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805 Holland America Seattle Cruise Reviews
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MrCrazyguitarlicks
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My husband and I are first time cruisers in our late 50's. We selected HAL because we wanted a smaller ship/fewer people. I believe there were 1900 passengers on this trip. I understand the total capacity of the Westerdam is about 2400 ... Read more
TerrikBailey
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We have cruised with Holland America before and really liked them. We got a last-minute sale on one of the Neptune Suites and couldn't pass up the deal. Overall, the cruise was very good. The staff are fantastic---can't say enough good ... Read more
E.P.Dowd
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Very disappointing onboard. Would definitely not recommend HAL. Everything was below average in terms of quality of service, food and especially lack of concern or caring by anyone in the "front office." If you have a problem ... Read more
barb186
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Let me start with this trip was a 71st birthday celebration for my husband. A cruise to Alaska has been on our bucket list for some time now. So here’s the good, bad and ugly about our Holland America trip to Alaska last week ... Read more
EverettWA
Member Since 2010
1 review
22 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just finished a week long Alaskan cruise from Seattle onboard the Westerdam. The ship and service were outstanding. Something we have come to expect from sailing with Holland America. All aspects of the cruise were great. Even the damp ... Read more
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Good to be back
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our ninth Alaskan cruise and in many ways our best. It is no secret that the staff are truly who makes a cruise a special event. The Maasdam staff was beyond exceptional. The wait crew in the Ocean bar, Val, Jerome and Angela went ... Read more
sippycup12
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted to see as much of the Alaska coastal cities as we could, so we choose the 14 day Great Land Explorer cruise with Holland America. The Land word in the title is a little misleading. You are seeing the coastal area mostly. And ... Read more
Reeslangspi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose the cruise for the itinerary - Hubbard and Tracy Arm glaciers, Icy Strait, Sitka, Ketchikan, Juneau, Homer, Anchorage, Kodiak. What a great itinerary. This was our first 14 day cruise and the ship activities during sea days were ... Read more
virginiastephens661
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
An immersion in Alaska’s stunning scenic beauty and small-town charm! Arriving at Seattle’s Pier 91 on boarding day in late August 2016, we saw the terminal pier flanked by two ships, the M/S Amsterdam and the Ruby ... Read more
marymac11
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
First time cruiser's here. Wow what a wonderful time. We loved just about everything on the Amsterdam. We chose HAL because of the traditional touches on board along with the size of the Amsterdam. We never waited on line for anything and ... Read more
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ca92111@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We wanted a low-key, mid-sized cruise experience. Overall, it was very relaxing, and the mostly Indonesian crew made it a very pleasant experience. The Lido Market casual dining food was sometimes subpar, the entertainment choices we liked ... Read more
ban1104
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
After much research I chose Holland America for my Alaskan cruise. I certainly was not disappointed. Excellent crew, entertainment, food and facilities. The Westerdam was just the right size, wanted to stay away from the big ships. The ... Read more
IdahoPam
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our first cruise and it was everything we dreamed it could be. The staff on the ship were awesome. The food yummy. The entertainment top rate. We loved everything about it. We had a verandah cabin and it was great. We ... Read more
Lil' Wave
Member Since 2012
1 review
16 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this line to go with our friends it was our first time on Holland America. I probably not go on this cruise line again we had a nice trip because of our friends not because of the cruise line. The first night it took us 25 ... Read more
Just My Thoughts
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I, along with another couple, were looking for an affordable Alaskan Cruise that we could book at last minute, and this particular seven day cruise fit a date that worked for all of us. Nothing went terribly wrong, however ... Read more
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jerseyv
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
48 forum posts
7 helpful votes
On August 15th we sailed from Seattle on the Maasdam heading for Alaska and back. This was a special Prairie Home Companion cruise and the difference from typical cruises became very apparent at the musical events when additional seating ... Read more
Todolm
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Both embarkation and disembarkation were smooth. I was traveling with someone who has modest mobility issues and the HAL staff and crew made travel so easy. This was A Prairie Home Companion cruise, so the entertainment and activities were ... Read more
sararuth@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was only my second cruise and my first with my spouse along! We had a very nice Vista Suite that was roomy and quite comfortable. The onboard presentations were disappointing. I was not interested in purchasing a Tanzanite piece ... Read more
loverlylibrarian
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
We flew into Seattle a day early and stayed at the Hilton on 6th ave. Had a day of sightseeing and we were within several blocks to Pike Place Market. We took an Uber ride to the pier the next afternoon and embarkation was smooth and ... Read more
pshep
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Admittedly, we're neophytes to this mode of transportation-entertainment. Our only other cruising experience had come as many years earlier - a wedding gift from my mom. ... Read more
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chsh22000
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My wife and I always wanted to go on an Alaskan Cruise, after looking at available dates, prices and reviews we selected Holland America, leaving out of Seattle. I have read a lot of reviews here that noted the poor condition of the ... Read more
OBCruiser44
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
This Ship takes the Glacier Bay Park Tour. With it being first tour to Alaska, wanted to see the national park. Overall, the Cruise was very good. Embarkation and disembarking were smoothly run and most staff eager to make this happen. ... Read more
leztar
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Our cabin was ok, except for night noise from galley above. Only 1 electric outlet a problem. First night out was horrible weather - bring meds. Days typically misty, rainy with pm clearing. Entertainment ranged from "A" ... Read more
rjwaxman
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Itinerary was interesting, took us to parts of Alaska most cruise ships avoid. In fact, except for Ketchikan and Juneau, we were the only ship in port. We like Holland America because they include a locations guide, in this case a native ... Read more
lakeforestCA
Member Since 2006
1 review
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the different ports it stopped at. This was our 4th Alaskan cruise and our first with HAL. We probably won't go on anther HAL cruise as we were not impressed. Everything was average at best. The food in the ... Read more
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