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Alaska Explorer of the Seas Alaska Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas
Alaska
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

34

Very Good

40

Average

31

Poor

18

Terrible

10

Cruise type

133 Alaska Explorer of the Seas Alaska Cruise Reviews


cdoc29 avatar

cdoc29

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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vacationgirl3414

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Ship exceeded my expectations

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Glenn90

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Alaska Visit via Royal Caribbean

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Bloomin Onion

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great destinations and ship!

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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mleng

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Some practical advice to future Alaska cruisers on EOS

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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northern_hiker

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Good overall despite horrible dining room

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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ilovermont73

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and Last Royal Caribbean Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Stessie3124

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent !

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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peasmakr18

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

This was our second 7+ day cruise. We stayed two nights in Seattle at a VRBO. Boarding the ship was quick and easy. I believe we boarded around 1130-1200 and there were minimal lines. From the airport we took the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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puggylicious

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Rather disappointing

Rather disappointing. We arrived in Seattle and stayed in Holiday Inn Express downtown. It was in a good location to walk around and take in the city. Embarkation was smooth and fast. We boarded the ship ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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2IACruisers

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family Celebration

We traveled with our two sons and wife’s brother to celebrate our 35th anniversary. (Unacknowledged on board but always acknowledged for upsale pitches on the phone.) We chose AK because it is beautiful and RCL ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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kelly2509

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great ship if you like crowds

Explorer of the Seas is a large, beautiful ship that has lots of amenities. The staterooms are a decent size (we had a basic balcony room that sleeps three including the pulldown upper bunk) and the beds are ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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JPSemprini

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fascinating, Yet Disappointing

I never thought much about cruising before my wife and I retired a few years ago, but we have both been bitten by the travel bug. I never in my wildest imagination would have thought I would enjoy it as much as I ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dnclaw

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great balance for entire family

We cruised with our own 3 children plus 2 children of friends. We chose a round trip Seattle cruise because we are from the area and we wanted to see Alaska. Getting on was smooth and easy - lines moved very ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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RachelinNJ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Experience with a Rocky Start

This was a family cruise--my mom took myself and my husband along with my brother, his wife, and my niece(13) and nephew(18). We all had been on one other cruise before. The draw for us was Alaska. Overall we ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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PurdueMama13

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Family cruise with adult children

I must start first by saying Alaska is possibly the most beautiful place I've seen..at least so far! Tracy Arm Fjord was truly breath taking! We chose RCL on recommendations from friends who cruise often and ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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gibby541

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great family cruise to Alaska

Traveled with children, 8 and 12 years old. Have cruised with Royal Caribbean before, but not with little ones. Heard great things about their programs, and Adventure Ocean kept our 8-year-old nicely entertained. He ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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kittycat344

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great entertainment, overall good experience

To preface my review so you will understand my experience: I took the cruise with my younger sister and my parents. I am 14 years old, and I've only been on one cruise before this one - on the Carnival Miracle, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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bosabri

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great food, Great Excursions, Great Views, Fun Activities

This was our 9th Royal Caribbean cruise and we were once again very happy with absolutely everything on the ship and the excursions. We're a young 40's couple traveling without kids and had a wonderful time on ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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RickManley53

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wife's Birthday Cruise

My wife booked this cruise a year ago in July while we were driving from Florida to Tennessee to visit family. Our cruise rep at Royal Caribbean worked with her for over an hour on the phone mind you, getting us ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Sgilbert70

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaskan Cruise

Overall great service, a good amount of time at the ports and at a fair price. I loved our time in Juneau and Skagway. We booked excursions outside the cruise line and saved a fair amount. Our room was clean but ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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vollEngineer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Weak service

Took this cruise with family whom had already cruised Alaska on another cruise line. I had been to Alaska on a road trip before and been on other cruises, Caribbean and European. Nobody in our 6 person group ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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dorray

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Royal Caribbean 1st Alaskan Cruise

I wanted my husband and I to take an Alaskan cruise with a visit to Victoria, Canada (we are big Anglophile's) and was considering Holland America, Princess and Royal Caribbean. R. C. had the only itinerary that ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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txtricia

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Meh sailing on Explorer of the Seas

Overall I would say the theme of our cruise was underwhelmed. I have been on over 20 cruises with my family and friends and this was the first time I would rate one was just meh, if this cruse had a color it would ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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keciacourtemanche

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Alaska was great!

The ship was larger than expected, with lots of eateries 24 hrs a day. we LOVED our dining room attendants Stanley and Kleeber - they were AWESOME1 BEST SERVICE IN THE DINING ROOM! also, OUR ATTENDANT, Romulo was ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Explorer of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.1
Dining4.04
Entertainment5.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation5.04.1
Family5.03.7
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money5.03.9
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