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28 Royal Caribbean Pacific Coastal Cruise Reviews

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 out interior cabin with a ... Read More
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 out interior cabin with a virtual balcony. The virtual balcony really expanded the utility of the interior room. Even though camera was on the opposite side of the ship, it was easy to adjust perspective. Great food in dining room, waiters Nitish and Jeffrey were exceptional. Windjammer was standard buffet food with wide variety, some good and some not so good. We tried to get in front of the line to get selection before other diners had a chance to potentiall leave germs, etc. Shows were standard fare, good dancers, singers, magician and comedian. Cruise director kept things moving, especially the tribute to British Rockers. Don't know how he maintains the high energy level. All of the crew members were pleasant and welcoming. Service was great. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. Really enjoyed the soft serve ice cream machine by the pool. Was too windy and cool when in transit but no rain so success for the Pacific Northwest. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
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 game. We made the Hampton ... Read More
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 game. We made the Hampton Inn on 5th avenue our base of operations. The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was included each morning. (I love those waffles!) On Friday morning (after breakfast of course) we took the hotel shuttle to the cruise terminal. Check-in went painlessly and before you knew it we were on the ship. From hotel to ship it took us about 45 minutes, the fastest check-in I ever experienced. Seeing that this was our third voyage on Explorer there was no need to explore the ship. So, after going to guest services to have our sea-passes punched and going to the dining room to check out our table, we headed up to the Windjammer for some lunch. After eating our room was ready so we checked that out. We met our room steward and began unpacking as our luggage had been delivered. Soon it was time for muster. Our station was in the Star Lounge. Great, we didn't have to stand on a hot deck! After the drill it was time for sail-away. I finally got to meet most of the people I had been taking to for over a year! I can't remember the names (I've got a lousy memory!) The only ones I remember were Rich and Patti because they lived about 40 miles from us. Knowing that we would see these people again during the week, we said good-bye and went to the room to get ready for dinner. At the dining room we met our tablemates. They were a couple from Delaware, a couple from Australia, and another couple from New York that as it turned out, lived about 15 miles from us! All were great company throughout the week. The next morning we docked in Astoria, Oregon. After breakfast we met our excursion and boarded a bus for Mt. St. Helen. I must say, it was a very impressive tour. Even after close to 40 years after the eruption, the area was still devastated! That was an all-day tour so we went right to dinner when we returned, after our martini that is! After dinner we went to the evening show for a while and then my wife went back to the room while I went to the cigar lounge. That's where I experienced my first disappointment of the cruise. The company there was excellent. I'm a retired police officer and it seems everybody in there was related to the law enforcement field in one way or the other! The trouble is that there was no attendant/waiter in the lounge. That meant that we had to get our own drinks and nobody ever emptied the ashtrays. I know that RCCL is getting rid of the Connoisseur Clubs (which I think is a mistake), but at least wait till they're gone before you abandon them! I have to say that after that night the waiter from the Star Lounge did pop in every so often to take drink orders. The next day was a sea day so we basically relaxed, ate, and drank. That night was the first formal night so we got to dress up for dinner. My wife got all dressed up in formal attire and I put on my tux. Man, did we look good! Even the captain remarked as to how good we looked! The following day we docked in San Francisco. Again, after breakfast we boarded a bus for our next excursion, The Napa Valley Wine Train. The train is made up of a lounge car and a dining car from the golden age of railroading. First we had cocktails and appetizers in the lounge car before moving into the dining car for a delicious lunch. All while traveling past many wineries of the Napa Valley. We got back and had our evening martini, dinner, and my wife to bed, and me to the cigar lounge. The next morning, after breakfast, we walked down towards Fisherman's Wharf. We had been to San Francisco 38 years earlier on our honeymoon. Most of the land we walked on was not there then! A lot had been reclaimed from the bay. We walked around and then headed back to the ship. It was very hot that day. I should mention that the weather for the entire cruise was perfect, except for our return to Seattle. That morning it was raining off and on. The ship left San Francisco about 4:30 pm. As we sailed along the coast whales would surface every once in a while! For dinner that night we went to Chops! Excellent food! The next day was a sea day. Again we spent it relaxing, eating, and drinking. Early that afternoon, we went for a couples massage. If you've never done it, you really should. If I was anymore relaxed after that I would have been liquid! That evening we went to diner at the Chef's Table. The food and wine pairings were so good, but the best part of the evening was our fellow guests at the table! We had such a lively bunch! The following morning we arrived at Victoria Island, British Columbia. Our tour that day took us to Butchart Gardens were we had high tea. The gardens were beautiful even though it really wasn't the ideal time of year to go there. Afterwards we went back to the ship. We had our farewell dinner with our tablemates. After a final nightcap, my wife went off to bed and I went to the cigar lounge and had one last smoke with my new friend Rich. The next morning it was back to Seattle and the real world. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Overall the pacific coastal cruise was lovely and at a good price. First things that could be improved. Avoid cabin 9221 as the ceiling was squeaky. Maintence twice tried to fix, but couldn't locate source of problem. We ... Read More
Overall the pacific coastal cruise was lovely and at a good price. First things that could be improved. Avoid cabin 9221 as the ceiling was squeaky. Maintence twice tried to fix, but couldn't locate source of problem. We stuffed towels between the ceiling and the in room desk/vanity. Didn't fix the issue but helped a bit. When in rough seas you will hear loud intermittent squaks from the ceiling. The rougher the seas the worse it gets. I didn't try the hot tubs as the water was murky (not clear). A clean hot tub should have clear water when the jets are not on. The greeters at the windjammer (buffet) were animated and chanting phrases more in line with a disney cruise..like .how you would talk to your children. ("Wash-ie wash-ie") Nice amentities - the specialty restaurants offered great food amd service. We tried all 3. Izumi had exceptional views and cozy vibe. Chops offered best steaks hands down -- get the filet. Giovanni's offered a great sampling of many treats. The prominade (deck 5) had a lovely snack spot with free coffee, tea. And treats. It was nice to see the ship now offers gluten free and lactose free options...just ask for them. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
