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Holland America Line Vancouver Cruise Reviews

Excursion - Bar Harbor. Acadia trails biking. 2.5 hour tour
Confederate bridge on PEI - full day excursion
Excursion - Baddeck on your own
Quebec City walk on your own
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Fabulous cruise on the Zuiderdam

Review for Zuiderdam to Alaska

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mahi mahi
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this cruise in March, right after cancelling a European cruise on Osterdam that was to leave June 1st. We were anxious about rising covid numbers and different protocols for the countries on the itinerary, not to mention flying Toronto to Barcelona and spending 2 days there before the cruise plus 2 days in Venice post cruise. There were just too many "what ifs". We had been to Alaska ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Cruising is safer now.

Review for Zuiderdam to Alaska

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arp6
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise due to Holland America's reputation in Alaska ( The park service prefers Holland America), the price ( super low) and because we had sailed on the Z dam 18 years ago... The crew was amazing. Knew our names after only a few days, dealt with difficulties ( excursions cancelled due to illness of guides) solved our minor problems and treated us like honored guests. Plenty ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Easy Cruise for Washington State Residents

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laurilangton1
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

With all the flight cancellations happening this Spring it was nice to drive to Vancouver BC and avoid flying. We uploaded our USA passports and Covid vaccination documents on the Arrive Canada online site as required although no Canadian official ever asked to look at our documentation. There was an awful delay when we were boarding because the Holland America employee insisted that we have our ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


alaskan adventure

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trickyd
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

cruise chosen as part of a SAGA Alaskan Adventure tour. Ship is very comfortable, the crew friendly , very helpful and communicative. The primary aim of the cruise is to view the wonderful scenery and watch out for wildlife. The dining room staff are excellent and the food nice, but not outstanding . The main failing was the quality of the evening entertainment, the theatre was the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Family Oceanview Stateroom


Alaskan Beauty...service with a smile!

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Teddy6421
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Anniversary celebrated on day 3, Juneau. Saw Alaska for 1st time. We picked this itinerary because of simple Vancouver departure and return location, and wanted no more than 7 days. HAL offered the ideal itinerary and made a compelling last minute booking offer (we found this 60 days prior to) Dates worked for an easy day ahead and day after in Vancouver with only a week off work. Would ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Closed lido market

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Jac123
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Our first cruise, saved and planned as was supposed to be our big special holiday and feel let down by Holland America, they were recommended by family members who raved about how great they were but not a good impression. Most staff amazing, helpful and friendly. Then go to get a mojito from pool bar and rude, patronising and belittling bar waiter left me in tears, I could not return back to the ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Highs and Lows

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Bartsmom
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We have enjoyed previous holidays with HAL and were anxious to get back cruising after two years stuck at home. As we prefer not to fly, a trip out of Vancouver was very convenient. The price was reasonable for a balcony cabin and we opted for the Have It All package. The pre-cruise requirements were a bit of a hassle (Covid testing, ArriveCan and VeriFly documentation) and a lot of people seemed ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Beautiful smaller ship, food a consideration

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tt3579
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Cruised Alaska. Had the most amazing weather and time. The Koningsdam is a beautiful ship. I understand it is a medium size ship, but it feels small. Had a balcony cabin on the 11th floor. It was clean and like any other balcony on a cruise ship. Bathroom is small, shower has a real door which is nice, toilet placement is stupid. You will understand. The beds are narrow, short, but ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Alaska the Beautiful

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seagypsea
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Loved Alaska and we were lucky enough to have sunshine until the last port of Ketchikan. I have a bazillion beautiful pictures and memories for a lifetime. If I could separate the ratings, I would give the itinerary a 5 and the ship a 4. We did the Tracy Arm excursion where you get off the ship onto an excursion boat out in the middle of the water and spend 7 hours exploring and then meet up ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Expected better fromHAL

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molly2kit
10+ Cruises • Age 90s

We chose this cruise because we would not require airfare as we live I. The departure city of Vancouver. Wanted to try a newer ship, I thought HAL would have fewer children and better COVID protocols as they cater to an older clientele. This was my first cruise since Covid. I was very surprised at the general lack of cleaning around the ship, never saw any staff sanitizing elevators, ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Vista Suite with Verandah


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