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1,262 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Don Omaha
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We were looking for a land -cruise tour of Alaska and considered several lines. HA had the dates, stops and price we wanted. We took the D1 package with a view cabin. The cabin was adequate and the bed was comfortable. The couch was ... Read more
lupaglupa
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
An amazing combination - the service and comfort of Holland America and the scenery of Alaska. We got the cosmopolitan city of Seattle and the raw majesty of the Hubbard glacier in one week. On board, the usual high standards of food and ... Read more
NW SOUTHERNBELLE
Member Since 2010
1 review
104 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose HAL because we love this cruise line and this was our first time on Ms Westerdam to Alaska and we were not disappointed. The Westerdam had some slight wear but we experienced no major issues on our cruise. We did encounter some ... Read more
TDL1900
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The staffs are very nice, and that's about it. Overall, I wasn't impressed at all. 1. Their website design is horrendous. A. I had to do multiple separate Google searches to find all the information I need about the same ship(Nieuw ... Read more
Kathyfromstl
Member Since 2015
1 review
134 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Instead of doing an overall review (there are already too many of them), I'd like to give my impressions and experiences of the advice I received from reading Cruise Critic: Large Groups on board - I was led to believe they would ruin ... Read more

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jerry12345678
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
9 to 16 JULY 2016 ......This was my third cruise. My wife and I really enjoyed the time aboard. Our cabin was 5177 so it was an inside room with no windows, which I like for sleeping. Our cabin steward "Riza" was very good ... Read more
Jing2le_bells
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Volendam is a wonderful ship, elegant and not too big. The crew were excellent especially the Rotterdam dining team. The casual Lido was also good as well as the burgers and hotdogs by the pool. Just be careful when you order drinks. ... Read more
Floss88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
It was my 65 th birthday have never been keen to cruise but wanted to see glacier bay. We chose the Volendam because it is a small ship taking 1400 passengers. We booked an inside cabin and were allocated one on deck 3 the lower ... Read more
AlanAllyn
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,958 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
July 4 - 18, 2016 This was our third cruise to Alaska, third trip with Holland America with at least 20 cruises on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess and Crystal. Alan was celebrating his 80th birthday on the first night of the ... Read more
traelee01
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise, but I can't imagine making a better decision! The 14 night Great Alaskan Land Explorer itinerary caught my attention right away. At 45 days out, we got a great price so I booked an inside room for myself and ... Read more

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karenbink@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for its ports of call. And we were very pleased with ALL of the ports. It was a great sized ship as we were able to dock at ALL of the ports, no tenders--Yipee. Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely ... Read more
Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,300 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Very smooth check-in, arrived at 11:30 and were onboard by noon. Luggage arrived promptly. Room was in excellent shape. Our itinerary was fantastic, stopping in unusual Alaskan ports of Kodiak Island, Homer and Downtown ... Read more
fredwen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Classy experience. Ship: Noordam. Well appointed, clean, well maintained. Hand sanitizers available everywhere, with overhead and live reminders to use or to wash hands. Great implementation! Excellent emergency training ... Read more
Camden lady
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We joined the Noordam in Seward for one way to Vancouver after doing the land portion to Denali. We had a signature suite on deck 6 which was quite spacious with plenty of closet and storage space. The bathroom had double sinks and a ... Read more
sheryl27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been wanting to visit Alaska, this cruise seemed like the perfect opportunity. The ship was granted access to cruise through Glacier Bay and through the Inside Passage. The cruise itself was amazing. The captain made daily ... Read more

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seaproponent
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
220 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I'm not sure just how many trips I've taken on HAL over the past 15 years, but lots, and always in Neptune Suites. Prior to this one I have always been pleased, and more often than not, very pleased. In fact, along with Celebrity, HAL ... Read more
paul.shearman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The food and eating areas were clean, efficient and well run. They offered pleasant surroundings with efficient, hard working and friendly staff. We ate in the Lido, the common eating area and we impressed by it - much better than the ... Read more
jjsmith1357
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were hoping that the Holland America Westerdam would be a step above the rest, but we didn't see that. No deal-breakers, but the lack of attention to detail was noticeable. I'll start with a few of the things I saw, and then share ... Read more
Jjjon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Had good luck with Holland in the past. We got cabin 4174, on the stern above the dining area. Leaving Seattle the noise in the cabin was deafening, a constant pounding, very loud. This created a vibration which shook anything in the room ... Read more
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Run70
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked the cruise pretty late, and we wanted to go to Alaska. When I looked, there were only two 7-day Alaska cruises that fall within our budget. Holland America's one of the two and I've heard good things about it from my friends. So ... Read more
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balmybreeze
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
32 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Overall, our family of 9 had a good time on the Amsterdam, but I certainly would not want to do an "Around the World" trip on her. Our cabin had a few problems that our very nice stewards did their best to take care of. First, ... Read more
fussellk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
My cruise rating was average for a few reasons, but first I'd like to write about the positives... Pros *Easiest embarkation and disembarkation ever and I've been on 13 cruises prior to this one. *Getting to and from the ship ... Read more
Maasdamers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Our family took a 14 night cruise on the Maasdam to Alaska, which included SE Alaska as well as Anchorage, Homer, and Kodiak. I highly recommend this cruise and itinerary. I had thought that the Maasdam would be showing its age and not ... Read more
junknthetrunk46@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I recently returned from an Alaskan land/sea cruise on Holland America. We were met at the Anchorage AK airport by a cruise line employee who directed us to the bus which took us to our Anchorage hotel for the land portion of our ... Read more
Carolyn448
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
My husband and I were looking for an interesting cruise for the summer and decided that Alaska would be just the right thing. We had been to Sitka and Juneau several years ago when he participated in a Russian music festival in Sitka. The ... Read more

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