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Explorer of the Seas Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.8 out of 5
Explorer of the Seas

7 Night Alaska Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 17, 2018

Ship: Explorer of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review Summary

We travelled as a large group (4 generations). I feel like there was something for everyone and it was great way to take a family vacation.


5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We were a large group and were accommodated nicely in the MDR. Windjammer buffet got old for me and the struggle to find seats was a bit crazy. My brothers family loved the windjammer though.... food was good everywhere.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 5 year old LOVED Aquanauts. Our 2 year old wasn’t old enough to participate but we knew that before we went so I really can’t complain. Explorer does not have a nursery for little ones like many other ships do. Again we knew that before but it would be nice if it was available. My older nieces and nephew didn’t use the teen club so much but I think the likes it when they did.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I think it’s so funny when I read about explorer being “tired” or dirty.... It was fantastic. Staff are working hard to keep it clean throughout the trip and we found to be a great size. We would travel on explorer again in a heartbeat.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Exactly what we expected. Small but always clean and did the job.

Ship Tip

make sure you go to the ice show!

Ports Of Call

Seattle, Washington

4 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
We did whale watching and visited Mendenhall glacier. If booking this be aware that you don’t get much time at the glacier.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
White Pass railway was beautiful. We also met 11 day old sled dog puppies and panned for gold. The kids loved the gold panning and puppies. The railway was more for the adults.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Victoria is great! We did the hop on hop off bus.


5 out of 5
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