"LIVE" from Explorer of the Seas / Nov 10, 2011

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#1
6,084 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Hello everyone !

It is with great pleasure, that I bring you “LIVE” from the Explorer of the Seas. This Voyage will be a 10 Night Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, with port stops in St. Maarten - Saint Thomas, USVI - San Juan- Labadee.

I am heading up to Staten Island for my Pre Cruise Stay this morning. It should only take a few hours drive to get to the hotel. I may try to drive over to the Staten Island Ferry this afternoon to see what I can see.

I won’t be far from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, and it is a similar distance from where I usually stay over in Elizabeth, NJ.(near the Airport)


Those who are familiar with my “LIVE” posts should know that I will be posting daily reports, and comments. I will also be posting many photos of Explorer of the Seas, public rooms, and our ports in the Caribbean. I hope to be able to post many photos per day based on a valid wireless connection.

It has been over a year since I last sailed Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda. That “LIVE” post from September 2010 can be viewed HERE.
I remember Explorer to be a wonderful ship with a very friendly crew. The nice thing about this trip is that I will be sailing with many friends I have made from previous cruises. (many from Explorer of the Seas)

The sail away forecast is a little sketchy. . .It depends where you look to see if they are calling for showers all day, showers in the afternoon, partly cloudy. . . Oh well, it can’t be too bad. .. At least there is no Snow !


I remember sailing from Cape Liberty in the past when we left very late (midnight) due to some Hurricane Noel troubles (2007). Explorer also left close to Midnight in May 2010 for my sailing to Bermuda. . . but I am hoping for a normal embarkation schedule tomorrow. I am also hoping that TS Sean does not affect our cruise. . .as she is heading up the Atlantic, off the East coast. . .


My plan is to head over to Cape Liberty tomorrow and plan to arrive by 11AM. . .Park my car, and board Explorer of the Seas for a wonderful 10 Night Cruise to the Caribbean!


This cruise should be a lot of fun . . . We appear to have a “Wild and Fun” crowd on our Explorer Roll Call. . . Sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy our cruise !



Thanks for tuning in !




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#3
Philadelphia area
6,726 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Originally posted by CruiseDivaNJ
Bon Voyage! Looking forward to my "virtual" cruise with you.
Did the EOS in June. Loved every moment.

We did Bermuda, I see your cruise does not stop there, which is probably good, heading due south to get to warm weather right away.

You will have a fabulous time.
#4
P.E.I.
64 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
Looking forward to your review. As you can see I am a new member on CC. We will be sailing on Explorer Dec 1 2011 so am looking forward to your review and pictures. This will be our first cruise in 15 + years. Enjoy your trip...
#5
Maryland's Eastern Shore
6,089 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Oh, how wonderful, another Radio "live" review.
We will be on Explorer next December with the same itinerary. I am looking forward to your review of the ports and the things that you will do.
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#6
Maryland
957 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
I am SO excited.....another virtual cruise with Radio....YAY!!

Have a fabulous time, we'll be living vicariously through you!
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#8
cape may nj
251 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Awesome photos Radio. nice job; we will be doing the same cruise Jan.27, 2012, the count down is on.
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#9
Dillon,Colorado
1,062 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Just got back this past Saturday from the EOS on a 9 night cruise. What a great ship and crew. Our group had a real good time. Wish I was going again.. Enjoy.
#11
102 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Hi Radio! Take good care of the Explorer as we are boarding her as you depart! Hope you have a great trip with all your friends! We will be looking forward to all your live posts!

Patrice
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#12
Ontario, Canada
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Joined Jan 2009
Have a great cruise! Love your "live" reviews!
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#13
Knoxville, TN
1,372 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
Oh Boy!

Here's one more fan of yours signing up for another fun Radio Cruise!

We sailed on that lovely ship last October, and had a great time. Will be nice to visit her again thur your reports.

Keep 'em coming!
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#14
Bangor, Northern Ireland
202 Posts
Joined May 2011
Hi Radio

Like Wlang we will be jumping aboard Explorer as you leave. Be gentle with her and leave some Bud Lite for me!!!! Have a great time looking forward to your review!!
#15
Surprise, AZ.
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Hi Radio,

Just packed our bags and ready for our virtual cruise with you!

We don't have any cruises planned, so this comes just in time to get us through while we are land locked!

Thanks for the invite!!!

Hope you have a wonderful cruise!!


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#16
St. Charles, MO
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Can't wait for your updates. Have a great cruise!!
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#17
Flower Mound, Texas USA
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Joined Mar 2004
YEA, Radio is Back!!!!!!! Thank you in advance. You do such a great job. Our own roving reporter!!

Have a great cruise,

Michelle
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#18
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Woot! My virtual ticket is booked! Have a great cruise - looking forward to sailing along with you
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#19
Vero Beach, Florida
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So happy to see another one of your "live" reviews. DH & I will be doing the 9 night in May so I am looking forward to seeing the EOS again. Have fun!!
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#20
Syracuse, NY
846 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
Can't wait to hear about the cruise... we are taking the same one January 6, 2012!!!
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