Alaska, Explorer OTS, 2018

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 03, 2018

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7288

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Our first 48 hours at sea, the seas were rough. But after that, "smooth" sailing! We did have a lot of fog, so no evening star watching. The ship was clean, but is showing her age.(we had paint chips on our balcony from peeling paint), but our cabin was very clean.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Main Dining Room

4 out of 5

Food and service was very good!

Johnny Rockets

3 out of 5

Tried to go there, but every time we tried, it was closed.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Center Ice Rink

5 out of 5

They had a great ice skating show!!!!!


4 out of 5
The ice skating show was great, the stage shows in the Palace Theater were typical cruise line productions.

Studio B

5 out of 5

Ice skating show was excellent!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
This being the largest ship, to date, we have been on, it took us a good while to find our way around. The ship was very clean, but there were paint chips on our balcony from peeling paint. So Explorer was showing her age.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Not a huge balcony, but it was large enough for viewing the glaciers. And our cabin steward kept it very clean.

Ship tip

Use the cruise compass, and be sure to see the ice show in Studio B

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5
We spent 2 extra, pre cruise nights in Seattle. Wish we had added a couple more. there is a lot to see and do.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
We did an excellent 5.5 hour whale watching tour.

Skagway, Alaska

3 out of 5
The day there was extremely windy.

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
Wish we would have had more time in port. Beautiful island


5 out of 5
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