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  • Traditional cruising experience with modern touches
  • Around-the-world sailings offered
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Krieger
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
11 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
8 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
1 helpful vote
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
goldcountry17
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
9 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
8 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
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Terri77terri
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
The Alaska cruise was at the end of our organised tour of Canada. Our tour guide was very upbeat about the Nieuw Amsterdam as it is a much newer vessel than she said was usually found on the Alaska run-old rattlers she called them, so ... Read more
lilliewhite
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
23 forum posts
11 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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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
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PatfromPa
Member Since 2007
1 review
120 forum posts
6 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
Jofannie and Mark
Member Since 2009
1 review
113 forum posts
12 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
kwb101
Member Since 2009
1 review
25 forum posts
We arrived in Anchorage on May 24, and two-thirds of our 15-day journey was spent in Alaska and the Yukon. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing it all, despite all the travel (six hotels in 10 days, about 1200 miles). We wish there had been an ... Read more
fsdj1097
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,208 forum post
8 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
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albinwisniewski
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 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
8 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
kaylorcc
Member Since 2008
1 review
223 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have cruised a variety of lines- Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney- and were really looking forward to trying Holland America for our Alaska cruise. Unfortunately, a serious dearth of on-board activities and entertainment ... Read more
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
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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
11 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
argyllsock
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
35 forum posts
43 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
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