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Amsterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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What A Trip

Review for Amsterdam to Around the World
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RDMACKAY
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and it did not disappoint.

Check- in was a long process as those going on the World Cruise are mostly four and five star customers and the designated line for that was just as long for the other guests that were new to the ship. There are a lot of seniors on this trip (who else could take off for 113 days) so don’t be in a hurry to get anywhere as that won’t happen. We had an Oceanview room on the second deck right in the middle. We would not choose this again for two reasons. The pilots that board to help the ship dock usually come in very early in the morning right below your window and then there is the cleaning of the deck (deck three is the walking deck) also very early in the morning. However if noise doesn’t bother you, the cabin was nice. It had a large picture window, plenty of drawers and closet space and ours had a renovated bathroom that had a large glass shower and a marble counter. Unfortunately the rest of the décor was aged and some of the wood on the dressers had chips out of it. The rooms on deck 6 and 7 were fully refurbished during the last dry dock, hopefully they do the same with deck two.

The itinerary was the best. Top ports to us were: Easter Island, Komodo Island, all of New Zealand, Singapore, Oman, Jordan, Cadiz (Seville), Copenhagen, Oslo and Dublin. We learned a few things to pass on to others regarding ports. If you are going into a tender port and really, really want to explore that port book a shore excursion. Even though the price is double what a port excursion is, you are first off the ship. We had rough seas when visiting Easter Island and some people did not get on the tender to view this impressive place. However, we were lucky to get a couple of hours on the Island and were very disappointed in Holland America when we saw an awful lot of staff on the island before we got there. Some were helping out with the tours but most were either from the shops or officers, we assumed that guests would have first dibs on the tenders.

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Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Cabin D

Cabin had been renovated so it had a glass shower and granite countertop. Plenty of room for all your essentials. Shampoo, cream rinse and soaps provided were excellent. The room has lots of storage and drawers but it is dated and needs an upgrade to the furniture and especially the TV. Very clean. It was quite noisy with the boats dropping off the pilots (to take you into port) so early in the morning and the staff cleaning the walking deck above you early in the morning as well.

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