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1,417 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews
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HaulAwayJoe
Member Since 2012
1 review
104 forum posts
Cabin was a VB balcony near aft elevators. Great location! Adequate size although interior walkway between closets and bathroom very narrow. Good storage for suitcases under the bed. Enough hangers for what we needed. Metal wall so magnets ... Read more
BackFromAlaska
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, so please know that I don't have much to compare it too. Although, I have traveled to various cities around the globe, and would consider myself a seasoned traveler (and foodie). When we decided to finally see ... Read more
vanman1010
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 8th cruise and our second with HAL. We had sailed to Alaska with Royal Caribbean three years ago for 14 days. Since we live in Vancouver, we love the cruises that depart from and return to Vancouver. All the staff on the ... Read more
Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our 47th cruise. Only the second on HAL. No reason for not using them more other than price/destination offered by other lines seemed to fit our plans better. We've been on NCL 22 times. We really like Celebrity and Princess. ... Read more
nattga
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Having set sails with RCCL, NCL, and Celebrity, I tried not to set my standard too high because I know that HAL is going to be different and more traditional. After spending a week on Oosterdam, I can break it down and say things that I ... Read more
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dtells
Member Since 2013
1 review
61 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose cruise because it was at the right time, and we didn't have to fly. The ship was lovely and comfortable, and the crew was friendland seemed very happy to be working there. I need gluten free/lactose-free food, and, as usual, this ... Read more
AAviator
Member Since 2012
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
First time to Alaska, which was stunningly gorgeous. Embarkation does not offer a separate line for suites, but went smoothly. Disembarkation was a breeze, going from cabin to departure gate at SEA in less than one hour. Dining room ... Read more
Jodyca
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
26 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this ship as part of an early bird promotion last year. The ship was beautiful. The food was very nice, if a little exotic. We loved America's Test Kitchen demonstrations and class. I liked the Digital workshop....both activities ... Read more
Nikkat
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
They are extremely organized. The entertainment on the boat especially at night are professionally executed. The entire crew, including the captain, walk around the ship and greet people asking how they are doing. Embarking and ... Read more
ufgatormom
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
I have always wanted to see Glacier Bay, Alaska. I chose the Eurodam because out of all the options, it was the best price and a last minute decision. I also read the reviews and they were overall pretty good. I read the complaints so did ... Read more
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Hsmama
Member Since 2016
1 review
216 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
First of all, we are Cruise Noobs. Never cruised before,never thought we would like the experience. But we wanted to visit Alaska,and so we decided this would be the best way to celebrate our 28th anniversary. Our party consisted of 4 ... Read more
jimkal
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We recently took a cruise from Vancouver up the inside passage and to Alaska with Holland America on the Nieuw Amsterdam. We had heard from several people that this was one of the best ship to do this cruise with as they cruise deep into ... Read more
kterry
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
For the most part, my wife and I enjoyed our cruise to Alaska on the Holland America Eurodam. We experienced rough seas our first night, and had our stop in Sitka cancelled due to weather, but the rest of the trip was very enjoyable. The ... Read more
RoseMarie
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
23 forum posts
9 helpful votes
The service on the Eurodam going to Alaska was beyond reproach, we had to be diverted due to storms and wasn't able to go to Sitka, but not dealing with the storms was worth it. We were in a suite and the concierges were amazing. But the ... Read more
Swandi n Meow
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Embarkation and Disembarkation process was very smooth. We arrived at Seattle pier 91 at around 12pm and able to get into our room within 45 mins. Luggage arrived within an hour. Our group were scheduled to leave our room at 9:30am and ... Read more
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LoriEm58
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it was the last one of the year, which we knew would not have a lot of children, which we had heard monopolized the pool area during summer cruises. This was our first cruise and Holland America completely screwed ... Read more
Cynder64
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We didn't want to leave the ship!! We got spoiled really fast with an upgrade to a Neptune Suite. The room provides access to the Neptune Lounge which has seating areas for watching TV, reading, or conversing, a table for playing ... Read more
Southerner16
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Staff- friendly, accommodating and smiling. Neptune Suite- worth the money for the space-bed is comfortable- needs updating, countertops/tub/shower cracked. Ship is dated and smells- lack of staff cleaning regularly in common areas ... Read more
kevingastreich
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
567 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Well, we took another Holland America cruise to Alaska. This one was seven days on MS Noordam round trip from Vancouver BC As a matter of fact, it was so late in September that this was the last Alaska cruise for Noordam before she ... Read more
Jeannie26
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
20 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I won't deny that HAL crew consisted mostly of Filipinos and Indonesians were a great crew. They gave impeccable service. This is the 3rd time I sailed with a HAL ship. I'm inclined to stop sailing with HAL for awhile for the following ... Read more
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daisybertie
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Our second time on Holland America to Alaska. Chose to cruise from Seattle on the Westerdam. It was absolutely fabulous. The ship was spotless, and everywhere you went there was someone cleaning or polishing. We had an inside cabin, which ... Read more
mwentz36@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
39 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I have had this trip on our bucket list for many years. We've always wanted to go to Alaska, though we have been a little leery of cruising. Our fear was that we'd feel cooped up on a cruise ship. Well Alaska was everything ... Read more
shamtipp
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was an excellent cruise with a very exciting places listed to visit the ship is modern very clean , and the stateroom we had was clean and well fitted. it was a veranda stateroom , the room staff really look after the rooms. ... Read more
Novanahant
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We just got back from a 7 day cruise on the Westerdam, R/T from Seattle. I can not say enough about how great it was. This was our 3rd cruise on HAL and it did not disappoint. The room was spacious, lots of storage and our stewards ... Read more
colleen.m.cross
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We wanted to see the inside passage and Denali NP. Holland America seemed to give us the best value and included the places we wanted to visit. We were also given a drinks package and Pinnacle dinner free which was fantastic. We really ... Read more
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