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1,490 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews
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USN30years
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Have wanted to do an Alaskan cruise for years and this was just the right time for us to do the cruise. From planning the cruise with our travel agent, to embarkation, after the "land portion", to debarkation everything was well ... Read more
bboz
Member Since 2017
1 review
I will start with the bad, and end on the positive. BAD: Food quality was not good. I would say it was adequate to slightly sub-par. This was my first Alaska cruise, and the last time I did another cruise was in 1994, so I may ... Read more
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HawkSaddle7
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
Picked this trip for Itinerary and HA reputation. We have cruised many times and this by far was one of the more expensive and least favorite. Fortunately Alaska is beautiful so the HA did not affect that. Sea days and lack of ... Read more
felixnola
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I'll start with the positive and end with the negatives... First, I've sailed on numerous cruises with a variety of cruise lines. I like the size and look of the Zaandam. The ship was clean and well-appointed. The entertainment ... Read more
steveod
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
25 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We were told by others that everyone on Holland America would be much older than us (44 and 42) and that the food and service wouldn't be very good. Apparently others can be wrong. We had a great time, with plenty of people our age and ... Read more
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MDKLIK
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose to take this cruise to celebrate my retirement and our 37th anniversary. Alaska was a bucket list destination. We chose the Eurodam based on a recommendation from my father who has cruised with Holland America previously. We ... Read more
momauler
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Most items associated with our cruise were wonderful. Our state room (verandah) was very nice and our room steward was great. The views were incredible and overall experience was good. There were however several concerning items. Our ... Read more
Nickiem25
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Beautiful cruise through Alaska and Glacier Bay. I couldn't find one staff member that wasn't cheery, helpful and amazing at each turn. Always greeting you with a good morning, afternoon or evening when passing any staff member. ... Read more
pennytuc
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise went off without a hitch. It was our first cruise ever and we had no issues at all. All the staff was very accommodating and informative. The embarkation took less than an hour an we were on the ship and in our rooms by noon ... Read more
Malagee
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
My husband and I did a 7 days Alaskan cruise in May 2017. The weather in Alaska was fantastic for the most part. It rained only 3 days one was on port day. Rest of the days were sunny and warm except when out to sea which was cool. We ... Read more
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Nettie8019
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First, I must say that DH and I choose the itinerary first, which this June 19-July 3 cruise was to Alaska from Seattle round trip. The round trip appealed to us a lot and this itinerary takes you to a few ports none of the other Alaska ... Read more
Zeezee11
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Wonderful, relaxing cruise. Loved the ship, the food, the crew. Found the crew very accommodating. Weather was typical Alaskan weather, but every day was fun! Embarkation, quick easy and room ready at 12 Noon! Bags arrived about 1 ... Read more
AnnArborMHT
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
14 helpful votes
Cruised Alaska on the Oosterdam in June 2017 with three young adults age 17-22 and three mature adults; here's what worked and didn't for us. Adult entertainment i.e.., Lincoln Center, BB Kings and American Kitchen were excellent, the ... Read more
snwhoye
Member Since 2008
1 review
8 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Cruise was wonderful. Ate in Lido market all the time. Very friendly helpful staff. Room stewards were wonderful in cabin change. Ketchican duck boat was convient & very interesting. Microsoft seminars were very helpful. Take a ... Read more
ednabcr
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was our first time cruising so we have nothing to compare the Noordam to but we have no complaints. The ship seems well maintained, is a good size, and the services were fine. The crew was exceptional. Our children didn't particularly ... Read more
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Guitarjess
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We're first time cruisers & went with my parents for a 3 generations cruise(6 adults + 3 teens). There were not many kids on the ship, but that was ok with us. The kids utilized the HAL kids clubs and enjoyed their time away from the ... Read more
LVMD
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Our family has never tried going on a cruise before, but now that our kids are in their teens and are young adults, we decided to do this Alaska Inside Passage cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Also thought that cruising ... Read more
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Krieger
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate a special occasion. We chose the Seattle-Juneau-Glacier Bay-Sitka-Ketchikan-Victoria route on the Eurodam, and booked a verandah stateroom. The room was very nice. Ship cabins are always small, but ... Read more
txstephie
Member Since 2004
1 review
141 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was the best cruise I've been on. The Eurodam is a beautiful ship with excellent service, and wonderful employees. We left out of Seattle and that was the simplest embarkation/disembarkation I've ever experienced. We were on and off ... Read more
Lorac8
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed June 2017
We did the northern Vancouver to Seward cruise that included Glacier Bay and then a land tour to Denali. We went to Vancouver early and walked around some, took the train into town from our hotel by airport. Other family went on ... Read more
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goldcountry17
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This cruise was arranged by a travel agent friend. We enjoyed every part: the shuttle from Anchorage to the boat dock, the cabin, food, activities, ports of call, efficient embarkation and debarkation and the congenial staff. The room ... Read more
3K9night
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
45 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We don’t generally plan our vacations way in advance, and this was no exception. We started looking at our options around February. We were looking at Mediterranean &/or Greek Island Cruises, Canary Island cruises or a return ... Read more
lilliewhite
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
23 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Joined this cruise at the end of a 10 day land tour of Canada (Toronto to Vancouver), frankly underwhelmed by the on board experience; Cabin (large outside - no verandah) was fine, Main dining was good, Gala nights less than ... Read more
mr.roboto
Member Since 2017
1 review
57 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise based on itinerary, level of expected service and perceived value. We took a limo from Sea-tac to the ship. Since we arrived so early, had the driver take us around the town on the way to the pier. We ... Read more
SJ19
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our travel agent recommended this itinerary as it was our first cruise to Alaska. The scenery is awesome. Would not recommend for children, but was a relaxing cruise for adults. Enjoyed the food from the dining room and the in room ... Read more
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