Great trip, but ship nickel and dimes you

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 03, 2018

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Number: 7206

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review Summary

Cruise was great. Only complaint is you stay on ship for 3 whole days. Ports were good. Ship nickels and dimes you for everything, which they never used to. Have to pay for capacinno's at meals now. Really??? You pay extra for lots of other activities and to go to Johnny Rockets. Cost the same to go on ship as land. Ice skating show was excellent!!

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room was excellent, buffet was ok, didn't go to specialty restaurant

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
A lot of activities cost money now, like scrapbooking, cupcake decorating, exercise classes etc

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Ice show, singer and comedian were excellent. Singers and dancers just ok

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dining room servers and room stewart were excellent, thou they no longer leave a chocolate on your pillow

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Cool ship and promenade

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a front cabin with two portholes. Spacious and brite

Ship Tip

Don't book promenade rooms unless you stay up past 10 and are up by 8. Music plays

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Should not be charging for shuttle to town. If you want to go to glacier, book shuttle on Viator and it takes you all day. Then you can sornd as much time as you want thete. I recommend you hike to glacier and water fall. It is about a mile but easy hikr

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Should not be charging for shuttle to town. Go off ship and book bus trip with M&M tours. Basically same tour as train but 1/2 the price and you stop and take pictures. Scenery was beautiful and guide was gregr

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Beautiful flowers, clean. Should no be charging for shutyle

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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