Bayonne Travel Guide

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Bayonne Things to Do

  • Russian-American Friendship

    If you have read my New York City page, you may remember that I try to generally concentrate on one or two things during each visit because I really want to get to know what I see, not just take a picture and head for the next site on my list. I received an e-mail last week which raised Bayonne to the top of my list for my next trip to the New York...

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  • The Solarium

    The Solarium is one of our favorite places on the ship. The Solarium first of all doesn't allow any guests under the age of 16...so no screaming kids! The Solarium is a quite retreat with a nice sized pool, two huge jacuzzi tubs, a pool bar and plenty of lounge chairs. We love the jacuzzi tubs and think it's a great way to unwind at the end of the...

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  • The Palace Theatre

    The Palace Theatre is the main attraction onthe ship. This is where all the shows take place from comedy shoes, to theatrical/musical performances and seminars about each port of call. There are plenty of seats and each seat has a good view of the stage. The drink service in the theatre is fast and a nice touch.

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Bayonne Restaurants

  • When you want Buffet Food

    The Windjammer is the cruise ship's buffet meal station. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food here is good for breakfast or for a snack. I've never been impressed with their lunch or their dinner options and prefer the main dining room.The Windjammer has no table service. Seat yourself and then search the buffet for some grub. They have...

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  • Tasty Lunch

    The dining room always has a good lunch. We normally avoid the stampede of the buffet upstairs and prefer the food quality and atmosphere of the main dining room. There is always a pasta and salad buffet in the main dining room. The chef makes custom salads tossed to your liking. There is also a hot buffet with all different varieties of pasta in...

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  • Enjoy some Ice Cream

    Liz and I are both big Ben & Jerry's fans so we are pleased to know there is one on the cruise ship. More than once on the cruise we were in the mood for some late night ice cream so we wandered down to the Promenade deck for some delicious ice cream. The shop doesn't have every flavor but they have a nice selection of the classic and favorite...

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Bayonne Nightlife

  • Sail Away Fun

    Dizzy's is one of the bar/lounges on board. It's on top of the ship with panoramic views. So with a nice seat with a view and dacquiris in hand we enjoyed the view. It was great sitting her asthe ship sailed under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It was incredible how tall the ship was..it looked as if we would barely fit under at one point....

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  • If you're feeling lucky.............

    We walked through the casino on our first day while still in port. The casino doesn't open until we are out of port and a certain mileage from land. The casino is a nice place until it opens and the smoke fills the area. Liz and I are not gamblers so we are never found here and we cannot stand smoking.It's a nice place if gambling is your thing and...

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  • Lounge with an Indian Vibe

    Maharaja's is a nice lounge right off of the Royal Promenade. During the day, Bingo and the Art Auction is held here. At night it is a dance club. The lounge has a nice Indian vibe to it and has a nice size dance floor. There are windows at either side of the lounge with nice ocean views. The first time we were here a wedding had just taken place...

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  • Drink Like a Fish?

    The Aquarium Bar was a nice spot on the ship. There were huge aquarium tanks filled with coral and tropical fish. The couches and chairs were comfy with nice views from the large portholes. This seemed like a nice place to hang out until the Casino opened and the smoke began filtering into the Aquarium Bar. On that note we finished our drinks and...

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  • Relaxing with some Bubbly

    We love the Champagne Bar and frequent it often. Liz's favorite beverage is champagne so I love to indulge her. The Champagne Bar has a varity of champagne, white wines, red wines and other alchololic beverages. You will not find soda or frozen drinks in this bar nor will you find children(Thank God). We always have good service here and love the...

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  • Relaxing with some drinks

    Schhoner's is one of the bar lounges we like to frequent. The loung has some nice comfy chairs and couches; prefect for relaxing with a drink. At night they have music and karaoke. Schooner's has a nautical theme to it with pictures of old sailing ships and other sea memorabilia.The service is always good and they make you feel at home. Liz and I...

