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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Pacific Coastal (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 22, 2017

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7604

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The ship is old and it shows it. Unfortunately the food in the dining room was not the best. Luckily the specialty restaurants made up for it. The Italian and Japanese restaurants were very good. You never see the cruise staff around the ship, only at an event. Other lines I have been on, they were everywhere, which is great. You get to know them and they get to know you. The venues they used for some activities were not good. Having trivia in the Schooner Bar was not big enough for the amount of people participating. The last day they moved it to a lounge.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


Didn't go to any shows

Children's Programs

Not traveling with children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our dining room waiter was poor. We sent back a salmon dinner because it required a knife to cut it and after that she had an attitude for the rest of the week. She also requested that we give her a excellent rating so that she could get a day off.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We wound up with a handicap room because nothing else was available. With this, everything in the room was larger, especially the bathroom.

Ports of call

Astoria, Oregon

5 out of 5
Just took a shuttle to the city. Great little town.

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
I contacted Urban Adventure Quest and did there Awesome San Francisco Scavenger Hunt. This was the best experience I have had in touring a city.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Took the shuttle to town and walked everywhere.


5 out of 5
Very easy.
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