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1,493 Holland America Alaska Cruise Reviews
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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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Seattlearchitect
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We are married, early 60's, looking for relaxed, quiet, restorative experience filled with wildlife and glacier sightings, great food and drink and friendly, proficient, professional service. We purchased a Neptune Suite and got it all. ... Read more
PatfromPa
Member Since 2007
1 review
120 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Really enjoyed my first cruise onHAL Was on a cruise land tour through Discover Alaska and they are affiliated with HAL. The ship was very nice and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the ports of call. alaska was on my bucket list soI ... Read more
Late traveler
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
49 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We had already done the inside passage but knew we wanted to do the Alaska land portion as well. We really lucked out with the weather - we may have felt differently about our experience if the weather had been bad. As it was we had some ... Read more
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Jofannie and Mark
Member Since 2009
1 review
109 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Our very first cruise back in August 2003 was on Holland America's Amsterdam and we've been hooked on cruising ever since. Since then, we've taken 21 more cruises on a variety of different lines with Princess being the one we've taken most ... Read more
fsdj1097
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,208 forum post
6 helpful votes
We returned to Alaska for another Inside Passage cruise aboard another DAM ship! This time was our first cruise aboard a Signature Class vessel. We were spoiled rotten by our wonderful cabin stewards Gede and Rae. In spite of servicing ... Read more
albinwisniewski
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
First off to be fair, this was our 5th cruise. Previously we had been on Carnival (the parent company of Holland America) twice (Bahamas, Jamaica-Grand Cayman-Mexico), Royal Caribbean once (Mexican Rivera), and Norwegian (Hawaii). We were ... Read more
stan12345678
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
First Alaskan trip. It was a good experience. Enjoyed the trip with family. Food is great on Lido. Main Dining room used only for dinner and choices were ok. Still preferred Lido. Getting a seat there is a bit difficult. Places and ... Read more
CarouselHorse
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
The staff were always friendly and helpful when we had some minor issues with our cabin. They were very accommodating. The air flow was low and the room was too warm for us but the maintenance staff finally fixed the problem by our last ... Read more
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Globetrotterj
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was my third Holland America cruise though it has been a number of years since I last sailed HA. I am an experienced cruiser having sailed with several other lines and ships over the past 30 years. I chose this cruise for a quick ... Read more
jhack603
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We sailed on the Eurodam up the inside passage to Glacier Bay in Alaska, stopping in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Victoria. The embarkation and disembarkation processes were seamless and well organized. We stayed in cabin 6076 which is ... Read more
northern quine
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of itinerary. Wanted to sail from Vancouver on a round trip and visit Glacier Bay. Flew to Vancouver non stop from Glasgow with Air Transat. Trip organised through Canadian Affair who also recommended a ... Read more
CruiseAlaska2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Seemed to be the one that suited us best at the time. That is indeed the case... We loved the overall experience of our time on board: The Neptune Suite was luxurious as was the Neptune Lounge. Expedited embarkation made a huge ... Read more
DataDivaAtl
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
16 helpful votes
I have always wanted to go to Alaska and I considered several lines. To this point I had done 3 cruises with 3 lines so I was open to any line. I'm very pleased with my choice. I think the ship is a good size and it is lovely. On ... Read more
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argyllsock
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
35 forum posts
34 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first cruise on Holland America after 15 cruises on Celebrity, Disney, RCCL, NCL, Carnival, Windstar, and SilverSea. We picked the cruise probably for all the wrong reasons: we had a specific 7 day window that we could ... Read more
danusz
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
This was our first time sailing Holland America. We found the crew on the Amsterdam willingness to meet and exceed our expectations was a true differentiator. They were first rate in every way and were a leg up compared to the other lines ... Read more
UPprincess
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This review will be lengthy..hoping to assist future cruisers (as I was helped). Did much research before choosing Land Explorer. My major goal was to SEE Alaska. This two week itinerary logged over 3000 miles and had 9 ports. I looked ... Read more
sun cruisers
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it had 9 ports and awesome opportunities to view glaciers. Also, we were able to fly in and out of Seattle. We flew in a day early to spend time in downtown Seattle. We used Seattle Shuttle to provide ... Read more
maxwell7034
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We wanted to go to Alaska at some point, and saw a pretty good deal so we decided to go with it, despite some reservations about going in May. We were satisfied overall with our cruise, understanding that Holland America is considerably ... Read more
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GradUT
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
2,551 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for May 21 - 28 in order to take advantage of the drier weather (May is the least rainy month in these ports) and to avoid large numbers of children since school is still in session during the last week of May. We ... Read more
lramirez2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Who we are: A middle aged married couple who has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America-- but never on a cruise! Travel details: Vancouver to Seward, May 21- May 28 Cabin: We stayed on the Upper ... Read more
Amygone
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We boarded Nieu Amsterdam for a 7 day Alaskan cruise as part of a Scenic tour. It was a great ship and the crew were very accomodating,but the whole cruising experience was a bit dull with very little going on. In the evenings the bars ... Read more
ND Tour
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We picked a deal from Claire Newell's Travel Best Bets. Excellent service and direction from the customer service department. This was our first cruise. We took the Sea Bus from North Vancouver, a very easy walk to the terminal. Loading ... Read more
nanatangie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
15 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I live on the central coast of California and it's easy to get to Seattle, and who doesn't want to see Alaska! I've cruised with Holland America before, so I felt confident that the ship would be lovely and the ... Read more
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