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Bayonne Transportation

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    by cjg1 Written Dec 5, 2008

    Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises run cruise shipsout of Cape Liberty. Cruising out of Cape Liberty is realtively easy and hassle free. There's no need to fly if you live in the Tri-state area.

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Bayonne Shopping

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    The Royal Promenade has bars, food and shopping. There is a jewelry store, souvenier store, clothing store, general store, perfume/makeup store and a liquor store. Liz is a bit of a shopaholic so we always check out the stores.

    On this cruise we bought a Christmas ornament from the souvenier shop; a Santa Claus being squeezed by an octopus. We like having a Christmas ornament from every place we visit, so here's another one for the collection.

    During the last days of the cruise the shops ran a $10 sale on some clothing items and accessories. Liz picked up some scarves in some pretty colors. We also had a coupon for Royal Caribbean merchandise so we picked up a sweatshirt.

    What to pay: The ornament was $9.95
    The scarves were $10 each
    The sweatshirt was $20

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Bayonne Local Customs

  • Muster Drill

    The Muster Drill is the safety drill that is mandatory on all cruise ships. The Muster Drill was held at 4:30 pm on the sailing day. In each stateroom there are lifejackets and a sign telling you where to report for the drill. The drill is mandatory and attendance is taken. The drill takes about 10-15 minutes and isn't too bad. You never know when...

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  • Dining with Explorers

    The three main dining rooms on Explorer of the Seas were named after Da Gama, Columbus and Magellan. The dining rooms had nautical themes and accents. The coloring was very masculine as if to reflect the sheer masculinity of the explorers themselves.

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  • Drink of the Day

    Every day there is a special "Drink of the Day". It is normally served in a souvenier glass and is about $6.95 -$8.95 a drink. The drinks on board are always excellent. The bartenders really know what they are doing and presentation is always perfect.

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Bayonne Warnings and Dangers

  • Seasickness/Motion Sickness

    People do get seasick or motion sick on cruise ships so come prepared. If you are prone to motion sicness buy one of the seabands or transdermal patches that prevent motion sickness. any people on the ship were wearing the patches and bands. Liz always comes prepared since she does get motion sickeness (knock on wood...never on any of our trips)....

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  • Medical Emergencies

    Medical Emergencies can happen onboard as well as on land. When we were on our cruise we had two passengers with medical emergencies; one had to be air lifted by coast guard helicopter off the ship ( I can only imagine th cost of that medical bill). It's important to have all your medication with you and any medical history information that might...

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Bayonne What to Pack

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    by cjg1 Updated Mar 19, 2009

    Luggage and bags: Just a carryon

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We were on a November cruise leaving from New Jersey so we made sure to pack cold weather clothes as well as warm weather clothes for the Caribbean. The ship was a bit chilly in places and we were glad to have sweaters with us.

    The cruise had several formal night so we packed evening dreses for Liz with evening shoes. I brought suits, ties, dress shirts and shoes.

    For the warm weather ports I packed some tee shirts, polos, shorts and flips. Liz packed some sun dreses and sandals.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Shampoo, conditioner, glasses, contact lenses, lens solution, hair gel, deodorant, shaving cream, razor, tooth brush and tooth paste. Liz normally packs this stuff for me so I know I'll be prepared.

    Photo Equipment: Digital Camera and video camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swim suits and towel.

    Miscellaneous: Sun Block, water shoes

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Bayonne Favorites

  • Under The Bridge

    On this particular cruise we left from New Jersey. One of the things I was most looking forward to on sailing day was passing under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Liz and I headed up to one of the top lounges; Dizzy's. We found a nice seat in the lounge ordered some drinks and enjoyed Sail Away.

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  • Champagne Card

    On Explorer of the Seas there is a very nice Champagne Bar. There is a special champagne card available for purchase. The card is $50 and includes 10 glasses of champagne or champagne drinks. Needless to say Liz loves her champagne and we went through several cards on this trip.

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  • Which way do we go?

    As you board the ship there are maps available of the ship. Each level is shown in detail with highlights of the shops, lounges dining and bar areas. Signs and maps on each end and level of the ship are an easy way to see where you are and where you're going.

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