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Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Sweet Ship, Great Time

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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bluecartakesacruise

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Excellent time on the Explorer doing a 7 night run from Seattle and back. We came very close to cancelling this booking based on a series of bad no, scary terrible reviews on here. By happenstance some folks I know had just come back from a trans-Pacific crossing on this ship, they had nothing but good things to say about it, That soothed our concerns. I found the ship to be very well ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Loved the Explorer and the Pacific Coastal cruise.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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canuckcruiselover

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Embarkation was a breeze. We arrived at the port at 10:30 am and were in the Windjammer at 11:00. We have sailed on many of the RCI ships and have never had a cruise we didn't like. The Explorer was no exception. We skipped the MDR and had all lunches and dinners in the Windjammer. We found the food to be somewhat better quality than on previous cruises and the selection was great. ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Promenade Stateroom


Cattle Call

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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hesfireshes911

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

It's all about value. This cruise was very affordable. We cruise for the cruise experience and not just ports. The food was good but the evening dining was excellent. The breakfast and lunch (and snacks) is always a cattle call on the 11th floor. The only thing that kept this from being a "Very Good" cruise was the re-boarding process, especially on the return from Astoria. The line was single ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


A surprisingly fun itinerary, with a few on-board hiccups

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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rmurray847

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

My wife and I cruised on EXPLORER on the Pacific Northwest Itinerary from 9/23-9/30. Our prior cruise had been last summer on NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS, a near twin to EXPLORER, so we knew the layout quite well from Day 1. For the first time in my cruising experience, I bought the unlimited drink package. Unfortunately, I signed up for it just after the rates went up (and package choices dropped), ...
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Sail Date: September 2016


Ok ship, ok itinerary. As our first exposure to RC it was overall a let down.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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great49er

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

My wife and I recently cruised on the Pacific Coastal Sep 23 - 30th out of Seattle on this ship. Our overall impression is that this ship is nothing special. It feels small, the crew wasn't particularly friendly, there were no examples of outstanding service, the amenities were a bit less than we are accustomed to and the decor wasn't our style (how many pieces of art detailing topless women do ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Explorer of Seas Pacific Coast Fun

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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sngle_98

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I flew into Seattle on Wednesday with my 16 year old son. I was with a group of cross stitches. Spent Wednesday evening at the Chihuly museum, it was nice. I had seen some of his works in my home state. We ate at a local restaurant, 5 Point Cafe, open 24hours. Good food. Thursday we rode the monorail and then the light rail to Pike's Market. You could spend days here and never see everything. Did ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Traveled with children


Beautiful Northwest!

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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LovetheSea

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Driving up to the Explorer of the Seas at Smith Cove in Seattle, you see how large this ship is. We arrived at 11:00. Which was perfect timing. Not too busy yet. Check in was smooth and well organized. Cabins were not ready until 1 pm. We went to the only restaurant open to us. Except maybe the Café Promenade? Here is where you realize what it means to have 3800 passengers on a ship. There were NO ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


West Coast is Special

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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Wanderlost

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The Pacific Coastal itinerary is one of our favorites, especially when it involves sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge. We cruised last year on RCL's Jewel of the Seas and vowed to try to do this cruise every year if the price was right. We booked a D1 aft after final payment at a great price and were so looking forward to another great time on the west coast. Since we like to take public ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


North American coastal cruise.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Pacific Coastal

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Bettiedessie

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 the songs. The food was good and there were lots of choices in the buffet. The my time dining was excellent also. Service was fantastic in all areas. Our room ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony


Was expecting a lot but didn't live up to expectations.

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halp79

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 was so rough. I thought fall would be calmer on the pacific. Rained in Astoria, live close to San Francisco, so we didn't get off until Victoria. Need more time ...
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Sail Date: September 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom with Virtual Balcony


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