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 sometimes ... Read More
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 sometimes it's packed with folks playing games). whoever designed this ship gets a gold star from us! the top deck areas are awesome. there's a walking and jogging track next to the big screen with music. mini golf is fun (albeit very breezy when we played). sitting by the flowrider while the ship departed from Victoria was sweet. food is abundant. buffet is busy for breakfast and lunch but quieter for dinner. check out the back area of the buffet for some interesting choices. tons of options, some I liked better than others. they have a few buffet items sometimes on the promenade near the pub (one afternoon I snagged prime rib and mashed potatoes and gravy). the main dining room is an impressive space. they have small buffets at breakfast and lunch. it's fun to order several starters along with several desserts at dinner. if you have the package beverage cup you can fill up at red drink stations in the promenade and at the buffet. we liked the Dasani sparkling water (plus sprite and Ginger ale). you can get sprite and ginger ale at the bars, too. had a delicious old-fashioned (my new favorite drink) at the schooner bar while the piano lady played. check out dizzy's on the 14th floor (sometimes you can have that almost all to yourself). our interior promenade view room (6305) worked out great. sometimes got a bit humid but we brought a corded fan and sometimes propped the door open a bit. our room steward worked hard on our behalf. getting on and off the ship in seattle was a piece of cake. Victoria was beautiful but I don't think they are doing this trip anymore. in seattle we had dinner at Palisade restaurant (near the port) and stayed at Hilton Homewood suites also near the port (they have a stay and park option). really the only downside to the trip is that on sea day the ship went out into the Pacific Ocean and started rolling side to side (because it was going so slow?) which affected me somewhat but really got to my wife. we had sea bands and were drinking sprite and ginger ale and Dasani sparkling water. for me green apples really helped. my wife still had a good time but definitely struggled with the motion. maybe she's a good candidate for the patch if we go on another cruise. the seas were very calm on our trip which makes me wonder how it would be during a storm. the cruise brochures make it seem like sea sickness isn't a thing (the ships are large and have stabilizers, etc.) but we discovered it is. we parked next to the celebrity solstice in seattle (explorer played tag with it that evening). that was a nice-looking ship and looked about the same size as explorer. in Victoria it was the star princess next door along with the oceania regatta. anyway, aside from the sea sickness would definitely go on another cruise and we have a good opinion about royal. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We took this cruise to celebrate Dad’s 90th Birthday. What a blast! Dad had always wanted to take a cruise, but seemed impossible. First Mom never wanted to go. Then he had dialysis. We investigated dialysis at sea, and found it too ... Read More
We took this cruise to celebrate Dad’s 90th Birthday. What a blast! Dad had always wanted to take a cruise, but seemed impossible. First Mom never wanted to go. Then he had dialysis. We investigated dialysis at sea, and found it too expensive, but realized we could take a 3 day cruise between treatments, so that’s what we did. It was still challenging to make it all work. In addition to dialysis, dad has mobility issues and recently started on an oxygen concentrator. He loves to travel, but it isn’t easy! We had 7 people in four cabins, but I’m going to concentrate on how we dealt with dad’s mobility issues, what worked, and what didn’t. I haven’t seen many reviews that cover this in any depth. My sister drove Dad from his home in Idaho the day before, just after his treatment. We all met up at my other sister’s house in Seattle and boarded the ship as a group the following day. Parking wasn’t easy or cheap at the port, but we found the lot and managed to get dad on the shuttle bus. As far as I can tell, the shuttle was not wheelchair accessible, so if you can’t do at least some walking/stairs, this may not be an option for you. I’d call the port and ask. Embarkation went smoothly. RCI has a special check in for mobility impaired. Everyone associated with the port or cruise line noticed our matching t-shirts and made a big fuss about his birthday. He was thrilled! Once on board, we grabbed lunch and then headed to the room. We got rooms 9337 (accessible interior cabin) and 3 “large” balcony cabins across the hall. The accessible cabin was twice the size of a standard cabin and very nicely laid out. It became a default meeting location. I’m glad we got it because his wheelchair (we alternated between his walker and wheelchair) wouldn’t fit through a standard door. IMPORTANT! Speaking of doors: the closer on the accessible cabin was very tight. Dad could not open the door without help, and there was no way to prop it open. Keep this in mind if you need to be able to get in and out of the room without help! The bathroom door would stay in the open or closed position and did not cause any problems. There were call buttons on either side of the bed and lights on the wall within easy reach of the bed. There was enough space that Dad was able to get from his wheelchair or walker to the bed and out without assistance. We noticed an important issue though. Since Dad uses a CPAP and an O2 concentrator, we needed plugs by the bed. The only plugs we could find were on the desk. We addressed this by requesting an extension cord. It was provided promptly by Jaypee, our room steward, who was great throughout the whole trip. However, the cord was barely long enough to reach the right side of the bed. We added a small power strip, which gave him enough plugs and some USB charging ports. It worked, but the cord was laid across the middle of the room, so a longer cord would have been much better! The ship was easy to navigate, even in a wheelchair. There were very few places that dad couldn’t go. At the MDR, our waiter must have been briefed about dad and his birthday because he knew about it before we even mentioned it. Food and service was very good and we ate there every night. We enjoyed the sea day by watching the shows and relaxing. I especially liked the ice spectacular. We saw three shows in the main theatre. The magician on the last night was the best of the three. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
The short review is, great cruise, would absolutely recommend it and would even do this trip again. This was a really good way to see some of the Pacific coast, plus it gave 2 days and 1 night in San Francisco - cruising into San ... Read More
