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

Overall Rating:

4.3 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 04, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

The downside was no laundry found on each deck like Princess has. You have to pay per bag and there is a 24+ hour turnover. Princess has laundry on each deck where you can do your own. That was very helpful. We went to one of the specialty dining and paid more money. I felt the food at the normal dining area was better. It was not worth the extra money.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
We had no issues getting on or off the ship. We got to the ship later, so there was no crowds.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Desserts were AWESOME PLUS....We were at a special event. Service was slower than expected not because of the wait staff. Understanding our waiters was a challenge. Had to have them repeat things often.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
dodgeball, ice show were great. Many things to choose from.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We went to several shows, singing. dancing show, ice show as well as Newlywed game.

Children's Programs

Kids were too old.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The customer service desk was superior. They were very helpful through our difficult time we had with our luggage. Julie was our advocate and got us help.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The beds were very comfortable.

Ship Tip

Comparing to Princess, the major thing

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Missed going to Ketchacan, where we have been before.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Went whale watching. Wish I had more time....

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Our favorite place. Went Zip lining.....Best time ever...

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
In 3 visits, this was the first time we were able to get off the boat due to great weather and during the day. Past trips were dark and raining.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Easy and quick as possible. Herding that many people is a challenge...
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