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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..."Read More
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Review for Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Prosebradley

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 great, with beautiful art and public areas. The staff is wonderful and determined to please. But some real bummers. Do NOT pay money for the thermal spa - we bought a couples pass and only ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Overall, a very good experience

Review for Amsterdam to Panama Canal & Central America

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Miupcruisers

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was selected based on the interesting Panama Canal itinerary, the holiday sailing dates and the exceptional price offered. While the entertainment was weak and very limited the food selection and quality helped offset this weakness. It is a fairly small ship and generally quiet and not crowded, which we liked. Well maintained other than excessively dirty windows on all decks that made ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great itinerary and staff, but going downhill

Review for Amsterdam to Hawaii

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Dancefloor

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 our embarkation was simple. Disembarkation was a little late in San Diego (about an hour), but it wasn't a problem for us. The Amsterdam is a wonderful ship in terms of size and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


South Pacific Cruise

Review for Amsterdam to Hawaii

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Kynana

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This is the second time we've taken this cruise. Our favorite ports are the small islands -- Dravuni, Fanning and Mystery Island. We rarely book an excursion, choosing instead to get off the ship and wander around or take a taxi. We like the Amsterdam even though it's evident that the new HAL President is cutting corners. Heard lots of grumbling on the ship about this. The Amsterdam Singers and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Not good

Review for Amsterdam to South America

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Dana Tabrizi

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

My experience was not good. They don’t maintain there ships, issues with hot water and air. Needed a vacation from my vacation. I could sleep through the night on any night due to it being hot. Meat was undercooked, my husband likes rare but even he said it raw. Served luck warm and sent back several times. Sell excursions under false pretenses as they said Mira Flores locks were busy and ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Crusing by whales and salmon in every stream.

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska

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riverrat

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 pickup. Keep walking. Getting on was smooth and getting off was a pleasure with Port Valet. Thank you Seattle Port Authority. Cabins, Dining, Service, Ship Condition, Entertainment, ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Very good entertainment, and good itinerary

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska

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MCarr

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 attitudes, and were willing to help. The ship still maintains a quiet elegance although it’s scheduled for dry dock next May. The public spaces never seem crowded, and the onboard ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Amazing Alaskan Cruise!

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska

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lovetocruise3333

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 ship by 11:45. We were able to go straight to our rooms. We had a nice quiet lunch in the main dining room. The Amsterdam is an amazing ship! Very clean and nicely decorated! Smaller ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Great itinerary; tired ship

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska

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OceanDreaming2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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). We took our chances and flew to Seattle the day of the cruise. We arrived before noon and our shared shuttle driver had us to the pier in no time. Check in was fast and our cabin was ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Good but not great.

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska

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Woofbite

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 sink. Chose any-time dining and booked same table for entire trip. Wait staff fantastic and food excellent most of the time. (Cream soups seem to be the same plain cream poured ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


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