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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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260 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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Prof Don
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been to Panama before, but this voyage showed me a whole new way of seeing Central America. Our first port was Cartagena, Colombia, then through the Canal to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and on to San Diego. From the ... Read more
Lillinton
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was our second world cruise on HAL and it was excellent. We enjoyed everything about the cruise but some of the things were more enjoyable than others. For example the night at Ephesus was outstanding. The preparations, ... Read more
fifa16
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2015
First WC, totally enjoyable, staff amazing, some cabin issues (resolved), food overall above average, specialty restaurants outstanding, theme meals and decorations awesome. Most tours, all booked through HAL, good to excellent. ... Read more
N410MP
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was our second World Cruise on HAL Amsterdam, but not our last. Our favorite cruise line is Crystal, but HAL is a better deal. 80% of the quality for 60% of the price. So when we can save up enough shekels we go on Crystal, when we ... Read more
slinskps
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
We sailed on the 14 day holiday cruise from Ft. Lauderdale. While the ship is well designed, built using high-quality materials, roomy, and well maintained the continued cost cutting really shows. First the ship is woefully understaffed, ... Read more

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glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
328 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Although we cruised the Panama Canal westbound with HAL several years ago, we decided to repeat the cruise going eastbound for several reasons. Our main reason was to avoid the expensive flight home from San Diego to Orlando at the ... Read more
Big Gumba
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
This turned out to be one of the worst vacations ever. We didn't get to Tasmania or the South New Zealand fiords which is what we really wanted to see. The cruise before us also didn't get there because of bad seas. So we spent 4 days at ... Read more
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
328 forum posts
5 helpful votes
For many years, my husband & I discussed visiting the Far East and South Pacific. With our 50th wedding anniversary soon approaching, we started researching cruises to these destinations. Since Holland America's 2014 Grand Pacific ... Read more
DeenaDeeza
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
We always wanted to cruise to Alaska so finally decided it was time. We chose Holland America because their ships are smaller, allowing us access to several areas that the larger ships can't get to. We were able to go into several ... Read more
Freon
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
My husband and I cruised on the August 10 sailing on the Amsterdam to Alaska. It was intended to be a complete relaxation cruise as we had been to the ports before though had not cruised the Tracey Arm Fjord. Embarkation was a dream. Even ... Read more
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samjam99
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise on HAL, and our 7th cruise overall. This was our 3rd cruise to Alaska. We are in our early 70s, active and in good health. In brief, this was our best cruise experience overall. In fact, we would like to repeat this ... Read more
racer72
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I took my first cruise, my wife her second on the Amsterdam. Overall, the cruise was about what we expected. The food was generally very good, occasionally stuff that should be hot was barely warm or cold. The dessert selection was ... Read more
luvteaching
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
485 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
We were on the Amsterdam for the 14-day trip June 22 - July 6th. We had a great time! Cabin: 3431. This is a handicapped accessible cabin on the stern of the ship - lower promenade. The shower was wonderful and the room was very spacious. ... Read more
lexlawgirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I sailed with a large family group on June 7, 2014. We left from and returned to Seattle and took advantage of the pre and post cruise hotel and transfer package with the Sheraton Seattle Downtown. The ship was small but spotless. The ... Read more
larn796
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
59 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at pier 91 in Seattle at Noon and were immediately met by a porter who promptly took our luggage. Despite the loading of a Princess ship at the same pier, the porters were clearly identifiable. The boarding process was very ... Read more

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gc2a
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our family (14 of us) just returned from a cruise on the MS Amsterdam to Alaska's Inside Passage. We had such a wonderful trip! The ship was beautiful and clean. We had great service throughout the ship. All of the crew were friendly and ... Read more
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Carlsarge
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our Alaska cruise was positive in many ways but there were also several shortcomings. Our room was very nice and clean, with a balcony. Only problem was an early morning leaking toilet that flooded the bathroom. It was solved in a timely ... Read more
juliannkatz
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our third cruise to Alaska, second time on the Amsterdam. Embarkation in Seattle was a breeze, and luggage was in our cabin in less than 2 hours. Room steward was solicitous & hard working, as was all of the Amsterdam crew. Never saw a ... Read more
liketraveling
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
686 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Since I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and had recently cruised Princess to Hawaii, I was looking for a last minute deal out of San Francisco because there would be no airfare involved. After looking and evaluating that it was a 11 day ... Read more
ciffie
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We don't know why so many people are enthousiastic about this ship? We did already several other cruises with other company's, but the "Amsterdam" is really bad compared with the other ships we had. But positive thing and most important: ... Read more

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xLibLabLady
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,055 forum post
0 helpful votes
My husband and I had a wonderful time. It was an excellent way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.This is a great itinerary, and we love this ship. It is a perfect size. The Amsterdam is a beautiful ship, with marvelous artwork ... Read more
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

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