getting ready for explorer

#1
308 Posts
Joined Jun 2004
leaving in 3 weeks, i believe i am all set - leaving out of cape liberty, i was told parking is $16.00/day -- do i need to add tax to that?

also....i heard ice tea is free, what about lemonade?

when in bermuda, does anyone know if we will have a problem hailing a taxi to the beach, i was told echobay was a nice beach and was wondering if there will be a problem in getting taxi?

first night i was told is casual night -- how casual is casual?

any more tidbits about explorer would be helpful - sailing on 8/9 and already got my documents
#2
1,299 Posts
Joined Jun 2002
Lemonade is free - as well as milk and morning juices. Love the Explorer - she was my 1st cruise and the begining of a wonderful addiction!!!
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#3
35 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Originally posted by Lefty1
leaving in 3 weeks, i believe i am all set - leaving out of cape liberty, i was told parking is $16.00/day -- do i need to add tax to that?

also....i heard ice tea is free, what about lemonade?

when in bermuda, does anyone know if we will have a problem hailing a taxi to the beach, i was told echobay was a nice beach and was wondering if there will be a problem in getting taxi?

first night i was told is casual night -- how casual is casual?

any more tidbits about explorer would be helpful - sailing on 8/9 and already got my documents
We just sailed on the Explorer a few weeks ago. You'll love it! The first night some people still didn't have luggage, so it was pretty casual. I'm sure a lot of people came to dinner with what they wore onto the ship. I made my husband change into pants and a polo shirt.

I don't think you need to add tax to the $16.00/day for parking.

We went to Canada/New England, so I can't help you out with your Bermuda question....
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Jessica


#4
Southern New England
3,748 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
The $16 per day for parking includes tax. You pre-pay when you arrive at the parking gate. Parking is very convenient. Plan to arrive around 11:30 or so, and you will have no problem.

Taxis are readily available at the pier in Bermuda. You should have no problem there either. We were there in May and had a wonderful time on the Explorer. It is an awesome ship!

Enjoy your cruise!

Eric
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#5
West Webster, NY
5,328 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by Lefty1
leaving in 3 weeks, i believe i am all set - leaving out of cape liberty, i was told parking is $16.00/day -- do i need to add tax to that?

also....i heard ice tea is free, what about lemonade?

when in bermuda, does anyone know if we will have a problem hailing a taxi to the beach, i was told echobay was a nice beach and was wondering if there will be a problem in getting taxi?

first night i was told is casual night -- how casual is casual?

You will need to dress respectable.

any more tidbits about explorer would be helpful - sailing on 8/9 and already got my documents
Go to the helipad on Deck 5 at least once to star gaze.
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Ken
#6
308 Posts
Joined Jun 2004
we cannot wait to hit the beach once docked in bermuda - the ship has an excursion to the beach but it says approximately 4 hours stay - has anyone used the beach excursion from the ship and if so, do u recommend or should be just go on our own
#7
Boston area
20,375 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Arrive early so you have time to explore the Explorer. If you can manage your luggage, consider the express disembarkation at the end.

Try the dining room for breakfast and lunch - menus are posted daily outside the dining room. It is more leisurely than the Windjammer and the food seems fresher.

Check out the Spa - the hot tub is enormous. The locker rooms have a sauna, steam room, large showers, and plenty of towels.
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Carol




#8
Merion, Pennsylvania
63,192 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
Originally posted by Lefty1
leaving in 3 weeks, i believe i am all set - leaving out of cape liberty, i was told parking is $16.00/day -- do i need to add tax to that?
As stated above, it's included in that $16 figure.

first night i was told is casual night -- how casual is casual?
You'll see everything that first night, from nice dresses to "basketball" shorts.

any more tidbits about explorer would be helpful - sailing on 8/9 and already got my documents
Be up on the highest possible deck at sailaway from Bayonne.

Sailing under the Verrazano Bridge is an INCOMPARABLE experience. Trust me.

Originally posted by alprice
Lemonade is free - as well as milk and morning juices. Love the Explorer - she was my 1st cruise and the beginning of a wonderful addiction!!!
Ditto!!!!!