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  1. I have a good question on this and, I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, but what the heck: We had a TA booked on the Explorer last year for a VERY reasonable price. The cruise was cancelled and we were able to do a Lift and shift to the Odyssey for this year at the same exact rate (A HUGE bargain). Now our TA is very late October, but if that gets cancelled, do we receive the rate that the cabin is worth on the Odyssey if we can do another lift and shift, or do we just get what we put in for the Explorer? Cheers Len
  2. I know she's an older ship, which I like (sailed a lot on Explorer and Voyager, never on the mega-ships). Has anyone sailed on her and what are your thoughts? I like the Barbados itineraries for 2022. Hope RCCL will be sailing!
  3. Voyager and Explorer used to be considered mega ships. They were the largest cruise ships in the world when built, almost twice the size of Grandeur 138k GRT vs 74 GRT. That said she is a fine ship. There is a whole thread you should read:
  4. They used to. Remember a 14 night'er on Explorer all the way to ABC islands. Also did 12 night sailings on Quantum and Anthem.
  5. I had the VP suite booked for March on Freedom for a southern Caribbean cruise, but it was just cancelled. When I booked it, it was still considered an outside room but with suite perks, so it was a GREAT price. When I tried to lift & shift the other day, I couldn't do that because Freedom is being replaced in San Juan with Explorer and will have a little different itinerary & the only 2 VP suites are already booked. I ended up booking a VP on Liberty in March 2022 for $1500 more than I originally paid!
  6. Good vibes only! I have only been on Oasis pre-amp and Harmony - both 2 weeks. Prefer Harmony. We had a b2b on Harmony in 2019 and loved it. Lovely cabins (tried 2 different ones ocean and Central Park balconies). Fantastic staff and dining, Grease and the live music options were excellent. The b2b pax lunch was the best I have ever been to. Of the 5 ships I sailed on in 2019 (Explorer, Harmony, Adventure, Freedom and Serenade), Harmony was my favourite ship. Captain Johnny and staff made us feel so special and we had so much fun!
  7. looking to book a cruise on the explorer and deck 6 balcony was an option... The rooms were over top of the the gift shops and we were wondering if they might be fairly quiet even though there is alot of music and traffic on that deck on this ship...thanks fo any help
  8. Just received an email that our 1/7/2022 cruise on the Explorer is now canceled and we can transfer onto the Radiance. I dot know rccl reasoning for this. They identified in the email that the itinerary is "similar destinations" to the original Explorer cruise, however looking at the Radiance cruise schedule, it is in no way similar destinations. Get your act together and keep the people happy to enable you to stay afloat. Grahaminca
  9. I think I may have solved this. Rccl cancelled my Empress cruise for November this year which was a L&S from last November I asked the TA to enquire if this L&S could be reapplied to Explorer. This was not an option and I didn't get round to trying to cancel until today. When I submitted the online form it was rejected as an error, I am thinking this may have been converted to a FCC as it's a while since I received the cancellation email. I will check with TA in the morning. Can a FCC be swopped for a refund. Thanks.
  10. We were on this sailing as well. It was a replacement cruise since we'd had to cancel Explorer in January of 2020. Better than no cruise at all, but wasn't the greatest. Looking back we're glad we at least got to sail last year and get home safely without any illness contracted. We were so naive at the time!
  11. It’s been over a year. 😥 November 19, 2019 on the Explorer.
  12. Last cruise was a 15 night Hawaiian cruise on Grand Princess end of November 2019. Last RCG cruise was on Explorer of the seas in October 2019. Graham.
  13. Wow, what great itineraries! Looking at dates and pricing for the 7 day "Southern Caribbean Explorer" which would be all new ports for me.
  14. I just saw RCI will be offering this itinerary from Barbados as well: 7 Night “Southern Caribbean Explorer” with stops at Scarborough, Tobago; Port of Spain, Trinidad; St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Roseau, Dominica; and Castries, St. Lucia. will be looking into this further.
  15. Our first time on Explorer was January 2008. We had 2 nights pre cruise in New York then a 12 night sailing from New York to the Caribbean and back to New York.
  16. Lovely choice of bread in Giovanni's Explorer and Fantastic food and service.
  17. Explorer was my first RCI cruise. That ship will always be special to me. I can still remember the itinerary.... Nassau, Ocho Rios Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel.
  18. Fantastic food and service on Explorer of the seas October 2019.
  19. There isn't one for our Oct on Explorer either. I thought of starting it, but it's a 9 day & will prob. be cancelled anyway.
  20. https://www.gibraltarport.com/schedules Gibraltar shows Jewel 5/21/21, Explorer 5/13/21 (and several more times), Indy 6/8/21, Anthem 6/30/21 (and a few others), Jewel 8/30/21 and 4/13/22 along with Indy and Anthem in '22.
  21. Do all of the balconies have glass under the railing? I've seen videos where some are solid and some others have glass. Is there a difference based on deck?
  22. Hi I booked a November 14th 2020 FOS cruise which was cancelled so I L&S to Empress November 6th 2021 cruise. This cruise has now been cancelled and no L&S option shows. Would it be reasonable to ask RCCL to move the booking on one day to November 7 2021 Explorer of the Seas cruise and have the price protected or would I have to pay the now higher prices on the Explorer. The other 2 cruises on the Freedom I had booked for November 14th and 21st 2021 had the option to move them to the Explorer for the same dates after they were cancelled last month. Thanks.
  23. Agree, interesting but been 22yrs since was on Enchantment. Do remember and can see why she'd have Aft Anchor. Back 20-30+ yrs ago remember Tendering off Royal ships more often then ever walking off, this included St Thomas, St Martin, Labadee, Coco Cay. Royal Ships carried own Tenders inc Majesty, Sovereign, Enchantment, Grandeur, even on then new Voyager, Explorer had them.
  24. We have an 8 night cruise on Indy which leaves Miami on May 8, 2021. We booked this cruise last June at a great rate on Brilliance. RC moved it to Indy which was fine with us. I doubt if this cruise will go so I started looking at L&S options. I soon discovered that since L&S ends on April 30, 2022 my only cruise options all leave in April 2022 which I can't make because of work. There is a cruise in May on Explorer that is the same as the offering in April. Has anyone tried to call and see if they will allow a L&S into the second month since the cruise is eligible for a partial
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