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SCChuck
Member Since 2016
1 review
We selected a one-way cruise from Vancouver to Seward (AK) before a business meeting in Anchorage, and to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Chose this cruise line because they had the route we needed at the time it was needed. But we will ... Read more
TerrikBailey
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We have cruised with Holland America before and really liked them. We got a last-minute sale on one of the Neptune Suites and couldn't pass up the deal. Overall, the cruise was very good. The staff are fantastic---can't say enough good ... Read more
Roxy5341
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Noordam Triple Denali Land and Sea Journey Sept 2016 A wonderful trip with excellent service, food, and fun entertainment. We had not cruised in 30 years and did not even think about spending an extra day or two in Vancouver. We ... Read more
SactownSteve
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This is my return cruise to Alaska to see it in the Fall as last time was in the Spring. Travel was swift with practically no turn around time in Seattle. Going through Canadian customs at the airport was relatively quick apart from the ... Read more
beth singer
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I chose this cruise because it fit into our timetable and allowed a visit to Vancouver. I sailed with HAL several years ago on an older ship and did not have a good experience but since it fit we decided to give it another ... Read more

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E.P.Dowd
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Very disappointing onboard. Would definitely not recommend HAL. Everything was below average in terms of quality of service, food and especially lack of concern or caring by anyone in the "front office." If you have a problem ... Read more
barb186
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Let me start with this trip was a 71st birthday celebration for my husband. A cruise to Alaska has been on our bucket list for some time now. So here’s the good, bad and ugly about our Holland America trip to Alaska last week ... Read more
2freespirits
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The lyrics of the classic Queen hit lends themselves to our reviews of bucket list trips, but we’ll need to find another muse soon. This trip was actually our first BOOKING with Holland America Line (HAL) but our second SAILING on ... Read more
EverettWA
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
Just finished a week long Alaskan cruise from Seattle onboard the Westerdam. The ship and service were outstanding. Something we have come to expect from sailing with Holland America. All aspects of the cruise were great. Even the damp ... Read more
sippycup12
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We wanted to see as much of the Alaska coastal cities as we could, so we choose the 14 day Great Land Explorer cruise with Holland America. The Land word in the title is a little misleading. You are seeing the coastal area mostly. And ... Read more

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Reeslangspi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose the cruise for the itinerary - Hubbard and Tracy Arm glaciers, Icy Strait, Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau, Homer, Anchorage, Kodiak. What a great itinerary. This was our first 14 day cruise and the ship activities during sea days were ... Read more
VintageGeo
Member Since 2016
1 review
55 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as the second half of a 13 day D1 Denali land tour through Holland America. Fairbanks We flew into Fairbanks a day early and stayed at the Westmark Fairbanks. Upon arrival we unknowingly bypassed the HAL desk at ... Read more
marymac11
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
First time cruiser's here. Wow what a wonderful time. We loved just about everything on the Amsterdam. We chose HAL because of the traditional touches on board along with the size of the Amsterdam. We never waited on line for anything and ... Read more
sagafemina
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
14 forum posts
Chose a rather limited Alaska itinerary in favor of simplicity of travel with eight year old twin grandchildren on their first cruise. Couldn't have been happier with the choice, as we were even able to take public transport to and from ... Read more
ca92111@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We wanted a low-key, mid-sized cruise experience. Overall, it was very relaxing, and the mostly Indonesian crew made it a very pleasant experience. The Lido Market casual dining food was sometimes subpar, the entertainment choices we liked ... Read more

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ban1104
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
After much research I chose Holland America for my Alaskan cruise. I certainly was not disappointed. Excellent crew, entertainment, food and facilities. The Westerdam was just the right size, wanted to stay away from the big ships. The ... Read more
rleefamily
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I have travelled 3 other cruise lines and thought I would try Holland America and this is what I found: Pros: - very little waiting time to embark and disembark - exterior of the ship quite beautiful - size of ship was perfect ... Read more
Toby1957
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We had traveled on two Alaskan cruises on HAL before. In 2010 and in 2004 we traveled on the Zaandam and then the Ryndam. We love going out of Vancouver as the city has much to offer before the cruise. We were coming in on the Rocky ... Read more
jig789
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. All in all it went well. The positives: cabin very clean, ship very clean, staff extremely attentive (except the front desk people who were not always helpful). Negatives: in my cabin you could hear the music ... Read more
IdahoPam
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our first cruise and it was everything we dreamed it could be. The staff on the ship were awesome. The food yummy. The entertainment top rate. We loved everything about it. We had a verandah cabin and it was great. We ... Read more

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kira5
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We took this cruise 25 years ago (but on the Westerdam) and what we found interesting was that we paid the same dollar amount. This knowledge couldn't help but be a factor. That it could be done at all for the same price seemed ... Read more
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Lil' Wave
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this line to go with our friends it was our first time on Holland America. I probably not go on this cruise line again we had a nice trip because of our friends not because of the cruise line. The first night it took us 25 ... Read more
Piqua41
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This ship and Holland America were fantastic! We explored Vancouver for a few days before setting sail from there, and both the embarkation and disembarkation were organized like a finely-calibrated engine. The ship was extremely ... Read more
Todolm
Member Since 2016
1 review
Both embarkation and disembarkation were smooth. I was traveling with someone who has modest mobility issues and the HAL staff and crew made travel so easy. This was A Prairie Home Companion cruise, so the entertainment and activities were ... Read more
sararuth@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise and my first with my spouse along! We had a very nice Vista Suite that was roomy and quite comfortable. The onboard presentations were disappointing. I was not interested in purchasing a Tanzanite piece ... Read more

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