Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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5 out of 5

Excellent cruise

Sail Date: August 14, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

We went on this cruise with our two daughters, 10 and 13, and another family.  First of all, I'll say the staff everywhere on the ship is top notch.  We especially loved our dining room waitstaff, Norberto and Richard.  Food was very good, especially when you consider the amount of people being fed.  Good variety and even my picky eater was happy.  Rooms were good.  We loved being port side and had great views coming into each port.  Bermuda was beautiful.  Took taxi is Horseshie Bay.  Highly recommend.  In st, Martin, we did a catamaran snorkel and that was fun.  In Puerto Rico, we went on the canopy zip line .  That was fun, a bit scary too.  Finally, Haiti is simply gorgeous.  


Only small all complaint about the cruise was that by halfway thrugh , preteen kids (not ours) banded into hordes and since many were without chaperone, they could be disruptive like at the pool, or in hallways, etc.  

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
Go early for check in to avoid traffic
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Go to Horseshoe Bay by taxi. Easy and fast. The beach is gorgeous. Snorkeling, caves, rocks, calm water and pink sand.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Loved zip lining but not my fave port
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

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