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All I can say is the entire trip was marvelous. A sincere and helpful tour guide, local guides and with excellent coordination of all details throughout. Denali Park was wonderful and we were fortunate to be among the 30% of people able to see Mt. Denali without a cloud cover. We were escorted by Holland American personnel at all times and even until the departure terminal at Vancouver airport. The Volendam ship was kept spotless with many hard working staff members. The caabin steward Benny was excellent and we even appreciated the towel animals left on the bed each evening. The food was very good and plentiful and we chose to eat in the buffet restaurant as we didn't like dressing up for the private eating restaurants and the one gala night. Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very well, and those with earlier flights were in the first groups leaving the ship. The ports and days at sea were well arranged and a daily schedule of events was left in the room each evening. All in all I would definitely recommend Holland American tours. The Volendame is a small and relatively older ship so there was also a coin operated laundry which was very much appreciated. I understand that the newer and larger ships do not offer this.

Alaska Tour via Holland America Bus, Train and Ship Volendam

Volendam Cruise Review by RonGHaifa

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
All I can say is the entire trip was marvelous. A sincere and helpful tour guide, local guides and with excellent coordination of all details throughout. Denali Park was wonderful and we were fortunate to be among the 30% of people able to see Mt. Denali without a cloud cover.

We were escorted by Holland American personnel at all times and even until the departure terminal at Vancouver airport.

The Volendam ship was kept spotless with many hard working staff members. The caabin steward Benny was excellent and we even appreciated the towel animals left on the bed each evening. The food was very good and plentiful and we chose to eat in the buffet restaurant as we didn't like dressing up for the private eating restaurants and the one gala night.

Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very well, and those with earlier flights were in the first groups leaving the ship.

The ports and days at sea were well arranged and a daily schedule of events was left in the room each evening.

All in all I would definitely recommend Holland American tours. The Volendame is a small and relatively older ship so there was also a coin operated laundry which was very much appreciated. I understand that the newer and larger ships do not offer this.
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin D
In addition the outside window cabin was about the size of a standard hotel room and very adequate for a vouple.
Lower Promenade Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins