• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Seattle to Transpacific Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
1963 reviews
12 Awards
stateroom 9692 on Explorer of the Seas
living room 2 bedroom gs
view from veranda leaving miami
labadee OW cabana
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.9
Average
27 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money

Filters

1-10 of 27 Seattle to Transpacific Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews


Disappointing Royal Caribbean Experience

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
elmaexec
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First, let me say, I loved the itinerary for this cruise - 21 nights across the Pacific from Seattle to Sydney. Embarkation (and disembarkation) went very smoothly, though we were surprised there was no welcome aboard glass of champagne. This was a minor change from the previous cruises we'd taken on Celebrity (a sister company), but was just the beginning of a slew of disappointments in the ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2018


Superb attention to my gluten free diet

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
EJP55
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. After booking the 21 day cruise I discovered I was gluten intolerant and went on a gluten free diet. I thought I would be doomed to eat foods naturally gluten free and have to pass up so many of the goodies. The first night, in the dining room, when I told my waiter about my diet needs, he brought the head waiter over to talk to me. From then on, ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Promenade View Interior


The ILL Transpacific Cruise.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
rdun41251
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Despite what I consider to be the most apt review title, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise albeit plagued by a very high numbers of people experiencing prolonged bouts of chesty coughing and sneezing with some also suffering bouts of the dreaded Noro Virus. Thankfully my wife avoided the Noro Virus but both regrettably fell foul to the coughing sickness and in my case twice, with only ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2018


Two Faces of Royal Caribbean

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
srassk
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have been C&A members for many years and been always pleased with the services and treatment on board of RCI ships. We been grateful to the army of the hardworking members of the RCI team, many ymployees, cabin attendants, restaurant workers, cooks, etc. for their efforts to make our vacation comfortable and enjoyable. We never complained. This time, however , we encountered something ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Very Disappointing

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
tlewi999
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was a 21 night cruise from Seattle to Sydney Australia. Our previous cruises were all on Princess so this was our first experience with RC. The ship was in excellent condition and the staff was friendly with great emphasis on washing your hands. However, the food was not good. In 21 days we ate at every outlet and struggled to find a "good" meal. Speciality dining was the only option that ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Junior Suite Accessible


What a Wonderful Surprise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
longpoint
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I can't tell you how pleased we were with our transpacific voyage to Sydney on the Explorer of the Seas. Having done Silverseas, we were a little worried about a ship this size. It was wonderful.The staff were incredible and everyone wore a smile and were so upbeat and positive all the time. The food was very good and the maitre'd and our waiters (2) were exceptional. The entertainment on ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Great cruise

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
GaynorandRob
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Waiters were slow and had communication problems at the start of the cruise but were great by the end. Entertainment was fantastic....always something to do if you wanted to and I had a ball. Some of the bars, with entertainers, could be a bit bigger....often times there was barely standing room. Especially for the Schooner Bar with David Curtis entertaining. The Explorer singers and dancers ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom with Virtual Balcony


Excellent cruise with a few issues

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
kirstimom
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Great way to get from US to Australia. Best crew we’ve ever had—the Captain was very friendly and accessible, Hotel Manager, Michael Landry was visible, responsive and friendly, MDR and Windjammer staff were great. Always easy to find a place to sit in Winjammer—a first in our experience. Cruise Director, Dan and Activities Manager, Amy were great as were Jacob, Michael, and Sylvia. We love this ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2017


Poor weather and Fiji islands stops were disappointing.

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
cashcow100
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Wanted to visit S Pacific islands and Australia. Some poor weather; no one can help weather! but the RCL selection of Fiji islands that were visited caused this cruise to be just average. Ports showed more poverty than other islands and were somewhat disappointing. Other S Pacific Island stops offer more of what we envisioned would be the case for the S. Pacific. Tours to the local villages were ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2017


Highs and lows at sea

Review for Explorer of the Seas to Transpacific

User Avatar
kahpenner
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Highs: Enjoyed the variety of friendly shipmates, Giovanni's Table, and the positivity of many of the crew. Good snorkelling in Honolulu, Maui, and Lifou. Absolutely loved Sydney and the number of days at sea in one of many very nice quiet shipboard spots. Promenade room was wonderful surprise- felt spacious, bright and was not noisy at all. Level 3 dining worked really hard to accommodate ...
Read More

Sail Date: October 2017

Cabin Type: Promenade Stateroom


Find an Explorer of the Seas Cruise from $262

Reviews of Explorer of the Seas Cruises to Transpacific from Other Departure Ports
Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Cruises  to Transpacific from Sydney (Australia)
Explorer of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Cruises to Transpacific from Sydney (Australia)
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.