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848 Holland America Seattle Cruise Reviews
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steveod
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
25 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
MDKLIK
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed three 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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
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
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Malagee
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 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
Nettie8019
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
5 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
12 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
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
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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
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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Jofannie and Mark
Member Since 2009
1 review
106 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
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
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
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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
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
nanatangie
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
15 forum posts
8 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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