The short review is, great cruise, would absolutely recommend it and would even do this trip again. This was a really good way to see some of the Pacific coast, plus it gave 2 days and 1 night in San Francisco - cruising into San Francisco at dawn was stunning. So, we arrived in Seattle a day early and spent the afternoon walking the area, taking in Pike's Place Market and enjoying the sites. The ship itself is a beautiful ship and I found it easy to learn your way around. The ports of Astoria, Oregon and Victoria, Canada were quaint and just beautiful places to visit. We rented a car in Astoria and in Victoria, this was a very cost-effective way to see the area on your own time and leisure. Heading South out of Astoria takes you to Seaside and then a bit further to Cannon Beach - just beautiful areas of rugged shoreline, broad beaches and the mesmerizing surf. The car rental companies were relatively close to the ports and easy to get to with shuttles. Butchart Gardens in Victoria are beyond gorgeous, would love to see this place in the different seasons. In San Francisco we booked a Jail and Sail tour thru Viator, this got us to Alcatraz and then later a sunset cruise in the San Francisco bay, both were outstanding. This particular tour combination was not offered by the cruise line, but Viator was easy and a good price. If doing Alcatraz, via the cruise line or Viator, whoever, book early, Alcatraz sells out and it doesn't disappoint. We did a Sonoma wine country tour through the cruise line and had a very nice day at Cline Cellars and a quick stop for lunch in Sonoma, the excursion was on a comfortable tour bus and we also actually got to see sites in San Francisco like China Town and other spots. Loved having a sea day in the beginning and then near the end of the week, perfect time for relaxing and enjoying the ship. All staff I encountered on the cruise were friendly and cheerful and wanted to please. I found there to be plenty of staff available and attending to your needs in the Windjammer (buffet) dining area, whether it was clearing dishes or offering to bring you something to drink. I also found it easy to get a drink on this ship, the bar staff were ample and ready to wait on you, service on this ship was outstanding on all levels - the room attendant, the bar staff, buffet staff, main dining room staff (I did not go to specialty restaurants). I found all the meals to be delicious, well-prepared and served in a timely fashion. I had read some reviews of people saying the options were not good and that food was like cafeteria food - I don't know what these people eat at home to make them turn their noses up at the food on this ship, because it was absolutely fantastic...some people just like to complain. The shows and entertainment on this ship were top-notch and of good variety, loved the British Invasion and Disco Inferno nights held on the Grand Promenade, like a street dance-party. Good crowd, everyone into it and having a great time, great music and lively. I would not want an interior room with a bowed window overlooking the Grand Promenade, I really think it could be noisy and annoying, but maybe those rooms are really well sound-proofed. The casino was smokey and the slots were really tight. Even if the slots had been loose I would not have spent much time here because of the smoke. I'm sorry, but they simply need to make the casinos on all cruise lines smoke free or put in air-handlers that can turn over the fresh air quickly. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
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 are along the promenade ... Read More
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 are along the promenade and bars and a cafe spill out tables and chairs for seating. At various times there was big band dancing (with a most excellent ship's band), reggae, disco, and any number of special parties. Were that not enough, the activities crew, led by Dan Whitney and his sidekick Amy, put together loads of activities. Dan Dan is part stand-up comedian and his "game show" hosting had the audience in stitches. On-board classes and activities also included sushi making and cupcake decorating as well as a galley tour followed by a free flowing champagne brunch. This ship has side by side pools filled with warm salt water and hot tubs on the main pool deck. There were plenty of deck chairs and music and dancing there as well. Just forward of that is a large adults-only solarium with hot tubs, multiple quiet nooks for napping or lounging and its own bar. The spa has sauna and steam rooms and a large hot tub pool. To my delight, unlike other ships I have recently visited, there was no additional charge for daily usage for these facilities. And then there was food. Oh, my. I had 8 p.m. seated dining in the main dining room on Deck 4 and I never had anything less than exceptional service and great food. Breakfast was usually room service and it was always on time, exactly what I ordered, hot if it was supposed to be, and delivered with a smile. Once a day or so I usually cruised through the Windjammer buffet. I thought it was well organized and what food I ate there was quite good. How they manage to maintain this level of quality is beyond me. My cabin was a balcony on deck 7 starboard side aft. My one and only complaint about the ship was that while most ships this size have forward, middle and aft elevators and stairs, this one has only two, one on either end of the Promenade. My cabin was quite far from them and required a lot of walking. Given the many, many features of this ship, though, it seemed like nothing to complain about. I've done this itinerary before and was looking more for a fun cruise than a new travel experience. That said, the ports were well worth seeing again. We started out in Astoria, Oregon, where I did a really excellent Willamette Valley Wine Tour, then we overnighted in San Francisco. Being docked overnight on the San Francisco waterfront, walking distance from Fisherman's Wharf and the Ferry Building, was the thrill of a lifetime! Finally, we spent the day in beautiful Victoria, B. C. before heading back to our departure port of Seattle. I even had good interactions with the Guest Services staff, which is largely unheard of in my experience. I had a couple of questions, one complaint (quickly and easily resolved) and purchased an airport transfer while aboard ship. Everything about this cruise was easy, friendly and I truly felt like a valued guest. Though I did not travel with children, one of my table mates was accompanied by her seven year old grand-daughter. By day three, my dining companion could barely drag her away from the kid's activities for dinner. She loved it and came to dinner every night showing us her projects. I tend to think a staff that works this well has to have excellent leadership and I complement the captain, hotel manager, food services staff, entertainment staff and everyone else aboard this ship for a job well done. Thank you. And, oh, yeah, it has an ice skating rink! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
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 to diniing room in 5 ... Read More
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 to diniing room in 5 minutes. Ship was beautifully kept. Service is best that we have had in RCCL for some time. Crew was very friendly and actually looked happy to serve. Kudos to Explorer staff. Dining was good. Junior suite was excellent and in great location. Great for arriving in Astoria, San Francisco and Victoria. Ship experience was great always able to find quiet spots for reading and naps. Busy cruise though as we made the most out of the great port of calls. 2 days in San Fran was outstanding and for us ending up being a must. Pier 39, The Wharf, Disney Museum, Muir Woods, Sonoma Wine Country, night time Alcatraz tour, The Presidio, Pacific heights and Chinatown..... Astoria Cannon Beach was also a great place as well as Victoria with the Butchart Gardens and history.... Ship never felt full. We never felt rushed and loved our time on board.... Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
