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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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268 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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k26cruiser
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
What a disappointing cruise ship. This was our 12th cruise and our second with Holland. It is also our last with Holland. Starting from the beginning, the embarkation was good. Once on the ship the accommodations were great, love the way ... Read more
runchadrun
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
44 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My mother and I sailed on the Amsterdam as an early birthday present to her. We got a great last-minute deal, 9 days out, which was so good that we were able to get solo cabins for ourselves. This was our first time on Holland America (I ... Read more
bonvoyagebites
Member Since 2015
1 review
482 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went on a 3 day repositioning cruise for the MS Amsterdam to begin its Alaska season. We had been looking for a short cruise to take with the kids after their school year ended, and found this one. We booked it, as well as a hotel in ... Read more
aamons
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
76 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First off, overall the service and attention to detail was excellent. The names of the dining room staff people who impressed us with their professionalism and friendliness and excellent service were Presty Sumitra, assistant dining room ... Read more
gail h
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
334 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were so excited about this cruise. We had a very stressful year and needed to get away. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale 2 days early and stayed at the Sheraton Airport. A really nice hotel. Quiet, clean. If you go out of the hotel and ... Read more

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Prof Don
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
Prof Don
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
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
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
11 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

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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
glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
328 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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
6 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
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

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Freon
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
71 forum posts
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
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
495 forum posts
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
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

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larn796
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
59 forum posts
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
gc2a
Member Since 2014
1 review
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
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
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
703 forum posts
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

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