Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

Convenience of Cape Liberty departure and a very nice cruise

Sail Date: January 13, 2013

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

After digging through pictures and my personal travel log, I decided it was fair to write a review for this cruise.  My husband and I traveled together, driving from Boston down to NJ. We left our car at the pier and walked right onboard.

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Cabin / Stateroom
Nothing special about the inside cabin.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
This is one of our favorite ports to embark/disembark. Basically, we park at the foot of the gangway and walk on. Both on and off was smooth.
Ship Quality
Nice ship with a bit of wear and tear, but nothing more than was expected. We do like the center main street area.
Destinations and Excursions
We go to get out of the cold weather. At this point it really doesn't matter what the itinerary includes when it is the Caribbean.
Onboard Activities
Fairly standard activities and the cruise director's staff were all super and enthusiastic.
Children's Programs
Shows were pretty standard. Pub guitar and piano players were great.
Service and Staff
Our steward and table staff made this cruise great. People were attentive and always referred to us by name.
Food and Dining
We always enjoy RCL MDR food and service. The buffet area got a bit messy at times but food quality was vey good.


The Explorer Lounge is a nice place to get away to a quiet spot for reading or checking the Internet.

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