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672 Holland America Seattle Cruise Reviews

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ihightower
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Flew to Seattle the day before the cruise and stayed in Pioneer Square. A few homeless around, but the cafes and restaurants around were open late and accommodating. Our hotel had a more than continental breakfast so we ate their prior ... Read more
astrophysical
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 7 night experience on the Amsterdam was both good and bad. Physically, the ship is beautiful. Our room steward was outstanding. The itinerary was great. The spa was outstanding, and the special "thermal suite" was well ... Read more
jwhamlin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have cruised with Princess 7 previous times and this was our first HAL cruise. Overall I can say I would recommend Hal to friends. I would say that HAL is more for the cruiser who prefers to pass time quietly rather than ... Read more
WeiMin
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
16 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our first exciting cruise to Alaska and we opted for the inner passage. Decision was made to start from Seattle because our friends were there, could have started from Vancouver and saved a sea-day. Ports of call: - ... Read more
MrGadget007
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Parents took 3 kids, their spouses (significant other) and grandkids on a cruise to Alaska to celebrate their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary. We have all cruised before, and have experience with several lines. Seattle's ... Read more

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dmaikui
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
41 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
I've been on 12 HAL cruises. However, never on the Amsterdam. We were in a Neptune Suite #7016. Worst cabin I've ever had. I've been on 38 cruises, with various cruise lines so I know what should and shouldn't be. This cabin shook and the ... Read more
bittner.joanne@gmail.com
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Flew to Seattle the day before the cruise and stayed at the Marriott Waterfront which was nice and convenient. Hotel arranged a shuttle to the terminal the next day. Very easy embarkation due to the fact that you can carry on your own ... Read more
ProvWoman31
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We were first time cruisers and not sure of what to expect but we had always heard about incredible food and top-of-the-line service. We didn't experience either. The food was mediocre and room service took a minimum of 45 minutes, when ... Read more
morningglorie1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Great Cruise. We live in W. Oregon so we drive to Seattle. We used the cheap parking and worked great. Quite a bit cheaper than the other. We lucked out & the shuttle was right there to pick us up. Lot was manned and then gated at ... Read more
k26cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
What a disappointing cruise ship. This was our 12th cruise and our second with Holland. It is also our last with Holland. Starting from the beginning, the embarkation was good. Once on the ship the accommodations were great, love the way ... Read more

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runchadrun
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
44 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My mother and I sailed on the Amsterdam as an early birthday present to her. We got a great last-minute deal, 9 days out, which was so good that we were able to get solo cabins for ourselves. This was our first time on Holland America (I ... Read more
stuklein27
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Since this was my first cruise and my wife and I were sort of celebrating my 65th birthday during the cruise. Service in the Lido Dining room was good however the portions were sort of small and if you wanted soda with meals they cost ... Read more
grdane55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Arrived a the dock at 11:25 am and in our cabin at 11:50am, a new record for me. We stayed in a suite on the 8th floor, great big bathroom, double sinks, jet tub and a separate shower. Balcony had 4 chairs, 2 tables and 2 footstools. ... Read more
ozziefromoc
Member Since 2009
1 review
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been to Alaska before on a land trip, so we did not feel the need to do many excursions. What we did need was a relaxing trip, beautiful scenery, and everything taken care of by someone else. In that respect, the trip was a big ... Read more
Debz62
Member Since 2011
1 review
178 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We were on the Westerdam from May 9th through May 16th. First time with HAL and the to Alaska. We departed from Seattle. The weather was perfect, 65 degrees and no rain. We were onboard by 11:45am and went straight to our room. Room 4044, ... Read more

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babbs60cruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First let me say that this was my very first cruise! I am 54 and my sisters finally convinced me to try cruising. Alaska was our destination which I have also never been to. They are avid long time cruisers and my expectations of this ... Read more
beachandskifam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We flew to Seattle and rode the Link Light Rail directly from the airport to the last stop (Westlake Center) downtown for $3 per person. We stayed at the Homewood Suites/Convention Center which is about 5 block from the Westlake center - ... Read more
mimi01
Member Since 2006
1 review
132 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Just returned from Alaska on the Westerdam yesterday. We were so lucky to have sun at every port. This was my 10th sail to Alaska. It was our second HAL experience. We chose this sailing because it included Sitka. I loved Sitka. It was a ... Read more
Sandipalms
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,542 forum post
0 helpful votes
First Holkand cruise and first cruise of the season. Embarkation was a nightmare!!! No one would acknowledge our "Priority" boarding. Once we got up to get cruise cards we were escorted onto the ship as we upgraded a few days ... Read more
krazy4kruisin
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
989 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise to Alaska and our first cruise on HAL. Over all it was a wonderful experience, one that I will never forget. We cruised out of Seattle. Flew in the day before. We used a taxi service to get to the hotel. We were ... Read more

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annee
Member Since 2011
1 review
76 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the May 2-9, 2015 Alaska cruise which was the first Alaska cruise of 2015 for this ship. We were also the first ship to dock in Juneau; the first ship to cruise Glacier Bay; the first ship to dock in Sitka and the first cruise ... Read more
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0007junebug
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Over three hours standing in three line to embark ship. Slow service at windows to get our boarding passes. Was told that is to be expected for the first cruise of the season. Super staff on this ship! Vista Dining was an excellent ... Read more
2015AlaskaAdventure
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The crew was fabulous, so kind and helpful in every aspect. We had awesome weather. We flew into Seattle and took their transfer bus to the pier. That was nice because we didn't have to deal with our luggage after the airport. We got to ... Read more
vanman02
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Overall, the cruise was great. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Our experience onboard was super. Food and service were both excellent however lines on the lido (eato) deck were quite long at times so you had to find that ... Read more
jimpilcher
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I almost don't know where to start. I set up the cruise thru them directly and told them I would need a room for 4 adults over 65. we were assured the cabin would fit our needs. It did not! One of the beds pulls out of the ceiling over ... Read more

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