First Time Alaska

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.8 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 07, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 6924

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Great trip and very scenic. Have to do the Alaska cruise at least once in lifetime. Plan excursions because there are plenty to choose from. May not be exciting for little kids.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Moved along but crowded

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was excellent. Table availability was not bad in buffet area. Only complaint and suggestion would be to allow free soda during dining. We signed up for soda plan ahead of cruise and didn't get our cup till second day. We had to get cup ourselves.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Due to this being an Alaska cruise, I felt kids were limited on activities outside due to coolness. Arcade was nice. Would suggest more indoor type activities or enclosed gym area.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Mr & Mrs smith were excellent. Other stage shows were great. Wish more going on during daytime especially on cruise only days.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My son went to arcade which was very nice. He didn't do kids clubs this time but I was impressed with what I saw.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great staff on entire ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Room was clean and room attendant was great. Overall ship is very nice. For cold cruises it would be nice to have enclosed gym.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice room and accommodated my son with overhead bed. Wish bed came down from wall rather than being over top of primary bed. I was worried my son would fall on top of us.

Ship Tip

Look for your table in buffet area before you get food.

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Seattle space needle and chihuly garden. Space needle is cool and city was nice. Great thing to do if you have time to use before you fly out.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We did whale watch and glacier. Nice warm enclosed boat and beautiful views of glacier.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
We did train ride which was relaxing and scenic.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Went to gardens and castle. Liked the bus ride and overview from driver about Seattle. Beautiful gardens! Which I had a hammock and couple of hours to relax there.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Went quicker than getting on ship. We took the Seattle excursion which was organized well
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