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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 19, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 2310

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

My daughter and son-in-law gave this cruise to their mothers for birthdays , Christmases, Mother's Day and any other gift giving days.  We mothers roomed together while our children were on a different deck.  I chose this particular trip, my daughter chose the cruise line.  We were both so right. If you are only going to take one cruise this is the one - ship, line, trip.  Here are some reasons:


The Crew:  Every crew member is polite and professional yet personable.  I remarked to my daughter that each of them seemed to genuinely  love the job to which he or she was assigned.  I saw many of them doing several different jobs.  This was particularly true with Graham the cruise director.  He has the ability to make each person feel special and my family now talk of him using his first name.


The Food;  We had the greatest dining experience. Our waiter and assistant waiter were exceptional.  Jerry is a born comedian and we came to love him. And the food?  Well you try to find something wrong with it.  I could not.  It was delicious and artistically presented.


The guests:  I met so many wonderful people.


The shows and entertainment:  I love shows!  Your dancers and singers are fabulous.  I love Hayden, came to adore Tillman, waited anxiously for the parades, and partied with the best of them.  Oh, and that band!  If I left anything out I apologize because it was all wonderful.


The Ports of call, the scenery, the ocean:  I was often breathless.  It was all so beautiful.


Our ship:  I loved everything about it.


Ok so it was my first cruise and I am a novice at sixty-nine.


I have no idea how this could be accomplished; but boarding and dis- embarking are tedious.  However, I don't see any better way to do it and I love to tell people how they can do things better.


Additionally,  please show the cleaners that sanitizing a bathroom includes cleaning the side panels of the showers.  I found blood on the outer panel of my shower when I first entered my cabin.  Gust services immediately called housekeeping to sanitize my bathroom.  However, they still did not catch that blood.  I cleaned it myself and the problem was over. It in no way lessened my love of the cruise.


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They went far above and beyond

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I listed the one negative in my review. I know that my negatives left the review and went to comments. Please feel free to exclude that part of the review.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
In my review. It was great and the service was great!

Ship tip


Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska Did not visit port

I stayed on the ship because of the weather. But I had fun on the ship.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Those gardens!
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