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692 Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise Reviews

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1josh777
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
136 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Our family of 5 had a great time during our Alaskan cruise on board the Explorer of the Seas. Embarkation: The port in Seattle was a mess to get into. This, of course, has nothing to do with Royal Caribbean's service but I figure I ... Read more
rba12345
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
ust returning from a 7-night Alaskan cruise on Explorer. We are a family of four with two teenage girls and we had a great time onboard. We are typically DIY travelers, so the cruise was a different kind of vacation for us. I think ... Read more
mblucot
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The crew members were fabulous. I never walked by a crew member that didn't say hello. The amenities and entertainment offered on board were very enjoyable. The ship is so clean it amazed me. With over 3000 passengers it was never dirty. ... Read more
kinosh
Member Since 2015
1 review
30 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Northbound Alaska Will include stuff we would do differently and anything else that would improve our experience (and maybe yours too). Embarkation in Vancouver Check-in is 11am-3pm. Don’t check in at noon. You will have ... Read more
Croozing66
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have sailed with RC before, numerous times, and I have to say, I was truly disappointed in the level of service on this cruise. The trip itself was lovely, and Alaska was an amazing destination. But the cruise itself: Just ... Read more

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Lady Bowhunter
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This cruise ship was wonderful! This was our 3rd cruise to the Alaska Inside Passage, but the 1st time on Royal Caribean. We choose this cruise ship because we wanted to be able to stay in Alaska another week. Other cruise ships leave ... Read more
Rapplein
Member Since 2007
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a quick getaway. Embarkation was a breeze and we could have gotten on the ship as early as 10:30am but we actually didn't board until noon. We had a carry-on size luggage and a back pack so we decided to carry our ... Read more
ct8
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Here's some information and highlights from a 7-day northbound royal caribbean cruise aboard Radiance of the Seas with a 3-night post-cruise land tour: Getting to and on the ship in Vancouver: For two people with two bags, it was $35 ... Read more
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VegasGirl1108
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
13 helpful votes
Overall this was a great cruise. If you are considering Alaska- GO!!! The Explorer was a wonderful ship that has a lot to offer. Since the "big ships" can't get into the places in Alaska that the smaller ones can (and the smaller ... Read more
snowshh
Member Since 2002
1 review
191 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
FIRST OF ALL, this is probably more detailed info than you want to know but hope it will be helpful. We cruised the Inside Passage in Alaska over 10yrs ago but wanted to return & do more land touring. The last one was in June & ... Read more

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weebles64
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This Alaska cruise was part of a package with a travel agent who set up a geocaching tour of Alaska, so I did not have a choice of the time or ship. My family had a great time on the ship. I did a lot of reading before the cruise about ... Read more
dezifox
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We are a family of 9 from Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina. Two children 6 and 9 yrs old. We chose this ship because it is very family friendly. They had fabulous accommodations with room for 5 and cozy bunk beds for the ... Read more
bobjenzach
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas because they offer lots of amenities and activities for families with children, as well as adults of all ages. We also liked the ports of call in Alaska. The ship was very clean and well ... Read more
Shortridge
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I was so happy with this cruise! Boarding was easy and quick. I suggest getting to the terminal at about 10:30 am, because they put you in these taxi waiting lines. This has nothing to do with the cruise lines, it's a Seattle pier 91 ... Read more
Lrtalk
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our family finished a week on Explorer in Alaska on Friday. In June 2015 my wife and I along with another couple spent a week on Celebrity Solstice in Alaska, and our kids decided they wanted this year’s family vacation to be a ... Read more

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Jazzerciser
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We traveled with a group and others in the group decided the cruise line, dates and itinerary. The embarkation process prior to getting on the ship was very fast, easy and smooth. The cabin (7054) was wonderful - I love the layout with ... Read more
ultimate_ed
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We have sailed three times previously on Disney and greatly enjoyed their ships and service. However, for this vacation, we decided to give RCI a try for several reasons. First, we really wanted a one way sailing and not a round trip. ... Read more
cindysuz
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise, and I thought the cruise itself was fine. I took it more for convenient transportation than for the cruise experience. We stayed at the Pan Pacific in Vancouver, and they took care of transporting our ... Read more
shadoweyeone
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My family and I usually travel with Carnival and admittedly have gotten used to their way of doing things. Many of our friends travel with Royal and have offered that it is a better cruise line to travel with. We decided to give them a try ... Read more
dilleyjc
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went to Alaska on the Coral Princess in June of 2010. We decided to cone back and take extended family with us. We had 3 rooms - 2 mini suites and an indoor cabin across. The cabins were well appointed and slightly ... Read more

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JerseyAmy
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This is our second time aboard Explorer, the first being in 2006. The ship is large, with a full schedule of activities from yoga to lectures and evening entertainment for adults and activities for kids. We were sailing to Alaska, which ... Read more
belkin58
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We enjoyed a great day in Seattle before the cruise including the Boeing Factory Tour, Pikes Place Market and the Space Needle. Uber is a great way to get around town and to the port. The port is chaotic and clearly not equipped to handle ... Read more
bsk44
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We took a family trip to celebrate milestone birthdays. After having cruised with Royal Caribbean multiple times before, I was very disappointed in the ship/experience. There were lots of crowds and it felt very campy (theme nights, game ... Read more
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Cruise.Hound
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed June 2016
We did a land & sea cruise,.I would highly recommend the RC ship but not necessarily the trip before the cruise, The tour guide and bus driver were excellent, but we could have planned a better itinerary ourselves. The first day ... Read more
Bobby.Sails
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The Radiance is a comfortable ship, it is smaller than I am use to. The entertainment was good; there were 2 acts that were excellent, David Meyer and the Alley Cats, if you have the chance to see them on your cruise you should. We ... Read more

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