Alaska 2013: Volendam Cruise Review by Rookie44
Overall Member Rating
Next day arrived in Juneau and walked around town, did some geocaching then back on board.
Next day was Skagway and I went out by myself to do my geocaching then came back on More board to get my wife and mother and took a trolley ride around town which was interesting. Next day was spent mostly in Glacier Bay National Park which was great. On the 16th we arrived in Ketchikan and again did geocaching and tourist shopping.
What was remarkable was other then the fog on the second day we had fantastic weather with mostly sunny days and no wind and NO RAIN which is hard to believe. We did not have a bad experience anywhere on this trip which put some faith back in HAL. Even though we spent time in the Casino I do not believe that anyone won any jackpots and payouts were very low. Lots of people around were very dismayed at the lack of payouts especially on the bonuses. Richard, the casino host was very good and friendly however. Less
Cabin review: V6226
Cabin was in good condition and balcony was good as well. No complaints at all really except could hear the T.V. next door on the odd occasion but not really a problem
Port and Shore Excursions
Typical tourist town, quaint and clean but lots of same style of shops. Merchants were friendly
Same shops as above and very close for walking around. Town was clean and merchants friendly.
Street Car Tour
Our guide was quite funny and very knowledgeable. Made for a great tour. Typical tourist town and shops with all the same products. Great for a walk about.
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