Amsterdam Cruise Review by redingtonb
- Sail Date: May 2017
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Juneau Mt. Roberts Tram is a tourist trap, but there is a nice view up there and nature center is informative. Sample some salmon at Taku shop in Juneau port.
Hubbard Glacier was really glacial - not much going on there. The captain got the Amsterdam in nice and close to the glacier face in the peasoup.
Sitka was fun. Look for the sea lion in the port having breakfast. National Historic Park and Totems were very good. Bishops house is a gem - do not miss it. Raptor Center is good if you never frequent any bird rehab places elsewhere. You see eagles in the trees in Sitka. CrabandBrew in port was good for some dungeness crab - mmmmm. Look for whales on transit to Ketchikan.
Ketchikan was only Holland tour we took. We did the Saxman Village tour without the lumberjack show. Very good tour. I had fun dancing with the eagles in the house. We spent remainder touring Creek Street and shopping near port.
Victoria was fun. We had already been there 2 nights prior to cruise. If you want BC museum, not open Sunday night. Butchart Garden is very nice, It was a beautiful evening to see the inner harbor area. 20 minute walk from dock. Barb's Fish and Chips at Fishermans Wharf is so tasty on your way into the harbor, or on way back.
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Toilet clogged 3 times with pee and toilet paper. 3 calls to get attention on Thursday.
3 calls to get attention on Sunday.1 call and visit to guest service in bathrobe at midnight on Sunday(debarkation night) for yet another clog.
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Saxman Native VillageNice tour. Easy for mobility issues.View All 98 Saxman Native Village Reviews
SitkaTake the bus from port to downtown, and back. National Historic Park is easy walk, maybe 15 minutes, follow signs along harbor. Bishops House must see, take the free tour.View All 331 Sitka Cruise Port Reviews
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VictoriaIt was a very pleasant evening sightseeing the inner harbor area. When the roses bloom, it would be tops. 20-30 minute walk form Ogden point. Good people watching and buskers. Late arrival = no access to museums. :(View All 1,285 Victoria Cruise Port Reviews
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