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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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275 Holland America Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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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
4 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
8 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
4 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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dmaikui
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
41 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I've been on 12 HAL cruises. However, never on the Amsterdam. We were in a Neptune Suite #7016. Worst cabin I've ever had. I've been on 38 cruises, with various cruise lines so I know what should and shouldn't be. This cabin shook and the ... Read more
morningglorie1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Great Cruise. We live in W. Oregon so we drive to Seattle. We used the cheap parking and worked great. Quite a bit cheaper than the other. We lucked out & the shuttle was right there to pick us up. Lot was manned and then gated at ... Read more
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

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aamons
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
77 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
342 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
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

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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
13 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
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

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glomarrone
Member Since 2011
21 reviews
328 forum posts
11 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
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

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