Glad you enjoyed the cruise. We too, just got off the 11/18 sailing over Thanksgiving. The ship is something to see! Sadly, the size also deminishes the concept of passenger cruise ship -- just too big. The ship is so large that on calm seas (and yes, there was a rough day and rocking ship) you can easily forget that you are on a ship and think that you are inside a Las Vegas resort like the Venetian Hotel. Our one bad comment was Portofino's restaurant -- we had very bad food resulting in intestinal discomfort for two days and poor service. For the money ($20/person) it is not worth the time or taste. We have experienced the wonderful Olympic restaurant on the Milleniuum ($12/person) with fantastic food and service. We even went back a second time. So for those going on Explorer, skip Portofino and enjoy the rest of the ship and spend the $20/person in the casino, at the arcade, or in a port of call.