Alaska 2018

Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 10, 2018

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Suite

Cabin Number: 1264

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review Summary

Book excursions on your own without AA or RC, much cheaper and better experience. Plus the locals actually make some money. Be prepared for heavy sales pitches on everything from jewelry to fine art.


4 out of 5
Although everything went fairly well, I was annoyed that suite guests had a special lunch and we were never informed. Communication prior to boarding could be significantly better.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
A little more clarification ahead of time on the beverage packages and which dinning facilities were included and which were an additional charge would have been helpful. I blame this on <img class='agent-replacement' src='/images/hideagent.png'>

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Kids club can be improved upon and at least one pool should be covered, especially when you are going to Alaska. I was sold a story about a kids only pool with a slide that was part of the kids club - never existed.


4 out of 5
ice show was spectacular.

Children's Programs

2 out of 5
My son was bored with the arts and basic games.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

There is no kids specific pool

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Definitely spend some time here before or after your cruise

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
Need more time here.


4 out of 5
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