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Seattlearchitect
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We are married, early 60's, looking for relaxed, quiet, restorative experience filled with wildlife and glacier sightings, great food and drink and friendly, proficient, professional service. We purchased a Neptune Suite and got it all. ... Read more
Late traveler
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
49 forum posts
We had already done the inside passage but knew we wanted to do the Alaska land portion as well. We really lucked out with the weather - we may have felt differently about our experience if the weather had been bad. As it was we had some ... Read more
Jofannie and Mark
Member Since 2009
1 review
96 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Our very first cruise back in August 2003 was on Holland America's Amsterdam and we've been hooked on cruising ever since. Since then, we've taken 21 more cruises on a variety of different lines with Princess being the one we've taken most ... Read more
albinwisniewski
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
First off to be fair, this was our 5th cruise. Previously we had been on Carnival (the parent company of Holland America) twice (Bahamas, Jamaica-Grand Cayman-Mexico), Royal Caribbean once (Mexican Rivera), and Norwegian (Hawaii). We were ... Read more
stan12345678
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
First Alaskan trip. It was a good experience. Enjoyed the trip with family. Food is great on Lido. Main Dining room used only for dinner and choices were ok. Still preferred Lido. Getting a seat there is a bit difficult. Places and ... Read more
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CarouselHorse
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The staff were always friendly and helpful when we had some minor issues with our cabin. They were very accommodating. The air flow was low and the room was too warm for us but the maintenance staff finally fixed the problem by our last ... Read more
northern quine
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of itinerary. Wanted to sail from Vancouver on a round trip and visit Glacier Bay. Flew to Vancouver non stop from Glasgow with Air Transat. Trip organised through Canadian Affair who also recommended a ... Read more
CruiseAlaska2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Seemed to be the one that suited us best at the time. That is indeed the case... We loved the overall experience of our time on board: The Neptune Suite was luxurious as was the Neptune Lounge. Expedited embarkation made a huge ... Read more
DataDivaAtl
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I have always wanted to go to Alaska and I considered several lines. To this point I had done 3 cruises with 3 lines so I was open to any line. I'm very pleased with my choice. I think the ship is a good size and it is lovely. On ... Read more
argyllsock
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
35 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise on Holland America after 15 cruises on Celebrity, Disney, RCCL, NCL, Carnival, Windstar, and SilverSea. We picked the cruise probably for all the wrong reasons: we had a specific 7 day window that we could ... Read more
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danusz
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was our first time sailing Holland America. We found the crew on the Amsterdam willingness to meet and exceed our expectations was a true differentiator. They were first rate in every way and were a leg up compared to the other lines ... Read more
UPprincess
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This review will be lengthy..hoping to assist future cruisers (as I was helped). Did much research before choosing Land Explorer. My major goal was to SEE Alaska. This two week itinerary logged over 3000 miles and had 9 ports. I looked ... Read more
sun cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it had 9 ports and awesome opportunities to view glaciers. Also, we were able to fly in and out of Seattle. We flew in a day early to spend time in downtown Seattle. We used Seattle Shuttle to provide ... Read more
maxwell7034
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to go to Alaska at some point, and saw a pretty good deal so we decided to go with it, despite some reservations about going in May. We were satisfied overall with our cruise, understanding that Holland America is considerably ... Read more
GradUT
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
2,513 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for May 21 - 28 in order to take advantage of the drier weather (May is the least rainy month in these ports) and to avoid large numbers of children since school is still in session during the last week of May. We ... Read more
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lramirez2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Who we are: A middle aged married couple who has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America-- but never on a cruise! Travel details: Vancouver to Seward, May 21- May 28 Cabin: We stayed on the Upper ... Read more
Amygone
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We boarded Nieu Amsterdam for a 7 day Alaskan cruise as part of a Scenic tour. It was a great ship and the crew were very accomodating,but the whole cruising experience was a bit dull with very little going on. In the evenings the bars ... Read more
ND Tour
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We picked a deal from Claire Newell's Travel Best Bets. Excellent service and direction from the customer service department. This was our first cruise. We took the Sea Bus from North Vancouver, a very easy walk to the terminal. Loading ... Read more
nanatangie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
15 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I live on the central coast of California and it's easy to get to Seattle, and who doesn't want to see Alaska! I've cruised with Holland America before, so I felt confident that the ship would be lovely and the ... Read more
dodge440
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We hadn't been on a cruise and always wanted to see Alaska so a round trip from Vancouver seemed a good idea, especially as our son lives there so we combined a visit to see him with the cruise. Vancouver is a beautiful city with plenty to ... Read more
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RJ2002
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,144 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We were on this sailing, and stayed in a Neptune Suite. The Neptune Lounge was a delight. Our two rotating attendants were absolutely amazing. There is nothing they would not do for you. One thing that was odd. During our stop in Juneau, ... Read more
JackieLee
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I chose this cruise because we had never been to Alaska before and my husband had never been on a cruise. After careful research we decided on the Amsterdam as it is a smaller ship and can maneuver some of the tight canals and get closer ... Read more
noone
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
My husband and I wanted a nice relaxing cruise. We drove from our home in Northern BC to Vancouver so we could combine road trip sightseeing on the way o the cruise and back home. We booked midship as I am very prone to motion sickness. ... Read more
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fazze
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
5 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Selected this cruise because it was part of our Vacation points options and it was in the time frame when we wanted to travel to Alaska. Ship is medium size, about 1250 passengers. Common areas are very nice. Cabins are OK but a ... Read more
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extex1
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My husband contacted our cruise specialist, and they set the whole thing up. Dennis had previously researched the HAL website, and knew what he wanted before booking. We had an aft-Neptune suite. Em and disembarkation were as expected. ... Read more
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