Explorer Eastern Info Just Posted

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#1
Sartell, MN
153 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Hi, folks!

I've finally gotten around to posting info from my March '04 cruise of the Eastern Caribbean on the Explorer of the Seas .

I've posted just about all of the written "propaganda" I laid my hands on while onboard. Compasses, Excursion info, Departure info, etc.

And for all of you shopaholics, I've even posted the shopping guides to the Eastern Caribbean ports.

Here's the link:

EOS Eastern Info

I still haven't had a chance to post any of my photos yet. That's next on the list.



<MARQUEE> Counting down the days until our Alaskan cruise on the Vision - 8/20/04! </MARQUEE>



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#2
Conception Bay South, NF, Canada
974 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
Wow, thank you for posting the daily version of the Compass.

I enjoyed looking at the information you provided. Job well done.

Glad you enjoyed your cruise and I am sure you now suffer from PCD. Simple cure, book another cruise......

Did anybody happen to be lucky enough to get a pier upgrade or was the ship full??????

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- Sept 2004
#3
Dallas, Texas (currently travel nursing across the country)
1,128 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
My DH and I will be on this cruise next April. Which ports on this itinerary tender in? I'd love to hear any info you have on EOS and the Eastern Caribbean.
Thanks!




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#4
Sartell, MN
153 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
blueice - We totally avoided PCD by booking our Alaskan cruise prior to leaving the EOS!

We intend on booking the next cruise the same way. That way we'll always be innoculated for PCD.

We weren't able to get a pier upgrade because the ship was sold out. We sure tried though!

jnnifer01 -

There were no tendered ports on this cruise. We always had a berth at the pier.

Mini review - The cruise was great! My DH and I celebrated our 25th anniversary aboard. The ship, food and service was superb! I'd do it again in a heartbeat!


Hubby had just had angioplasty and was in recovery mode for excursions. (Nothing too strenuous)

San Juan - We did the bus tour. It was enjoyable. Next time around we'll do El Yunque.

St. Maarten - We really enjoyed doing the America's Cup Challenge. It was a blast!

St. Thomas - Shopping for Bling Bling (Jewelry). Mission Accomplished. Some sparkles for my right hand and ears. This is a port that we have determined that needs more time. A land based vacation is planned.

Nassau - Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.

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#5
Wichita, KS, USA
4,988 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Now that must have taken some time to put together. Thanks for posting. We're on the Explorer in November with the kids (both 21). These will help us plan out a few possible activities while onboard.

Future cruises

Monarch OTS - Mexico Baja 1/05

Explorer OTS - Eastern Caribbean 11/04

Past cruises
Vision OTS - Alaska 7/03
Legend OTS - Alaska 7/02
#6
Wesley Chapel, Fl
180 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Sonshiner, is it true on America's Cup they don't let you use the bathroom? (head)

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#7
Sartell, MN
153 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
cruzinpsycharnp,

That is correct! Go light on the beverages and make sure that you go right before you get on the sailboat. I made it through back to the dock, but then I did not waste any time finding the closest restroom.

Be sure to have a US quarter or two on hand because you need one for the public restroom at the docks. The public restroom is interesting as it is unisex. Gents to the left. Ladies to the right.

All things considered - the challenge was still a blast.

<MARQUEE> Counting down the days until our Alaskan cruise on the Vision - 8/20/04! </MARQUEE>



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#8
Arizona
138 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
sonshiner - We'll be on in another week and a half..can't wait.

Which port do you need to go through immigration in? We are trying to decide if we want to do a morning or afternoon excursion. If we do the afternoon, would we have to get up earlier to go through immigration anyway?

Thanks!
#9
Galt, California
19 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by alschmid:
sonshiner - We'll be on in another week and a half..can't wait.

Which port do you need to go through immigration in? We are trying to decide if we want to do a morning or afternoon excursion. If we do the afternoon, would we have to get up earlier to go through immigration anyway?

Thanks!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Alschmid. You headed out on the Explorer May 16th? So are we for my wifes 40th. Oughta be GREAT!