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 $$s but was a little worried that we would miss the balcony. Have to say we ... Read More
Originally booked this cruise because of the price and because it offered something other than a Caribbean destination. Booked an inside cabin as well to save $$s but was a little worried that we would miss the balcony. Have to say we totally enjoyed our cabin & the ship! The Explorer has a few spots that are showing her age but she is kept immaculate outside & in so that more than made up for a few windows that you couldn't see through. Our room was 7677 on the port side aft and was very quiet and was kept in perfect shape by our steward! He was like all the crew, very friendly and efficient. I can't say enough about the crew as they made the vacation! Whether is was a restaurant, entertainment or shop they were always helpful and friendly! Even the fellow passengers for talkative and we more more people on the cruise than any other we have been on. The food was always great either in the Windjammer or the MDR. we found the bartenders great and in the past have found bartenders to be not interested in pouring a soda but this crew always had a smile for you no matter what! We enjoyed the port, Astoria didn't have a whole lot to offer but it was cute & friendly, we enjoyed San Francisco and took the ship tour to The Muir Woods & Sausalito which was really neat and did Alcatraz on our own which is easy because the ferry is the next pier over from where we docked. Alcatraz is NOT to be missed!!! We enjoyed Victoria as well, very pretty. Have to say the embarkation and debarkation were extremely smooth. We were left our downtown hotel at 10am and were in on the ship at 10:45!!!! The only negative I can think off for this cruise was the Casino and the smoking, it was very smokey and the smoke also could be smelt on the Promenade where a staircase comes up from the casino. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this ship and this itinerary to anyone considering it! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
On day prior to departure. We flew from Minneapolis to SeaTac and tookLink or light rail from SeaTac to downtown Seattle is only $1 For Seniors. There are golf carts from gate to station , call 206-396-5275 and we had informative ... Read More
On day prior to departure. We flew from Minneapolis to SeaTac and tookLink or light rail from SeaTac to downtown Seattle is only $1 For Seniors. There are golf carts from gate to station , call 206-396-5275 and we had informative passengers pointing out sights including both stadiums along the route, It was hot on our Arrival on 9/28. We got off at Westlake Station. Be careful as some of Seattle in transition and under construction. Stayed at LaQuinta, 2224 8th ave, 206-624-6820. had very comfortable bed and shuttle to pier for $10. . It Is within Walking distance To Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens. Call First . closed Due to construction and we couldn't reserve on next day.but was still an awesome sight. We did Happy hour from 4-6 at 5 point Cafe, an Historic dive bar with good burger. I think only take cash. In Astoria, we took tro!lety For $2 to end of riverwalk to see Sealions. The fish canneries and warehouses are being converted. We did Loop as crowded. Other shops had unique items. In San Francisco, at Ferry build at customer service, we bought Clippercard which can be reloaded. For Seniors, It cost $7 one way for ferry to Sausalito which goes past Alcatraz. Some walked or ride bikes across Golden Gate bridge. Once there, you may be able to take shuttle to Muir Woods, ask at Visitors hut. This Card May also used on historic street cars which are moving museum. We went to end of line both way, for Dr rate approximately $1.50. We toured WWII ship near Fisherman's wharf . The Cable car is also $7 so make sure that have sufficient fares loaded when you purchase. The Exployer of the Seas is a beautiful ship and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had many menu options in the Sapphire Dining room and our waiter Alport remembered us and our standard requests. He would expedite our meal if we had time constraints. The Ice show was spectacular and a must see. Because of limited seating, using muster stations to assign performances was a success. Trivia, Karoke and Zumba were fun activities. Seeing the Golden Gate bridge from Viking crown lounge was awesome experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We hadn't done this itinerary. Wanted to see San Francisco. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite 2 days before cruise. Had a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Embarkation was easy. No problem finding seat in ... Read More
We hadn't done this itinerary. Wanted to see San Francisco. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite 2 days before cruise. Had a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Embarkation was easy. No problem finding seat in Windjammer for lunch. Ate in MDR every night. Had lunch at Johnny Rockets one day. Cheese burger and chocolate shake b ( awesome ) Got spoiled each night at dinner with multiple dishes. Had key lime pie even when it wasn't on the menu and husband 'said favorite savory bites bread. We had cabin 9272, mid ship. The shows we attended were entertaining. Met a lot of people that made our week so wonderful. The cruise director was good, especially for the love and marriage show. The nightly cocktail hour was held in the Star lounge for Diamond and above. We missed meet and greet. Gothe to go on tour Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We live just 100 miles north of Seattle, left home at 8:15 am and were on the Explorer at 10:50. In 20 cruises never before has the embarkation process been so smooth. Explorer was the only ship in port so I'm sure that helped the ... Read More
