Just back EOS 5/22 UNBELIEVABLE!
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Wish I could help you with your laundry however, I'm doin my so we can BE READY to go!
I can't wait!!!
We did EOS 2 years ago - western caribbean. LOVED it.
Glad to hear it's still great.
See you in Miami!
Explorer of the Seas W.Caribbean 8/28/05
Freedom of the Seas W. Caribbean 8/27/06
Liberty of the Seas W. Med. 9/22/2012
Oasis of the Seas E. Caribbean 6/27/15
Oasis of the Seas E. Caribbean 8/13/17
Embarkation- Arrived at the port around 11:00. Very crowded, on the ship by 12:40. Dropped off our luggage in our room(not ready yet) and ate lunch in the windjammer. We had the smallest interior room. It took us by surprise how small it was as our Disney interior room was not this size. However it worked out fine as there is so much storage space and we were extremely busy all week. Sailaway party was very fun and energetic, then off to dinner as we had first seating. We had a table for 4, just our family. Our waitstaff could not have been better for us. They did magic tricks for the kids, were very attentive. Our assistant waiter, Piyush from India, had only been on the job for 6 weeks. He told us how he had been homesick but was adjusting well. He pulled on my maternal heartstrings. He seem to really be enjoying his work though. Glenn our waiter and Leslie the head waiter were also amazing. I will be forwarding a letter to RCI to let them know just how special their employees made our trip. Our allotted tip amount in our budget went way up as they all deserved and got more then the suggested amount.
Sea Day- Enjoyed our first Mango Tangos in very pretty souvenior glasses! Hung out by the pool, did some ice skating, the kids played on the slide, visited sprinkles ice cream machine several times. This was the first formal night. Had our pictures taken. On this night notice there are several different backgrounds for pictures on the different levels of the ship. We found this out later and liked the background of some we missed. Picture still came out good. We ate cesear salad, shrimp cocktail, beef tenderloin, cheesecake and cherries jubilee. The food is delicious!! It was such a treat.
Kids Club- Our kids loved the club. They begged us to go and begged us not to pick them up. We forced ourselves to stay awake a couple of nights so the kids could stay for the "late night party" and the gagaball tournament.The counselors in the club were very good. Went to show Paul Boland,comedian, impressionist. He was very good. Had a great time.
Can't wait to hear the next chapter.... Kelly
Costa Maya- We did not leave the port area this day. Very nice clean port. Took advantage of the pool, and watched some of the shows performed right there next to the pool. We ate lunch at Mamasitas the outdoor restaurant located right next to the pool and beach area. Very good chips and salsa and fish tacos! My daughter got her hair braided. Some people were swimming at the beach area although there was a sign that said no swimming. I don't know if there are different sections for swimming and not. Got some great pictures. Very rocky though by the water, need shoes. Our cell phone cells (cingular) worked in this port. We signed up for international calling for the month,3.99, then 10 cents/min. T-shirts were cheap 4 and 5 dollars. At dinner the waiters sang and the entire dining room did the macarana. Again, very fun.
Cozumel-We booked the dune buggy tour through the ship. The guides were really good. After getting your buggy you stop almost immmediately to snorkle. Not a great spot but it worked ok for us. Back in Buggies and headed for a ride around the island. Very pretty drove past all the beaches everyone on this board talks about, wished we could have stopped. Took pictures at a scenic spot, continued on to secluded beach. We swam in a lagoon area, jumped off some rocks, and played volleyball. They set up lunch on the beach(fruit, taquitos,empenadas(?),chips salsa,nachos and sodas or water, yummy). Everyone had a large palm umbrella to sit under and blankets provided to sit on. Then drove around again stopped at a tourist shop and headed back. Very fun. I would recommend this but, next time we will book a snorkle trip because the water is gorgeous.Back at the pier we stopped at the little beach area next to 1/2SenorFrogs. We snorkled for a while here. Not a ton to see but our kids had a great time and it got them ready for the next day of snorkling. We really enjoyed this. We forced ourselves to stay awake for The Quest. Pretty funny,enough said.
Glad you had a great cruise and can hardly wait to go on the Mariner in September.
The EOS is a fantastic ship.
Wonder if you are totally addicted now and did you book another cruise yet?
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Last thoughts- I was amazed at the level of service on this ship. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. To me the boat was beautiful, yes, they were changing carpets here and there around the ship but from my vantage point you are hunting if you find a flaw. To everyone waiting for their turn to board the Explorer, get ready for a great trip! You will love her.
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