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  1. Does anyone know or been on Explorer in a Grand Suite and know if internet is included with the suite? I really appreciate it. Thanks!
  2. Hi, I am on Allure in September and looking at excursions. Has anyone tried the sky explorer in St Martins. Also will there be time for much sightseeing in San Juan with such a short stop.
  3. Has anyone stayed in Cabin 7366 on the Explorer? If so, was there any noise from crew if there is a door they use nearby? Any noise or vibrations from the engine? Any entertainment or public areas nearby? Thanks
  4. i just booked 9 day cruise in feb 2020 wondering if it be being refurbished before or after feb 2020??
  5. Hi!!! I hoping to find some help. I am looking for a magnet from the Explorer of the Seas, my wife and I collect magnets everywhere we travel. My wife and I were engaged on board this ship. We just noticed we never bought a one before disembarking from the gift store on board. If you know anyone that is selling one let me know please. If you are traveling on board the Explorer of the Seas and are willing to buy one for me, I will reimburse you for the cost and shipping. The pictures I attached are just an example of the magnets we remember seeing on board the Explorer of the Seas. Thank you in advance!!!
  6. We decided to try the Chefs Table experience on our Jan sailing. Anyone want to tell me about it ?
  7. I just booked this cruise, it is the first cruise after re positioning from Europe. What ship's compass should i use for planning? Any western Caribbean one (incl the small ships) or larger other ship on this route? Sister ships on the Eastern route?
  8. Do any bars on the ship broadcast English football during the season? Many thanks.
  9. Junior Suite: $415 pp plus tax (without any C&A, etc. discounts)
  10. Apparently Explorer of the Seas was delayed leaving Stavanger, Norway last night. Various different comments on Social Media as to the reason, but some maintain that there were divers in the water inspecting the propellers. She won’t arrive in Southampton until 09.30- 10.00 tomorrow Sunday, so boarding is delayed by 2 hours. A letter has been posted, informing passengers that they can drop off their luggage, but boarding will not be allowed until 1300 and will be by deck..
  11. It seems I've booked Explorer for her second cruise after her 2020 dry dock. My online searching has informed me that she is part of the Amplified program but not details of what this will mean for Explorer in particular. I figured I would start this thread to post updates of what will be done to this ship as they become available. I'm curious to know if they will be redoing the staterooms and what restaurants will be on board. I'll post any interesting links I find and hope others will do the same. Counting the days to June 2020!
  12. Looking at possibly doing the Greek Isles fall of 2020...looking for opinions on Rhapsody vs. Explorer for this. We were on Rhapsody for an Alaskan cruise in 2015 and at that time, she needed some TLC which I believe she got some of in 2016, but see Explorer is getting a refurbishment in March/April 2020.....I cannot find anything on any kind of "refresher" for Rhapsody coming up. Looking for opinions regarding the ships in regards to sailing the Greek Isles from anyone who has actually sailed on them over there. We are in Florida, so the Caribbean is our usual sailing grounds, so thanks for your opinions about the Greek Isles area and the ships! Thanks!
  13. I have read that the Explorer will be going into dry dock sometime during 2020. Does anyone know what type of updates are planned?
  14. Hey everyone. I'm Marc and I'm new here. I just completed my first cruise with Royal Caribbean on Explorer of the Seas. It was an overall very enjoyable cruise and has got me hooked to the world of cruising. I am currently looking for my next cruise. I just wanted to ask if anyone who has been on the explorer whether they have ever had problems with the coca-cola freestyle machines? I've used similar on land, mainly at Burger King and loved them. On the explorer they just seemed useless. For the size of the ship and the amount of passengers there were only four machines that I came across - 2 in the Royal Promenade & 2 in the windjammer. One of the two in the promenade was under maintenance for the entire trip, it didn't work from day one. The other was was freezing all the time. My cabin was on deck 3 so it was a bit of a nuisance to go all the way up to the windjammer and make my way through the crowd of people to get a drink. The windjammer ones weren't much better either, regularly freezing up and I kept getting the message "next drink in 59 minutes". The other problem was them constantly running out, not the machines fault but I think someone should have been responsible for regular restocking. I know it might seem like I'm moaning about little things given the number of people that try using them but at the end of the day when you've purchased a beverage package there is some expectation that you get the service you are paying for. There were a number of times I had the guys behind the counter in the promenade cafe refill my cup, this was fine but not much variety.
  15. Does anyone have any knowledge of the bar prices on Explorer of the Seas, as I’m not sure I can justify £40+ per person per day? Thanks in advance.
  16. Hard to tell from this diagram but can you walk from the elevators straight to stateroom 6437, or do you need to walk down the hallway and back up? We like to be close to the elevators, but it is not very clear. Thanks!!
  17. We are platinum on Carnival and NCL but decided to give RC a try. We will be sailing on the Explorer of the Sea in a few weeks. Two week Baltic Cruise. Any tips, tricks or stuff we should know? What is is the policy brining water onboard. We read 12 per cabin. We drink lots of bottled water. Is this strictly enforced? Thank you.
  18. Hi there! We are looking to book a cruise for February 2020 and came across the 9 night Explorer of the Seas itinerary which we think we would love. Have been on this ship several times but it has probably been about 4 years and I am wondering what shape she is in. I think I read she will be going into dry dock next year, but it would not be before this cruise. Looking for any opinions from recent travelers. Should we “go for it” or choose another ship. As a side note, it is myself and my husband who would be going. We are mid 50’s and have sailed a bunch of times on several different lines . We love RCCL and know what to expect, just curious on whether this ship is still in good shape or if we should choose another. Thanks so much!
  19. Will be sailing on the EOS next year. I was thinking of booking an aft corner balcony in order to not miss a chance to see Stromboli as we pass (twice - once on the way to Greece and then coming back. For those of you who have sailed in those cabins, is the view sufficient? Thank you!
  20. We're anticipating a Southern Caribbean cruise on the Explorer of the Seas this winter. What shape is the ship in? When was it last refurbished? Does it have a Flowrider? Fresh water pools? How was the dining/food? Thanks.
  21. Was just browsing through some Summer 2020 cruises and Explorer's itineraries out of Civitavecchia seem interesting. I noticed that there is a June 28th cruise and a July 12th cruise, however, there is no July 5th sailing. I can't imagine a cruise during the middle of Summer being chartered. Does anyone know if a July 5th sailing exists or if something else is happening?
  22. Pictures from Explorer of the Seas from May 2019👍👌
  23. I booked cruise recently. At the time we had a choice of booking a standard balcony cabin for less money but upon comparing sizes on the royal caribbean uk website we decided to pay extra and go for a category 3b spacious ocean view balcony room.:- Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 272 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft. I have since discovered that the information on the website is in fact incorrect and the room we have booked is 179 sq.ft. and the balcony is 42 sq.ft. Am i being picky or would you feel this is false advertising? Had we had the correct information we probably wouldn't have spent the extra money and would have gone for a standard balcony cabin as i don't think the sizes are different enough to warrant the extra cost.
  24. Just curious, while I was on the Ovation people were dismissing some of the flowriders as not being good waves. Any thoughts about the wave on these older ships with flowriders added? Thinking specifically about the Explorer and Adventure since they are sailing from South Florida this winter. jc
  25. Hi there, just booked on Explorer OTS for Med in September, this is after a 5 year sabbatical on P&O, and a lot has changed in that time. Do RCI still have formal nights on a 14 nighter. Also, without starting a war, do people remove obligatory tipping at Guest Services and reward your personal servers and cabin crew? This seems to be the norm on P&O and MSC Many thanks
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