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348 Royal Caribbean Seattle Cruise Reviews
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102
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63
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gjkov
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was the first cruise for our multi generational family group of 6, ranging in age from 10-70. We all had a great time! We stayed overnight in Seattle the night before the cruise and had about half a day to explore. Not nearly ... Read more
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tbcollector
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
14 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Have cruised with RCI before, but not again after this cruise. The ship is attractive, the employees are friendly, and the ship is clean-some upkeep needs to be done. The main dining room (anytime dining) is terrible. Impossible to get ... Read more
LittleJcruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
I was disappointed with this. Of the 5 cruises that I have been on, I was least impressed with this. Ship overall - Pretty but nothing special. The activities (basketball, rock wall, pools, surfing, ice rink, etc. are great for ... Read more
Grammaroo
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed to Alaska in June on the Explorer of the Seas. This is not our first voyage on this ship but will probably be our last. This ship is badly in need of refurbishment of the "non-feature" types of items. ... Read more
Outward_bound
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
94 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We only had a few days of holidays left and decided to take a short (1 week) cruise to Alaska. We've cruised on the Explorer before (24 night repositioning cruise from Sydney to Seattle), and have enjoyed it. Unfortunately, within the last ... Read more
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jimzgrlz
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
We chose Royal Caribbean as we have sailed to the Caribbean in the past with them. I don't even know where to begin. First getting on the ship was just mass confusion. We arrived at the time stated for our deck and waited in line 2.5 ... Read more
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
14 reviews
1,447 forum post
3 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Review May 26-June 2, 2017 Alaska Cruise There were good points and bad points to this cruise. I don’t want to dwell on the bad, I will just give a brief description of what happened and ... Read more
kdunham23
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we loved RC and cruising. We have cruised several times over the last 4 years and each and every time with RC. We are a young couple/family and love the experience. We don't mind the lines, the hiccups, the delays ... Read more
frufc
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We arrived in Seattle two days before the start date and had a good time there. We parked our car near the cruise terminal and were shuttled into the terminal . Then it all started going wrong the queues were enormous it took over 2 ... Read more
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sailawaynana
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Easy way to travel with kids. Could barely drag my 11yr old grandson away from his friends he met in the Adventure Center.Cabin with balcony was worth the extra money for beautiful views 24/7 and great pictures right from the ship. Ice ... Read more
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eucen
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Overall - an enjoyable trip with a few issues (see below) Embarkation could've been better - we had an inexperienced staffer check in my group of six (3 rooms) and the staffer incorrectly checked in my parents. (had to retake photos ... Read more
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atlcruizr
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
18 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Overall this was a great trip to Alaska, however there are some areas which could use some improvement. We flew in to Seatac the day before which was a good decision since our flights were delayed over two hours due to thunderstorms. ... Read more
Troyer5
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
85 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was definitely NOT a "WOW" c ruise. I went on the Explorer of the Seas on her Best of British Columbia 4 night cruise with my mother. As she doesn't cruise much [this was her 6th cruise] tended to think everything was GREAT ... Read more
dave97402
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We took a 4 night cruise out of Seattle last week. It was great weather and a grand time. The Explorer of the Seas is a beautiful ship and is in great shape! Navigating around the ship was easy and fun. Plenty to do and see. Main dining ... Read more
cdwise
Member Since 2017
1 review
82 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Food especially in Chops was excellent. Ice show was very good but we prefer to dance rather than watch shows. So we really didn't watch many of the shows so can't comment other than on the ice show which was very good. This is the only ... Read more
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Yo-mom1
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
55 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Flew from Houston to Seattle. Transfer to ship was easy and fast. The embarkation was easy and fast. Room was ready for us to occupy. We had a Mini Suite that had some issues but we adapted to them. The ship was wonderful, clean and in ... Read more
itsmandysteve
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This cruise was sent to us via email it was such good value we could not say no, This cruise was fantastic plenty of time to relax and unwind. We loved it The staff in the winjamer, dining room and our cabin person were all the ... Read more
Caz L.
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose RCI because a friend had recommended them to us. We chose this particular cruise because we booked last minute and it was one of the few left with rooms available; plus we had never been to California. Embarking at Seattle was ... Read more
Kreader
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
333 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise because of the cost. Inside cabin was ok. No coffee table any more so I had the cabin steward move on the bedside tables in front of the loveseat. Food was for the most part so-so. Only a few dishes to rave ... Read more
luvpiano
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise for two reasons: even though we live on the West Coast, we'd never sailed this itinerary before, and the prospect of driving to a port and not having to endure the torture of air travel appealed to us. However, driving ... Read more
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water1519
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
55 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We selected this cruise to experience the West coast ports of the United States, and it certainly provided an outstanding overview. The ports from Santa Barbara to Victoria were well selected, and each entertained in a different way. We ... Read more
TXranchgal
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
133 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Overall we had a very good cruise. There were a few things that could have been better. We arrived the day before the cruise and stayed at the Quality Inn, Seattle Center. This was an older hotel and it showed its age, but it was the ... Read more
Semi Retired
Member Since 2006
1 review
673 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 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
VA Martha
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
i wanted to see the West Coast, mainly San Francisco, Seattle, Oregon and other parts of California. The ship was beautiful and the cabin was excellent. My cabin was an outside cabin. I was in cabin 3608. The Anytime Dining was not ... Read more
sunshine755
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
160 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the convenience and location to the house. The ship itself is amazing. It is very nice. However, it goes down hill from there. The customer service agents look like they are held at gun point to work there. They ... Read more
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