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Bayonne (Cape Liberty) Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Explorer leaves NJ for the last time.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Cuizer2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Explorer OTS repo from NJ to Port Canaveral – Nov 1 to 15, 2014 Friday, October 31, 2014 – Travel day Good morning everyone. It is 6:40am on October 31, 2014. I am through security at LAX and I am waiting for a 9:10 flight. If all goes well, in about 10 ½ hours I should be landing in Newark. So, as I listen to muffled announcements (that I think are being made in English) regarding the boarding ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Adventures on the Explore of the Seas

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Pappy In Maryland

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

On a chilly, damp November 1st morning we left Baltimore on a 3 hour bus ride to Port Liberty, NJ for a 2 week repositioning cruise to the Caribbean on RCCL’s Explorer of the Seas. After arriving at the port, we sat on the bus for another hour as it worked its way through the backup until we could unload our luggage. The terminal was as cold and damp inside as it was outside; a cheerless place ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Let Down

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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earltonharley

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

My DW and I were so looking forward to this getaway. We had a balcony cabin 6290. I tried to book so many things prior to our leaving and could not. Okay, Royal Caribbean said corporate was not listening to what sales was saying. Okay, I get that. When I finally was able to book things, I bought a little something for night three, four, five and ten. To my surprise, everything was delivered in ten ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Really disappointed

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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OkcRoyalTraveler

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We are long time cruisers of Royal Caribbean, but the Explorer of the Seas was a new experience. The crew were all wonderful. We had the best stateroom attendant and dining room wait staff that you could have ever ask for. All of the staff were wonderful. The food was good. The room was wonderful, and very comfortable. Our only complaint which was big -- cigarette smoke was everywhere on the 4th ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


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Repositioning the great Explorer of the Seas

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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bia

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Where should i start.Getting into cape liberty was a mess. I think it was because a lot of people were beinging dropped off. They presented a traffic problem. We have cruise six or seven times out of Cape Liberty and never experienced this much of a problem. The ship was hit by a rouge wave, no one was hurt and it was handled well. We lost two life boats. The captain kept us well informed The ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Explorer needs a little love

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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TeflonChuck

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The Bayonne terminal was a bit of a nightmare; hopefully the new one is up and running when March rolls around. All of the crew and staff were great you cannot say enough about them. We know Explorer is headed for a refit, but they may have delayed it too long. Our balcony needed a paint job, something I have never seen on a Royal ship before. We had a large balcony so it fit a couple of chairs ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


A little scary but still enjoyable

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Cruising Nanny

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were with another couple who came to visit us first from Georgia and we flew from Florida to Newark and stayed at a local hotel. The next morning we were driven back to the airport where we connected with our Royal Caribbean shuttle to take us to the port. Getting to the ship and then onto the ship was a nightmare. It seems all we did was sit and wait, shuttle and wait. Finally, we got on ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Excellent Cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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ROG2

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We are seasoned cruisers with RCI and Celebrity, cruised once with NCL in Febuary 2014, and we use this as a benchmark for quality and VFM. Flew to NYC early to have a couple of days doing “touristy” things, walking the High Line, MOMA and a show on Broadway . On Saturday morning we took a shuttle car to Bayonne/Cape Liberty, this trip was a little hint of things to come. On emerging from the ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Ship needs its refit now

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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s01628

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Bayonne - embarkation. 1 hour queue to get to drop off, 1 hour check in through a large tent, avoid this port for at least 6 months if possible until this shabby facility is updated. Miami/Ft.Lauderdale/Brooklyn/Dubai/ Southanpton are 10 times better. Unacceptable Orlando - disembarkation. About 45 mins to get off, 15 mins for bags, 3 HOURS to get out of Port Canaveral. Why they have 4 ships and ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Disappointing

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda

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Phillybeans

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was my fifth cruise and overall and by far the worst. It was my first time cruising with Royal Caribbean and may well be my last. From the un-organized boarding and un-boarding of the ship to the lack of activities and overall poor service. I will say the dining wait staff and cabin tender were all excellent. I also liked the drink packages available and the option to purchase all photos for ...
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Sail Date: October 2014

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


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