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This was an excellent cruise with a very exciting places listed to visit the ship is modern very clean , and the stateroom we had was clean and well fitted. it was a veranda stateroom , the room staff really look after the rooms. and each night do a towel welcome which are funny when you entre stateroom .cleaned each day food is excellent well presented and plenty of choice and staff fab shopping on board not overly impressed. you possibly would get same value in most cities , while they had end of season sales and there was a few bargains , overall shopping on board make up your mind on value against your own home prices entertainment was excellent , but we did not go to the b b show so cant comment on same front office staff very helpful and friendly . but would suggest you sign that you will settle your own gratuities. and don't want them added to your credit car keep an eye on these it may be best to book your off ship excursions with your travel agent , but do carefully look and pick same a very good one is the helicopter tour Juneau . and the local bus tour in Skagway is excellent of shore shopping is an experience , the cruise ship will be making suggestions re certain outlets and do tell you up front re commissions paid to ship, and that shops pay to be on programme again have your ideas in your own mind before you go so as to check for value we did acquire a watch at a store not mentioned by cruise liner at great value , so shop around , as the outlets told us they follow the cruise ships the experience of the glaciers is worth the cruise

Excellent. Well worth for experience of the hellicopter flight over the glaciers

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by shamtipp

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
This was an excellent cruise with a very exciting places listed to visit

the ship is modern very clean , and the stateroom we had was clean and well fitted. it was a veranda stateroom , the room staff really look after the rooms. and each night do a towel welcome which are funny when you entre stateroom .cleaned each day

food is excellent well presented and plenty of choice and staff fab

shopping on board not overly impressed. you possibly would get same value in most cities , while they had end of season sales and there was a few bargains , overall shopping on board make up your mind on value against your own home prices

entertainment was excellent , but we did not go to the b b show so cant comment on same

front office staff very helpful and friendly . but would suggest you sign that you will settle your own gratuities. and don't want them added to your credit car keep an eye on these

it may be best to book your off ship excursions with your travel agent , but do carefully look and pick same a very good one is the helicopter tour Juneau . and the local bus tour in Skagway is excellent

of shore shopping is an experience , the cruise ship will be making suggestions re certain outlets and do tell you up front re commissions paid to ship, and that shops pay to be on programme again have your ideas in your own mind before you go so as to check for value

we did acquire a watch at a store not mentioned by cruise liner at great value , so shop around , as the outlets told us they follow the cruise ships

the experience of the glaciers is worth the cruise
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