We're sailing for the first time on Sunday on the Explorer. Just wondering if anyone has advice on excursions, things not to miss, etc. Also, read a lot about bad food on the boat, is this true or are these just picky eaters?! Any words of advice are much appreciated!
Jen & Jas: My advice about the cruise is to do it with an open mind. Ignore most of the criticism you read on these boards. Don't let someone else influence whether or not you will have a good time. Make your own decision about food, service, ports, etc. You can read two different posts from two different people on the same cruise, and one will love it, one will hate it. If you get onto the ship with a negative attitude, you probably won't have a good time.
We have been on 16 cruises, and have two more coming up soon. The worst cruise we have ever had was good - the best was fantastic!
Have a great time!
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Be sure to catch a parade or two and don't miss the ice show, its really something to see. As for the food, we had no problems with the food on Explorer, I agree with the others, some are just picky when it comes to food. There will be plenty and good tasting as well, have fun!
the explorer is on of RCCL's better ships. food is good to great--gala buffet is pretty but terrible. deserts are very good. the disco is the best in the entire fleet and the service on this particular ship is 100%