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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Default "LIVE" from Explorer of the Seas / Nov 10, 2011

Hello everyone !

It is with great pleasure, that I bring you “LIVE” from the Explorer of the Seas. This Voyage will be a 10 Night Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, with port stops in St. Maarten - Saint Thomas, USVI - San Juan- Labadee.

I am heading up to Staten Island for my Pre Cruise Stay this morning. It should only take a few hours drive to get to the hotel. I may try to drive over to the Staten Island Ferry this afternoon to see what I can see.

I won’t be far from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, and it is a similar distance from where I usually stay over in Elizabeth, NJ.(near the Airport)

Those who are familiar with my “LIVE” posts should know that I will be posting daily reports, and comments. I will also be posting many photos of Explorer of the Seas, public rooms, and our ports in the Caribbean. I hope to be able to post many photos per day based on a valid wireless connection.

It has been over a year since I last sailed Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda. That “LIVE” post from September 2010 can be viewed HERE.
I remember Explorer to be a wonderful ship with a very friendly crew. The nice thing about this trip is that I will be sailing with many friends I have made from previous cruises. (many from Explorer of the Seas)

The sail away forecast is a little sketchy. . .It depends where you look to see if they are calling for showers all day, showers in the afternoon, partly cloudy. . . Oh well, it can’t be too bad. .. At least there is no Snow !

I remember sailing from Cape Liberty in the past when we left very late (midnight) due to some Hurricane Noel troubles (2007). Explorer also left close to Midnight in May 2010 for my sailing to Bermuda. . . but I am hoping for a normal embarkation schedule tomorrow. I am also hoping that TS Sean does not affect our cruise. . .as she is heading up the Atlantic, off the East coast. . .

My plan is to head over to Cape Liberty tomorrow and plan to arrive by 11AM. . .Park my car, and board Explorer of the Seas for a wonderful 10 Night Cruise to the Caribbean!

This cruise should be a lot of fun . . . We appear to have a “Wild and Fun” crowd on our Explorer Roll Call. . . Sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy our cruise !

Thanks for tuning in !


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Grandeur of the Seas / January 2016

MSC Divina / Spring 2016

Oasis of the Seas / Summer 2016

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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:49 AM
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Bon Voyage! Looking forward to my "virtual" cruise with you.
Remember, I promised to pack light!

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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by CruiseDivaNJ View Post
Bon Voyage! Looking forward to my "virtual" cruise with you.
Did the EOS in June. Loved every moment.

We did Bermuda, I see your cruise does not stop there, which is probably good, heading due south to get to warm weather right away.

You will have a fabulous time.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Looking forward to your review. As you can see I am a new member on CC. We will be sailing on Explorer Dec 1 2011 so am looking forward to your review and pictures. This will be our first cruise in 15 + years. Enjoy your trip...
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Oh, how wonderful, another Radio "live" review.
We will be on Explorer next December with the same itinerary. I am looking forward to your review of the ports and the things that you will do.
You get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar!

Past Cruises
Sept 11 2014 RC Explorer of the Seas NE/Canada
Dec 3 2012 RC Explorer of the Seas Eastern Carribbean
June 20 2010 Carnival Pride Bahamas
Sept 2 2009 RC Jewel of the Seas TA
Jan 2009 RC Voyager of the Seas Western Caribbean
Sept 11 2008 RC Explorer of the Seas Canada
Jan 2008 RC Brilliance of the Seas Panama Canal
June 2 2007 RC Radiance of the Seas Alaska

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I am SO excited.....another virtual cruise with Radio....YAY!!

Have a fabulous time, we'll be living vicariously through you!

110 days at sea so far...and looking forward to many more!

RCCL Freedom of the Seas - March 2015
RCCL Independence of the Seas - February 2014
RCCL Vision of the Seas - February 2013
RCCL Allure of the Seas - February 2012
RCCL Explorer of the Seas - May 2011
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Celebrity Zenith - June 2006
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Radio, have always loved cruising along with you. Can't wait for you to take me away. Have a wonderful cruise.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Awesome photos Radio. nice job; we will be doing the same cruise Jan.27, 2012, the count down is on.

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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Just got back this past Saturday from the EOS on a 9 night cruise. What a great ship and crew. Our group had a real good time. Wish I was going again.. Enjoy.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Have fun Radio will be reading everyday.

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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Hi Radio! Take good care of the Explorer as we are boarding her as you depart! Hope you have a great trip with all your friends! We will be looking forward to all your live posts!


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Have a great cruise! Love your "live" reviews!

