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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 !
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...
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
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
RCCL Liberty of the Seas - March 2010
Carnival Liberty - May 2009
Celebrity Zenith - June 2006
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas - September 2004
RCCL Adventure of the Seas - January 2003
Carnival - 2000
NCL - May 1999
RCCL Grandeur of the Seas - September 1998
NCL - Setember 1997
NCL - September 1996
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
Costa Mediterranea, July 2002
Carnival Inspiration, January 1999
Carnival Sensation, March 1998
Carnival Imagination, May 1996
Empress of England, Nov. 1957 (Transatlantic - Liverpool to Montreal)
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
Spending Our Children's Inheritance
One Cruise a a Time!
259 days at sea with RC and counting!
23 cruises on RC!
Always excited for the next one!
Sovereign~ Majesty~ Monarch~
Vision x2 ~ Rhapsody x 2 ~ Grandeur~
Radiance x 7 ~ Serenade~ Brilliance~Jewel
Mariner x 2 ~ Navigator x 2
We strayed to X and Princess....running back to RC!
So many ships left to explore!!
Another California Coast cruise...Star Princess April 12
May 2015 for a BIG birthday!
Alaska - Radiance
Oct 2015 Pacific Coast
Jewel of the Seas
RC does sail out of the west coast!!!
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
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!
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
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