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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 26, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8555

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

food was great...hospitality was excellent...couldn't ask for any nicer people to host me, especially my room attendant, Benny, and the dining and bar waiters. everything on the ship was great, but can't say that for beginning and ending boarding. security was a joke before entering the ship...lots of ugly scenes from personnel in the parking lot...wasn't much better on inside,seemed very disorganized..was a very long stressful situation...getting off the ship wasn't as bad, but could be better...i thought luggage pickup could've been better organized. also paid extra for ground transfer, but the luggage handler put our luggage on the ground leaving us to depend on others to get us to the airport.  SO,MY FIRST CRUISE EXPERIENCE...EVERYTHING ON THE "EXPLORER OF THE SEAS" WAS A 10, BUT INITIAL BOARDING AND FINAL EXIT WAS  A  I AT BEST. 

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
10 room attendant-BENNY

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

3 out of 5
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