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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
  • Extensive dining options and enrichment programs
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1,143 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
Wife and I are in our 70s but still pretty active working part-time. Arrived at Sea-Tac on 6/19(for the 6/20 departure) ... Read more
After many years sailing with Carnival, we tried Holland America for our cruise to Alaska. My traveling party (all ... Read more
Another great time! luvteaching
07/14
We were on the Amsterdam for the 14-day trip June 22 - July 6th. We had a great time! Cabin: 3431. This is a ... Read more

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One main reason that we chose Holland America was the highly touted Culinary Arts program. We attended the first ... Read more
07/14
Embarkation was very smooth and took 45 minutes upon arriving at 11:30. Had plenty of time to enjoy the Mariners lunch. ... Read more
07/14
Review of Volendam’s 7-night R/T Vancouver Alaskan cruise during the week of June 25 – July 2, 2014: Inside ... Read more
We had the pleasure of visiting Alaska for 20 days, June 5th to June 24th. Included was the one week land tour with HAL ... Read more
07/14
I have never cruised before but my wife and I wanted to visit the inside passage of Alaska and this is really the only ... Read more

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