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Terrible Food Choices and Selling of your personal

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Koningsdam

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Cruising Campbell
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

The ship itself is quite beautiful. I am very thankful that we have an orange level and that insured a nicer dining experience. The food was at best mediocre and I am extremely disappointed after taking over 10 cruises in my lifetime that this was actually the worst experience that I’ve had on the ship. They can accommodate allergies, just you get to eat the same thing every day. I would ...
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Sail Date: July 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Empires of the Med

Review for a Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise on Oosterdam

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A Florida Man
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

HA had Great port of calls scheduled with usually the right amount of time in each. The weather and seas were great, we only had a couple of rolling nights during the open ocean transits but the M/V Oosterdam rode nicely. The Crew/Staff were awesome as usual but some guests tended to be a little too entitled and should learn to be patient with the crew, they were working their tails off. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


The worst food

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Noordam

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JacJak
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Food was awful. I did not enjoy any option I tried from dining room, room service or buffet. Even banana was over ripe and bruised. No seasoning, everything was drowned in vegetable or soy oils. Was starving and had an upset stomach for entire trip. Inside temperature was either too hot or too cold. A miserable experience with wait lines for everything including water. We were luckily blessed with ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Cruise and Land tour of Denali D2L

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam

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ret24cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Like many others, this was a bucket list cruise for us. We have been loyal Royal Caribbean (RC) cruisers but decided to give Holland America (HA) a try since they have been doing Alaska longer than any other cruise line. Princess is also very experienced at doing this cruise. We flew to Anchorage from the east coast, which was the toughest part of the journey, almost 9 hours including layover. ...
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Sail Date: June 2024

Traveled with children


Best family vacation (Heri rules!!)

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Koningsdam

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Oasismaster
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Awesome cruise!!! Exceeded every expectation that we had. The people working there were fantastic, especially our housekeeping, Heri and Manuelle, who did a stupendous job cleaning our room and relaying information to us. They were very polite and kind, and it was evident that they are hard workers. The food and entertainment was great and the wildlife we saw was extraordinary. The World Stage ...
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Sail Date: June 2024

Traveled with children


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Review for a Alaska Cruise on Noordam

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Dave0136
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise and ports were fantastic. The food was average at best. Avoid the Lido market use the dining room instead. Do not buy the Coca-Cola package…it is a total rip off there is no place to get Coke onboard other than a lounge where if you ask for a Coke they get real annoyed. Our room stewards were the best part of the trip. Service in the Lido Market was poor. This is the second time we ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


Fantastic itinerary with management glitches

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Westerdam

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Rockers2
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The ports of call, scenery and wildlife sightings were outstanding, while HAL and the ship was ill- prepared of over 1,200 4&5-star passengers plus HIA and Orange up-sells. Bar service was slow at best and it was next to impossible to get specialty dining reservations. Service in Pinnacle slow and food not up to par because of over bookings and reduced staff.. Shore tours were also mostly booked ...
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Sail Date: June 2024



A well-rounded and relaxing cruise to Alaska!

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Koningsdam

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solidstyle
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This is our second cruise with Holland America to Alaska and first time on the Koningsdam. Firstly, this ship is beautiful and modern. All areas were spotless and public areas were all comfortable. The Entertainment Director, Grant, was always seen with a smile and energetic in the events he was running. All staff was friendly and keenly interested in conversing with us and always making sure that ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


The food service was the worst.

Review for a Alaska Cruise on Eurodam

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Slbamommy
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The food service and quality were well below average. We have cruised on many other lines. The dit down dining was slow and the food just mediocre. You had to order all courses as soon as you were seated. Drinks, like iced tea, took 45 minutes after reminding the waiter numerous times. Alcohol took forever. A typical sit down dinner in the dining room took 90 minutes. The Pinnacle was better, but ...
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Sail Date: June 2024


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