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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
jbenter
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 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
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Gbo44
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 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
10 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
rkacruiser
Member Since 2002
4 reviews
8,493 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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ike0144
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
40 forum posts
We signed up for this cruise because the price was right and it included ports we had never sailed to. The weather was better that we could hope for. We only had a little rain on one day and we dried out after being rained on. That port ... Read more
Nettie8019
Member Since 2015
1 review
28 forum posts
12 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
5 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
20 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
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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
RJ2002
Member Since 2004
1 review
2,252 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
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ladybugsrule
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
26 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
Gtex
Member Since 2009
1 review
99 forum posts
10 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
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