A fabulous time had by all!: Amsterdam Cruise Review by Muffymom56

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A fabulous time had by all!

Sail Date: June 2013
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Vancouver
Our one week cruise of the Inside Passage aboard Holland America's "Amsterdam" was perfect from the time we checked in to disembarkation. Our stateroom was in a great location and we were greeted with a floral bouquet to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary courtesy of our family. We also received a lovely bottle of wine from friends.

The entire week was sunshine and blue skies, this was our 5th time on this cruise and the best weather yet. We had a table for 4 on the stern, so enjoyed a fabulous view every evening. The meals were delicious and we had great service. The night of our anniversary we took our son and his fiance to the Pinnacle Grill. Dinner was amazing, and the service impeccable. We were presented with a delicious Chocolate Mousse cake from the cruise line. The following evening, we had dinner in the dining room "La Fontaine". The staff decided to have us celebrate once again, and sang "Happy Anniversary" and presented us with a delicious Carrot Cake. More />
Happy Hour in the Ocean Bar was enjoyed each afternoon. The drinks and service were lovely, and the complimentary appetizers were enjoyed a great deal.

Glacier Bay was gorgeous as always, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan had lots to do and see. We popped into Annabelle's at the Gilmore Hotel in Ketchikan for the first time and enjoyed the Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip...fantastic!

Everything was wonderful about this cruise, the ship, the crew, the food, and the entertainment. We couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate! Less

Published 06/17/13

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Port and Shore Excursions

Another interesting place to visit, lots of shops, pubs and restaurants. The Red Dog Saloon is very popular. I love visiting "Trove" a little shop on the main street, as well as Seaside Yarns on Marine Way, and Changing Tides Needlework and Gifts, on the main street, but up the stairs.

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Easy to walk around, lots to see. We enjoyed visiting Annabelle's at the Gilmore Hotel and had the Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip...delicious!

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A lovely little town, easy to walk around, lots of interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. The popular pub here is the Red Onion. Everyone says the "must experience" is the White Pass and Yukon train trip, but we've always just enjoyed walking around the town.

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