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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.

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Volendam Cruise Review by KristyArmstrong

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: 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.
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