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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Bermuda
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 06, 2013

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: 6387

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

While I found extended time at sea difficult to deal with while wanting big time hours at my Bermuda destination, it's easy to see why some people become true 'cruisers. There is more to do thatn one could imagine, though for me, 'reality based' entertainment is not my thing. The pubs, and football TV is goodly, and the pools and hot tubs are great. Even just tanning on the deck near the pool bars is great, too.

I just want to be at my destination faster than a true cruise is going to get you there. Now that gambling will be allowed at the ports in Bermuda, maybe the ships will speed up the the trips so folks who want to explore the island can do so, while the others can stay on board if that's their thing/

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food quality excellent

Onboard Activities

Many, but not my thing in many cases


3 out of 5
Reality based things have their limits

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Too much staff in the crowded areas in the way

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Needs to be refurbished

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great room/cabin even in 'steerage'

Ship Tip

Look for alternate elevator lobbies to the port and starboard sides. Some don't run as frequently and you just go to the other alcove to get one. Make sure to see rge Royal Caribbean dancers and singers show and the Ice Show. Plan ahead and get your excursions off the ship lined up..This is a must.

Ports Of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

3 out of 5
If you don't drive to it, it is impossible to make decent connections; Sundays are plain unavaible via public transit

King's Wharf, Bermuda Did not visit port

Use Snorkel Bay Beach if you just want some beach time nearby....otherwise take the bus to the excellent but distant supper beaches
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