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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 34

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Pacific Coastal (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 22, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7515

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Cheap cruise, but, they nickel/dime you to make up the fiffetence. A little bit of false advertising if you ask me. Might be better to pay more up front and get more.


4 out of 5
Getting on board was easy and we'll organized.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The My Time Dining Room was great. The WIndjammer buffet was like the cheapest buffet I have ever been to. Soft drinks cost extra. Lattes cost extra. Sushi was extra. The bad buffet was free, but, very poor.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The surfing machine was great fun! The stage shows were mediocre.


2 out of 5
The stage shows were mediocre.

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Great MyTime dining and Room staff.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
TV cable was only active while cruising at sea. Aboit 1/4 of the TV channels were in French or Spanish. While docked, the TV cable was off. The on-board wi-fi was too expensive to use. Same with intetnational cell plan costs.

Ship tip

If it is your first time, you might like it. If you have been on other cruise lines, you may be disappointed.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
We started and stopped in Seattle and did not do anything special there.

Astoria, Oregon

4 out of 5
We walked to the Maritime museum which was amazing. We stopped at a beer festival on the way back which was really fun!

San Francisco, California

4 out of 5
We took a ride on the double decker bus which was very nice. Bring a hat to avoid sunburn! :-) We also walked the waterfront which was nice, and went to the chocolate factory. The excursions a were very expensive.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
We walked to the Empress hotel. The other excursions were very expensive.


5 out of 5
It was very easy to leave the ship. We waliked off wits all our luggage, aND it was the essiest exit og all my cruises. No sit ting around in wairing areas to leave.
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