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"LIVE" From Explorer of the Seas-9/11/2010 Bermuda

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Hello everyone. . . I am happy to be posting another “LIVE” report. This time I will be “LIVE” from the Explorer of the Seas. I was in Bermuda earlier this year on the Explorer of the Seas in May 2010. That "LIVE" post can be viewed HERE.

 

I have arrived at my hotel, and I am relaxing with a coffee (SBX) in hand. By brother and his wife will be arriving a little later. I may go down to the pier tonight to see the 911 Memorial, and Lights from Manhattan.

 

I am looking forward to my embarkation tomorrow morning. I am near the Newark International Airport , and it only takes about 15 min to go over to Bayonne. I plan to be at Cape Liberty by 11AM, and I will wait it out in the Terminal until we are ready for embarkation.

 

Those of you who have followed my "LIVE" reports with RCI, NCL, CCL and HAL already know that I will provide daily comments and trip reports from this cruise.

 

I will also post "LIVE" pics daily (as long as I am able to maintain a valid wireless connection) I won’t have In Cabin Wi-Fi, but there are many areas on board Explorer of the Seas that I can get a wireless connection. I seem to frequent the Connoisseur Club on Deck 6. I usually am able to get a fast signal while in there. . .

 

The forecast for tomorrow is sunny and mild (76F). It should be a beautiful day for a lovely Sailaway.

There will be several ships with us tomorrow. Caribbean Princess will sail from Red Hook, (Brooklyn),while Norwegian Jewel, and Carnival Glory will sail from Manhattan.

 

It seems that TS IGOR will not be a concern for our sailing. I am happy about that ! :rolleyes:

 

We have had a great Roll Call here on Cruise Critic, and this cruise should be alot of fun. . .

 

Sit back. . . Relax. . . and have a view through my eyes. . . the beautiful Explorer of the Seas during a 5 Night Voyage to Bermuda !

 

 

Thanks for tuning in. . .

 

 

Radio

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Explorer of the Seas

 

 

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Bermuda (May 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I will also be on this sailing tomorrow and I am very happy to know you will be there too! I have always looked forward to your reviews!

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The last 2 times we sailed on Explorer of the Seas from Cape Liberty, the ship arrived very late, and we didn't sail until Midnight !:eek:

 

The first was in 2007, and EX arrived late due to Hurricane Noel, in May 2010 EX arrived late due to a missing Crew member.

 

This time we will NOT be leaving late, but we will leave right on time.

 

Tropical Storm IGOR will NOT be in our way !

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

 

 

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Radio, I thought you had a trip coming up in September so I did a search and was pleasantly surprised to see you started your report for your cruise tomorrow. I enjoy your reporting and pictures of your many trips. Yes, you will be leaving with good weather tomorrow. Looking forward to your reports. Enjoy your cruise!!

 

Linda

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Whoooo Hoooooo! Another long awaited RADIO Live Report! :D

 

Have a fabulous cruise - can't wait to read all about it! :p

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I'm looking forward to your review. I followed your Live from the Pride and especially like your humor and the way you incorporate pictures in your review. Thanks in advance for taking time to do this.

 

ps Explorer is a great ship. We did the Canada cruise in 2008 and really enjoyed our first experience on a Voyager class ship.

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Hi Mark!! Can't wait for your Live from Explorer. Curious about internet connection and speed- good to hear conneseuir has good connection, im curious where else. 100 days from today we board Explorer, i think for our 5th time. Enjoy a great sail away! S„tacey~

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Radio, we love your LIVE reports....its just what we need to get is through the next 49 days until its our turn on the Jewel.

 

So glad IGOR will not mess things up!!!

 

Will Mrs Radio also joining you along with your brother and his wife?

 

Hope you have a great cruise!!!

 

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Radio,

I have read your "Live from...." reports before and they were wonderful. Am looking forward to this one as well. My cousin, her husband, inlaws, brother in law and sister in law are also on this sailing. Will be interesting to hear their take on it when they return! Have a great cruise!

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Radio,

Will be following your live posts from the Explorer of the Seas. Enjoyed your live posts on the Norwegian Cruise Line's Majesty & the Spirit and will look forward to this one from the Explorer of the Seas.

