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777 Royal Caribbean Alaska Cruise Reviews
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ArubaJo
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a wonderful cruise. The scenery was spectacular, breathtaking, awesome. The weather was great every day. We saw seals, salmon and whales (well whale spouts) We met the most wonderful people on this cruise. loved the itinerary. ... Read more
Pegatha5
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
Called RC to book this cruise a year in advance. There were 3 couples going. Booked the flights through RC too. All three of our flights got changed before the cruise. I personally think I will book my own flights from now on. They ... Read more
chadcf
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
6 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
74 forum posts
6 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
Linangels
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
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VegasMark
Member Since 2005
19 reviews
391 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Background information My wife and I (30-somethings) sailed with our in-laws. I have been on about 24 cruises and my wife about 10. This was the second cruise for my in-laws. Hotel information We arrived a day early (and stayed ... Read more
luvbnmomto2
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Loved this ship!! Actually it was our 2nd time on the Explorer and she is even more amazing than I remember. We are a family of 4, 2 teens and my husband and I. I wish I could have given a better rating but Royal Caribbean is not what it ... Read more
chch41
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The whole experience was absolutely fantastic. We enjoyed every minute of our trip. Before this cruise, we had an exhausted week long trip in Alaska already (including Fairbanks, a Haul Road journey up to MP270, Denali NP, Russian ... Read more
EdJanetcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
13 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
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jszoke
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
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
17 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
lawkentoday
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
HARP
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
848 forum posts
11 helpful votes
A number 1 bucket list item is a cruise to Alaska. Great ship, great crew and a great place to visit. Sights you will never forget. Mountains, ice blue glaciers and rain clouds. Whales and otters right along side the ship, Eagles ... Read more
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kbball
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our third trip on this ship to Alaska, three years in a row. You cannot see all you want to see in one cruise. Embarking in Vancouver was simple and quick. We had flown in the day before and stayed at the Pan Pacific. ... Read more
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ibeplato
Member Since 2005
1 review
42 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our family (two adults, two teens) just completed a weeklong sail on the Radiance from Vancouver to Seward. Overall we loved the ship, the crew, and the itinerary. Nits were mostly minor. Dining room food was good, service was ... Read more
A.P.
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
8 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
16 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
EmptyNestors
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We travelled with two other couples and although we had a good time I'm not sure I would choose a cruise again. The food was OK but nothing to write home about. It did get better the second half of the trip. Our wait staff was ... Read more
MDtechiecruiser
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took this cruise with 5 other friends (all of us 35-40). Alaska itself is amazing, and I now understand why everyone has this on their bucket list. Go on this cruise for that reason alone. However, if I compare this cruise to other ... Read more
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MBrag
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 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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CruizX2
Member Since 2013
1 review
12 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The Alaska ports of call were amazing! Fabulous views, breathtaking scenery, exciting wildlife....a trip to remember! The cruise ship itself was compact and a bit tired/worn - could use a facelift. But the crew were attentive, and the ... Read more
abklyngirl
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
DayStar
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This was a family "bucket list" trip for my dad and unfortunately it was not the ultimate experience that he was hoping for. Embarkation was a long meandering walk and when we boarded the ship no one was giving any ... Read more
dinnies6414
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was the first Alaskan Cruise for our family of 6 adults, and the first overall cruise for 3/6. We stayed in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific, which was a perfect location for boarding the ship. We had a very smooth embarkation, and were ... Read more
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