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Pacific Coastal Explorer of the Seas Pacific Coastal Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas
Pacific Coastal
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

22

Very Good

28

Average

21

Poor

10

Terrible

5

Cruise type

86 Pacific Coastal Explorer of the Seas Pacific Coastal Cruise Reviews


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Priscilla0818

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Third time's the charm!

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We had been on Explorer twice before, both cruises out of Cape Liberty. This was to be our first Pacific cruise. Never having been to Seattle we arrived 3 days early. We toured the city and took in a Mariners ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TamaraJohnston214

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun but...

This was a 60th Birthday cruise consisting of 5 women, 3 whom have known each other for 57 years! We were treated to a suite by the birthday girl (can't go wrong there) and while it was a great room and we loved ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Poshen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Expected more

Last minute cruise from the local port Seattle to Astoria to San Francisco to Victoria Island, got a good discount . This is our third cruise on three different cruise line. We’ve been on Holland and Princess on ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Cwmatthews

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great experience!

This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean. We chose Explorer of the Seas because of the pacific coast itenerary. It was just my husband and myself. Our previous cruise had been on the Oasis of the Seas so the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TahoeSierra

17 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Far below our expectations

Our primary reason for taking this cruise was to see the ship. At 137,000 tons, this is the largest ship we have ever sailed on and it has some features we have never seen before. We have visited the ports many ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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fosterwf

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Restful and quiet

This cruise was a close cruise for a Western Washington resident. Not too many cruises (3) but like the experience. The ship while a little old is in great shape and constantly being cleaned, etc. Wanted to try ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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gailofiowa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Family Unfriendly and Dining Service Below Expectations

My daughter, 2 grandsons (20 months and 5 years), and I took a 4 night Royal Caribbean cruise from Sept 17-21 with stops in Nanaimo and Victoria. We stayed in 2 inside cabins, which were next door to each other. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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beviepie1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Royal Caribbean has gone CHEAP

This cruise was offered by a travel agent (he had 1100 customers on board) for a great price! It was a quick getaway that we could drive to the port. I was amazed at how CHEAP RCCL has become. In the cabin no ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Qstrom

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Pacific Northwest cruising well done.......

The wife and I booked this cruise about a year out, long before our son moved up to Tacoma with his girlfriend for a great career last March. Once we told them about our cruise plans her parents and the kids joined ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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roomservice

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Specialty Restaurants Very Good! (only)

Have traveled with Celebrity (Solstice) and Holland America..First Cruise for awhile and booked with a friend. She cancelled, thank goodness as the inside Cabin was soo small, The cost of this cruise was low ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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hartcons

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

We loved this ship!

first cruise. wanted a short one to try out our sea legs. for an older ship it's in great condition. lots of art on the walls. easy to navigate. plenty of spaces to sit and chill (library on 7th can be nice although ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Chefwoody

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Our short first RC experience

Royal Caribbean Explorer I might have originally put this under “you get what you pay for”, but on reflection it’s more complicated. My wife and I have sailed Princess four times and Regent Seven Seas ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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socal mommy

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not Good!

First time and only time on RCI. It was just a complete disappointment. This was a 50th Anniversary cruise for my parents and we had a party of 13 on board. I wish I would have booked us on a different line. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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123portangeles

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Buffet, staff and cabins

We choose RC because it was a great price. Embarkation went smooth. The cabins that look over the board walk are cool except there was a door between cabins and you could hear everything they where doing and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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SD Cali Cruiser

1 Review Written

Something has changed with Royal Caribbean

We had decided to do the seven-night Pacific coastal cruise since it visited ports that we have never on vacation. We came up and stayed in Seattle for two nights prior to the cruise and I would recommend this for ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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gamileon

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rashes, Inedible Food, Refusal to let us Leave Early

When you go on a cruise, you expect the food to be good. The food in the main dining room and the buffet was horrible. Inedible. My steak the first night was hard on one side (like it had been sitting in a pan ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dcinns

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise!

Originally booked this cruise because of the price and because it offered something other than a Caribbean destination. Booked an inside cabin as well to save $$s but was a little worried that we would miss the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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BirmanCrazy

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very enjoyable cruise!

We chose this cruise mainly for the itinerary and secondly for the Friday to Friday sailing. We have never been to any of the ports of call and they didn't disappoint! We rented a car in Oregon and drove down the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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bobito

10 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Excellent Pacific Coastal cruise on the Explorer

Wanted to do the Pacific Coast. Selected the Explorer from Seattle and it did not disappoint! Stayed in Seattle for 4 days prior to cruise and explored most of what Washington has to offer. Boarded ship from Uber in ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jubilee1234

1 Review Written

Royal Caribbean Pacific Coastal Cruise

We picked this cruise because it left from Seattle, we liked the itinerary and the price was good. We had not been on a Royal Caribbean cruise for many years because we are Princess elite people. But this was very ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Billis59

1 Review Written

Bad last night

we had been dreaming of a cruise for a very long time, we are both disabled and on a fixed income and almost seniors, the ad came in an email, what seemed like a good deal, we were booking an inside cabin when a ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Lscruiser

9 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Superbly designed mid-size ship with an excellent crew

This 3200 passenger ship should get a design award. Instead of the ordinary round atrium, it has a four deck high Royal Promenade that has the feel of a New Orleans street with a party going on. Shop entrances ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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crabpot

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise, but not impressed with the dinner menu or the wine selection.

The dinner menu is not impressive, had to rely on the standing items several nights. Also very disappointment in the wine selection. All the bars listed a wine on the menu that I was interested in - but it was ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Elderpisces

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Average

I've cruised on several other cruise lines, and liked this one the least. Reasons: charging $8 for room service(!) and $20 per day for WiFi; few shops for shopping; some venues, such as trivial pursuits and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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kimndavid

1 Review Written

Fun on the West Coast

Me & My husband and my husbands brother and his wife did this cruise as a Nice get away close to home (our 33rd cruise their 1st Cruise) this cruise was close to home coming out of Seattle we are in Vancouver WA, ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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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