We live just 100 miles north of Seattle, left home at 8:15 am and were on the Explorer at 10:50. In 20 cruises never before has the embarkation process been so smooth. Explorer was the only ship in port so I'm sure that helped the ports part but compliments to the Explorer staff. Entertainment on the ship was good. By far our favorite was the ice skating show "Seasons". It was performed three times and we watched it three times. Excellent!!! The ships singers/dancers did twp shows that were also very good. The other shows in the Palace Theater were just okay. Entertainment venues around the ship we felt were also just okay. I know RCCL is trying to attract a younger crowd, so maybe us older folk will just have to tolerate it. The ports of Astoria, San Francisco, and Victoria were all ports we have been to many times so we took no tours. Just got off the ship and got some very needed exercise. The food in the dining room was great. My wife and I had anytime dining with a 5:30 reservation for a table for 6. Never any waiting. So each night we had different table mates which we really enjoyed. We were able to get to know many different people from all over the USA. We ate breakfast and lunch in the Windjammer. Food here was also very good - evidently too good because we are now on a starvation diet. We also enjoyed the Cafe Promenade. A great place to sit and meet more people. As I have said, we met many very nice people. We feel that the passengers on this cruise were the friendliest ever on a cruise. The Captain and other officers were also visiting each day on the promenade. Disembarkation was even easier and faster that embarkation. We chose to carry our bags off the ship ourselves. About 7:15 we took the elevator to deck 4, took directions from a young man out the door, checked out, and when we got to customs, three agents were waiting for us. Shuttle to our car and home at 9:45. I chose this cruise because of the proximity and the price. It turned out to be one of the best ever. Of course, out of 20 cruises, they all are all GREAT. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary. Although I live near San Francisco I had always wanted to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge on Cruise Ship. It was well worth the wait! We sailed with two other couples and had a terrific ... Read More
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary. Although I live near San Francisco I had always wanted to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge on Cruise Ship. It was well worth the wait! We sailed with two other couples and had a terrific time. We thought the ports would be fun, and they were. We spent 4 nights in Seattle at an AirBnB prior to cruise. From Embarkation to Debarkation the entire cruise went extremely smooth. We walked right on ship, looked around a bit and lunch in dining room. Our rooms were ready at 1, our luggage got there soon. Cabin steward was very nice and efficient. We found some great bartenders at The R Bar, Pub and Star Lounge. The Cafe for my vanilla steamer was a great way to start my morning. The barista knew my drink after the second day- impressive! Room was a bit smaller than we are used to but it worked. Light switch to bathroom not in good spot (behind door so it lights up the whole room if you need to use it at night) and refrigerator was cool not cold (our guy brought us ice buckets for our wine). Food was very good and our waiter was excellent. The shows were good and the pools and spas not overly crowded. We had sunshine for most of the time. 80 degree weather in SF was awesome. The Flowrider is something I enjoyed watching and the group doing it were experienced and very friendly to me. This ship is large and only seemed very crowded when they had the items for sale on the Promenade. The rest of the time hardly any wait. This was our 12th cruise and we really enjoyed Explorer of the Seas. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Looked for a cruise to a location other than a beach. Pacific Northwest had stops in areas of the United States we have never seen so the itinerary was perfect. Seattle, Astoria Oregon, San Francisco and Victoria Canada. Explorer of ... Read More
Looked for a cruise to a location other than a beach. Pacific Northwest had stops in areas of the United States we have never seen so the itinerary was perfect. Seattle, Astoria Oregon, San Francisco and Victoria Canada. Explorer of The Seas is a wonderful ship. Although it shows a little ageing it is well maintained and very clean. The service was excellent, room attendant and wait staff in the dinning areas were very attentive. I agree with others- ice show is a must see. Main shows were very entertaining and had a good laugh. Did not play in the casino....I guess my one complaint would be the smoking in the casino was so bad I did not want to stay. I guess it is the same in most casinos. Enjoyed two days in San Francisco, plenty of time to take several tours and spend time at pier 39. Crew was excellent.....enjoyed the captains daily updates. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. I would defiantly recommend this cruise if you are looking to see some of the Pacific Northwest. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Wanted USA cruise. Excellent close/quick cruise.. Short flight and quick trip to pier. Checked in and on board in less than 10 min. Departed and in taxi in less. Ship in "like new" condition. Excellent ports that allow ... Read More
Wanted USA cruise. Excellent close/quick cruise.. Short flight and quick trip to pier. Checked in and on board in less than 10 min. Departed and in taxi in less. Ship in "like new" condition. Excellent ports that allow touring on your own. Try Bouy for good food and beer while in Astoria. They have glass floor for viewing sea life. Also, great area out side for water viewing. For SF - SF city guides have 4-6 tours daily ... Free of charge. Did ferry building and Chinatown - excellent city guides. Best overall entertainment on the ship...from the ice show to RCI singers and dancers who had international dance team join the group. The cocktail hour for diamond plus was moved to the Lounge due to large number on the ship. ... Good plan. Excellent choice for B2B as you won't run out of places to tour/visit. Would repeat this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We chose this cruise because we had never sailed from the Pacific Northwest and wanted to give it a try. Additionally, we liked the stop in San Francisco and Victoria, BC. Everything on this cruise was great, but that's what we have ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had never sailed from the Pacific Northwest and wanted to give it a try. Additionally, we liked the stop in San Francisco and Victoria, BC. Everything on this cruise was great, but that's what we have come to expect on a Royal Caribbean cruise! We found the food to be excellent, again, as usual. When I hear people complain about the food I have to shake my head. We are frequent cruisers and have dined in some of the best restaurants in the world, and for a cruise ship and at the price we paid, we felt it was an exceptional value and very high quality. And the waitstaff! Wow, incredible at doing everything they could to make the meal and experience enjoyable. Our cabin was clean and functional, although it's probably about time for an upgrade which many of our recent cruises seem to have been doing. Our cabin steward, Patrick, was very attentive and always pleasant to be around. The entertainment was 1st rate; very enjoyable. The entire crew was terrific. We had no complaints and left the cruise relaxed and totally satisfied with our experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We chose this cruise because we had some RCCL gift cards that we needed to use. We wanted to cruise from a west coast port to save time and money. We live near Sacramento and drove to Seattle. We are two retired adults, mid fifties, and ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we had some RCCL gift cards that we needed to use. We wanted to cruise from a west coast port to save time and money. We live near Sacramento and drove to Seattle. We are two retired adults, mid fifties, and cruised by ourselves on this trip (we often have friends/family with us). Our last RCCL cruise was in 2005ish on the Monarch, so it has been several years since we sailed RCCL. Parking in Seattle was super easy. I prepaid the fees online, we drove right into the parking lot and parked. Took the shuttle with our luggage from the parking lot to the pier