We just got off of the Explorer last week. Went on a 9 day cruise. It was great. Only thing that I did not like about it was coming back, the seas were very rocky the last day. The ship is very nice. I've been on the Mariner AND the Navigator . So far, the Mariner is the nicest (although also the newest!). If you have a suite, make sure you meet the Concierge, Ricky, he's so nice and helpful too! If you have any questions about the Explorer or the Port of Bayonne, feel free to ask. We knew no one that ever went out of Bayonne, so we went in not knowing what to expect. QUICK NOTE: MAKE sure that you drop off the luggage before you park the car (parking was like $135 for the week we went). They don't really tell you to drop off the luggage first and if you don't , it's quite a hike to the ship and your luggage will not fit well on the tram (although they did accomodate us when we made the mistake)!