Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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3 out of 5

Alaska cruise

Sail Date: August 26, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Needs improvement :  getting on the ship took over 1.5 hours. Very long lines and too slow. Need more fitness clases.  Getting out of customs took too long. Need better indoor cinema options. This boat was suited for the Caribbean having the big screen in the cold elements. Previous cruise we took had indoor cinemas with movies offered twice daily.  Wished we had more time in ports and longer shore trips to see all sights. 


Favorite parts of cruise:  variety of food was good. Good mix of live entertainment. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Took way too long. Previous experience was very favorable but this trip was a nightmare. Took over 1.5 hours to check in and over an hour to get out of customs.
Ship Quality
Ship was very clean but obviously was planned out for hotter weather with no indoor cinemas. Bars were mostly in middle of ship versus being situated next to windows with ocean views.
Destinations and Excursions
Destinations were great but needed longer excursions. Example: trip to Mendenhall glacier did not allow enough time to take hike to waterfall and to explore nature walk.
Onboard Activities
Needed more options and more movies indoors. They had the use of an indoor theater and didnt use it for movies enough.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

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