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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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1,161 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews

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This was the second Alaskan Cruise we have done with Holland America. The first was in 2008 on the Volendam. We ... Read more
08/14
It has been awhile since we have cruised on Holland America but wanted to do a family cruise to Alaska and the schedule ... Read more
The WOW FACTOR kelly3399
08/14
After talking about it for 20 years we decided to finally do the Alaska Cruise. We are a couple in our mid 60's and ... Read more
Before I went on this cruise I read a bunch of reviews of this ship and itinerary and was very concerned. After ... Read more
First, allow me to say that my wife and I have been huge fans of HAL and the Oosterdam since our first cruise in 2006 ... Read more

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harrodsfan
08/14
We drove to Seattle from our home and took the " quick bus." From Seatac. No issues. Pre cruise we stayed at the Pan ... Read more
08/14
My husband and I cruised on the August 10 sailing on the Amsterdam to Alaska. It was intended to be a complete ... Read more
08/14
PROS Embarkation process was very smooth. Westerdam staff were all great—especially Mae & Hazel in the ... Read more
08/14
My husband and I had long-since sworn off sailing with larger, main-stream cruise lines. We had become enamoured with ... Read more
08/14
My wife and I have just completed a 14-day Alaska cruise with Holland America on the MS Oosterdam. It was such an ... Read more

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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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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
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
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
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
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

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I took my first cruise, my wife her second on the Amsterdam. Overall, the cruise was about what we expected. The food ... 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
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
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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