Great 2 weeks in Alaska: Amsterdam Cruise Review by juliannkatz
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Great 2 weeks in Alaska
We only booked 2 shore excursions with HAL, Icy Strait tram and Anchorage city highlights & aviation More museum. The others we bought in port. Most of the ports were enjoyable except for Anchorage. It's just another big city, and we were there Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.........boring!! The Aviation Museum was mildly interesting, but it's just an airplane hangar, unheated, and we were there way too long - they allowed us 2 hours & you can see everything in 20 minutes. We went looking for our driver after about 45 minutes. He made up the allotted time by driving us to the outskirts of the city. In Sitka loved the parks & quaint downtown shops; in Juneau we spent most of the day at Mendenhall Glacier & hiked to the waterfall; loved Homer's rocky beaches; at Icy Strait Point we took the tram through the rainforest to the beach. Tracy Arm and Hubbard were breathtaking. Hubbard Glacier calved several times while we were there. Except for a little rain the morning we were in Ketchikan weather was perfect and the seas always calm.
The Indonesian Crew Show was enjoyable; and Cruise Director Gene and Show Host Jazzy made our sea days fun.
Love the Amsterdam & will probably do this itinerary next year, but they really do need to do something about their food - quality is starting to slip. Less
Large room, plenty of storage & closet space. Good size bathroom. Flat screen TV with DVD player.