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Nettie8019
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
7 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
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
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RJ2002
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,189 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
We were on this sailing, and stayed in a Neptune Suite. The Neptune Lounge was a delight. Our two rotating attendants were absolutely amazing. There is nothing they would not do for you. One thing that was odd. During our stop in Juneau, ... Read more
JackieLee
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
I chose this cruise because we had never been to Alaska before and my husband had never been on a cruise. After careful research we decided on the Amsterdam as it is a smaller ship and can maneuver some of the tight canals and get closer ... Read more
groofan
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 forum posts
7 helpful votes
While, as a couple, we may not be seasoned cruisers we are probably well past the bland point of on-board experiences. This was our fifth and shortest HAL cruise and we took it for three reasons. One, we wanted to take advantage of ... Read more
TexasDavid7
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
136 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was a good itinerary starting in Ft. Lauderdale, going through the Panama Canal up the West Coast to Seattle w/an Alaska cruise included. HAL calls this a Collector's Voyage. The Amsterdam is smaller than most medium sized ships ... Read more
ladybugsrule
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I am totally sold on Holland America - Just finished my 19 day Panama Canal Cruise - Started in Ft. Lauderdale. Visited Cartagena, Panama Canal , Corinto, Nicaragua, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, Huatulco, Mexico Cabo San Lucas, Mexico ... Read more
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Gtex
Member Since 2009
1 review
99 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our third World Cruise on the Amsterdam. The embarcation ... went smoothly. There was a long line, but it moved quickly. The ship... We have always loved the Amsterdam, but I'm sorry to say, she seems to be in serious need ... Read more
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AceFun
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Had a wonderful trip on the Grand World Cruise. Our first world cruise. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit many places on our bucket list. Loved the ports and visiting different countries but too much down time for me. Too many sea ... Read more
RDMACKAY
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Cruise was absolutely amazing. It was awhile to embark but then again the hotels ship you out all at the same time so we all pretty much arrived at the same time. There were so many returning cruisers that the "expedited line" ... Read more
Bob Jordan
Member Since 2017
1 review
22 helpful votes
We sailed the first leg of the 2017 World Cruise, disembarking in San Diego. Overall experience was pleasant, but we had to overlook inconsistent food, a musty smell in our stateroom, and a toilet that malfunctioned three times. The ship ... Read more
mowk
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
Very friendly staff, amazing song and dance group, and my family (brother and sister in law) and I can't stop raving about what a great time we had! We were going to be happy with large inside staterooms but were moved up to obstructed ... Read more
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Lukeslady
Member Since 2013
1 review
10 forum posts
24 helpful votes
We have done this cruise previously and found it to be all of the above things as stated. The only suggestion I would have, is it would be nice, and I would be agreeable to pay more if we could have more time at some of the ports. There ... Read more
fraucindy
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We had the most marvelous vacation from start to finish. We purchased a parking spot from the Westin Hotel across from the Amsterdam, and we literally walked across the street to board the ship. Embarkation was smooth and efficient, which ... Read more
Andee9988
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Beautiful San Diego,We arrived 1 day early, Dec 3rd, Watched the sunset at Sunset Cliffs.There was the evening Christmas Parade. The King's Inn, authentic Mexican food for dinner next door. Embarkation at 1.00pm was very fast and our ... Read more
IPB4IGO
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our second cruise out of San Diego, and embarkation went very well both times. Disembarkation went well, although it is a long walk to the street, where you have to go if you are using Uber rather than one of the taxis or ... Read more
Scared to Death
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
10 helpful votes
The 17 day cruise to Hawaii was wonderful. It was the first time my wife and I have ever cruised and we both loved it. The staff of the Amsterdam could not have been nicer, more helpful and just as friendly as could be. The food was ... Read more
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ingridshaus
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Never again will I take a cruise that takes 5 days of cruising to get there only to have a few precious hours in wonderful ports of the lovely Hawaiian islands. The worst stop was in Kona, where I finally got off the ship at 9:30 only to ... Read more
Floridastorm
Member Since 2011
1 review
383 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Let me give you a little of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good: Staff, Ship, Cabin, Entertainment, Ports (for the most part), Food (for the most part). Spent two days in Honolulu instead of one due to cancellation of the ... Read more
Santa Fe Connie
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
117 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Planned this cruise to travel with friends, who at the last moment had to cancel due to illness. I met very nice people to hang out with, but had to spend more time than planned indoors because of big swells (12-16 feet) and winds that ... Read more
observer2013
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
114 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Holland America can inspire you with excellence and then take you into the depths of mediocrity with poor execution. On our South Pacific cruise, we were very pleased by the quality of the wait staff in the Dining Rooms and Lido and the ... Read more
Umbarger
Member Since 2003
18 reviews
2,962 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Wow. What a cruise. The ports were amazing. Hawaii, Somoa, Fiji, Tonga and French Polynesia. I have wanted to do this cruise for the last 5 years. My husband finally retired so we had the time to do this 48 day cruise from San Diego. ... Read more
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