7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 02, 2017
Ship: Explorer of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 1804
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago
Highly recommend this cruise. We ended up with 5 in our group so we reserved a suite. We had room 1804, which had wall to wall windows at the top in the front of the ship. We were able to sit in our chairs and look out the window at all the amazing views and never had to stand out on deck and freeze.
We had never been to Alaska and I can't say enough about how beautiful it was and how friendly the 'locals' are. Didn't meet a lot of actual Alaskan locals as many people travel from all over the country to come help out for the tourist season but everyone was friendly and accommodating.
This is our second time on Royal Caribbean. If you don't have small children, this is the cruise for you. We traveled with a 17 and 21 year old and they seemed to really enjoy it. Not a lot of "night life" for the younger adults, but they hung out with us and really had fun. The ship is beautiful, clean and well cared for. Every crew member we encountered was nice and very helpful. The shows were great and there was enough entertainment to keep us all going even on the At Sea days.
Don't expect that you will be doing a lot of the outside recreational activities. The Pacific is much rougher water than when you are traveling in the Gulf of Mexico. It was also too cold to get in the pool although a couple of brave kids did it. The rock wall was closed for the majority of the trip because of rain and high winds.
We really liked the excursions because they were different than the ones you take on the Caribbean routes and we always felt very safe in all of the ports. We traveled in June and always needed a coat. We wore layers for the excursions but it wasn't extreme. The temperature was around 50C with a windchill of probably 40C. Not my favorite temperature but my husband loved it.
Mostly, I recommend this for the amazing views. If you've never been North or to this part of the country, you are missing out.
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If you are in Alaska, try to get a room with a view. It's worth it!