Sept. 25 2014 cruise

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

9 Night Bermuda & Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 25, 2014

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2642

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

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 experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing to rave about.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Casino is a ripoff. Very few payouts.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Some good shows and singers.

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Johnncy Rodriguez. Eiko Sedica.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It's going into drydock for repairs in March 2015.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Very noisy, but cabin stewart was exceptional.

Ship tip

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

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

1 out of 5
Needs better luggage handling and traffic problems

King's Wharf, Bermuda

3 out of 5
Take bus or ferry to Hamilton.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
Many people hawking their wares and casinos are poor.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
We took the old and new San Juan tour. You can take a free bus around Old San Juan.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

1 out of 5
Poor beaches loaded with rocks.
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