Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Bettiedessie
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was a great cruise along the coast of North America. I enjoyed all 3 ports of call. The ice show was top notch. One of the best I've seen. The dance shows were so much fun to watch The music was great and I'd have bought a cd of ... Read more
allpoints
Member Since 2001
1 review
713 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Probably one of our least favorite cruises. A real disappointment. Cabin attendant had no eye for detail. For example, missing or the wrong daily planners. Came back to our cabin to find another guest standing in our foyer area with ... Read more
halp79
Member Since 2016
1 review
29 forum posts
Loved the virtual balcony. The shows were not compelling with the exception of Mike Price, the juggler. Embark/disembark were smooth. The cabin was ok, but there was a lot of banging in the cabin because of the rough seas. Not sure why it ... Read more
MomOfAFlock
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time cruisers! This cruise was a bucket list item. We expected to take it some day, maybe in 10 years or so when retirement is upon us. But we were blessed to receive it as a gift by my husband's employer, as a reward for years of ... Read more
malefevre
Member Since 2003
1 review
295 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Overall, I really like Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. This was my first Alaskan cruise. We were in Seattle for 1.5 day before the cruise to tour Seattle. This was an amazing trip. When we boarded the Explorer, the boarding lines were ... Read more

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Surrey0
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Boat - very good, Service - excellent, trips - very good. Entertainment - mixed, one love band outstanding!!! Information speeches were limited. The entertainment crew worked hard but too many quizzes!! Easy on boarding as was the ... Read more
Nomclean
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This cruise for us was part of a packaged tour Facilities on the boat were very good, it was clean and staff were always cleaning public areas. Sapphire dining room food was of a high standard as was the service. Windjammer ... Read more
cdskurat@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
I decided to choose this cruise for the activities on the ship for my 14 yr old son and our 10 yr old nephew. The overall is that everythng looks worn. I know that the ship had just been redone last year-- so I am not sure what happened. ... Read more
chadcf
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Overall we had a great time on this, our 3rd cruise. We arrived fairly early at the port, around 10:30 AM and had no problems getting on the boat. We were on in less than 30 minutes, there was plenty of parking, shuttle came quickly and we ... Read more
happygirlchocolate
Member Since 2012
1 review
59 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Arrival: We arrived at 1045. Boarding was quick as we were staying in a suite. My cousin and aunt were in a promenade room and it took her over 45 minutes for them to board. We went straight to the Windjammer for lunch, which was fine ... Read more

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Linangels
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We booked a prominade room,thinking they looked special. The music from the prominade was so loud you could not rest in the afternoon or sleep at night! We had to move cabins, the staff was very very helpful! The food was good, but less ... Read more
EdJanetcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We were pleased with everything on our cruise. The check in was crowded with standing for a long period of time. They needed to have seated areas for non handicapped. The ship was beautiful. It had a great art collection. So much I ... Read more
garyduran
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarkation and disembarkation went very smooth. The ship was wonderful and filled with fun activities, people, and perfect opportunities to make lifelong memories with the family. We watched movies from the pool in the evening, competed ... Read more
jszoke
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
This was our first cruise, sailing to Alaska to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Seattle is a wonderful city; we ate dinner in Pike's Place and used the Sound Transit to get around. Used Seattle Express to get to the pier; that went ... Read more
Seeinstars
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
We chose RCCL for our family cruise to Alaska. 12 adult "kids" and spouses plus 10 grandchildren, ages 4-17. It was the perfect ship for activities (rock climbing, flow rider, mini golf, sports court, pools, and kids club). Such ... Read more

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lawkentoday
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and was for our 20th wedding anniversary. Part of the problem was weather related, for which I cannot blame the cruise line. We boarded on a Friday in Seattle around noon, but could not get to our room until ... Read more
A.P.
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My spouse and I chose this cruise to visit Seattle, Alaska and Canada for the first time. Embarkation was fine; transportation at Pier 91 is easy and accessible. I believe we went at a busy time so it probably took about 30 mins to an ... Read more
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jwutony16
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I went on this cruise as part of a group that owns franchises in Florida. While I never complain about a cruise because I love them so much, the Explorer of the Seas had some flaws. We had a balcony stateroom which was great. Inyoman our ... Read more
MBrag
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We had cruised RCI as a family about 12 years ago (on the Explorer of the Seas) and had high hopes of a great extended family vacation. We were sorely disappointed. Aside from a great captain -- who navigated very close to the glacier ... Read more
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abklyngirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
We took a Royal Caribbean Alaska cruise about 16 years ago, departing from Vancouver. It was wonderful and especially memorable was the Hubbard Glacier. The ship spent the day there, up close and amazing, and it rotated 1/4 turns every ... Read more

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DebbieS109
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Beautiful scenery, wonderful train,dog sled, gold panning excursion. Did not enjoy the bike and brew excursion in Juneau. It was along a rather busy highway with dangerous crossings and I did not find it relaxing at all. Food was amazing ... Read more
KCLT
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
I have cruised on Carnival and NCL prior to RCCL and I a not impressed with RCCL at all. I traveled with my husband (30's) and my two kids (age 6 and 4) and my mother (age 52) 1. Embarkation in Seattle was organized but it was like a ... Read more
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CJ_In_Chicago
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
40 forum posts
4 helpful votes
After a pretty disorganized embarkation process (the employees of the port were a little clueless) they didn't put drink package stickers on our SeaPasses and then said we did not need them, but we did.....so our first stop once on board ... Read more
RickinStl
Member Since 2015
1 review
81 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Let me start by saying this was the first time my wife and I have cruised and been to Alaska. We started out not knowing what to expect. But thanks to some wonderful people on here we had a vague idea of what we were in for. I never ... Read more
kayguz
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
178 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We decided on the Explorer of the Seas for Alaska because we wanted a RT Seattle (to visit with friends) and we knew that our 5 year old would be happy in AO. I also knew that there would be lots of families with kids on this cruiseline-- ... Read more

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