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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Pacific Coastal (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7355

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was a family cruise, with elderly parents, The weather was sunny but far to cold to enjoy the deck, I would recommend taking it no later than September7th.


5 out of 5
Very Smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The Chop house and Ozumi were very good, Guiovani's was just ok. They should dump it for Jamie Oliver's that they have on the Ovation.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
the weather was cold so very little was done outside.


3 out of 5
the usual fare. not very exciting

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Generally good but at times seemed going through the motions. I do believe that having a tip no matter the effort has reduced the service quality.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
one word for this ship is Tired! Needs a refresh, looks its age.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
just ok after the Ovation a big reduction in wow

Ship tip

good for first time cruisers, watch out for the crush in the center court during there special show events,very claustrophobic.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5
good place for a first visit, ship no where near transit,

Astoria, Oregon

4 out of 5
was a delight, great food

San Francisco, California

4 out of 5
an interesting city, but a real tourist trap on the piers

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5


1 out of 5
Awful, had a close air time, did walk off, was told by 6.30 am, was inline early, the ship had its crew get off at 6 am, was finally cleared the ship at 7.30 am, no updates .
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