Charles

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Enjoy your cruise!! I'll be looking for you from Staten Island, as you pass under the Verrazanno Bridge Don't forget to wave. lol

 

 

Carol

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Trainman to Radio live. Life is good.

 

Cathy

 

 

If there were a "Like" button on here.....I would click it :D

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Radio - looking forward to your Live cruise review. This is an itinerary that I haven't tried, yet. Maybe you will be able to convince me to give it a try. Happy sailing!

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Hello everyone. . . I grabbed a bite to eat, and went over to Liberty Park. I thought it would be nice to take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty from Liberty Park.

 

I guess I should have read the brochure that I brought with me. . . The last Ferry leaves for Ellis Island, and the Statue at 2:30. . . Grrrr. . .

 

Oh well, I was still able to get a few pics while I was there. I should have stayed a little longer, and could have taken some better pics of the Twin Tower Lights about an hour later. I hung out there for a while, but decided to go over to the 911 Memorial over near Cape Liberty.

 

The lights were lit up, and it looked beautiful. There were a lot of photographers there as well thinking the same thing.

 

I may try to go over early tomorrow to visit Ellis Island and Lady Liberty.

 

Here are a few pics from the day. . . Many more pics will be posted tomorrow, because. . . Well. . . Tomorrow is Cruise Day !

 

Thanks for tuning in !

 

 

Radio

 

 

 

 

 

Manhattan Skyline at dusk

 

 

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The weather was a little cool, and a little windy

 

 

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Statue Cruises returns to Liberty Park with the last tour

 

 

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At the top of the hill in Liberty Park you can see the NYC Skyline clearly

 

 

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The Statue of Liberty is visible beyond Ellis Island

 

 

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Here is the view from Harbor View Park at the 911 Memorial at Cape Liberty.

 

 

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Radio, I will be looking forward to your live review. My husband and I are doing the same cruise in June of 2011. Looking forward to reading your posts and seeing all your pictures.

Have a wonderful cruise!!!

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I'd love to get your opinion on the Explorer MDR food. I did the same trip as you last month and was very disappointed in the quality of the food. Gone down IMO

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Radio, looking forward to your live posts and wonderful pictures. Enjoy your cruise.

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Good morning everyone ! Explorer of the Seas is pulling up to the dock now, and those passengers need to begin debarkation SOON !

 

We are ready to board for a beautiful week in Bermuda !

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

 

 

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HI!!!!! The hotel seems to be full of CCers!!! Nice day out...bright and sunny....can't wait to get to the ship!

 

Actually saw her on CBS news this AM, in the background of a shot of Lady Liberty!

 

So I will leave the live stuff to Radio!!! But I wanted to say hi!!!

 

See y'all on the ship.........

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That photo with the lights is beautiful......would have been cool to see it, but i didn't realize they'd be testing the lights....

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HI!!!!! The hotel seems to be full of CCers!!! Nice day out...bright and sunny....can't wait to get to the ship!

 

Actually saw her on CBS news this AM, in the background of a shot of Lady Liberty!

 

So I will leave the live stuff to Radio!!! But I wanted to say hi!!!

 

See y'all on the ship.........

 

 

 

Yes, Meg. . . I talked to a lot of passengers that were staying here as well.

 

I'll be leaving for the pier in about an hour. . . I think there is a Starbucks at a shopping center very close to Cape Liberty. Hm m m. . .

 

A man has to have his priorities, right ? :o

 

My next post will be from Cape Liberty :rolleyes:

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

My Pre Cruise Hotel is the Marriott Courtyard in Elizabeth, NJ

 

 

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Have a great cruise ALL!!!!! Love your live updates Radio, gets me by since I won't be cruising till March:(. Thanks again!!!!

 

Sharon

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OH I'm so excited Radio you are doing another "live" post! I leave on this same cruise in October, Cant wait. I wanted to go in Sept, but work got in the way, so next month it is.

Have a great time and I'll be reading along this week!

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Just leaving for Cape Liberty. See you all soon. It's a gorgeous day and it sounds like the weather will cooperate.

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Thanks for another live post Radio.

I was on Explorer, 7/17/10, 5 day to Bermuda. Now I get to

do it again through you.

 

Have a great trip!!!

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