Explorer of the Seas in St. Croix

Explorer of the Seas in St. Croix

We just got back from a busy cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas! The cruise was a southern Caribbean itinerary sailing out of San Juan, Puerto Rico with a port each day. This was a new cruise line for us and our first time cruising with COVID protocols in place. It was also the first time we had a balcony stateroom! Here is an outline of what is to come:

Day 1: Luquillo, Puerto Rico (Hiking El Yunque National Forest)

Day 2: San Juan, Puerto Rico (Board Explorer of the Seas)

Day 3: St. Thomas (Catamaran cruise to St. John and Virgin Islands National Park)

Day 4: St. Croix (Explore Fredriksted)

Day 5: St. Maarten (Jeep Rental and Exploring the Island)

Day 6: St. Lucia (Island Tour to the Pitons and Mourne Coubaril Estate)

Day 7: Barbados (Explored the port area)

Day 8: St. Kitts (Island Tour to Romney Manor, Brimstone Hill Fortress, and Timothy Hill)

Day 9: San Juan (San Juan National Historic Park)

The ports on this cruise were incredible and there are a few of them that I am looking forward to planning a return trip to! I am excited to share what I loved about each of these islands with you!

We took our friends with us on this trip who were first-time cruisers. It was fun introducing them to the cruising experience, but this cruise was intense for newbies. If you are looking to take your first cruise, I recommend that you start out with at least two sea days so you can get to know the ship.

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