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Alaska Explorer of the Seas Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Didn’t Measure up to Expectations (long review for those that like to read)

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cdoc29
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Detailed Review for those that like to read Cruising with Myself, Wife and two kids ages 4 and 7. Also on the cruise were Grandparents celebrating 50th anniversary and two adult brothers sharing a cabin. I really wanted to like Royal Caribbean as they are less expensive than DCL and I was hoping to switch, some of my comparisons may include what I have experienced with Disney and where Royal ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


READ THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK ALASKA CRUISE

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Play It By Ear
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Before you book an Alaskan cruise on this ship, make sure you know about the TRUE itinerary. There was NO Tracy Arm Fjord and NO inside passage and RC knows about this ahead of time. In fact when I inquired on board as to why we weren’t returning on the inside passage, I was told the ship is too big for it, so the route that you see advertised is totally incorrect. I would call that false ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Beautiful Alaska Visit via Royal Caribbean

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Glenn90
6-10 Cruises

Took our 9th family cruise on Explorer of the Seas (EOS), on a 7-day Alaska itinerary from Seattle - our first visit to Alaska, and only our 2nd non-Caribbean cruise (we did Europe in 2010). Total of 11 family members, from age 4 to age 83. (My wife and I are 49, with daughters age 22 and 19.) We visited Seattle for 3 days before the cruise, and hit the major sights including the Space Needle ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Great destinations and ship!

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Bloomin Onion
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

We cruised August 17-24 to Alaska on the Explorer, round trip from Seattle. We chose this ship because of the timing, price, the ports visited and the itinerary. The Explorer was a beautiful ship and seemed to be trust the right size. I sailed on the Enchamentment of the Seas and the Carnival Ecstasy before and both were smaller. Yet I'm not sure I would want a larger ship like the Symphony of ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


Ship exceeded my expectations

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vacationgirl3414
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This cruise was selected due to a round trip itinerary (leaving from and returning to Seattle) and the ports the ship visited. Also the type of entertainment, restaurants, and activities on board. The ship was larger than I expected. There is a promenade, not just a Centrum. We went to a wine tasting, a cocktail making class, the all access tour and the mystery dinner theater event. None of these ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Good overall despite horrible dining room

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northern_hiker
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first experience on Royal Caribbean after several cruises on Carnival. We paid a lot for a Jr. Suite and our expectations were pretty high. Boarding at the Seattle port was not a good experience. We arrived at 10am in a Lyft and it took him 45 minutes to get through the crowd to drop us off. Another ship was in port and it was also unloading and loading like ours was. The port was ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


First and Last Royal Caribbean Cruise

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ilovermont73
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Overall this trip was fine. There were lots of options for keeping yourself occupied during the day and plenty of spaces to relax on board. The biggest issue we had was how EVERYTHING cost extra!! I would rather pay more upfront and not be nickeled and dimed for a week. The shops had constant sales and promotions, as did the Spa. Not a day went by without someone handing me a flyer for a deal ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

Traveled with children


Excellent !

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Stessie3124
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Well I’ll start by saying visiting Alaska is a must on anyone’s bucket list ! Cruising seem to be the best way to see the most Alaska has to offer ! If you can get a balcony room ! Your excursions do not have to be planned in advance you can book on the cruise or with private companies at the ports or just walk to town ( take a cab in Victoria it’s the cheapest way to town 10$ To the empress hotel ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Some practical advice to future Alaska cruisers on EOS

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mleng
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Overall: My family had cruised more than a dozen times, on Carnival, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean. We are all Platinum, including our 2 teenager kids. This is actually our 3rd time on EOS, with the first 2 times to Bermuda and Caribbean when EOS was home-ported at NJ. This review is not much of a blow-by-blow description of the trip, but more of a collection of practical observation and ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Spacious Panoramic Ocean View

Traveled with children


Absolutely awful

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Hrs4
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

My Alaskan Cruise with RC has been terrible. Food is awful. No flavor. Room smells terrible. I have to keep my bathroom door shut to keep from throwing up. Nickeled and dimed left and right. Pay, pay, pay. I thought I already paid to come on a cruise? Really, run away from RC. Their Surf and Stream Internet is not even capable of a Google Search, how could it possibly stream a video? I will never ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


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