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Seward to Alaska Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Westerdam
Alaska
Seward

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20 Seward to Alaska Holland America Line Westerdam Cruise Reviews


Lovecabo2002 avatar

Lovecabo2002

3 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


sro54 avatar

sro54

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

AVERAGE AT BEST!!!!!

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Craigsdal avatar

Craigsdal

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Great Staff! Fabulous Trip!

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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GYPSEA2010

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Grandma2000 avatar

Grandma2000

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Alaska southbound in style

Loved the Westerdam. Great cabin 10018 with excellent location. Good viewing when on a southbound cruise. Entertainment great and went late into the night. BB Kings good. The 2 piano players in the Billboard ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Cruise18Mommuh

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Really enjoyed our family trip!

In celebration of my retirement, my husband and I, along with our two adult children made this "bucket list" trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the Westerdam – the ship, the staff, our staterooms, and the food were all ...
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Sail Date August 2018


fish doctor avatar

fish doctor

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

AWESOME first cruise

Holland America reviewed well for our selection with our 2 friends and we wanted to go to Alaska. We booked the Westerdam on the southbound cruise from Seward to Vancouver with strops in glacier Bay, Haines/Skagway, ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Juliebdow avatar

Juliebdow

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great service, beautiful renovations, good food, incredible scenery.

This was a relaxing vacation for us. Having lived in Seattle for many years, I thought the scenery would be "good", but truly Alaska's beauty far surpassed my expectations. Holland America is really good mass ...
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Sail Date July 2018


taco40 avatar

taco40

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Lifetime Memories Enhanced by Marvelous Crew

A quick way to read this review: Find the heading and skip to the bottom where you will find a letter grade for the service/experience on this Holland America Ship. WHY THE WESTERDAM? We chose this cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2018


aggiemomSB avatar

aggiemomSB

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Alaska is beautiful

This was our second Alaskan cruise and Alaska did not let us down. The weather was great -83 degrees in Haines! But such a relief from Texas heat. Plus, the air was so clean and fresh. My sister and I were about the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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hummingbirddragon

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Good cruise for those who have not had better

This was the only one that had a land package available with three days in Denali at the time we booked. We would have preferred a smaller ship. The ship had three maintenance issues during the cruise.The first was ...
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Sail Date June 2018


dh36116 avatar

dh36116

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hot and cold experience

This was our second Alaskan cruise. We chose this itinerary because we wanted to see Denali and then sail one way to Vancouver rather than just the Inside Passage. We had been on Holland America before on the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Lindaele avatar

Lindaele

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Well worth the money

I liked the fact that this was a smaller ship than many and it suited us perfectly. The cruise was no too long but long enough to leisurely see the sights we wanted and the ports we thought the most worth seeing. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Sunneegrl48 avatar

Sunneegrl48

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

More than a Little Disappointing!

We picked this cruise because we were sailing on the Rotterdam and thought we were getting a good deal booking while sailing. We actually found out that people who booked through and 1st time sailings on HAL got a ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Seamore42 avatar

Seamore42

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Fairbanks, Denali and 7 day Alaska Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Morgandude

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Don’t Buy Soda Package and Other Stuff

My in-laws chose to go on this cruise to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary and was my first cruise. Made the mistake of buying their soda package for about $70. The Dining Rooms have one specific person ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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CATandSQUID

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Alaska, Beautiful Cruise

We chose this cruise as part of a Land/Sea cruise for our 25th Annivrsary. The ship is in great shape, the staff is always friendly and the services can't be beat. We started in Seattle for the beginning of our R6L. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


Foggy56 avatar

Foggy56

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Alaska Land & Sea Cruise

The Holland American Alaska Land & Sea Cruise was a marvel in it's organization from Fairbanks to Seward on land and Seward to Vancouver at sea. The hotels, ground transport, buses and train moved us with without ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Nathancfisher

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not toddler friendly

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


31Express avatar

31Express

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Awful food on a floating petri dish

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, ...
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Sail Date September 2019


Westerdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.3
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment4.53.7
Public Rooms4.54.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family2.53.6
Enrichment4.03.6
Service4.54.3
Value For Money4.53.9
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