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7th Time to Alaska
"This was our 7th Alaskan cruise and 2nd on HAL. We are a family of 4 and both our children (11 &15)enjoy cruising. I chose the Amsterdam because i wanted to try a smaller ship. i rate the overall cruise as very..."Read More
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14 day Alaska Cruise on Amsterdam

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whosis

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 Kodiak, were new to us, as we have been on a few Alaska cruises previously. The ship, the Amsterdam, was just like the Volendam, that we took on a Asia criuise ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

8 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable cruise to Alaska

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rcl cruiser

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 exception of the Comedienne - were all superb. The singers and dancers were exceptional. Had an interesting itinerary going farther into Alaska (to Homer and ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

10 Helpful Votes


Not my idea of a relaxing cruise

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gardawg46

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 couldn't stand the noise and had to leave our cabin for the better part of the day. To any cruiser this is totally unacceptable. For this reason alone Holland has ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


SLOW life at sea

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gomontavista

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 which can be placed in regular luggage, but bring your corkscrew if you will drink in your room. Corkage in the dining room was $18 plus tax in Washington :-( . ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person

15 Helpful Votes


Review of 14 day Alaska cruise aboard the HAL Amsterdam July 3-17, 2017

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska

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mjcruise101

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 Marriott. ( see my review in trip advisor It is close to Pike’s place and about 3 miles from Smith Cove Pier 91 where the Amsterdam docks. There are two major cruise ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Getting Better!

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska

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JoAnnaBullhead

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 your own. 2. Obviously they have once again changed coffee's.. not very good.. sad when you must go to the Explorer Cafe and pay for a decent cup of ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


A Wonderful Cruise in Every Way

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Vanderneucker63

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 through Holland America and they were all very well done. We ate the majority of our meals in the main dining room at the 8 pm seating and had absolutely no ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite

3 Helpful Votes


Fabulous Service

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carat-june

6-10 Cruises

Age 30s

This was our first time in a Neptune Suite aboard Holland America and it was a fabulous experience. The service throughout the ship (everywhere from the Neptune Lounge to the bars for cocktails) was impeccable. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly and quickly. Our cabin was a highlight of the trip. It was larger than we expected and had plenty of room for entertaining (though sadly we were ...
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Sail Date: May 2016

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Two Week Cruise to Alaska in July 2017

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jbenter

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 out, all the time. Often it sounded like they were rustling our door to come in. On the other hand it was midship, so the cabin was close to the stairs and ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Started late, but catching up fast

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Started late

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it is one of the few 14 day'ers to Alaska that does not repeat ports and we had not been on HA since 2006, when we "started late". The total experience was a really pleasant surprise. Enjoyed porting in Anchorage for the first time and really liked the tour to the zoo, there, since we had not been there since 1984, on a non-cruise trip. Embarkation was effortless ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Split

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

2 Helpful Votes


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