We loved the explorer as well. We were right in the bow, and the motion was a pleasant, gentle rocking. Never enough to throw anone off balance even.
They have coffee round the clock at the cafe promenade. It was our favorite people watching spot. In the evening, you could admire all thefancy dinner outfits. During the day you could watch the world start to wake up.
As for Bermuda....I'm leaving the day after tomorrow!!!!!!
I'll try to help you with any questions when I get back.