Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Our Trip to Alaska

Sail Date: August 26, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was fine, no problems. Disembarkation process took over an hour just to get on the transfer buses, getting off the ship was easy.
Ship Quality
ship is dated, bathrooms are rusting and need updates.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Dining room menu improved over the coarse of the week. We were expecting more local items on the menu. Steel head fish, crab dishes ?
Seattle, Washington
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
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


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

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