10/27/2011 - Explorer of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean

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#1
New Hampshire
23 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Hey Everyone!

My name is Stephanie. My FH and I booked this cruise on Serenade for our honeymoon. Hope to hear from anyone else coming aboard.
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#2
Hanover, PA
2,785 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Hey, Stephanie we just booked today! I really didnt think I would find a thread already but glad to see there was one. We are Mike and Dawn from Hanover PA. This will be our third time on the explorer. I love the voyager class. We will be traveling with our DD,SIL and our too cute granddaughters. We are working on getting another daughter to come so we will see.
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#3
abbottstown, pa
10 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Hi, I am Becky from Abbottstown Pa, 2nd cruise with my dh and 2 kiddos. Going for our 10th anniversery and am very excited!
#4
MA
1,633 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Hi. We are Tammy and Scott from MA and will be booking during the WOW sale. We love sailing on the Explorer
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Sailing Next * Freedom of the Seas - 4/9/2017 * Harmony of the Seas B2B - 4/15 & 4/22/2017 * Grandeur of the Seas 6/15/2017 * Serenade of the Seas - 9/10/2017 * Serenade of the Seas B2B - 10/15 & 10/20/2017 * Grandeur of the Seas 11/30/17 * Grandeur of the Seas B2B - 4/14 & 4/26/18
#5
Hanover, PA
2,785 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Well we just changed our cruise from this one to the 10 day a week later and saved some money. We also like the ports better. Have a great cruise and bring her back in good shape for us!
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#6
New Hampshire
23 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Welcome Everyone! I'm really excited to see that there are people already booking. It would have been a lonely one if we were the only two aboard!
I'm from Salem, New Hampshire and my fiance is currently living in New Jersey. I've been on Explorer once before and it has been my favorite ship thus far. AC (fiance) has only been on Serenade for RC. So we'll see what he thinks
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#7
Western PENNSYLVANIA, USA
33 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Hi all, My name is Charlotte I'm from Western Pa. traveling with a group. This is our 1st rccl trip. Have been reading "Everything Explorer of the Seas. Excited!!! is an understatement. We all have balcony staterooms; ages 40 to 68; fun-loving group. There are 16 of us so far
#8
Western PENNSYLVANIA, USA
33 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
This will be my 10th cruise, all others were on another line. EOS is a beautiful ship from what I've read and seen in port. Really looking forward to meeting everyone and enjoying the venues of the ship!
#10
Western PENNSYLVANIA, USA
33 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by lil_miss_goofy
hi charlotte!! do you think theres any way we could speed up time and get on that ship faster??
Hey lil miss goofy, sure wish we could speed things up. I am anxious to "get out there". I've been watching cruise videos instead of reg. tv, it's the next best thing to being there. I sit by the phone hoping for a call from one of my newbies with questions, they don't have a lot of questions like I did first time out. I guess that may come later. I need a cruise NOW!!! Dream about cruisisng everynight, never tire of talking about them. My friends call me Cruisealene!!
#11
1,023 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
I just booked this morning, changing from the Enchantment 10/20/2011 to the Explorer on 10/27. The air to Baltimore was inconvenient.

I'm a retired teacher in NJ. Happy to be aboard!

Linda
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#12
69 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Hi Everyone!
My wife and I just booked this cruise, glad to see there are other folks like us that are already excited!
We just got back on 9/4 from rockin' with Hurricane Earl on the Enchantment of the Seas, it was rocky but we still had a great cruise! I actually thought the Captain did a great job of side-stepping Danielle and Earl!

We're really looking forward to seeing the Explorer she looks beautiful in the pics we've seen, we got really lucky and were able to snag a center hump cabin (I read a lot about them) anyone here ever been in one?
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#13
1,023 Posts
Joined Apr 2005
Hi--

Glad you made it through the hurricanes in one piece and had a good time.

I was in a center hump several times-- it's a very convenient location, easy to get everywhere, with nice views off the balcony. But I converted to AFT cabins several years ago, and now that's all I ever take.

I've never done the Explorer but it does look beautiful!

Linda
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#14
Western PENNSYLVANIA, USA
33 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by cruisegal3
I just booked this morning, changing from the Enchantment 10/20/2011 to the Explorer on 10/27. The air to Baltimore was inconvenient.

I'm a retired teacher in NJ. Happy to be aboard!

Linda
Glad to know there are others excited as I am. Though it's a long way away, together we can make the time seem to go quicker. Lookforward to meeting you all on board.
#15
NJ
29 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Hello all,

I am the FH of Lil Miss Goofy if you couldn't tell .
I am very excited to be going back on a Royal Caribbean ship, I thought Serenade was great but I hear Explorer is even better. Unfortunately there is a long way to go until we get there. Anyway, I just want to introduce myself and say hello to whoever is keeping up with this thread!

-AC
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#16
69 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Hi WannaBgoof!! Welcome aboard!!
It is a looonnngg way to go, but I guess you could say we've reached our first big milestone......Less than one year to go!!!!!!!!!
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#17
new jersey
528 Posts
Joined May 2008
we booked this cruise, oct. 27, 2011, months ago as we go out of bayonne a lot. we live down the jersey shore and drive to bayonne in about one hour. we just down to florida for a back to back cruise on the great oasis of the seas. there is no other ship like it. that was our 30th cruise on rccl and we have 10 others. we only use rccl now. we have 10 in our group. we sign up for the meet and mingle and hope you all do also.
we are kit and carl from lakewood mew jersey.
#18
Western PENNSYLVANIA, USA
33 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Been off line a while but back and ready to go! Just heard from TA I've got a "hump" cabin. Never had one before I too am wondering what it's like, any info out there? Less than a year before we set sail, looking forward to getting back out on the seas again. Have read lots of reviews about this ship won't be discouraged by negative reports !! Hey, Miss Goofy, what's up?
#19
Connecticut
984 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
We booked this cruise while we were on board last week! We're set to be in 9690 - corner balcony, aft.

We booked it as a late celebration of our 20th anniversary which will be 9/14/11.

I'm excited to see I've got some shipmates! We had a great time on our last trip and our heads are still rocking & rolling.

Amy (& hubby, Jay)
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Prior Cruises
9/1991 RCI Song of America
9/2000 RCI Grandeur of the Seas
11/2003 RCI Voyager of the Seas
11/2004 RCI Navigator of the Seas
11/2006 RCI Grandeur of the Seas
4/2009 RCI Explorer of the Seas
4/2010 RCI Explorer of the Seas
10/2010 RCI Explorer of the Seas (East Ghost Explorers)
10/2011 RCI Explorer of the Seas (EGE II)
7/2012 RCI Explorer of the Seas family trip
2/2013 RCI Explorer of the Seas - just the 4 of us!
10/2013 RCI Jewel of the Seas (EGE III)
10/2014 RCI Explorer of the Seas (EGE IV - farewell Explorer!)
3/2015 NCL Norwegian Sky Spartan Race Cruise
10/2015 RCI Liberty of the Seas (EGE V)
#20
NJ
13 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Originally posted by mamapan
We booked this cruise while we were on board last week! We're set to be in 9690 - corner balcony, aft.

We booked it as a late celebration of our 20th anniversary which will be 9/14/11.

I'm excited to see I've got some shipmates! We had a great time on our last trip and our heads are still rocking & rolling.

Amy (& hubby, Jay)
We were on the EOS Halloween Cruise to Haiti last week also, was a real lively crowd on the boards. Over 200 pages of posts. What a fun cruise. I think we may book it again. is that the same one you were on mamapan?