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Old August 18th, 2000, 04:38 PM
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In just a few weeks this new ship will be out cruising and would love to hear what everyone thinks about it. Are there any noticable differences between Explorer and Voyager?? Can't wait to hear all the good things and of course the food is always a subject of debate, so lets here what you all think :-) Thanks in advance for any news.

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Old August 20th, 2000, 09:56 AM
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We are going to be on Explorer for a 2 day press trip in October. Fran Golden is Flying to London to take a peek at her and will be sending us some great pics, we hope!
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Old August 20th, 2000, 08:03 PM
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Wow,
Can't wait to see Fran's pics.

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Old August 22nd, 2000, 10:16 AM
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Hi Donna and Paul,
Can't wait to hear all about Explorer! BTW-LOVE the new format here.....thanks for ALL that everyone at Cruisemates does so that people like me can enjoy the Cruise boards and friendships. ;o)
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Old August 22nd, 2000, 11:13 AM
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I look forward to seeing Fran's pics but just not sure I will ever want to cruise on either of these behemoths. I like the idea of a more traditional cruise. Ice shows would be fine, but rock climbing and inline skating? Just don't think these are for me.
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Old August 22nd, 2000, 04:48 PM
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Hi Lindy,
So glad you like the new boards, aren't they neat? Very user friendly like the rest of the site. I would think we'd be hearing all about Explorer soon as she will be cruising soon :-) At least I can look forward to you giving me the scoop on it when you get back :-) Take care and enjoy the boards!

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Old August 23rd, 2000, 08:52 AM
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HD... if memory serves, there is an outdoor bar just aft of the Rock Climbing Wall on the Voyager... and I assume on the Explorer as well. "We" could sit there, comfortably, drink in hand, going "tch tch" at those attempting to climb!

Actually, HD, it is quite fun to watch and is an interesting area of the vessel. The Ice Skating area is quite a diversion too.

You should really give one of the ships a try... they are, to say the least, remarkable. See ya "at the wall"!

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Old August 24th, 2000, 04:30 PM
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It sounds as tho you enjoyed the rock climbing experience. My husband and 13 year old son and I are booked on the Explorer in Dec. Any additional info you can share about this would be appreciated. For example: how long a wait, do you actually reserve a time to climb, is there a cost??? Thanks much.
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Old August 25th, 2000, 08:00 AM
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Yes, you do reserve a time. The wait depends on how many want to do it, but I would estimate it would be an hour, but you are free to leave the area and come back when your time has arrived.

There shouldn't be a cost since RCI decided to waive the fee for its onboard activities.


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> It sounds as tho you enjoyed the rock climbing experience. My
> husband and 13 year old son and I are booked on the Explorer in
> Dec. Any additional info you can share about this would be
> appreciated. For example: how long a wait, do you actually
> reserve a time to climb, is there a cost??? Thanks much.
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Wow! I can't wait to see the pics of her also. We are sailing November 4 and are getting married aboard the Explorer as well. So, we can't wait to see pictures and I sure hope there's a picture of the Chapel...!
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Old September 9th, 2000, 08:44 PM
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Hi Kim,
Wow, would really be interested in hearing all about the wedding on Explorer.
How many people are comming to the ceremony? We're going on Explorer in April, so can't wait to hear how nice it is. Best wishes on the wedding and honeymoon :-)

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Old September 11th, 2000, 07:14 AM
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Here is a photo of the Voyager Chapel. Explorer should be similar. We can't wait until our Explorer voyage 11 Nov 00.

Have a great honeymoon.

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Hi Dan,
Thanks for submitting the great photo! I can't wait either...I'm getting so excited!
If you get your hands on any photos of the Explorer...please post them!!!

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Old September 11th, 2000, 10:34 PM
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Hi Donna,
We have 12 guests sailing with us for our wedding. The Wedding Coordinators (Royal Romance) are amazing! Extremely professional, knowlegeable, helpful and caring. I am very pleased and happy with our choice to marry aboard the ship, especially with Royal Caribbean.
We have everything to make this day special...
Limo service from our hotel to the ship. Personalized wedding, reception, entertainment, videographer, photographer...ect...
My only (slight) complaint is the salon service...
Every couple is allowed only two appointments for up-do's including the bride. That made it difficult to decide...between mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-the-groom...bridesmaids...
we opted to have our hair, nails...done prior to boarding (very early in the morning) at a salon in Miami...so that we can all be together and all get pampered.
It would have been much more convinient to have it done on the ship,....but oh well....everything else has been great!
I will fill everyone in on the details...along with pictures upon my return!

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Old September 12th, 2000, 10:33 AM
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Hi Kim,
Sounds like everything is under control and should go very smooth. Thats so wonderful that you have a small group going with, should be so much fun, can't wait to hear all about it, have fun!

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Great Paul......can't wait to see pictures!
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