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Holland America Yukon/Denali cruise tour Y3C

Volendam Cruise Review by fd222ny

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2018
  • Destination: Alaska

Left Vancouver 7/6 on cruise portion first. Spent a few nights in Vancouver before cruise. Our cruise was 3 nites followed by 7 day land tour. Ship was clean, stateroom attendant great. Food was so-so. Went to upscale Pinnacle restaurant for dinner one night. Service was fine. However, both my brother in law and I ordered the halibut. Fish came served barely warm. Vegetables and potatoes were almost cool. Asked to have them reheated. They came back cool again. Fish was dry. Maitre'd offered us a bottle of wine to remedy the situation. However, we declined. We went there for a supposed fine meal.

If any one is thinking of doing this Y3C cruisetour from HAL beware that you will spend an GREAT deal of time on the bus going to different towns. Dawson City was pretty good. Fairbanks and Anchorage disappointing. One day on bus was for an 8 hour trip to arrive at next stop. Another day was an 8 hour train ride. Saw a lot of trees. Our Tundra excursion in Denali was on a school bus with padded seats. Width of seats was for a 12 year old. Extremely long day (8 hours) and uncomfortable.

We took the Tracy Arms Fiord excursion. Was very good. Also, gave us a chance to get off the cruise ship.

Denali Lodge accommodations were nicest on trip. Anchorage hotel a 2 at best. Fairbanks hotel nice. Whitehorse and Skagway probably average.

Spoke to about 15 people on our tour and most were very disappointed.

Was glad to come home.

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