May 2016 - Explorer of the Seas to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest
This was the first cruise of the season out of Seattle and unfortunately it was too cold on deck to enjoy outdoor activities. I wish more activities were planned indoors on the day at sea because not everyone wants to spend the day drinking and gambling. The shows in the theater were good and we especially enjoyed the ice show . The performances and the costumes were fantastic. We had a large Oceanview room which was spacious and provided great views and light. I highly recommend this room category. The food in the dining room was very good but the food in the windjammer cafe only consisted of quantity not quality. Explorer of the Seas is a nicely appointed ship but with 3,100 people on board it was often a long wait for an elevator to go up or down. The port of Victoria offered several good excursions but the second port Nanaimo was disappointing with not much there. The service on the ship in all ares was excellent and Royal Caribbean has done a great job hiring and training a great crew.