"LIVE" from the Explorer 11/04/07

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Reporting live from the Explorer!!! Hope it doesn't take you too long to get onboard tomorrow!!!!
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LOVE you live posts!

Have a great voyage and bring the ship back in a good shape because we are boarding it when you get off, on November 11!!!
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Have a good trip. Since the ship will be leaving after dark, this would make a great shot!




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Super...........another Live report from the best!! Looking forward to it.....
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As far as dinner goes, I saw here on CC a while ago, that under similar circumstances, it was open seating dinner for all that night. Can't remember what ship it was.
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RCCL just contacted me about tomorrows cruise. They say not to arrive before 4pm. Boarding will take place between 6-8pm, with departure "after that" (probably 9-10pm)

Dinner: There will be one big buffet style "dinner" set up throughout the ship, no sit down dinner on Sunday.

Now, if they could add free drinks.......

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#27
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Originally posted by crisperjr
RCCL just contacted me about tomorrows cruise. They say not to arrive before 4pm. Boarding will take place between 6-8pm, with departure "after that" (probably 9-10pm)

Dinner: There will be one big buffet style "dinner" set up throughout the ship, no sit down dinner on Sunday.

Now, if they could add free drinks.......

Oliver
We were told that we will not be docking until about 3pm tomorrow. Sorry for the delay on your end - I know it really stinks - to put it nicely. Tomorrow they will be having the Invitation to Dance show and the Ice Show. The Dance was supposed to be last night and the Ice Show tonight at 5pm. The Ice Show is on for tomorrow at 1pm. Right now we have free internet. Hope you all have a great cruise!
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Radio, I'm looking forward to your live posts. Have a wonderful cruise!
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I will also be on the explorer tomorrow. I was on the voyager a couple of years ago out of bayonne this same week and it was delayed coming in because of a storm. Boarding began around 7pm that time. Dinner was open seating that night and there was one welcome aboard show for everyone at 10 pm. We set sail around midnight. We were able to make up the time however and get to our first port almost on the scheduled time.
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Originally posted by Bayonnegrl
I will also be on the explorer tomorrow. I was on the voyager a couple of years ago out of bayonne this same week and it was delayed coming in because of a storm. Boarding began around 7pm that time. Dinner was open seating that night and there was one welcome aboard show for everyone at 10 pm. We set sail around midnight. We were able to make up the time however and get to our first port almost on the scheduled time.
We were also on that Voyager cruise, and we sat on our suitcases for hours at the terminal, waiting to board. That was a 9 night cruise and the delay didn't matter that much.
We won't be able to make up the time on this cruise to Bermuda, and that will give us a shorter stay in beautiful Bermuda.

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Originally posted by Radio
Hello everyone !! I made it to Bayonne. . . well sort of. . . I am actually *near* Bayonne .It was about a 3 hour drive from my house.

The hotel I am at is actually next to the Newark International Airport (EWR). We are just across the Newark Bay from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne.

As the crow flies. . .we are only 5 Miles from the Passenger Terminal. . . but since I am driving tomorrow; it will be a 9 mile drive.

I just read that the Explorer will arrive very late tomorrow. Hmmm. . . that means that we won't be leaving Bayonne untill about 7 or 8 PM. . . .

I always wanted to leave from the NYC area at night. It should be beautiful. It might be a little cold to. . . . brrr. . . .

Thanks for all of the supportive comments, and thanks for tuning in !

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We are looking forward to your live posts. You always have great photos, and current news. Hoping that the ship and current pax have a smooth end to their cruise, and easy debarkation.
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Originally posted by RSGS315
We won't be able to make up the time on this cruise to Bermuda, and that will give us a shorter stay in beautiful Bermuda.
Just ask everyone staying on the bottom deck to pedal faster.
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Looking forward as always to your live posts. You are the master! Have fun.
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Hello everyone ! Mrs Radio called to tell me the RCI left a message on our home phone about the ship being late. . . and a warning about not arriving at the pier until 4, and they suggested that the Explorer will leave at 7PM.

Here is a photo of the hotel where I will be tonight ! I know. . .I know. . . Pics of the Explorer will begin tomorrow ! !



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Is this Marriott considered the Airport Marriott? We're cruising in Feb on Explorer and have reservations for Marriott on Washington Blvd. Just wondering which one this is. Thanks.
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Originally posted by Dall
Is this Marriott considered the Airport Marriott? We're cruising in Feb on Explorer and have reservations for Marriott on Washington Blvd. Just wondering which one this is. Thanks.
This one is not the Airport Mariott. . . that one is very close to the Airport.

There are 2 Marriott's here (Marriott Residence Inn, and Marriott Courtyard) that are about 1.5 miles south of the Airport Marriott.


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#37
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I've never read one of your "live" threads but from what I'm seeing here you seem to have alot of fans. So, looking forward to your posts . Have a safe and enjoyable trip .

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Tomorrow is the NYC Marathon, so at least sailing later will give people more time to get to Bayonne, depending on where they're coming from. Safe sailing to all, coming back and going. Looking forward to your reports.
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Originally posted by Radio
Hello everyone ! Mrs Radio called to tell me the RCI left a message on our home phone about the ship being late. . . and a warning about not arriving at the pier until 4, and they suggested that the Explorer will leave at 7PM.

Here is a photo of the hotel where I will be tonight ! I know. . .I know. . . Pics of the Explorer will begin tomorrow ! !



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Can't wait for the live stuff from the ship...Live from Hotel is OK too....you are at one of my favorites...i always stay there, the Courtyard or if those 2 are too much, the Country Inn!
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Originally posted by Dall
Is this Marriott considered the Airport Marriott? We're cruising in Feb on Explorer and have reservations for Marriott on Washington Blvd. Just wondering which one this is. Thanks.

Nope...the ones in Radio's pix are the ones I always suggest..the Courtyard and Residence Inn Newark/Elizabeth on Glimcher Realty Way..the one you have reserved is in Jersey City.....it is close to the port and easy to get into NYC but parking is 14 bucks a day if you are parking...
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...-city-newport/
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