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Holland America Line Seward Cruise Reviews

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Fairbanks, Denali and 7 day Alaska Cruise

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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Seamore42
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I selected this for the land tour as we had never been to inland Alaska. Was what I had hoped for. Weather excellent for land, but some rain on cruise. Included Excursions , especially Denali bus and train to Anchorage were spectacular. The road in Denali is fast falling away, so may not be available for too long. Saw moose, bears, caribou, sheep. Accommodations were as expected, lodges fine, ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Awful food on a floating petri dish

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31Express
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first cruise--and we chose it based largely on reviews here and on other sites which gave it high marks for food. We beg to differ. Among the low-lights: burned omelets, over-cooked fish, under-cooked pasta, laughably bad fried chicken and pathetic attempts at caesar salad. In fairness--the desserts on board were fabulous--but the only truly good meal we enjoyed came during an ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Not as bad as the first, but still below our expecations

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Lovecabo2002
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I've written another review of our experience on the Volendam from Vancouver to Skagway Alaska. After that cruise we went on a nine-day land tour of the Yukon and Alaska, and at its completion we boarded the Westerdam for the trip back to Vancouver. To be fair, this seven-day cruise was better overall than three days on the Volendam. Our waiter in the main dining room was great, as was our room ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Holland America's quality is steadily going downhill.

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jhbitner
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

It was part of a cruise and excursion to Alaska and Yukon territory. The land part of the vacation was very well done and the land coordinator was exceptional. The ship must have a naval architects nightmare. It was very poorly designed for efficient flow of passenger from one part of the ship to another. We usually choose not to go to the main dining room because of the time it takes to eat a ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


AVERAGE AT BEST!!!!!

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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sro54
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I have gone on 4 cruises; HAL was the worst. First of all, we embarked in Seward at 6:30 pm. After going through the muster drill, we came back to our room to unpack. The steward knocked on the door and introduced himself. My husband told him that the safe did not work. He said someone would get in touch with us. No one ever did. We wanted to close the drapes to go to bed and ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Great Staff! Fabulous Trip!

Review for Westerdam to Alaska

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Craigsdal
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were a group of 3 couples & a travel agent recommended this cruise & itinerary. In addition to the cruise we also booked a 3 day land tour. Our trip didn’t start very well, as we all flew out of Chicago O’hare Airport for the land portion to Anchorage. Our initial departure of 9:35am turned out to be 10:20pm, due to a brief storm early that morning. The delay was awful. We finally arrived at ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


It was suprised how well run on this ship

Review for Noordam to Alaska

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TIGER1127
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We have a big family reunion come all of the world. before this cruise the biggest worry for me was the condition of the ship, I saw many reviews that people talking about how bad the ship was. First the embarkation went smoothly, even was raining that day at Seward, there were umbrellas available for walking up the ship, no long line at all, took us about 15-20 mins to get on ship. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Not toddler friendly

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Nathancfisher
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We were part of an 18 member family party on a cruise from Vancouver BC to Anchorage AK. The staff were generally helpful, the facilities fine, the Alaskan scenery amazing, the food ok, yet my experience was largely negative. We brought our three small children with us. Mistake. The marketing literature implied “child friendly” but that is misleading. The kids center “Club Hal” was fun for older ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with children


Alaska and Holland America experience - WAY beyond our expectations - Awesome!

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GYPSEA2010
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

this trip was WAY beyond our expectations - it was AWESOME and I highly recommend! Definitely recommend doing the Alaska land part first - because you are in constant motion and it can be a bit exhausting. And then you get on the ship where you have more time to relax. Our overall itinerary only included one full day in Denali - I would recommend two Full days there if possible. Flew ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


Starting to fray slightly

Review for Noordam to Alaska

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mlrussell
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

The best thing about this ship are the four extra elevators they added either as an afterthought or in retrofit — Two on each side of the ship in the middle give us a total of seven elevators at entry point. These glass elevators on the side of the ship are much faster than the normal elevators and so wait time was actually quite minimal. A cruise ship leads a hard life, the cabins are ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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