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808 Holland America Seattle Cruise Reviews
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BackFromAlaska
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
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
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
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ufgatormom
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
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
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
Steveoka
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
22 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We are avid cruisers and have tried most cruise lines over the years and find if you look hard enough for fault you will find it but we must say that the Maasdam was a true delight to sail on. The ship itself is well presented and well ... Read more
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BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
3 helpful votes
Nineteen years ago, we honeymooned on the 'old' Westerdam, so we chose this ship, the 'new' Westerdam, for our anniversary celebration. Embark was pretty quick and easy, and along with the HAL transfer (from airport to cruise terminal) ... Read more
gmore70
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Overall, good and fun. But for what I would want, 45 years of age, Birthday Cruise for my girlfriend, it was just okay. The main thing was the ship, its old and outdated. Its like a hotel that was once beautiful, when it was built, then ... Read more
Munchkinstutu
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
69 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We are avid cruisers averaging 2-3 cruises per year -- we especially like long repositioning cruises, and have cruised NCL, Celebrity and Carnival. This was our first Holland America cruise and in all categories HAL and the Maasdam ... Read more
TexT
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this Australia-bound cruise on the Maasdam as it ticked several key boxes. Foremost was our preference for smaller, more intimate ships that offer more of the Old-School cruising experience. The embarkation port and itinerary ... Read more
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SALAMANCA2014
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
We selected this cruise based on the Ports of Call. This was a repositioning cruise starting in Seattle, Washington. The length of the cruise fit our schedule. The Internet worked very well for a cruise ship. There was a couple of ... Read more
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survey54
Member Since 2010
9 reviews
9 helpful votes
My wife and I boarded the Amsterdam for a 53 night Pacific cruise in Seattle, but little did we know that the first 5 days to San Diego was a “repositioning“ cruise, where instead of the $140 a night each that we were paying , ... 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
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
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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
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
JohnBing
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
Sailed September 2016
We were excited to sail to Kodiak as that is where my parents lived as newlyweds. Unfortunately, a storm kept the ship from going there and to 2 other ports. We were disappointed but felt that HAL handled it all very well! We did a ... Read more
a56traveler
Member Since 2010
1 review
38 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Chose the cruise for the ports. Made it to Anchorage without any issues, but then Captain said two storms coming in, so skipped three ports and a glacier to get out ahead of the storm. Skagway and another glacier substituted. Headed to ... Read more
SannyAnnie
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Our trip was the 14 day Alaska cruise. HAL picked us up at Seattle Airport and bussed us to the cruise terminal. Very easy! Representatives were at each bag claim, and took great care of us. Embarkation was also smooth. My photo ... Read more
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