Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Great First Exposure to AlaskaFjord BC

Sail Date: August 19, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 3718

This Seattle based trip offers a great sampling of Alaska.  We enjoyed the cable car ride up the mountain in Juneau.  King crab is a must at Tracy's, walking distance from ship.  Mendenhall Glacier was spectacular.  Skagway was fun, though obviously overloaded with jewelry stores.  Tracy Arm Fjord/Elliot Fjord was a definite highlight.  Ship captain got us to within a mile of glacier with icebergs floating all around.  Only disappointment was that we wanted to see more of Victoria BC but was unable because of long walk on pier.  No shuttles were offered as were at Juneau.

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Seattle, Washington
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Victoria, British Columbia
Be aware no shuttles available from ship to tour buses, cabs. Long walk for those of us with physical limitations.


The steam room and sauna were free to use, which was nice, unlike some of the bigger ships.

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