Where in the World is Cruise Critic?

August 18, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

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Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week.
(Got questions about any of the ships we’re boarding or ports we are visiting? Ask us in the comments!)
Tour/Ship: A Holland America cruisetour to Alaska
Where: The cruisetour begins on land in Anchorage, before heading up to Denali and Fairbanks. We then explore Dawson City and Whitehorse, Yukon, before boarding Holland America’s Zuiderdam in Skagway for four days along Alaska’s Inside Passage.
Who: Chris Gray Faust, Destinations Editor
Why There? Cruisetours continue to be one of the best ways to see a lot of the 49th State in a short amount of time. Besides taking a look at Holland America’s Zuiderdam, I’ll give you the scoop on excursions, lodging and other nuts and bolts of what a typical cruisetour is all about.
We Can’t Wait: I’m no stranger to Alaska’s Inside Passage (read my review of Alaska expedition cruising), but the interior will be completely new to me. I’m interested to see how a cruisetour compares in value to a land vacation, and also how the experience on an Alaska mainstream cruise ship compares to the smaller vessels I’ve been on.
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    2 Responses to “Where in the World is Cruise Critic?”

    1. Jan
      August 18th, 2014 @ 11:46 am

      Love cruising on the Zuiderdam, aft corner of deck seven is our favorite

    2. Arch
      August 18th, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

      Zuiderdam a favourite also, but prefer starboard midship. Great food, art works, and staff and Caribbean itineraries.

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