Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Average cruise experience

Sail Date: April 10, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

Nice get away but very routine, getting to and from cruise port is very expensive appx 30.00 pp each way from airport or hotels and it's only a few miles. Taxi's are abit less than shuttles if you aren't in a big group. Food was average, entertainment was average but waiters and room stewards were excellent. Shore excursions not necessary in any of these ports since the time there is so little and there's enough to do and see without them. Embarking and disembarking was organized but you will be waiting some. There were programs for the many kids onboard but it seems they always wanted to be where we chose to be LOL. Glad we went, would not do Explorer again only because we don't do ships we have done.

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Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
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Destinations and Excursions
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
30.00 pp to get from airport or closest hotels by shuttle, taxi's abit less
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Nice Zoo and aquarium in Hamilton, short ferry ride there for 15.00 rt
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
excrusion to Orient beach w lunch was ok.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lots of shops but very hilly and all cement bricks, hard on the feet and knees.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Excursion to beach, had to walk in water up to knees from ferry, nice tour of countryside ,dirty outhouse only br


Don't buy drink passes till you get on the ship, you can buy them daily for the same price and be aware the ship will run out of bottled water but you can bring it on at each port. Free sandwiches muffins brownies and pizza along with free water and iced tea on deck 5,very good service and food.

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