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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 27, 2016

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1233

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

With only a few exceptions, this cruise was everything that we could have hoped for. We were fortunate to have great weather throughout the trip. The ports and excursions we experienced were great. Seeing orcas and humpback whales in Juneau, traveling into the Canadian Yukon out of Skagway and taking in all the great vistas that our outstanding guide brought us to, and finally walking the streets of beautiful Victoria,British Columbia, were truly memorable experiences. The views from the ship while near shore were breathtaking. We continued to see some whales and many seals while cruising. However, the port of Seattle(Terminal 91) is not equipped to handle two ships at a time. The lines to board and disembark were terrible. It took us two hours to get on the ship. The food on board was not as good as past cruises that we have taken (8). If not for these issues, the rating would have been 5 stars for sure.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean with an outstanding attendant.

Ship tip

If you are doing it in Seattle, give yourself a lot of time to get on board.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
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