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Holland America Line Alaska Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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Alaska
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1,561 Holland America Line Alaska Cruise Reviews


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TrynitiDejavu

1 Review Written

First Cruise Ever

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I took this cruise with my mother because we had been talking about it for awhile. I was blown away by how much fun this type of vacation was. I will defiantly cruise to Alaska again. I cruised on the Holland ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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patrout38

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Oosterdam in Alaska

This is my first review of a cruise ship. I have been on two previous cruises. One was in 2015 on RCI's Liberty of the Seas, and in 2018 on Holland America's Maasdam. I have to say, for my third cruise, the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dcg6236

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing experience with Holland America!

Our Alaska cruise on the Westerdam was fantastic. We had 3 generations, with teenagers being the youngest of the group, so I was a bit nervous hearing about the usual demographics of Holland America cruisers. To my ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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LovesTravel31

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cabin location marred whole experience

Our 7 night dream Alaskan cruise was greatly marred due to the horrid cabin location. Cabin 392 and neighbouring cabins should not be used for paying guests (especially NOT as an UPGRADE) unless passengers made ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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K-ren

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mixed feelings

This was my 5th cruise, and I chose this ship because it was smaller than previous ones, thinking that the on board experience would be more personal. It didn’t get off to a good start when the muster drill ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jpeter1936

6 Reviews Written

67 Helpful Votes

From Here to There and Back Again

This was our sixth cruise to Alaska, all on Holland America ships. People, I know ask “Why Alaska? Why Holland America? Why the same cruise?” I’ll answer the last question first, “Because we can, because ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Brklynguy

8 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Very comfortable Alaskan cruise

We were a party of four (my wife and I and my brother and his wife, all late 60’s early 70’s) and we booked Neptune suites on either side (port and starboard) of the Neptune Lounge entrance. That way you don’t ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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christinand

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A Great Trip to Alaska

I enjoyed my cruise! I particularly enjoyed the lincoln center stage and the walking track. I really enjoyed walking around the deck as it was good exercise after the big meals. I didn't find the entertainment that ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Bkstinson

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Stellar serving and attendant staff

We sailed Sept 22-29th 2019 and had a positive travel experience made so by the excellent serving staff throughout the ship, in our cabin (thank you Ricki and Ahmad), and dining service (thank you Ari Komang Joseph ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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drbcwp

3 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Classy Oosterdam

Our 37th cruise but our first trip to Alaska. How could it have been better? Uber dropped us off at the front door at 12:15, in our cabin at 12:35. Holland really knows how to get you on and off the ship. The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Canadianweaselette

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic service when you have paid extra

We decided about 18 months ago to take a trip for our 15th anniversary and we went with close friends who were married the same year. We are 2 couples ranging in age from mid-40's to early 50's, We selected Holland ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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ChristinaCruiser

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A disappointing cruise completely ruined by a trash beverage manager

As a former Hal loyalist, I was excited to cruise again after a short 2-3 years break. I grabbed my son to go with me as my hubby didn’t want to visit Alaska for the Nth time. The first indication that things ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Lynnspkrs

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, friendly & courteous service

Alaska & Glacier Bay itinerary. I've been on 7 cruises to Alaska, this was the first time for a good friend. I'm a 2 star Mariner on HAL, and like their no hassle approach, no hard up selling etc. Food was good in ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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fishkane

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Holland America Ripped Us OFF! - Alaska Cruise -

This was my wife's and my brother/sister in law " Cruise of a Lifetime ". Started off fine. Staterooms clean and the cabin staff very nice. Now for the fun parts: - LIDO so full, one could barely walk ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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andylen

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our most disappointing HAL cruise

This was an extended family cruise+land tour of Alaska. My parents were celebrating their 60th anniversary and said the only place they had ever been that they wanted to return to was Alaska. Because we have all ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Lovecabo2002

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not as bad as the first, but still below our expecations

I've written another review of our experience on the Volendam from Vancouver to Skagway Alaska. After that cruise we went on a nine-day land tour of the Yukon and Alaska, and at its completion we boarded the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Lovecabo2002

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not what we expected

We had never been to Alaska and as we're getting up in years we felt that if we were going to do it, we would do it all in one go. So when we saw a Holland America three-day cruise, followed by a nine-day land ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Still vertical

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

55 year anniversary cruise

Visited wifes family in Tacoma and booked Holland to see Sitka and Hubbard Glacier and to see what Holland has to offer compared to other cruise lines. Very little action in pre cruise comments and no interest in a ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Theresa62

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic trip

We decided with friends we wanted to do an Alaskan cruise for our special Anniversaries and we researched a few alternatives and finally chose Holland and America. Having cruised before with other companies we had ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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operakatz

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Lovely, relaxing cruise with spectacular scenery

I chose this itinerary for the Hubbard glacier. My original cruise plans (was planning to sail r/t from Vancouver) got disrupted, so opted for easier Seattle embarkation). I originally booked an aft-facing deck 4 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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dbits

8 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Return visit to Inside Passage

Took full advantage of wheelchair assistance and porter, made it a lot easier – on both of us. Delivered to stateroom door at embarkation. Quality of food varied, meat generally overcooked on the Lido, meat ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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alaska sailors

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Really good for adults!

We chose HAL again after examining the Alaska ports visited, length of cruise, & the passenger capacity of the Volendam. It can accommodate (per the HAL website) 1432 guests and only has about 9 floors. We booked ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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vintageyz

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great low key cruise with beautiful scenery

This was a great, low key trip to Alaska on the Oosterdam. We had cabin 4006. The cabin is at the front of the ship. It was clean and a nice size cabin. No bath tub but we didn't miss the tub at all. The cabin is ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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stullis

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great family cruise

We had an amazing cruise! We missed Ketchikan, which was very sad but we had a full afternoon and evening in Victoria. We traveled with 10 of us ages 9-79. We had 4 staterooms and I personally had an interior ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Missyjane

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not so good Alaska Trip

This is our 4th HAL cruise. We've been in Alaska few years ago and we loved the scenery. We booked the balcony so we could enjoy the beautiful view, but it was a BIG mistake because we never enjoyed it because of a ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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