Originally Posted by ToddDH
Russell, that is a grand idea!
I noticed you either have or will sail on the Explorer this year. Have you already sailed and if so, did you post a review (there's a new one posted by "Joni" but don't know whether or not she's your wife).
If you haven't, would like to know your thoughts on the cruise. We've been twice to the Eastern Caribbean on the Explorer ('06 and '08) and are going again this June.
Well to be honest EoS could use some TLC. Its doesnt appear that they have spent a dime on keeping her spruced up since we were one her a few years ago. I felt the food was a little sub-par compared to previous cruises. For some reason it felt a little crowded this time around. No explanation for that...same ship and all. We didnt hate it but this is the second time in a row that RCCL hasint lived up to expectations.
I hated the port of Bayonne. It was complete madness. You would think they just started cruising from there based on the chaos. It took two hours from the time we turned into the port entrance till we walked through the cabin door. That was almost as long as it took to drive there. You had to take this stupid shuttle bus for the 100 yards from the check-in desk to the gangway.......obviously a union job.
Like I said we didnt hate it but the wear and tear was obvious.