Things have changed since my last cruise (2002).

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.4 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: Suite

Cabin Number: 9584

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Plenty of negative things to say. The industry has changed since my last cruise. More attempts to get into your pockets once on board. With that being said we had a great time. How can you not have a good time when someone is pampering you 24/7. And the view in Alaska was just breathtaking.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Hectic but controlled

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
This the first time cruising that I don't brag about the food. It was ok but nothing to write home about. Not sure if it was the menu or the freshness of the entrees. I will say I was more impressed with the casual buffet dining than I was with my 1st seating.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
It was more of a baby sitting event vs them participating in ship activities on a smaller scale.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My waiter and cabin Stewart were excellent. Overall service as usual was great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great size for 3 adults and 1 child.

Ship Tip

Participate in as many onboard activities as you can. Yes

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
Sightseeing tour was great. The glass museum was awesome

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great whale show. My granddaughter had a blast

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
I wasn't going to take the helicopter ride to the glacier, but friends back home said I would regret not going. It was awesome.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Sightseeing of course. Buggy ride. Beautiful city.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Unsettling especially if you had an excursion. There were times when the level of instructions were poor or conflicting.
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