Queen Mary 2, May 2015 (Westbound Transatlantic)
Brilliance of the Seas, May 2015 (Eastbound Transatlantic)
Carnival Freedom, January 2014
Carnival Legend Transatlantic, April 2013
Serenade of the Seas, January 2012
Carnival Pride, May 2011 (40th Anniversary cruise)
Voyager of the Seas, January 2011
Carnival Victory, September 2010
Adventure of the Seas, January 2009
Enchantment of the Seas, January 2008
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Oh Boy!

Here's one more fan of yours signing up for another fun Radio Cruise!

We sailed on that lovely ship last October, and had a great time. Will be nice to visit her again thur your reports.

Keep 'em coming!
Wishing you calm waters!

3/27/2016 Anthem OTS/E Caribbean
12/6/14 Oasis OTS/W Caribbean
11/29/14 Oasis OTS/E Caribbean
12/12/13 Serenade OTS/Caribbean
5/5/13 Celebrity Summit/Bermuda
9/23/12 Freedom OTS/E Caribbean
11/26/11 Navigator OTS/E Caribbean
2/28/11 Monarch OTS/Bahamas
10/14/10 Explorer OTS/Canada & New England
12/13/09 Freedom OTS/W Caribbean
3/2/09 Jewel OTS/Panama Canal
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Hi Radio

Like Wlang we will be jumping aboard Explorer as you leave. Be gentle with her and leave some Bud Lite for me!!!! Have a great time looking forward to your review!!
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Hi Radio,

Just packed our bags and ready for our virtual cruise with you!

We don't have any cruises planned, so this comes just in time to get us through while we are land locked!

Thanks for the invite!!!

Hope you have a wonderful cruise!!

Diamond Plus- Linda & Mike

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Jewel California Coastal
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Can't wait for your updates. Have a great cruise!!
Informal Roll Call 10/12/14 Freedom Of The Seas https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0

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YEA, Radio is Back!!!!!!! Thank you in advance. You do such a great job. Our own roving reporter!!

Have a great cruise,

Cruising Texans
Explorer of the Seas --- June 2004
Rhapsody of the Seas -- Sept. 2006
Majesty of the Seas ----- Oct. 2007
Voyager of the Seas ----- Dec. 2008
Freedom of the Seas ---- Oct. 2009
Carnival Triumph ------ Aug. 2010
Voyager of the Seas ----- Dec. 2010
Mariner of the Seas ----- Nov. 2011
Monarch of the Seas ---- Sept. 2012
Adventure of the Seas --- Feb. 2013
Freedom of the Seas ----- Oct. 2013
Jewel of the Seas ---------- June 2015
Navigator of the Seas --- Mar 2016
Liberty of the Seas ------- May 2016
Adventure of the Seas ---- Feb 2017
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:55 AM
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Woot! My virtual ticket is booked! Have a great cruise - looking forward to sailing along with you
Next up:
Celebrity Summit - May 8 2016 WEDDINGMOON!

Already Sailed:
Quantum of the Seas - January 3, 2015
Celebrity Summit - October 19, 2014
Oasis of the Seas - December 7, 2013
Explorer of the Seas - January 6, 2013
Monarch of the Seas - April 13, 2012
Enchantment of the Seas - January 7, 2012
Carnival Pride - February 6, 2011
Carnival Miracle - June 1, 2009
Carnival Triumph - January 18, 2009
Carnival Miracle - May 25, 2008
Norwegian Sun - January 5, 2008
Carnival Valor - February 2007
Costa Mediterranea - December 2006
Majesty of the Seas - July 2006
Voyager of the Seas - Repo Cruise - May 2005
Voyager of the Seas - May 2004
Celebrity Zenith - December 2001
Sovereign of the Seas - June 1994 & 1995
Other cruises pre-1994:
The Big Red Boat (back when it was Disney Cruise Lines) - the Oceanic, etc - each ship once
The Regal Empress
Carnival Tropicale - First Cruise in Summer of 1986
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So happy to see another one of your "live" reviews. DH & I will be doing the 9 night in May so I am looking forward to seeing the EOS again. Have fun!!

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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Can't wait to hear about the cruise... we are taking the same one January 6, 2012!!!


November 21, 2014 - Quantum of the Seas D6
September 19, 2014 - Enchantment of the Seas JS
January 6, 2012 - Explorer of the Seas GS
February 22, 2009 - Adventure of the Seas GS

August 28, 2008 - Enchantment of the Seas JS
January 25, 2008- Explorer of the Seas JS
August 31, 2007 - Majesty of the Seas OV
May 11, 2007 - Vision of the Seas to Alaska RFS
October 8, 2006 - Freedom of the Seas B1
September 2004 - Honeymoon Cruise - Mariner of the Seas B1

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