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Volendam Review

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Review for Volendam to Alaska
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KristyArmstrong
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Large Interior Stateroom

This trip was my first cruise. There was so much to do. Did not book any tours through the ship but did with smaller companies that were set up as we disembarked at each port. Cruising Glacier bay was fantastic and we got close to the glaciers. A bear was running along the beach at one point and the ship moved as close as it could safely do so to see it. We had local guides on board to tell us about the area and the glaciers.

I'm not into the entertainment on ships and would prefer to sit in a recliner and read. There was plenty of space to do this and never had trouble finding a nice spot to relax. The food changed daily and the menu in the free restaurant was enjoyable. We had the same waiter every night and he was excellent.

Our cabin was clean and comfortable, kept at just the right temperature with enough room for the two of us to move around. Having said that, we did not spend much time in there.

Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom

Port Reviews

Vancouver

Lots of places to see from Vancouver. Busses to the tourist spots are easy to catch.

Juneau

Smaller than I expected but a beautiful place.

Skagway

Went on a bus tour with a small company for around $45 each. Twelve of us did the same route as the train but by road. Saw a young black bear and got some great info from the bus driver who clearly loved his job.

Glacier Bay

amazing experience with fantastic weather.

Ketchikan

Was an interesting walk around and up the "creek". The few shops we entered the people were not very friendly. the whole place smelled like rotten fish as the salmon were spawning and there had been no rain for a couple of days to wash the dead ones out to sea. Was very interesting to see the salmon steps and all the fish making their way upstream. My least favourite stop out of all. Still glad I got to see it.

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