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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 06, 2018

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9472

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Fantastic trip. Plan for cold weather even in July! We had insulated jeans, hats and gloves. We had to buy a heavier coat onboard.


5 out of 5
My mom is an RCC Diamond member, so there was no line. We got our Seapass cards created and walked right out to the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We enjoy the speciality restaurants. Very good food and service. At Chop's Grille, we had a female waiter that seemed to get her tables filled behind all of the male waiters. She was trying and it was clearly not her fault. Also, the Windjammer needs to have actual salad and not all of the different ethnic kinds either. I mean lettuce, cheese, vegetables, ranch dressing. The Main Dining Room Lunch Sald Bar was fantastic! Main Dining breakfast was fantastic! Main Dining Room dinner was marginal at best. The food we got was good, but 25 mintues waiting for dessert was not good. We got up and left!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Cruise Director was fantastic! The singers and dancers were great! Loved the comedian and also Leo Ward the Magician. We attended both of his shows and I am still scrtaching my head. The humor combined with the illusions is the best I've ever seen!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward was wonderful! Extra pillows and ice replace daily. The shopping consultants were great!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Explorer needs a little work here and there, but overall she is still an RCC ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Main Dining Room Lunch salad is the best!

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Loved whale watching and the Mendenhall Glacier. Everyone must eat at Tracy's King Crab Shack. Best price and best crab legs in Alaska. Allow for plenty of time to partake. We easily could have gotten left behind.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
White Pass Train is a must for anyone visiting Alaska! The Skagway Fish Company restaurant has the best steam clams that I have ever eaten!

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Butchardt gardens was beautiful. If you want to have high tea at the Empress Hotel, book your reservation online through Open table months in advance. It was wonderful and is now checked off my bucket list! It is a long walk from the Empress (45 min) to the pier. Pay the mone and get the shuttle or that 25 minute walk they claimed onboard must be for those who ran the whole way.


5 out of 5
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