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Jeff Betz
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
Review of Amsterdam Alaska cruise from August 28 to September 11, 2017 We took this trip out of Seattle pier 91. The trip to and from the ship was by Link to/from Westlake Center and then Uber to/from the ship. This system works ... Read more
suesinger
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
82 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Very good itinerary. We had awful weather and one port eliminated. Very little activity on ship. Minimal trivia and no games such as liars club. Only one show in the evening plus lounge acts. Lounge acts were not very good. When ... Read more
circus12345
Member Since 2007
1 review
168 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
This was an offer we couldn't refuse! Have been to Alaska before and It's been a long time since traveling on HAL but we got an incredible offer. Usually travel with NCL and have been on all the major lines.. But this was a great ... Read more
cottonwood2000
Member Since 2012
1 review
84 forum posts
I love Alaska and its beautiful scenery, people and wildlife. The more days cruising is a definite plus for me. A little different itinerary going to Icy Strait Point, Homer, and Kodiak. Unfortunately we did not get to Kodiak because of ... Read more
headaches
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
28 forum posts
Whilst not the best weather for Alaska scenery viewing, the warmth and friendliness of the crew on MS Amsterdam certainly made up for the weather. We had extremely wet weather, but as it is Alaska, and mostly a temperate rain forest, ... Read more
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Saoirse
Member Since 2015
1 review
53 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
Loved the ports. It rained every day except in Victoria but we didn't mind. Bought a rain coat.The ship is tired, furniture in Crows Nest frayed and faded, bathroom wall vinyl coming loose, grout peeling, sofa springs sprung. Most shows ... Read more
Rich42
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed August 2017
Our intent on this trip was to have a relaxing time on board ship while seeing Alaska. We had been told that Holland America is a notch above the competition, but found that it didn't come close to other cruise lines. We actually had a ... Read more
gildonna
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed August 2017
We chose this cruise because it was 14 days. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We were surprised by the lack of electrical outlets in our cabin. There was one outlet for the refrigerator, curling iron, electric toothbrush, ... Read more
cloud09
Member Since 2008
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Boarding and disembarkation were very smooth, and I especially loved the complimentary, hands free luggage check-in on the return trip home. After leaving my luggage outside our cabin, I didn't see it again until it arrived at my final ... Read more
whosis
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
22 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We took this cruise because of the itinerary so we could meet our daughter in Homer.It went round trip out of Seattle, which was the best part, as that is our home port. Also, several of the ports such as Anchorage, Icy Strait, Homer and ... Read more
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rcl cruiser
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Recently took a 14 day Alaska cruise out of Seattle on the Amsterdam. The staff was friendly and helpful. The quality and variety of food was very good. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the ship. The entertainment - with the ... Read more
gardawg46
Member Since 2016
1 review
Far too much chipping of paint and painting and varnishing around the ship. We were awoken in Sitka, Ak. to the banging of hammers on our window. We were both ill with coughs and colds. We planned to stay in our cabin for the day but ... Read more
gomontavista
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
We visited most major ports in Alaska except Glacier Bay and Skagway/Haines. Embarkation was better than average with minimal waiting, and the port in Seattle was very easy to navigate. Holland allows 3 bottles of wine per adult ... Read more
JoAnnaBullhead
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
We take this cruise every year. This year the weather was awesome and so were the people we met. Some things have changed, and NOT for the better. 1. No deliv. of morning newspaper.You must go all the way to the front desk and get ... Read more
Vanderneucker63
Member Since 2017
1 review
The Amsterdam is a smaller ship of 1400 people and we sailed to Alaska for two weeks. The weather was mostly very good. We had a Vista Suite which was more than adequate. The cabin stewards were wonderful. We booked several excursions ... Read more
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jbenter
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
The staff on the ship was wonderful. Definitely no complaints there. The excursions were fine. We did not like the cabin (1885), as it was right across from the janitor's closet for the room stewards and we heard them going in there and ... Read more
Karenallover
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
23 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We escaped the heat of Florida for the cool Alaskan glaciers and it was wonderful to be on the ms Amsterdam! Overall, yes, the ship is showing her age a bit but I loved how she "flowed" with well-designed public spaces. The ... Read more
TheCalicoCat
Member Since 2010
1 review
3,986 forum posts
Sailed July 2017
We arrived early to Seattle & chose to drive to Mt. Rainier National Park prior to our cruise. The embarkation could not have been quicker more easy if they tried. I arrived at the port at about 11:30 & was in my room by noon! ... Read more
coolhandluke
Member Since 2010
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Wanted to make our first trip to Alaska special, without the long interior trip to Denali. Decided that the round trip from Seattle to Anchorage was the perfect combination of ports and days at sea. The trip exceeded our expectations. ... Read more
Gbo44
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
Our previous 7day cruise does not compare with this 14day Holland America cruise first of all because of the ports visited. The smaller vessel was able to reach more environmentally sensitive ports and provided a much more enjoyable ... Read more
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cruisingcrazy
Member Since 2005
1 review
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2017
over all this was best Holland Cruise ever, took this for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. only negative thing we could say - dont go to salmon bake if you dont like squirrels and crows walking on tables next to you and your ... Read more
BobbiSox
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
10 helpful votes
Having sailed with HAL for twenty years, we seldom sail with any other line. We had been to Alaska in April 2016, and wanted to go back to see more of the glaciers. We arrived later than usual and went directly to our beautiful cabin ... Read more
mjcruise101
Member Since 2013
1 review
11 forum posts
First I want to thank all the people who have posted ideas and suggestions on Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor in the past. Your ideas and suggestions made this a wonderful cruise. We went a day early and stayed at the Waterfront ... Read more
rkacruiser
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
8,653 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2017
Each day was as good as or better than the day before. After a cool and rainy Spring and early Summer, we brought Alaska good weather. The Gulf of Alaska was like glass for part of one day and the only "bumpy" time was when we ... Read more
ALREADYPACKED123
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
14 day itinerary took in most Alaska ports and it was so comprehensive. Seeing the Hubbard Glacier up close on a sunny afternoon was amazing. Also, cruising Tracy Arm while avoiding ice chunks shows that HAL has a wonderful navigation ... Read more
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