Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Sept. 25 2014 cruise

Sail Date: September 25, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We drove to Bayonne and had to wait in line to drop our baggage off. Total confusion.

Our stateroom # 2642 was on the 2nd deck at the rear of the ship and there was a constant whining noise followed by a loud boom. I wouldn't recommend anyone staying there. We had my time dining and scheduled each day for 6PM. The waiters were excellent and we could have more food if we wanted it. Small portions satisfied us. After dinner we attended the 7:15PM shows and they were very good. After the shows we had ice tea or coffee and zepolies in Café Prominade which was very nice.


When we got to Labadee, we went to then  beach on the left side and it was filled with large rocks. Someone could have been seriously injured there. We went further down and swam at a beach that was filled with seaweed and only a few rocks. Very bad experience, but the barbecue was good. 

Ship Quality
It's going into drydock for repairs in March 2015.
Food and Dining
Nothing to rave about.
Service and Staff
Johnncy Rodriguez. Eiko Sedica.
Some good shows and singers.
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Casino is a ripoff. Very few payouts.
Destinations and Excursions
Labadee needs a repair of its beaches.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very noisy, but cabin stewart was exceptional.
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
Needs better luggage handling and traffic problems
King's Wharf, Bermuda
Take bus or ferry to Hamilton.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Many people hawking their wares and casinos are poor.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
We took the old and new San Juan tour. You can take a free bus around Old San Juan.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
Poor beaches loaded with rocks.


Don't eat in the Windjammer too crowded and pushy people.

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