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1,126 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews

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Not Bad! suznjune
08/14
We were on a Land/Sea tour that went to the Yukon and Denali so only spent 3 nights on the ship. I was initially ... Read more
The ship is a little old but in my opinion well maintained. It was definitely more quiet then other cruise lines, but I ... Read more
Alaska is absolutely stunning!! WrittenOnYourHeart
08/14
Hands down, Alaska is probably the most stunning place I have ever been. You are surrounded by natural beauty wherever ... Read more
This is not so much a detailed review as it is some notes and observations of my trip to Alaska on the Holland ... Read more
The weather was terrible. Rain and cool each day. Misty all along the coast. Could not see many mountains. Thought July ... Read more

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Background information: We were a party of 3, with my retired parents and myself in two separate ocean view cabins. My ... Read more
08/14
Took a cruise from Seward to Vancouver in early July on the Statendam. The ship is a little older than average. It ... Read more
HAL fail av8rhutch
08/14
This was our 5th cruise and I was very excited to cruise on HAL. Here are my thoughts on the things you probably care ... Read more
08/14
Embarkation was a breeze in Seward. We boarded as soon as ship was ready, about 11:30 am, found our cabin, ate lunch ... Read more
I took my first cruise, my wife her second on the Amsterdam. Overall, the cruise was about what we expected. The food ... Read more

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Not my cup of tea squeaky_1974
08/14
We were a group of three adults in two cabins: my parents (aged 70 and 64) and myself. My parents had cruised once ... Read more
07/14
I was with my parents the first time I went to Alaska and my husband and I wanted to tour again just on our own. We ... Read more
I will start with the bottom line, one of the more expensive vacations we have taken, Holland America provided the ... Read more
We will not recommend this trip to friends. It was not what we expected. The pictures in Holland America's brochure ... Read more
4th time cruising but first HAC cruise. 3 others were Carnival. I've always heard Carnival is the worst cruise line but ... Read more

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We arrived in Seward a few days early and took advantage of the many amenities offered. Stayed at the Windsong Lodge, ... Read more
07/14
The ship is rather tired looking from the outside although the inside doesn't disappoint. Cabins pretty much the usual ... Read more
We were a group of three, 2 daughters and their mother. This was my 8th cruise, my mother's second and my sister's ... Read more
We had spent 2 weeks on train and bus travelling in Canada. We used the cruise as a restorative time. I've cruised ... Read more
07/14
In 1984, my wife and I were in Anchorage. 1984 was Alaska's 25th year of Statehood and we were blessed to be there at ... Read more

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I have been on one previous Alaska cruise (a different cruise line) and one previous HAL cruise, on the Veendam. The ... Read more
NEVER AGAIN Mondany
07/14
On the 1st of June 2014 we left Vancouver for our sea-land cruise to Alaska which was the worst experience of my life! ... Read more
I was traveling with my parents and while this was not their first cruise experience, it was mine and I didn't know ... Read more
Let me preface this with the admission that I know this review is long but I prefer to think of it as comprehensive! ... Read more
I recently went on the Alaskan cruise with my grandmother, June 20th - 27th, room 3350, and it was a wonderful trip. ... Read more

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