Hi all, Just got back from our Western Caribbean cruise on Explorer of the Seas. What a great time! I've been on everything from the QE2 to Crystal to Radisson Seven Seas and I have to say, this ship rivals them all. The crew was the nicest by far. The ship was beautiful. So many activities to do. Food was so-so (it's that expectations thing), so we shelled out the bucks and ate at the Portofino - FABULOUS. Shore excursions were well organized. Despite the fact that there are signs everywhere on the docks saying you can't embark until 2:00pm, we walked right on at noon and were in our cabins by 12:45. The junior suite is well worth the money. We had the kids in the inside cabin across the hall and it was no more expensive than if we had booked two balcony cabins. I won't babble anymore, but if anyone has any questions, please let me know. One other thing, go to Chankanaab in Cozumel and do the Dolphin Swim Adventure. It was GREEEEAAAT!!!!