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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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239 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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ew2103
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the reviewer's second cruise. The first was on the Nieuw Amsterdam (same line, western Caribbean), and I enjoyed it so much I booked this cruise on board. The Amsterdam is a beautiful ship, with marvelous artwork throughout. ... Read more
jarand
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
621 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have cruised on several Holland, Princess, and Carnival ships. From our experience, Holland just doesn't deliver on their "upscale" image. We end up on HAL primarily because of their itineraries. The Amsterdam is in good condition and ... Read more
OrmontUS
Member Since 2012
1 review
156 forum posts
0 helpful votes
To put things into perspective, we have cruised on over a dozen cruise lines for a total of about 800 days – almost 500 of which were logged on Holland America Line. Most of our friends know that we enjoy longer cruises, but ... Read more
R & C Cruisers
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
After a very uncomfortable flight from Australia, considering the time difference, we finally neared the cruise terminal and spotted Amsterdam, among 5 other ships and felt at home immediately. She was just as beautiful as she was in ... Read more
trvlbuddy7
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
What a shame. After a combined 320 nights on Holland America Lines (HAL), this middle class family who has earned Three-Star Mariner Society status is done with this cruise line. For the record, we are professionals in our early 50s, and ... Read more

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philreamon
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
The HAL Amsterdam is a midsize ship carrying 1380 passengers and 615 crew. She is 62,735 gross tons, 760 feet in length and has a top speed of 22.5 knots. The CDC rated her 94 points in a recent inspection. She survived the long voyage ... Read more
CruisinTexans
Member Since 2004
1 review
401 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
Booked the Amsterdam for my husband's birthday, because we have spent quite a bit of time on her and know a lot of the crew and officers. We were a little nervous, because we haven't done anything but "Grand Voyages" on Holland since 2004, ... Read more
ANSalberg
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
1,308 forum post
0 helpful votes
We traveled on the Amsterdam on several Grand cruises after we retired. We live in Colorado and both had full time and responsible jobs -it seems FOREVER. So when we retired we decided cruising was "The" way to see our World". And we began ... Read more
yiye34
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
My family (9 of us - 4 seniors, 2 adults, 3 kids) went on the 7-night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise on HAL Amsterdam in early September. The Southeast Alaska scenery was breath-taking and the weather was quite pleasant. However, the ... Read more
cruz'n bug
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
My husband and I have been on 14 cruises through our 41 years of marriage. Our very first cruise was for our honeymoon and we have been hooked on cruising ever since. This cruise was a gift to my mother for her 90th birthday. Cruising to ... Read more

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Wisconsin Travelers
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
204 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a 7 night Alaska cruise a few years ago and loved it so much that we wanted to experience more of this exciting destination. For some reason there are almost NO reviews of Alaska Cruisetours - it's unfortunate because those of us ... Read more
ella1960
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
We had a good time, but it was definitely not up to standards with other shipslines I have cruised with. I would not recommend this to seasoned cruisers looking for "that little something extra", you will be disappointed. (however, knowing ... Read more
treezza
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was the first time cruising for my 14-year-old son and me. Alaska was the dream cruise for me and I looked forward to beautiful scenery, great photo ops, relaxation, good food, and comfortable, undisturbed sleep. Everything was as I ... Read more
CanuckAlberta
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
Just returned from 7 day Alaskan cruise on Holland America Amsterdam and had a great trip. Our cruise was in and out of Vancouver and stopped at Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan. We have not sailed with HAL before so were curious how it ... Read more
2mnycats
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was a "bucket list" cruise for my mother. I pushed my family into booking this cruise and I am so glad I did. I did lots of research before choosing Holland America for our Alaskan cruise (lots of research here on Cruise ... Read more

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Muffymom56
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our one week cruise of the Inside Passage aboard Holland America's "Amsterdam" was perfect from the time we checked in to disembarkation. Our stateroom was in a great location and we were greeted with a floral bouquet to celebrate our 35th ... Read more
cruiser7199
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise completely exceeded our expectations and gave us an amazing mother daughter experience. Here is a breakdown of the MS Amsterdam and what we thought of HAL. Pre-cruise arrangements-We flew into Vancouver the day before the ... Read more
heyjude50_@hotmail.com
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation in Vancouver was a disaster with 6,000 passengers in the terminal being herded like cattle from one area to the next. Due to the time factor of separating passengers onto the 6 ships in port we unfortunately missed the ... Read more
lazydragon71
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at Canada Place at 11:00am, went through security, and checked in with no issues. This took approx. 20 mins. We were hoping to get right on the ship as we have done in the past. We had to wait till about 11:40 before they ... Read more
I wish I was cruising now
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Hello Friends at Cruise Critic, We were passengers on board the Holland America Amsterdam Pacific Northwest cruise. The cruise departed from Vancouver Tuesday May 21, 2013. Ports of call Port Alberni May 22, 2013 and Seattle May 23, ... Read more

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fogchase
Member Since 2011
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
We greatly enjoyed the 2013 HAL Grand World Voyage (115 days) on the ms Amsterdam. It's a little sad getting back to the real world after the adventure, the glamour, and the pampering over the past four months. However, we do have some ... Read more
The Shadow
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
105 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ports on the Pacific were fine but the main event for this trip was the fantastic experience of transiting the Panama Canal. Reading about the canal in advance will really help one enjoy the trip more and seeing it from early in the ... Read more
kauai2
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
257 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
We were on the December 5, 2012 Panama Canal cruise.I booked the a category FF for this cruise through HAL last summer. When the price dropped, I asked for and received a price adjustment. Two days after I made the final payment, the price ... Read more
oleRuss
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is to let all know about the Holland American Cruise, my wife and I took December 5 to the 22nd of 2012. It started off with only some weather problems, fog. You live with it. We got met at the airport by a nice gentleman who ... Read more
stan1
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
277 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took only the first segment, Seattle-Hong Kong, of the HAL Amsterdam Grand Cruise which departed Seattle September 21 2012, and debarked in Hong Kong Oct. 20. We flew Southwest airlines, Oakland>Seattle, and upon landing discovered ... Read more
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