for check in. Porters were nearby to take luggage and off we went to check in. Seattle has cruise check in down to a "T". This is the fastest we have ever checked in for a cruise and were on the ship (in over 30 cruises). It literally took less than thirty minutes from the time we handed off our luggage to the porter and the time we were onboard the Explorer. Once onboard, we decided to have lunch at Johnny Rockets. We have them locally, but there's something about a Johnny Rockets on a cruise ship that triggered my curiosity. It was as good as the land based JR's. They do have a $6.95 (If I remember correctly) per person surcharge. We had dinner in the dining room every night (8pm). There seemed to be a lot of empty tables throughout the week. Our table mates were fun and we all had a good time visiting each night. The service/food were excellent each night. Our server team, Kasim and Kimberly were exceptional. Most of our breakfasts/lunches were in the Windjammer and we always found the food to be excellent there as well. The donut "holes" are out of this world yummy. The only food related complaint we have is that there is no grill, besides Johnny Rockets. All the other cruises we've been on (again over 30) have had a grill by the pool (Princess, NCL,Disney, Celebrity,etc). Sometimes you just want to grab a burger by the pool without getting dried off, cover up, etc to go into the Windjammer. This wasn't that big of a deal, but a grill would be nice. Entertainment was great. We watched a few shows (do not miss the Quest show-hilarious). The entertainment staff and cruise director staff were all over the ship and did a good job keeping activities running smoothly. Our room stewart, Rolly, was amazing. The room was spotless, he provided ice when we asked for it and he was very pleasant to talk to when we saw him in the hallways. Our ports included Astoria, Oregon, two days in San Francisco (yes, we drove to Seattle so we could cruise to San Francisco which is less than two hours from home) and Victoria. We've been to all the ports before, but we decided to do tours in each one on this cruise. In Astoria, we did the Seaside and Cannon Beach shopping tour. I probably would just rent a car in Astoria if we ever cruise there again. The shopping tour only gave us 30 minutes in Seaside and one hour in Cannon Beach. It wasnt enough time to really see the cities or spend time on the beaches. In San Francisco, we did the hop on/hop off 48 hour pass, purchased on Groupon for half the price of the cruise line. We visit SF quite often, but never really did an official tour. It was fun. The first day, we took the bus to Sausalito and then decided to take the ferry back to SF ($12 per person for a one way ticket), then we had a nice lunch on Pier 39, which is our normal go-to place when we visit SF. On the second day, we did the hop on/off for the entire two hour tour and really enjoyed it. We did a city tour in Victoria, via a Groupon special that I found online. It was fun and informative. It took approximately 2 hours to see the entire city. Then we did some shopping and walked back to the ship. It's an easy walk from the ship to the downtown area, approximately 15 minutes walk. Disembarkation was among the easiest we have experienced as well. We were off the ship and driving in Seattle traffic by 10:00. Super easy. on our first RCCL cruise several years ago, we felt nickel and dimed all week. Not so this time. The staff never bothererd us about purchasing alcohol packages, photo packages, etc like they do on some other cruise lines (especially the first day of the cruise). We'll definitely cruise Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We selected this sailing to visit our son during his semester break. As it turned out my two sisters and their husbands joined us for a great week. The ship was very nice with lots of things to do. We were busy with the family and ... Read More
We selected this sailing to visit our son during his semester break. As it turned out my two sisters and their husbands joined us for a great week. The ship was very nice with lots of things to do. We were busy with the family and didn’t spend as much time by ourselves as we normally do. Before talking about what we did I would just comment on the food selection. Our son is a vegan and has cruised on RCL several times. He specifically told them when he made his reservation that he was vegan and it was noted on his reservation. On other cruises the dining staff worked with him so he had a good variety of menus. He chooses fixed dining so he can work with the staff. In this case his only choice for at least 5 nights was linguini with tomato sauce. Even the Windjammer had a limited selection. I would think that a west coast cruise would have wider choices. We ate in the main dining room with my sisters and their husbands. I had reserved a table for six at 6:30 several weeks before sailing, and confirmed this with the host after lunch on embarkation day. So I was surprised when we arrived at the host's desk that night, he wasn't able to seat us at one table. He did find a four-top next to a two-top and had a good dinner with a very exuberant waiter. The next night the host scrambled to get us another table. Finally on the third night we were able to get a table with the same staff for the rest of the week. Alroy was a very good server. Teguh was his assistant and did a good job. We decided not to go to a specialty restaurant this cruise because we haven't enjoyed them like we should. We ate breakfast and lunch in the MDR and Windjammer during the week. The Windjammer was better arranged than on some of the other ships we have been on. Our main activity on the ship was to meet for cocktails before dinner. We tried several of the lounges and wound up getting a corner booth in the Tavern. My sister liked Eka in the Schooner Bar because she made the best chocolate martini. However, the Schooner was filled with Trivia players most nights. For the most part we were very pleased with the service and friendliness of all the staff. Finally, we went on two ship-sponsored excursions. We went to Muir Woods/Sausalito in San Francisco and were very pleased with Muir Woods, but weren't impressed with Sausalito and the ice cream store that the guide recommended. We also went to Butchart Gardens in Victoria and were very pleased. The bus broke down a few miles from the Gardens and the driver was able to baby it until it stopped in front of the ticket gate. He was a very gracious driver and kept his cool throughout. We decided to be on our own in Astoria, planning to hire a driver to take us to Seaside or Cannon Beach. But there weren't any cars. We took the tram into town and had a great time eating fish & chips at Bowpicker, touring the gift shop at the Mariner's museum, and getting local color at a brewpub. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Really positive experience overall, found the ship and most facilities clean and easy to navigate, although will add our first day embarking and settling in was confused, and some notice / info about needing Lanyards would have been good ... Read More
