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Amsterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Wonderful experience

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska
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Tonid5
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

We did an Alaskan cruise 6 years ago and loved it so we wanted to return. Alaska is a great destination for us to escape summer heat and experience beauty. We traveled to and from Seattle. Our cabin was 2715 and a great location for us. It is at back of boat where there were only 2 cabins so there was no traffic. It was quiet. A hidden gem was a small deck on the back, almost private with access through the hall. We went to the shows every night and enjoyed them. There were 2 Gala nights, however we decided to be a bit more casual so did not attend. We ate dinner in dining room a few times as well as lunch. Loved the Lido for breakfast and the Crows Lounge for relaxation. Ports were great with the exception of Victoria which we were not a fan of. We chose to purchase excursions in the port as the prices were better and even got discounts too. My favorite port was Skagway as you are able to take a tour out of the town and experience natural beauty. We traveled with Frontier Excursions. The vehicle size allowed for better tour as there were only 9 of us on the tour. Guide was very familiar with history and area and also helpful in taking pictures. We stopped many spots and went to Yukon and the suspension bridge. In Juneau we went on the whale watch tour with Juneau Whale Watch Company. The boats were small and comfortable. The guides had a lot of information. Out of Seattle we were offered a special program through the Port Authority for free. Our luggage was picked up outside our cabin and put through to our final destination and our boarding passes were printed and delivered to our cabin. This was our second cruise with Holland America and we love them. They seem very professional.

Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin E

Loved this room. Easy access to everything.

Port Reviews

Ketchikan

Quaint little town with plenty to do. We just walked around the boardwalk area.

Juneau

Great boats and great guides.

Victoria

This was an evening stop and really nothing to do. I wish I would have just stayed on the ship.

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