Good first cruise
Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Review summaryGorgeous sunny weather all week made this a great first cruise. Crew and staff were pleasant. The beverage and photo packages were worth it.
Food and Dining
Nice to have access to tea/ coffee and snacks 24-hours. Food (pizza, rolls, sweets) was okay.
Great ocean views, wide variety of foods, energetic staff making sure everyone uses hand sanitizer before going in to eat. Attentive staff to help find seat, take drink orders, and clear your plate.
Crown & Kettle Pub
Nice central place to have a drink, listen to classical music and songs by request performances.
Main Dining Room
Nice servers, good but rich food, and a pleasant atmosphere. We had the eat anytime slot so did not have to wait in the long lines.
Nice to walk around it on sunny days but it would be very crowded.
Day Spa and Fitness Center
Spa prices were high, but I appreciated the complementary abs class.
Art and Photo Gallery
Appreciated the screening of a Dali film in collaboration with Disney.
Watched the ice skating show in here and it was cozy and had good views from the back tables.
Good for performances, but the video projector needs to be upgraded. It was terrible to see a movie in this theater.
Book selection was terrible, and the playing cards were all a jumbled mess of sticky cards.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
the All Access Tour was interesting to see the behind the scenes workers, spaces, and activities.