Majestic Alaska

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 17, 2016

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3025

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

  Cruising from Seattle, Washington to Juneau and Skagway, Alaska, Tracy Arms Fjord, then on to Victoria, British Columbia was a sensational, scenery-laden time to enjoy some of the most beautiful places in the world.  If you want to go to Alaska, go now; it is a must-see location. 

  Skagway was my favorite Alaska location; it is so charming and the White Pass Train Ride was an eye opener.  The story of the gold rush in the 1890s was just unbelievable, incredible that so many people climbed almost 3,000 feet.  The train ride is much more comfortable!

  Victoria, British Columbia is just stunning.  Wish we had stayed there for a few days.

  The shore excursion to Skagway was great, but we did not know before leaving the ship that there would be a ramp on land of a 45 degree steep climb.  It was fine for young and fit people, but very difficult to many.  More wheel chairs should have been easily available.

    

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We didn't do many activities, but there are many available.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is gorgeous, but there are so many chairs at various places in lounges that are so low; it is difficult to get out of the chairs. They have many backs that are slanted so one doesn't sit as upright as would be preferred.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin is very adequate with plenty of storage. The mattress was comfortable and the pillows were also comfortable. One thing that could be improved for some would be a rectangular sink in the bathroom. The round sink takes up a lot of space.

Ship tip

Look around all of the lounges and find the most comfortable chairs if you need a taller chair and one that has an upright back. Talk with the excursion desk and find out all of the information you need to help you leave and return to the ship. Some may want a wheelchair for help.

Ports of call

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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