Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

review of the royal carribbean cruise to Alaska

Sail Date: July 22, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

Staff in the dining hall were great people, so also the customer service and cruise director.


did not like the layout design of the 3rd floor. to go from one of the ship to the other, you had to go up to the floor you wanted and then walk to the other end.  for example if you went for lunch to the 14th floor and took the nearest elevator to go down to 3rd floor, ooops..   go up to 4th walk all the way down and then go down again


comedy show and magic show not impressive at all.  Expected more than 1 adult comedy.  the dancer were great.


Was surprised there were no all night coffee, deli or pizza place.


Cabin / Stateroom
comfortable cabin, good housekeeping. however the design of the shower is terrible, you always end up with a lot of water splashing outside the shower.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
disembarkation was chaotic at the baggage claim area. could have been better managed
Ship Quality
cleanliness was good, but the design of the 3rd floor was terrible. why couldn't they provide a path to go from one end to the other ? just imagine if you are big group with cabins all over 3rd floor... there is no direct path to go across the floor
Destinations and Excursions
Skagway and british Columbia did not have much things to do. secondly would have preferred the night before leaving to be an at-sea day, helps in packing, etc
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
thanks to the staff for providing choice indian food too
Seattle, Washington
make a trip to pike market, it is worth it. the Seattle needle trip is a rip-off. tickets are pricey to go up and to have an average view of the city. not worth it.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
if you don't like the cold weather, go to the 14th floor restaurant and peacefully see the view
Victoria, British Columbia


great staff, helpful especially if you yourself be friendly with them. They love friendly people and will go out of their way to help you. Avoid 3rd floor cabins, it is a pain that you cannot walk from one end to the other on 3rd floor. Very annoying. you will love the coffee shop on 5th fl

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