Really positive experience overall, found the ship and most facilities clean and easy to navigate, although will add our first day embarking and settling in was confused, and some notice / info about needing Lanyards would have been good to know in advance. Also our stateroom was not set up for our family of four but just had two twin beds, which on boarding was a disappointment and meant delays in unpacking and settling in. The mandatory emergency drill was a great idea but no one seemed to know it was happening until it did, and then we were left standing on the deck without any indication of how long we would be there, ( only 10 mins). Small fry though, easily fixed. After that, the rest of the cruise went smoothly and we had a great time. Out stateroom attendant Rommel was fantastic as were our regular wait staff in the Sapphire restaurant ( where we chose to have our evening meals). Windjammer cafe was handy for easy breakfasts and lunches. Only used one of the restaurants ( Izumi Japanese) which was great. Enjoyed the shows in the La Scala theatre which were great quality, loved the cocktails, the shore excursions, movies, duty free shopping and the Bingo! Kids enjoyed kids club and the gym facilities were A+. Getting a deckchair and some space to swim could be tricky so we tended to swim early and spend the afternoons on activities. Eating meals at set times ( access to the MDR) could be inconvenient when you are not used to dining early. We took Travel wash and a travel clothesline for hand-washing smalls and bathers. Also did not buy drink packages but paid as we went on our card and saved $$ (We still had a cocktail each and a bottle of wine plus a few lemonades a day for the kids, but otherwise went to Windjammer and drank juices, cordials and water). Coffee is rubbish, even at the Cafe, so savour your last brew before you go. Our Cruise Director Mitch was fabulous, as was his entire team. The TV channel informative and the daily activity lists are massive! Got some great photos thanks to the on-board photographers. Not exactly restful but a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
I have heard so much about cruises that I must take another one since the 60s. This is indeed an excellent surprise. The staff were all very courteous and diligent in their work. I was impressed by the dinning room service which was ... Read More
I have heard so much about cruises that I must take another one since the 60s. This is indeed an excellent surprise. The staff were all very courteous and diligent in their work. I was impressed by the dinning room service which was more than excellent. The drink waiter, Budi was very good and the food waiter Simi was always courteous in his service. The cabin twice a day service was excellent. The entertainment were of a variety and of different level from the big orchestra to the duet by Tony and Diana, entertaining in the concert hall, dance room and on the main alley way. Entertainment were for the children, family and the adults. The service overall was excellent by all levels of the service sector. The port and shore excursions was well organized and directions were very clear. Voyager of the Seas is an excellent ship, very majestic yet very well designed for the leisure and enjoinment of its passengers. I wont hesitate in recommending any intending passengers to give Voyager of the Seas a trial. Peter Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
For my first cruise the 13 night was a good length to find out what cruising is all about. I shared a promenade cabin with work mate. The cabin a good size for two older women and had a good view of the promenade for people watching ... Read More
For my first cruise the 13 night was a good length to find out what cruising is all about. I shared a promenade cabin with work mate. The cabin a good size for two older women and had a good view of the promenade for people watching without leaving the cabin, although we didn't have much time for this. The food was excellent with lots of choices, and lots of it from buffet style, formal dining, Japanese, Italian, Grill and an American style milk bar. It was also of a good quality. Lots of things to do on board even when the weather wasn't the best from ice skating to board games. The staff, from cabin attendants to restaurant staff were helpful and friendly. Tours were easily arranged both before leaving on the cruise and for last minute bookings. Would recommend getting a drinks package if you like a glass or two of wine and a couple of mocktails during the day. Can't wait to do it again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Unlike the previous weeks reviews on this ship, we had an all-around good experience. The only downfall was in the Chops Grill. The food was excellent as usual, but the service was terrible. You could tell something was off this night. We ... Read More
Unlike the previous weeks reviews on this ship, we had an all-around good experience. The only downfall was in the Chops Grill. The food was excellent as usual, but the service was terrible. You could tell something was off this night. We don't drink alcohol and weren't asked if we would like anything else. Our waiter was trying to serve with a smile, but something was building and you could see his frustrations building, and at one point said "sorry, not my fault. We have waiters move over to Chef's Table right now". The Manager heard of our disappointment and insisted on giving us chocolate strawberries in our room...twice. He would have refunded the meal, but ours was comp-ed by our agent. Pre-cruise hotel- the new Staybridge Suites was like home away from home. Good hot breakfast included, outdoor patio with barBQ and fireplace (off dining room), rooftop patio with 2 barBQ and fireplace to site by with views of Lake Union and downtown, snack shop, movie room, secure underground parking, FREE shuttle to anywhere downtown. We used shuttle to see Pike Place Market, a shopping n entertaining mecca. Had fishNchips overlooking Seattle Harbor. Cruise Parking- given easy direction's from friendly hotel staff, we parked at Seattle Cruise Park. Booked on-line. Staff at this parking was helpful, courteous, efficient. Embarkment- went smoothly and fast @ 11:30 am and had a relaxing time people-watching over coffee at the Promenade Café. Mt hubby has medication that's need refrigeration, so we opened the cabin hall door and proceeded to our room. We were told of no entrance yet, but when we explained, they were very accommodating to let us in room, and even let us put knapsack in room. Cabin Steward, Rocky, was so polite and apologetic about the situation. He told of how we won't be getting "turndown" because of luggage retrieval in progress. He made us a different towel animal every day (7 days), and did excellent job of room service. Dining- Windjammer Buffet was the best we've had. So many option, so fresh, and waiters so happy and accommodating. I personally thanked the chef. Only suggestion was them saving popular breakfast options to place on the lunch menu, instead of throwing out. Some of us like breakfast at lunch. We only did 3 nights in My Time Dining and was not disappointed. Ricardo, our assistant waiter was so funny, yet knowing when to be professional also. Our head waiter was also good, with details and manners at upmost best. As usual, we loved Johnny Rockets atmosphere. The waiter searched the ship @ 11pm to get us a coffee. Entertainment- didn't do all shows, as we seen most before. Participated in most games in Star Lounge, as this is something we haven't done before. It was entertaining and good way to past time, since upper decks was a bit cool on most days. Amy, entertainment manager, was fun and innovative. Cruise Director, Graham, was always lively, with late night TV broadcasting. His