Wonderful ports!! Should be more of these cruises.

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Pacific Coastal (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 29, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 8390

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

I love RCCL. I love ‘Voyager’ class ships. Explorer needs some big time cleaning work and every cruise itinerary should be treated equally. We truly felt like they were killing a week with us before their big 23 nite itinerary. PNW Cruises beats the heck out of repetitive Caribbean, Mexico, Bahamas etc. There should be more of them year round. Central to Northern East Coast would work too. Many don’t need 90s and sun and beaches for cruising.


5 out of 5
Super simple we were onboard very quickly.t

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
This was Explorers last itinerary before an ocean crossing. We felt like the ones who were to finish everything off before they got ready for company. Leftover everything, from food to tee shirts.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Cruise Director was funny, charming. The RC singers and dancers talented and their shows lots of fun. The comedians ranged from somwhat funny to outright lame....sorry they didn’t do much for me. Sad because past ones were so great we still laugh thinking of them. We laughed way more in the piano bar.As always

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Up to RC’s usual standards

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This ship needs a HUGE scrubbing inside. I’d read that there were some unpleasant odors and thought it probably wasn’t true. It is. There’s a prevailing musty odor throughout and some places are worse then others but it is there. Our tiny bathroom(as always)this time always smelled slightly like a public restroom. After many cruises this is the 1st time I have to say it never smelled clean -toilet nor shower.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
As long as you don’t mind vibrations of the engines(I don’t) the stern is very peaceful and the views are great. NOTE: this cabin has a single door NOT a sliding glass window, just FYI.

Ship Tip

Possibly don’t take a transitional itinerary.LOVE

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Love Seattle!

Astoria, Oregon

5 out of 5
Great port, the RC excursion Shots....don’t it’ll take up your entire day(especially when they made us come back to see the ice show while still in port) and mostly named movies I’d never heard of. Go explore on your own, I did a previous time. Much better.

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Soooooo gorgeous, so much to see and do! Grateful for the overnight. Get a HOP ON HOP OFF CITY SIGHTSEEING pass, you’ll be glad you did.

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
Very pretty area.


5 out of 5
Well I personally had a ridiculous snag....outcome to be worked on. Otherwise quite smooth.

Traveler Photos

Schooner Bar’s Piano Man is brilliant!
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