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7 hours ago, Palm City Cruiser said:

How was the dining room service and meal b quality? Leaving Friday.

 

I thought the dining room food was of a really good quality. I was especially happy/surprised with the amount of meat we were given in meat dishes - it was a LOT. Some meals were a little bland, but I don't remember eating food and thinking it was of bad quality per say. Some dishes just didn't stand out, or just seemed like an excuse to finish off a certain ingredient, but definitely good quality. 

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just got the list of entertainers for the cruise this friday. 

dean austin comic

bryan cheathan vocal

michael holly comic

jimmy hopper vocal

derrick cameron comic

if anyone has seen any of these guys, by all means chime in on your thoughts on how good they are. thanks

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14 hours ago, OceansOfTravels said:

Nope, sorry! I had a panoramic OV, which I found to be quite large. Sorry!

 

14 hours ago, GMoney said:

I was in an interior and loved it, but I was by myself...

 

Thank you both for your replies.😁

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15 hours ago, berbician said:

I was just on Explorer and had the surf and stream. It was horrible never really worked much at all extremely slow to stream anything at all. . One day I think it was the last sea day it was totally down for a bit. 
Royal should be ashamed to offer that service to guests just not good at all !

I do wish they wouldn't call it Voom when it hasn't been upgraded.  But at least it helps to know in advance it is bad.   We had such great internet on Serenade last cruise, hubs thinks he'll be able to work on sea days this time.  I will start adjusting his expectations!

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2 minutes ago, Fa-Li said:

We had such great internet on Serenade last cruise, hubs thinks he'll be able to work on sea days this time.  I will start adjusting his expectations!

Serenade and Explorer have the same basic system - performance should be comparable.

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Just now, Biker19 said:

Serenade and Explorer have the same basic system - performance should be comparable.

Interesting.  I wonder if location is a factor?  We were in the Baltic, so never far from land...  Anyway, I'll tell him he won't be able to work and then he can be happy if it turns out he can and I can be happy if he doesn't even try!  Win win

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1 minute ago, Fa-Li said:

I wonder if location is a factor?

There are a lot of factors that can affect performance, the largest usually is the number of users.

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9 minutes ago, Fa-Li said:

I do wish they wouldn't call it Voom when it hasn't been upgraded.  ...

 

It's a lot less expensive for them to simply rename it than to actually upgrade it.

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33 minutes ago, tejmar said:

Did they have pickleball on Explorer?

On EX now.  Yes - today pickle ball is listed on the compass from 9am to 11am.  Open play at the sports court.

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I see you’re the Steel City Cruiser.  I live near Canonsburg. Where are you located?

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58 minutes ago, tejmar said:

I see you’re the Steel City Cruiser.  I live near Canonsburg. Where are you located?

Very close to you!! 
we are in Moon Twp near airport

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3 hours ago, tejmar said:

Did they have pickleball on Explorer?

 

Yes, it was usually a morning activity on the sports court.

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Did they offer the 5, 7, 10 or 12 bottle wine packages? I heard they stopped offering them. 

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19 hours ago, jpnr said:

Did they offer the 5, 7, 10 or 12 bottle wine packages? I heard they stopped offering them. 

I don’t believe they have them any longer.  

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We will be on a 9 night Explorer Cruise in 3 weeks. How are tickets to the ice show obtained?

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:26 AM, retired dude said:

could you tell me if the following were still entertaining on the ship this past week, as we sail this fri...Midnight avenue a great cover band, finis henderson, the hott band at the pool, horizon motown band from detroit???thanks much

1/10 sailing, the rock and roll band Private Stock performed in the theater two nights in a row and they were very good, but they got off the ship to perform in Aruba after those shows.  I do not remember seeing the other bands you mentioned.

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5 hours ago, clarkmar624 said:

We will be on a 9 night Explorer Cruise in 3 weeks. How are tickets to the ice show obtained?

No tickets. Attendance is based on muster station. 

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On 1/20/2020 at 10:06 AM, gdy0354 said:

There is another post currently on wearing shorts in MDR.

Just coming off ship, what did you notice with shorts being worn?

 

I was on this Explorer sailing as well and personally witnessed a guest who was excluded from the MDR on formal night because he was wearing shorts.  He later returned in slacks.

 

Shorts were permitted in the MDR on all non-formal nights, including "smart casual" nights, of which there were two.

Edited by danv3

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Internet was egregiously bad.  Slow and constant lost connections.  Got one day's worth of cost back by raising the issue at guest services. 

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9 hours ago, clarkmar624 said:

We will be on a 9 night Explorer Cruise in 3 weeks. How are tickets to the ice show obtained?

In the daily compass,  they would tell you if they had the ice show that day.  It said which ice show to attend by your muster station.  I believe the shows were at 1 and 3 pm.   I did not see anyone checking to see if people arriving to see the show had the correct muster station for the show.  It was a very good show.  I believe there were 3 days that had the ice show.

Edited by Suncitycruiser1925
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Thanks for your response to our tickets for the ice show. Do you knot where the smoking sections were on this ship?

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Thanks for your response to our tickets for the ice show. Do you know where the smoking sections were on this ship?

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