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I'll sum the whole experience up this way: it was marvelous! Service great, stateroom with balcony was fantastic with ample verandah room with two chairs and two stools plus a small side table, ship was well maintained, overall good entertainment and food delicious. We're both vegetarians and had no difficulty finding choices that met our dietary requirements including on the menus and at Canaletto. Minor issues: Embarkation - HAL's portion of the process was excellent but the security/US customs process at Canada Place in Vancouver took way too long....more than 2 hours and it felt like musical chairs. Disembarkation was a breeze as we carried our own bags off to catch the Skytrain to the airport. Some of the Mainstage entertainment could use improvement (illusionists and comedians are not our thing) but we loved BB Kings and the Lincoln Stage Centre musicians so overall the cruise was a great experience!

First Alaskan Cruise...loved it!

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review by RoyalVisit

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
I'll sum the whole experience up this way: it was marvelous!

Service great, stateroom with balcony was fantastic with ample verandah room with two chairs and two stools plus a small side table, ship was well maintained, overall good entertainment and food delicious.

We're both vegetarians and had no difficulty finding choices that met our dietary requirements including on the menus and at Canaletto.

Minor issues:

Embarkation - HAL's portion of the process was excellent but the security/US customs process at Canada Place in Vancouver took way too long....more than 2 hours and it felt like musical chairs. Disembarkation was a breeze as we carried our own bags off to catch the Skytrain to the airport.

Some of the Mainstage entertainment could use improvement (illusionists and comedians are not our thing) but we loved BB Kings and the Lincoln Stage Centre musicians so overall the cruise was a great experience!
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin V 6051
Deck 6 - Upper Verandah Deck, midship-forward, starboard side.

The stateroom next to us was an accessible stateroom that had an angled balcony which overlooked ours a little if the guests stood right at the railing or if we did the same on ours but we had great neighbours and had no issues whatsoever.
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