Just back from Explorer...

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#1
Upstate NY
80 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
We've just returned from our wedding cruise on the Explorer.

Any questions...?



Holland American Veendam 3/03
Carnival Imagination 4/00
Lake Champlain Ferries 88-95
#3
Upstate NY
80 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
We did the Golden Eagle Catamaran tour.

It was fun, however, the seas going out were VERY rough. I mean VERY...and I'm not a wimp. There were quite a few people sick. The front of the catamaran was up and down probably about 15 feet...so if you don't have your "sealegs", it might not be the excursion for you. Also, the snorkeling wasn't that great. The rough seas caused the water to be cloudy and the waves were pounding the reef so badly, you couldn't really get that close.

With that being said...we DID have a great time, the water was warm, the beach was great and the open bar was good.

Hope that helps!

Holland American Veendam 3/03
Carnival Imagination 4/00
Lake Champlain Ferries 88-95
#4
Upstate NY
80 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
Also, one strange factoid: Drink prices varied based upon where you were on the ship. Beer was pretty standard (except in buckets, then the count/price varied) but a cosmopolitan at dinner was like $6, then the same drink at Dizzy's was over $8!!!

I just don't get it.

Explorer of the Seas 5/04
Holland American Veendam 3/03
Carnival Imagination 4/00
Lake Champlain Ferries 88-95
#5
Mishawaka,IN
210 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
We were just on the explorer and did not notice any price change. The only time a drink price was raised is if you wanted to buy the glass it came in.
#6
san diego
2,391 Posts
Joined Jun 2002
heard from prior posts that the pools are fresh water, is that true? Also did you eat at potifinos?

Explorer Eastern Caribbean



Legend to hawaii

Granduer Mexican Riviera 2002
Vision Hawaii 2003
#10
Arizona
138 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
I just got back as well. Lunch menu was kind of tiring...we ate in windjammer more often than we normally would have. the two days we ate in the dining room for lunch the specials were pot roast and salmon.

review will be coming soon

-Amy
#11
Upstate NY
80 Posts
Joined Feb 2004
The lunch menu IS nearly the same everyday, however it's still more relaxing than fighting the crowds in the Windjammer...

We didn't eat at Portofino's, however, I did hear that it was very good.

Meg

Explorer of the Seas 5/04
Holland American Veendam 3/03
Carnival Imagination 4/00
Lake Champlain Ferries 88-95