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Amsterdam Review

4.0 / 5.0
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380 reviews
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Great itinerary; tired ship

Review for Amsterdam to Alaska
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OceanDreaming2
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Verandah Suite

We have taken several Alaskan cruises, the most recent on the Amsterdam. While we enjoyed the ports, it was not our best cruise. The Amsterdam is worn and dated (although I've read a drydock is in her future).

We took our chances and flew to Seattle the day of the cruise. We arrived before noon and our shared shuttle driver had us to the pier in no time. Check in was fast and our cabin was ready for us. Muster drill was held outdoors.

We had a Vista suite and it was similar to what Norwegian calls a mini suite. There was nothing special about the cabin. No butler, sparking wine or afternoon treats. We had a walk in shower instead of a tub and we were grateful for that. Except for the lack of water pressure!

Cabin Review

Verandah Suite

Cabin A

I would not call this cabin a suite but a somewhat larger veranda cabin. More details in main review.

Port Reviews

Kodiak

Friendly, helpful people

Anchorage

We walked the area and enjoyed talking with an Iditarod sled dog racer.

Sitka

Enjoyed walking the downtown area. In the past we enjoyed the Fortress of the Bears.

Icy Strait

Always enjoy this stop. A bear had been sighted earlier that day along the beach.

Ketchikan

Take a walk along Creek Street. You might see a seal with a with a huge salmon like we did.

Homer

We had a personalized tour of the area with our friends who have a summer home near Homer.

Victoria

Overpriced! Enjoyed Victoria very much but HAL charges way more than booking the same service independently.

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