Don't fret, everyone has different experiences on the same ship! I also just got off Explorer and was on her 2 years ago as well. Explorer remains to be my all-time favorite ship. Our recent trip was every bit as awesome as two years ago. For us the food and service was even better now than 2 years ago! The ship remains to be stunningly beautiful. Yes, the shows were the same, but all ships keep the same shows for years and years. We still enjoyed seeing the shows! I have two more Voyager-class cruises scheduled. I LOVE THESE SHIPS!!!!!!