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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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270 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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rherbig47
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
11 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
Happy holiday1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
19 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
3,269 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

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kjoephyllis
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
6 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
pjjacobs72
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
1 forum post
6 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
2,341 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
24 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

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TravelingSalesman
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
11 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
10 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
glorialagos
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
598 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We were two couples celebrating our 25th anniversaries. We knew this would be an older crowd but we really, happily, felt quite young on this ship! We have all cruised previously, mostly Caribbean. Embarkation was super easy and we ... Read more
Pizzalover_
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first cruise to Alaska! Sunny Seattle was a welcome sight as we took about a 40 minute ride from Sea-Tac airport on Super Shuttle to the Smith Cove Terminal where the MS Amsterdam was docked. We were ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
625 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Picked the right week to visit Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria as the weather was sunny each day. We also got lucky and we had a good view of the northern lights when sailing from Sitka. Can't say enough about the friendly crew ... Read more

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Diamond_Skies
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 helpful votes
I am not a cruise person. I don't feel that I fit in with my idea of what a typical cruiser passenger and therefore was not sure what I would think of my first cruise to Alaska. Although I have never really wanted to go on a cruise, I ... Read more
MikeD4134
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
66 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our 4th cruise with Holland America and 7th cruise overall. We travel to relax so we find the smaller ships of Holland America are perfect for us. We traveled to Seattle a day early, and stayed at the Hampton Inn, which we ... Read more
Deb Thomas
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first cruise, and hope it isn't our last. The ship was beautiful. We were spoiled everyday by staff.....from the ones that cleaned our room, to those that served our meals. All were extremely cheerful, friendly, and ... Read more
jaikishan
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We wanted an Alaskan experience via the cruise. We booked Holland America liner ,Amsterdam. We were boarding from Seatle .We reached the port ealier than the scheduled boarding time and was quite good the boarding process started ... Read more
DIY-guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
We wanted a Seattle-to-Seattle seven day Alaska cruise in the time frame of Mid July to Mid August as part of our celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary. After some web research, we narrowed our search to the smaller ships (a ... Read more

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Thorswife59
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First time on HAL but we've cruised before with Carnival, Princess and Cunard. We had a fabulous cruise start to finish! The Amsterdam is a beautiful ship! Loved all of the elegant touches like live orchids on every table in the Lido ... Read more
izzielu61
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
My husband and I booked this cruise and I would definitely do that again and recommend that to any one wanting to book a cruise. Our travel agent took wonderful care of us and knew just what to do and answered all of our questions. She ... Read more
astrophysical
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 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
3 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
MrGadget007
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
15 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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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