show, "British Invasion" on the Promenade is a must-see. Santa Barbara- tenders were efficient and timing to get to shore was good. Had a fun ride with Hot Rod Limo (booked online) and strolled the main street, having a coffee while people watching. Wish this port was longer. The tourist info-greeters were very nice and informative, making you feel welcome and at home. San Francisco- did the Hop Oh Hop Off "BigBus" (booked online), staying on throughout San Francisco (been here many times) and learned some new interests. Nararator was good. Having some glitches of one side of bus earbuds not working half way through, he insisted on stopping and persisted with fixing until it worked again. Took only 10 minutes.We got off after going over Golden Gate Bridge. Caught the trolley down to Sausalito, with stop at bottom of bridge for photo-op. Driver was fun. This quaint community is nice to walk around. Stopped at coffee shop with pastries. Headed back to ship for dinner, then walked to HOHO Bus main building (a 15 minute walk to Pier 39) to do the night tour. This is a popular option, so book in advance. Got beautiful pics of city-line from Treasure Island, with racoons living near the shore. Saw our first albino racoon....so neat! Astoria- looked forward to this port. Did lots of research. Knew of $1 trolley ride along shore, through downtown, to end of line where "Goonie" house is. But, following the line of cruisers to a shuttle bus system that cost us $6, I instantly thought that this was only option due to late season or overcast cool weather. Went to the Oregon Film Museum, asked of how to get to Goonie house, and was told to walk 2 blocks to trolley, as it should be running. A bit disappointing to know that this option as available and the Visitor staff at the pier only "herded" us towards the costly shuttle. The museum was very interesting, with a staff that welcomed you with options of discounts and trying a had at filming your own scene (to which they emailed you a copy....FREE) Walked down mainstreet and found it not appealing, with antique & "hippy" stores. I searched averwhere for a magnet, ende up going back to museum and was given 2for1 because of my failed quest. Victoria- because we lived here, didn't leave ship. It was very windy and captain was close to dock, but aborted for the safety of guests getting off and to save his ship from damage. We anchored out for 2 hours until wind went down, then he succeeded in docking. He announced our depart as 2 hours later than planned, so time in port was same, but those with Shore Excursions had to be refunded and made a day on their own. Disembarkment- went smoothly as expected. We hail a porter for our luggage and he waited for us at other side of customs, which also want smoothly and quick line moving. Our Cruise Park driver was waiting and asked how our cruise was. Insisted on dropping everyone off at each of their cars, and helped with putting luggage into them..Gave us good directions on getting back to I-5. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
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 ... Read More
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. Apparently, the hotel manager changed recently which probably had something to do with it. The skating show, especially with the hoops skater, was amazing. Other shows were good. We really enjoyed staying overnight on the ship in San Francisco. A beautiful city which we toured with The Painted Ladies. Josh, the owner and our guide for the afternoon, was exceptional. He took us to the top of twin peaks where we had a spectacular view of the city. Along the way, we stopped at all the usual points of interest, including a slow drive down the windy Lombard Street. I highly recommend this tour which can go to places the large buses can't. Astoria is pretty much a run-down very small, uninteresting place so we just strolled around. Victoria is gorgeous and we took a hop-on hop-off bus. Disembarking was also easy. Much better organized than some ports and we were off the ship in less than 30 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
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 ... Read More
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 designed with interesting public areas, easy elevator/stair access, and good traffic flow. The decor is pretty hip and interesting.Embarkation was a breeze, the easiest I've encounter over 6 cruises. Showing up at 2 instead of 12 probably helped make that so. We explored the ship for a bit, had something to eat and went to our cabin to find our luggage already in the room waiting for us. (Thanks Putau!) The ship is interesting enough that 5-6 days in we were still discovering new cool nooks and crannies. We had one night of active seas where we lurched around to the point where the officers closed the outer decks, but the ship's stabilizers did a great job smoothing the ride. No one I spoke with mentioned being sea sick. . We seem to be hot tub /spa people when on a cruise. We found the facilities well up to the task of keeping us warm and well soaked. We appreciated the spa tub, sauna and steam room being open to all guests, as well as the showers and dressing rooms. That alone saved us $500 off a similar Norwegian cruise. We selected the early seating for dinner at a group table. We were seated at a table of 12. This was a mistake we won't make again. A table for 12 is just too much for a random collection of strangers to get know on another and include everybody. I think 6-10 would be a more ideal number. I any event we enjoyed the dining room with the folks we could hear, and we smiled a lot at those we couldn't. Food in the dining room was consistently good to quite good. A few dishes were off the mark, and a couple were excellent (Chicken Kiev), most were just fine. They had reasonable offering for vegetarians, but could probably do a bit more in this regard. The buffet was excellent in terms of variety, taste and presentation. Service everywhere was friendly and attentive. The entertainment was pretty standard, with exception of the ice show "Seasons" which was outstanding and the best show I've seen on a cruise ship. If you have a chance to see it, don't miss it. Juggler Randy Cabral was also very funny and entertaining. As for complaints: the beer selection sucks. But it also sucks on Norwegian, Carnival and Celebrity. They can stock 300 wines and 40 tequilas, but only Bud Light or Heineken on draft. Wake up cruise industry, you're missing out on a fair bit of my money. Also the piano bar guy who probably has a nice singing voice was amped up louder than an AC/DC concert. We wanted to hang out and listen, but I couldn't risk the permanent hearing loss. Disembarkation was smooth and well organized. And sad. This was our first RCL experience and it was a good one. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
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 ... Read More
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 attendant JoAnn was very nice our room was kept clean and ready for us at all times. The only thing was there was only one area for snacks and drinks when the dining areas were closed. It was not big enough for all the people on the ship. The pizza here was always cold. That is my complaint about the cruise The pools and hot tubs were great. I went every day. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
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