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Seward to Alaska First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Alaska
Seward

Traveler rating

Excellent

15

Very Good

9

Average

4

Poor

2

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

170

Luxury Cruises

109

Romantic Cruises

89

Senior Cruises

88

First-Time Cruisers

34

34 Seward to Alaska First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


blessed to travel! avatar

blessed to travel!

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Would love to go back!

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this was our first cruise ever so we didn't know what to expect. getting on board and checking in was so smooth. our cabin with a balcony was nice and roomy with plenty of storage. our room steward, sheran, was so ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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nycht1

1 Review Written

Didn't Know What to Expect and We Got Much More!

I have to say, first, that I planned everything for months until I was tired of thinking about it! Before the cruise, we had 4 extra nights for land excursions. It was during that time that I actually wouldn't have ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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eajusa

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not Good First Impression

I chose this cruise to see the beauty of Alaska and a lot of wildlife. I saw some of each. but two glitches made this a bad first cruise. 1) At the last minute our itinerary was changed. As a result, I missed ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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bonniematthews

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Time of Our Lives!

This cruise was chosen for us but we would definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again. We would especially like to acknowledge our dining hall wait staff, Ken and Frankie. They not only offered outstanding ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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pat_108@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Better than Expected

I have traveled extensively, but this was my FIRST CRUISE. Norwegian Sun EXCEEDED my low expectations. Overall, our experience was a very good one. We could have complained that our luggage arrived at the room ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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DHY

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise a Disappointment!

Never having been on a cruise before We listened to many people rave about Holland America and selected them. We really enjoyed the trips off the ship and listening to the tour guides. The tour guides were very ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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anupamac

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Too Long but Relaxing

My cruise experience was really nice! I extremely enjoyed it. The entertainment was nice, food was great, amenities were excellent. However, I thought that the number of days could be reduced. All the ports we ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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FormerDon

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time (and Last Time) on Holland America

I booked the 7-day cruise in suite class along with land 6 months in advance and looked forward to our first cruise. Our journey began in Fairbanks where after arriving off our flight we were greeted by Holland ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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raven21

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

What a dream!

We have never been "cruise people". Never had any desire but, this year, instead of Europe, we wanted to stay in the states but, find something unique. It just so happened that this year several people mentioned ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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dianaleeq

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My Amazing Cruise

My son took me on this fabulous cruise. I didn't know what to expect but all I can say is it was amazing! The crew were the friendliest people I have ever met. The ship was even more than I expected. My steward was ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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johnoklee

1 Review Written

An Unforgettable Experience

This cruise was the first for my wife and I and we went on it just for a holiday getaway. Being my first cruise, I was pleasantly surprised that all the crew members made my holiday as comfortable and pleasant as ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Traveler5

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very nice experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The cabin was lovely with a "large" bathroom with two sinks, a tub and a shower. The beds were extremely comfortable. Butler service brought us drinks each night. The food was ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Susan7

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

My first cruise

What an experience! I didn't know quite what to expect but was open to what was ahead. Cruising from Seward to Vancouver, stopping at the different ports was a lot of fun. You got to know somethings about the ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Lalokau

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise on Zandaam - Alaskan Adventure

We did a land sea tour to Denali followed by the cruise through Glacier Bay to Vancouver stopping at various ports on the way. We booked all our tours through HAL. The embarkation was a breeze. Quick friendly and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Kayak25

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First cruise and really, really enjoyed it!

We have always been a bit dubious about going on a cruise but deciding that a cruise was the only way to see this part of Alaska we decided to try one. After discussing the cruise with a Norwegian representative at ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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lyndonevans

1 Review Written

Great Alaska Inside Passage Cruise on Norwegian Sun

Overall, this cruise was wonderful, relaxing, and I still think it was a dream. The Sun was spotless, the food was always far above average, and the staff was the best we've ever seen on any vacation. I especially ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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scoobycat318

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Far Exceeded Expectations!

This was our first cruise and we had heard horror stories of crowded ships, mediocre food, congested boarding, tiny staterooms, lack of storage, etc. Therefore imagine our surprise when we stepped on to the Silver ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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debkaysmith

9 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

HAL's Oosterdam to Alaska

We are seasoned cruisers with 20+ cruises under our respective belts, both in our mid-50's. We traveled as a party of eight with our adult children aged 24 to 41 years. This is the fifth time we've visited Alaska, ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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FashionBizarre

1 Review Written

Bored at sea

This was our first cruise and probably our last. We went during shoulder season knowing full well that the weather could be iffy. And we don't blame the cruise line for only being able to make it into one port ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Bodie4143

1 Review Written

Good Trip

My husband and I are new to cruising – we’ve always preferred to base ourselves somewhere on land and spend time finding our way around ourselves. However, we decided to do this once-only voyage because we ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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RuggedEmu

1 Review Written

Not for under 65!

This is very simple. This cruise caters to people of a very advanced age range. I went to Alaska on the Holland America Statendam with my girlfriend. We are 30. There were very few events that she and I would even ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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blueflowers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable trip

This was our first cruise. Out trip included a land tour which started in Fairbanks and we traveled by train to Denali, then on to Anchorage and Seward. Because of an excursion to the Portage Glacier, we were the ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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leigh1020

1 Review Written

Would definitely sail again on the Navigator!

We sailed from Seward to Vancouver June 2013. We were pleasantly surprised with our vacation on the Navigator: Fitness - Great Spin Class and decent sized gym for the size of the ship Spa - We each got a massage ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Triciab

1 Review Written

No rating

Loved it

Stayed in Aqua class so had most dinners in Blu. The food and service was outstanding. Service was fantastic all around. Buffet was good also with many selections. Ship and rooms clean. Loved the shower in the Aqua ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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cntrymum

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Amazing Way to See SE Alaska

The first thing that struck us as we boarded the ship is that there was nothing or no-one there to tell you how to get about the ship, where you need to go, what you need to do and what facilities were available on ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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