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Cruise Line
Amsterdam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

204

Very Good

96

Average

47

Poor

20

Terrible

7

Cruise type

380


mlmalone3 avatar

mlmalone3

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Cruise to Alaska

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My husband and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. This was our first Holland American cruise, but we had cruised to Alaska before on RC, Princess, and Ignore. We could book an Ocean view room for 14 days ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Cold Mama avatar

Cold Mama

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Quality and service

The Amsterdam is a classy older ship. The staff were friendly and attentive through out. They appeared to really like working there. Lanai cabin was great for being able to access the deck and follow sights ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Prosebradley

1 Review Written

Disappointing

The itinerary was why we chose it (Panama Canal), and we’d heard great things about HAL. We’ve cruised on Cunard, Celebrity (Aqua class), Azamara and Avalon. This was our worst experience. The ship itself is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Dancefloor

10 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary and staff, but going downhill

We wanted to go to the South Pacific and a 51-day cruise with 26 ports returning to North America was the best option for us, a newly retired couple. was done as a back-to-back with the Incan Empires Cruise, so ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Kelly SS

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise - exceeded expectations

Absolutely everything in this two-week cruise was amazing from the moment we entered the cruise terminal in Seattle to the moment we exited the same terminal upon return. We got a last minute, inexpensive upgrade ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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riverrat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Crusing by whales and salmon in every stream.

We took the SoundTransit (light rail to downtown from airport)) 2 blocks from the hotel. The next morning rideshare was 15 mins to pier. Be warned after the Seattle cruise rideshare pickup is way past the regular ...
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Sail Date August 2019


MCarr avatar

MCarr

4 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Very good entertainment, and good itinerary

This had a very good itinerary, with plenty of time in Anchorage and Victoria. Although, lots of smoke in Anchorage due to nearby fires. The staff on this ship is wonderful. They all seemed to have great ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lovetocruise3333

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Amazing Alaskan Cruise!

We are a couple in our early 60’s. We traveled with another couple. We stayed at the Homewood Suites downtown. We took an Uber to the port which was very close to the port at around 10:00 AM. We were on the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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OceanDreaming2

9 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary; tired ship

We have taken several Alaskan cruises, the most recent on the Amsterdam. While we enjoyed the ports, it was not our best cruise. The Amsterdam is worn and dated (although I've read a drydock is in her future). ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Woofbite

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Good but not great.

Chose it for the length, route and price. As usual, embarkation was smooth in Seattle. Cabin was standard ocean view and clean but showing age on chair arms, window frame rust and tile/plastic bathroom walls and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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RDMACKAY

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

What A Trip

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and it did not disappoint. Check- in was a long process as those going on the World Cruise are mostly four and five star customers and the designated line for that ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Tonid5

1 Review Written

Wonderful experience

We did an Alaskan cruise 6 years ago and loved it so we wanted to return. Alaska is a great destination for us to escape summer heat and experience beauty. We traveled to and from Seattle. Our cabin was 2715 and a ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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solidstyle

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent first time cruise. Recommend for introverts.

We booked this cruise on a whim as we had never been on a cruise and found a great deal. Seattle isn't far from Vancouver BC Canada (about 2.5 to 3 hour drive) so having this embark and return to Seattle was ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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maxsdogmom

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good ship experience, great weather-many wildlife sightings-would repeat

1. Seattle cruise terminal again was organized and FRIENDLY for both departure and arrival. Everything moved smoothly and the wait wasn't unbearable. Plenty of room for all to sit if they so desired. 2. One of ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Imamom

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

We won’t be sailing on the Amsterdam again.

We chose this cruise (our 5th to Alaska) because it went to four new ports and we live within an hour of the Seattle port. The itinerary was fabulous. New ports besides the usual and two glacier days. We liked cabin ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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cruisedreamer2

4 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Yes, but....

We just returned from a 14 day cruise on a the venerable Grande Dame, Holland America MS Amsterdam. Let me preface this review by saying we (my husband, son and DIL) very much enjoyed this cruise. We chose it for ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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trikebabe

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Restful Panama Canal

We had experienced a partial panama canal transit and decided we had to do a full transit. The workings of the locks is just fascinating if you've never been through it. It was just a relaxing day watching our ship ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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cruise pastor

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Petra and a surprise museum

A Grand World cruise is a bucket list thing. We loved every day of this. The trip from Aqabah out to Petra was breathtaking. Tahiti was a disappointment...just a big dirty city. Bantry , Ireland was a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Jandoll

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Horrendous!

Friends talked us into going on this cruise with them. Before this HAL was their favourite line ... now they've said they'll never cruise with them again. Horrendous doesn't begin to describe this. Constant ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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CdMAgFox

24 Reviews Written

84 Helpful Votes

Panama Canal Cruise from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale

Panama Canal Cruise 2019 January 7th – 22nd ~~~Departure from Los Angeles, January 7th~~~ Having planned this cruise for many months I was dismayed - to put it mildly - when about an hour before my ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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good4us

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Lovely ship, good service with a couple of rough edges.

We were looking for a Panama cruise and this fit the bill as far as the ship, type of passenger, itinerary. The ship itself was very nice, the crew were good, the activities good. There was plenty of room on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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esanesel

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing first sailing on HAL over the holidays.

We cruise quite a lot and have been sailing Princess nearly exclusively for the last 6 years or so. We felt we owed it to ourselves to try another line and see whether we should "branch out". Here's a quick good, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Floridiana

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great Grand Pacific & Asia Cruise

MS Amsterdam Grand Pacific & Asia Cruise from Sept 30 – Dec 21, 2018 Our background: Couple in our early 70s, well travelled, cruised on 15 different lines including HAL. We pick cruises for their itineraries. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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lovemychihuahuas

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Great cruise with Holland America

This was my 4th cruise to Alaska.(HAL) This time on Amsterdam. She is a lovely ship with many beautiful greek statues. Layout of the ship was very easy. Embarkation and disembarkation was amazingly smooth and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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PrincessPapaya

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Awe-inspiring Alaska on the Amsterdam

This was our first cruise. We chose the Amsterdam specifically for its smaller size and itinerary that included Hubbard Glacier. We loved the presentations by Kelly who shared about wildlife, points of interest and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Amsterdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family3.04.1
Enrichment4.03.9
Service4.04.5
Value For Money4.04.1
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