portland, Maine
Beautiful Area just not enough time at each site on the shore excursion we took
Bar Harbor, Maine
Breath-Taking views
Saint John, New Brunswick
Must see the Bay of Fundy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Very Friendly People. Long walk to the Sports Hall of Fame

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