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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Pacific Coastal (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 15, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8690

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The cruise with Royal was great. Other than Astoria, OR, I enjoyed all of the ports visited. Check in and departure was very well organized. In years past, it was chaotic but Royal has finally got it down to a science. Will definitely cruise with them again if the itinerary fits our travel plans.


5 out of 5
Embarkation was very smooth. Process was very quick.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We had My Time Dining. First time we tried this. I prefer the seated times but it was waitlisted. My Time Dining is confusing. We never had the same waitstaff. First day, we had a long wait that we gave up and went to the Windjammer instead.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
use the hot tub. Very relaxing and temperature was just perfect.


4 out of 5
Stage shows were okay. Royal has had better shows. The guy at the Schooner bar was entertaining.

Children's Programs

No children.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Frank, the bartender at the Crown and Kettle Pub on Deck 5 was outstanding. He was attentive and had our drinks ready every time. Kudos to Frank. He rates a 10 in service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Having been on the Explorrer a few times, it was like coming home again. This ship is very special to us as we did our very first cruise on this ship. Common areas were very well maintained and cleaned. Always saw so,done cleaning around the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was fine. It was comfortable and clean.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Enjoy the love Seattle. Stayed 2 days precruise to enjoy this city.

Astoria, Oregon

3 out of 5
Unless you drink lots of beer, there's not much there. Would prefer to have spent another day in San Francisco instead.

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Love this city by the Bay. Visited Alcatraz and also did a Segway tour which was loads of fun.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
It's Canada. Everything in Canada is beautiful.


5 out of 5
Very quick!
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