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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.4 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 11, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 2296

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

We loved our time on Explorer of the Seas and would recommend it to anyone. P and O have a lot of growing to do, We thought the staff were well trained and looked like they enjoyed their jobs. The Captain is keeping a very happy crew we thought.


5 out of 5
We had not issues at all even though we didn't have our luggage tags ready. All done in moments at the dock and we were on our way.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We bought the three dinner package and it was wonderful. Italian, Asian and steaks all cooked and served in a gourmet restaurant. The Shaphire Resaurant was excellent for breakfast and dinner. We ate at Windjammer for lunch and some breakfasts. The food was always of a high quality. My only minor complaint might be that the clearing of tables during the busy periods was sometimes a bit slow.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We didn't do the activities but we did go and look.


4 out of 5
Throughly enjoyed the ice skating show! Wow! Loved the man who did the first adult comedy show. He was clever and funny without using thousands of 4 letter words. We enjoyed the shows too. The pianist and the guitarist were world class. We loved them.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
We thought the staff were first class and we would have done 5 stars except for the young woman on the excursion desk who was surly and almost rude. The trips we wanted were booked out and we felt she was being put out when we wanted to know what trips were available. She was really snotty when one of our party was too ill to go on a trip and we asked about onselling his ticket. Bobby our cabin attendant was second to none! Our wait staff were excellent too.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love everything about the ship! Fabulous! Clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were totally happy with our cabin and Bobbys service. If I had one issue, it would be that the linen is a nylon product. Which it looked great, it was really hot. We didn't like the quality of the bed linen.

Ship Tip

Bring layers for the cold and bring some smart clothes for the great nights out. Buy the drinks package if you like a drink, it covered everything we wanted, it was paid before we left home and it was convenient.

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
Seattle was great but less time at the locks would mean more time at the markets. We had Bill who was a top tour guide!

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Interesting but too many jewellery stores. Nothing much open because it was Sunday

Skagway, Alaska

4 out of 5
Great town and loved the Train trip up to the Klondike. Worth seeing!

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
What a beautiful town! Loved the Butchart Garden trip .


5 out of 5
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