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As Amsterdam pulled away to begin my seven-night cruise to Alaska, there was no better place to watch the downtown Seattle skyline fade away than from the comfort of one of the ship's classic teak lounge ...
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258 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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seaproponent
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
220 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
balmybreeze
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
32 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Overall, our family of 9 had a good time on the Amsterdam, but I certainly would not want to do an "Around the World" trip on her. Our cabin had a few problems that our very nice stewards did their best to take care of. First, ... Read more
fussellk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
My cruise rating was average for a few reasons, but first I'd like to write about the positives... Pros *Easiest embarkation and disembarkation ever and I've been on 13 cruises prior to this one. *Getting to and from the ship ... Read more
Jason82
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
An Alaska cruise has been on my bucket list for a while. We chose this cruise on a whim due to a sale and booked 30 days out, so we got quite the deal on price. The trip was better than I could have imagined. The scenery of mountains, ... Read more
Nate8466
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I have taken two cruises on the Holland America lines and I've come back with the same opinion on both. They sucked. The dinning was lousy, the food was bad and the service was lousy, especially on the Amsterdam. I took this same cruise 10 ... Read more

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AvoidHollandAmerica
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Food was too salty and the Lido Buffet had virtually the same thing everyday. The ship is in need of remodeling, dirty doors, threadbare cushions in the Crow's Nest. The three switches for lights in the cabin are directly behind your ... Read more
ColoradoPlainsCruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted to see Sitka, AK & this is the only cruise that goes there, I think because it is a smaller vessel. Our room was actually bigger than I expected with lots of storage. I would however recommend you bring a power strip as ... Read more
Paulinda
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
484 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We boarded the Amsterdam in Seattle on June 5th for our cruise to Alaska. We had stops in Juneau, The Hubbard Glacier, Sitka, Ketichikan and Victoria BC. We returned to Seattle on June 12th and disembarked. We chose HAL because CC had ... Read more
Michpam
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the ship is relatively smaller than the NCL, Princess & Celebrity ships offering an Alaska itinerary. We spent three days in Seattle prior to our embarkation, visiting with friends. Seattle is a ... Read more
Bitterrooters
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
The service and food is amazing on this cruise line.Every crew member was helpful and inviting. We ate at all of the dining venues and was pleased with the quality and variety of each restaurant. We never had to ask for drinks on the ... Read more

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Seattle1stTimer
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I purchased a trip voucher at a charity auction. Booking the trip was amazingly easy! Embarkation and disembarkation were well handled and there were no issues. The ship is well kept and the staff were without question the best. I ... Read more
bridal1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My first on Holland America and I've done 9 on Princess and I'm still partial to Princess. Nothing at all wrong with Holland America. I just think Princess is the better of the two. I don't know that I could pinpoint any one thing, but ... Read more
travel09
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
126 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was to places unknown to us, in Central America, which was a wonderful highlight, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and fascinating Guatemala. Mexico, and even in the US, San Diego, which was delightful .The public spaces, and there are ... Read more
rherbig47
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise because of its length (13 days) and because we had not been to any of the countries and ports. The cruise was very good and the ports were well chosen from ones in Italy, Turkey, Greece and Croatia. We were awed by ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
328 forum posts
8 helpful votes
“Around the world in 80 days…” goes the song. However, it took Holland America’s (HAL) ms. Amsterdam 115 glorious days to circumnavigate the globe on our Grand World Voyage 2016. What an amazing voyage it was! ... Read more

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Happy holiday1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was a world cruise. It was a wonderful experience, we visited 46 different ports, in several places staying more than one night. There were some interesting talks arranged during the cruise and many other activities including water ... Read more
Crafin20
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The food quality and service on our cruise was unacceptable in the regular venues and uneven in speciality restaurants. We tried the Main Dining Room one evening early in the cruise and never returned. The quality of the ingredients was ... Read more
Hflors
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
3,265 forum posts
14 helpful votes
First let me say that I believe that my expectations were way too high. Having read blogs from Bill & Marianne on their world cruise aboard Amsterdam and being on Ryndam last year for the cruise before the "holiday Cruise" ... Read more
kjoephyllis
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I enjoyed the 32 day cruise. The library was large, the food very good, the entertainment enjoyable, the ports interesting, the lectures very informative. What's not to like ? The wheelchair stateroom was very large & was easy to ... Read more
WSP104
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We took this 32 day cruise not knowing for sure if it might be too long. As it turned out it was terrific. The ship, The Amsterdam, had been refurbished at the beginning of the year and was neat and clean and simple to learn. It helped ... Read more

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pjjacobs72
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Our 32-day Inca Explorer cruise from San Diego to Lima and return was a mixed bag of pleasure and frustration. The M/S Amsterdam, one of Holland America’s older, smaller ships, is generally well maintained and quite attractive. Built ... Read more
OlsSalt
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2,086 forum posts
7 helpful votes
In virtually all aspects this was the typically great Holland America product: excellent food, great staff, really really excellent entertainment crew, very good enrichment offerings and Cainoa, the legendary locations guide for this part ... Read more
skittles4s
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Embarkation and debarkation on this ship were absolutely amazing. I've had some horrendous experiences on other ships in the past, and I was blown away by how seamless their embarking and debarking was. Additionally debarking during ... Read more
TravelingSalesman
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our 45ht Anniversary, so we were treated to some nice touches because of that. Balloons on our door made it easy to locate our cabin on that long hallway. Starting with the agent at HAL who booked us, we were treated like ... Read more
unitedguy85
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this cruise! First, is should be noted that in some cases Tracy's Arm - is bypassed due to the conditions around the inlet. From ice to fog, if the ship can't get through it safely, they bypass it. Amazingly, the ... Read more

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