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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
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1,644 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews
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lyoung
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
We have been on Holland America ships three times before with no issues. First time for the Eurodam. Overall, the ship was clean, well maintained, and had great service staff. We went to Alaska which was amazing. We were in a balcony cabin ... Read more
Doug Milliken
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
General I do my own cruise planning and read a lot of reviews of that specific cruise on that specific ship before purchasing a cruise. I observed that Niew Amsterdam and HAL in general get very mixed reviews. Some people loved it, some ... Read more
POPDISPLAY
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
317 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The casino offered the worst blackjack payout of any casino I've encountered. They pay 7:6 (16%) instead of the usual 3:2 (50%) for a blackjack. The food is mostly disastrous. The worst of it can be had in the lido buffet. There are ... Read more
AnnaRocks
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We cruised out of Vancouver and spent the day prior, seeing the sights. There is lots to see and do in Vancouver, so do your homework. As we were driven into the city by friends, we drove around and took in Stanley Park, then drove to the ... Read more
yeatswan
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
My wife and I traveled with her parents. We had a cabin on Deck 7, with a nice balcony. Check in was a 3.5 hour disaster, being told first to go to one place and then told that we had to go to another place...5 different times. And we ... Read more
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Carol Bulas
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
150 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I had high hopes, after cruising on the Holland America "Amsterdam" for a 2-week cruise to Alaska on June 19th thru July 3rd this year. THAT cruise was absolutely wonderful!!! Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that Holland ... Read more
TricianJulian
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have never been on a traditional cruise before, and we were so impressed by the excellent service from every member of staff on board this ship, from the Captain to the waiters and the room service. All the staff spoke to us whenever ... Read more
Moonstonebaby
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were recommended by a friend who lived in Canada. It was our golden wedding so we wanted an unforgettable trip. It was amazing, we had glorious weather and saw glaciers,bears,whales etc. BUT Ship was cold, only place we were ... Read more
Jgail
Member Since 2011
1 review
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having taken seven previous cruises in the Mediterranean, Caribbean,TransAtlantic, and Hawaii, we were looking for an opportunity to take our first Alaskan cruise. This September 17th, Roundtrip Seattle Cruise was still available for a 6 ... Read more
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DeerInSnow
Member Since 2006
1 review
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
To seem Denali after missing it 19 years ago. It was well worth the wait. Train trip from Anchorage was stunning. Experience, overall, was enjoyable. Noordam shows its age but service was excellent along with destinations. Ship's officers ... Read more
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kissthesnook
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
This was my second cruise on Holland America, my 10th cruise overall. Husband and I did round trip from Seattle to Alaska. The price was a few hundred below other cruise lines doing this itinerary, and now I know why. The Good: Smooth ... Read more
Ccarson3298
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was our first Alaska Cruise, and our 2nd cruise altogether. I chose Holland as I have had previous family and friends use Holland and express how good they are. They were not wrong. From the ease of embarkation to boarding the ship ... Read more
grammy119
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
93 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
We had been to Alaska before and saw this cruise had two different ports of call. We won a "free" cruise playing Bingo so chose this on be since it was easy to get to Seattle and back. We prefer the smaller ships and the ... Read more
Hloretta0310
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
Cabin 6001...Most all of our cruises are HAL, as we are 3 star mariners. Since last cruising with HAL, the dining room food choices have decreased. The Lido deck is now serving passengers which is a great idea. You can now get your ... Read more
ArtsyCraftsy
Member Since 2017
1 review
209 forum posts
3 helpful votes
When I first started talking to my friends about taking my first ever cruise, they all said the same thing: Holland America would be a great fit for me. They also said that to get the best cruise experience, I should go for at least 7 ... Read more
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CruzMt
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
This cruise was excellent right from the start! This was a family get together, siblings and their spouses. Holland America was incredible, no lines to check in. Our cabin was ready immediately when we boarded at 12 noon. Our cabin was ... Read more
Sweet Ginny
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My partner made me promise I'd never make him sail to Alaska.... I persevered in persuading him and we finally did it. He rated the trip a solid 10/10. We love HAL and are very loyal to them- the Niew Amsterdam was exceptional. We ... Read more
Rudolph1000
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
This was the cruise that was on the bucket list and I am so glad that my husband and I decided to take it. I can only give you my thoughts as I have no comparisions with other cruise lines. Pro's - I purchased the pre hotel package ... Read more
EatLobster
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
53 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
Chose the cruise for the itinerary over Princess Ruby. Wanted to see Glacier Bay this trip. Booked an ocean view which was fine as we spent most time outside, in the spa, on excursions, or in crows nest. Room is a little small but fine. ... Read more
michellehurtadolaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed in a balcony room. We went on this Alaskan cruise for our 1 year anniversary but unfortunately it wasn't what we were expecting. The food was quite poor everywhere we went. The only place with great taste was the ... Read more
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Wolfie_Bill
Member Since 2008
1 review
20 forum posts
4 helpful votes
As background, we have cruised approximately 9 times before. We choose our cruise primarily according to the itinerary and we have spread our allegiance to a number of different cruise companies. Our first cruise was with HAL (Westerdam) ... Read more
jpeter1936
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
Sailed September 2017
This was our third cruise on the HAL Volendam to Alaska. We went because we had enjoyed the experience of a cruise. Having traveled in many parts of the world, mainly by flying or driving, we wanted to see what cruising had to offer. After ... Read more
whitehousecomp
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
We have always wanted to see Alaska and this cruise fitted the bill perfectly. My wife is in a wheelchair and we were very impressed how accessible the whole of the ship was. We were very impressed that Holland America had a good ... Read more
halhanher
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2017
We chose this cruise after narrowing down the date range and what we wanted to do. I was happy to sail with Holland America again. I had a great experience with them many years ago. We were looking for a cruise and land package and ... Read more
Xertes
Member Since 2013
8 reviews
8 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Got a great deal on cruise to Alaska on the Oosterdam so we took it. Since we live near the west coast and are seniors on a limited budget, but love cruising. We shop for cruise deals primarily from the west coast which limits us pretty ... Read more
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