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Age: 43

Occupation:Plumbing Supply sales

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2010-09-17

Itinerary: Bermuda

I am a first time cruiser, however I have done enough traveling to know what is good and what is crap.This ship is well maintained,(it is literally going 24/7 dealing with salt water and weather) and the crew is extremely friendly and helpful. I'm not at all in agreement with any bad reviews I have read. Maybe some people want to have a reason to complain or maybe some really have a bad experience. However my wife and I had a wonderful time, and believe me she would have complained if it were any different. After the lifeboat drill the fun begins. Being a first time cruiser when I went to the Windjammer asking if I could just grab a coffee the attendant said "You can do anything you want" That summed it up for me. Main dining room was great and the food was above average. Our waiter greeted us by name the second day and seemed to give us special attention. Same for stateroom attendant. The third day he asked us if we minded if they worked on our balcony while we were out, instead of just doing it. Pools were emptied and refilled on a regular basis. The only place we smelled smoke was in the casino. Early evening drinks at The" Crown and Kettle" are reasonable and the bar is quiet, with a nice view of the promenade. Rooms were clean and smelled nice. Not many kids on board between the age of toddler and late teen.The fitness center had plenty of selection for a real weight workout or cardio routine. I read a review where someone complained about the ocean between Cape liberty and Bermuda. Really? the ocean? You should have asked the captain to do something about that!!! I guess bad weather makes or breaks a review for a cruisline. Overall unless something goes really wrong or you just have a bad week you will love this ship. Best anniversary yet. Even greeted by a special serenade for the occasion by the dining room staff.



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