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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 26, 2016

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8344

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We love watching the whales and other sea life.  The ship was dated. Some of the amenties from past cruises were not available this time.  No Anniversary special treatment  or treat given.  Menu in the dining room started out disappointing, did get better as week progressed. We enjoy the dining room usually not the buffet.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining room menu improved over the coarse of the week. We were expecting more local items on the menu. Steel head fish, crab dishes ?

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
ship is dated, bathrooms are rusting and need updates.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin needed updating. Cabin had not been vaccumed before we arrived. Staff did so second day in. Bathroom had rusted sink drain, updating needed in bathroom. No other complaints. Attendant was very nice, and met our needs.

Ship tip

Plan your excursions in advance. Some are available on shore, no need to book through ship.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

3 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

3 out of 5
This is not a port of call, we sat on our balcony and view the beautiful sights. That was fine, but not what we expected.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
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