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764 Holland America Seattle Cruise Reviews

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lora-c
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I love the sea and a cruise. This was number 14, and my third trip to Alaska. My first time was booked on Sitmar, to become Princess by the time we sailed, second on Princess, and my first time on Holland America. I decided to try ... Read more
andy6221
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
When shopping for an Alaska cruise Holland America was highly recommended by the travel agent as a great cruise line. But I was very disappointed from the start. First was the "suite". I had never had a suite before and ... Read more
scotchies
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our 7th Alaskan cruise and 2nd on HAL. We are a family of 4 and both our children (11 &15)enjoy cruising. I chose the Amsterdam because i wanted to try a smaller ship. i rate the overall cruise as very good. It was low key and ... Read more
SciMaestroHou
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Smaller ship, different itinerary. Never been on Holland America, heard lots of good things about it. We anted to visit Sitka rather than Skagway. We wanted to go to Hubbard Glacier rather than Tracy Arm Fjord/Ford's Terror (Sawyer ... Read more
Christine81
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our cruise to AK on the Westerdam (July 2016) was wonderful. Arrival: Embarking process was efficient. Our cabin was clean and ready to go when we arrived at noon. We used the luggage direct service and are glad we did! First ... Read more

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Katgal98
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This was my husband's and my first cruise and we were filled with excitement and anticipation when we boarded. We are seniors who wanted a quiet experience, and some new landscapes to explore. I looked into the various cruise lines, ... Read more
swimgranny
Member Since 2010
1 review
134 forum posts
4 helpful votes
we choose this cruise based largely on date. we were a family of 8 ranging in age from 14 to 71. all enjoyed the cruise with a few complaints. the port schedule was off. not enough time in ketchican and not much to see in sitca . Holland ... Read more
Cruiser Andi
Member Since 2013
1 review
364 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We love cruising to Alaska and chose this cruise because it's easy for us to get to Seattle. We have cruised with HAL 3 times prior. We were unfortunate enough that our balcony stateroom was just above someone who was a prolific cigar ... Read more
Czech1
Member Since 2015
1 review
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Rather mediocre quality food and entertainment for the most part. Food was overly sauced and fancy but the end result was "strange tasting food" that reflected the Filipino and Indonesian influences of the chef. Maybe 2 -3 ... Read more
nvrgvup
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to embark and disembark. They have it down pat. We took advantage of their luggage service that checked us, and our bags in with the airlines. About 2 days before disembarkation, they ... Read more

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LindaLouise
Member Since 2012
1 review
73 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as it sailed RT Seattle and offered our first glimpse of Alaska. We will have to go back some day to do a land tour. Really enjoyed the small towns we stopped in. Hi-lights were: Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour in ... Read more
JoAnnaBullhead
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We do this cruise every year. 14 day Alaska. This year the weather was the worst.. rain and cold every day. ( Not Holland America's fault) Great people both staff and guests. 5 main gripes.. 1. Food in Lido unappealing looking and ... Read more
nmd
Member Since 2011
1 review
112 forum posts
2 helpful votes
this is the second time we have done this 14 day cruise. although this time we did have rain at every port, it did not stop us from having a great time. we most enjoyed our visit to Icy Strait Point and Hoonah. the best shopping in the ... Read more
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Imzdo1
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Arrived in Seattle by plane the day before embarkation and stayed with Residence Inn in Bellevue. Next morning we drove our rental car back to National's downtown Seattle location and took their free shuttle to Pier 91. Started the ... Read more
lupaglupa
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
An amazing combination - the service and comfort of Holland America and the scenery of Alaska. We got the cosmopolitan city of Seattle and the raw majesty of the Hubbard glacier in one week. On board, the usual high standards of food and ... Read more

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AustinDude
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
We had a wonderful time on this cruise. We had a balcony room on the 7th deck. Our room was nice with lots of storage. The room and dining staff were amazing. I live in the Seattle area and am used to seeing beautiful trees and large ... Read more
NW SOUTHERNBELLE
Member Since 2010
1 review
106 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose HAL because we love this cruise line and this was our first time on Ms Westerdam to Alaska and we were not disappointed. The Westerdam had some slight wear but we experienced no major issues on our cruise. We did encounter some ... Read more
Kathyfromstl
Member Since 2015
1 review
147 forum posts
22 helpful votes
Instead of doing an overall review (there are already too many of them), I'd like to give my impressions and experiences of the advice I received from reading Cruise Critic: Large Groups on board - I was led to believe they would ruin ... Read more
jerry12345678
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
9 to 16 JULY 2016 ......This was my third cruise. My wife and I really enjoyed the time aboard. Our cabin was 5177 so it was an inside room with no windows, which I like for sleeping. Our cabin steward "Riza" was very good ... Read more
AlanAllyn
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
2,992 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
July 4 - 18, 2016 This was our third cruise to Alaska, third trip with Holland America with at least 20 cruises on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess and Crystal. Alan was celebrating his 80th birthday on the first night of the ... Read more

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traelee01
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise, but I can't imagine making a better decision! The 14 night Great Alaskan Land Explorer itinerary caught my attention right away. At 45 days out, we got a great price so I booked an inside room for myself and ... Read more
karenbink@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its ports of call. And we were very pleased with ALL of the ports. It was a great sized ship as we were able to dock at ALL of the ports, no tenders--Yipee. Embarkation and disembarkation were extremely ... Read more
Cruizer Bill
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
1,329 forum post
8 helpful votes
Very smooth check-in, arrived at 11:30 and were onboard by noon. Luggage arrived promptly. Room was in excellent shape. Our itinerary was fantastic, stopping in unusual Alaskan ports of Kodiak Island, Homer and Downtown ... Read more
seaproponent
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
220 forum posts
23 helpful votes
I'm not sure just how many trips I've taken on HAL over the past 15 years, but lots, and always in Neptune Suites. Prior to this one I have always been pleased, and more often than not, very pleased. In fact, along with Celebrity, HAL ... Read more
jjsmith1357
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We were hoping that the Holland America Westerdam would be a step above the rest, but we didn't see that. No deal-breakers, but the lack of attention to detail was noticeable. I'll start with a few of the things I saw, and then share ... Read more

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