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Vancouver to Alaska Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Nieuw Amsterdam
Alaska
Vancouver

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116 Vancouver to Alaska Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Reviews


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Canadianweaselette

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fantastic service when you have paid extra

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We decided about 18 months ago to take a trip for our 15th anniversary and we went with close friends who were married the same year. We are 2 couples ranging in age from mid-40's to early 50's, We selected Holland ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Theresa62

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic trip

We decided with friends we wanted to do an Alaskan cruise for our special Anniversaries and we researched a few alternatives and finally chose Holland and America. Having cruised before with other companies we had ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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dbits

8 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Return visit to Inside Passage

Took full advantage of wheelchair assistance and porter, made it a lot easier – on both of us. Delivered to stateroom door at embarkation. Quality of food varied, meat generally overcooked on the Lido, meat ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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keltz53

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beginners' Luck & Then Some

After dreaming about visiting Alaska for years, we East Coast frequent travelers took the plunge when my brother & sis-in-law, veteran cruisers, suggested this trip. We planned & conferred for almost 2 years on the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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CanadianStandard

3 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

The party is over on HAL

We recently completed our annual summer inside passage cruise to Alaska (this was our 36th Alaska cruise), and 21st Alaska sailing with HAL. This year we sailed on the Nieuw Amsterdam, VQ Spa Veranda on deck 10 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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415wcl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam June 8th-15th 2019 Alaska Cruise Review

Background: This was our first cruise so it was a learning experience figuring everything out. Getting There: We had a 6 am flight from SFO to Vancouver. We took a taxi from the airport to 999 Canada ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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darstamp

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

North to Alaska with HA

This was my second trip to Alaska and my first time on Holland America. I was really impressed with this beautiful ship. It looked fresh and felt luxurious. There were plenty of elevators and lots of quiet ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Batchy65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First time on HA and first time to Alaska

As the title says this was the first time we have travelled on HA and our first time in Alaska, so good we had friends along with us for the ride. Vancouver is a great place and a great place to embark and ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jimonder

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Round Trip Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver

This cruise fit our time and budget. We also like HA cruises as we find them slightly better than the other cruise lines. HA is one of the few that sails into Glacier Bay, which is a highlight of the cruise. i would ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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KristaStasiulyte

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Didn't meet good cruise expectations

We wanted to see Alaska and Glacier Bey, So HA cruise line was one of the lines that goes there and we where advised by our travel agent as well. Ship had good rooms and great stuff. Everything else didn't meet our ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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romet

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What happened to Cruise Director and Activities Staff?

We chose this cruise for a quick break to Alaska. We live close to Vancouver so with no flights it is an easy holiday. We have been doing this twice a year and have enjoyed everything. However, this time there ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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jpeter1936

6 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

Time to Relax

This was our fifth cruise, with Holland America, so I have no comparison to make with other cruise lines. It is obvious during the embarkation, that this is not “their first go-round”. Moving 2000+ people onto ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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RoyalVisit

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

First Alaskan Cruise...loved it!

I'll sum the whole experience up this way: it was marvelous! Service great, stateroom with balcony was fantastic with ample verandah room with two chairs and two stools plus a small side table, ship was well ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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LoveMyTN

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing Inside Passage

We chose this cruise because wanted a smaller ship and a round-trip itinerary. I had been concerned about choosing Canada Place and the Nieuw Amsterdam based on reviews but these concerns were quickly proven wrong. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Linno

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not for us, very disappointing

Waited over 3 hours to get on ship because of US customs. Waited 45 mins to get off ship at first port of call and everyone was late for their trips. Queued to get back on ship. This was our first cruise and ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Lovecruisestoo

9 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever

We've been on 30-plus cruises and this one was wonderful. We were very fortunate to have perfect weather at ALL the ports. Glacier Bay was the clearest we have ever seen it ... you could see sites we've never seen ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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HBCcruiser

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Alaska Inside Passage Cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam

We chose this cruise due to the date (over Labor Day), itinerary (Glacier Bay and Inside Passage), smaller ship with lots of outdoor space and enclosed pool, and cost. We were able to get the Pinnace suite for less ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jhigginsretired

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Another Excellent HAL Cruise

We chose this cruise because it was HAL and all at sea, no land. We had done the land and sea Alaska cruise a year ago with HAL. Didn't like it. Too much land. Embarkation and debarkation were fast and easy. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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BAM37

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

North to Alaska

After three cruises on the HAL Volendam we decided to change ships and booked our 4th Alaska cruise on the HAL Nieuw Amsterdam. We had booked an Oceanview cabin but two days before our sailing, we were informed by ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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cruisingnewtoit

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Alaska cruise leaving from Vancouver. Vegan was happy!

I traveled with my husband, my mother & her 65 year old friend.. My husband and me are in are early 40’s and my is in her mid 70’s. I purposely picked Holland America because I wanted to cruise with older ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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jpeter1936

6 Reviews Written

68 Helpful Votes

4th Alaska Cruise

Having cruised three times prior to this trip, we were aware of what to expect. Holland America had no surprises, other that the fact they upgraded us two days before departure. The Alaska cruise is so good ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jjstewart57

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent first time experience

As first time cruisers we have nothing to compare against but we were very impressed by the ship and service received. We had a stateroom with balcony on deck 10 which was spacious and comfortable and offered ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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mell1065

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nieuw Amsterdam

my husband has been wanting to sail to Alaska for years and we have been on at least 15 cruises so I finally gave in and I'm glad I did. Alaska was amazing however I will never sail Holland American again. the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Grenouille21

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise: Alaskan Inside Passage

I chose this sailing for our family because I was looking for a roundtrip sailing from Vancouver, through the Inside Passage. We traveled as a family of three: 1 adult with 2 kids ages 12 and 14. I chose ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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mkkbeachbungalow

1 Review Written

Alaska Ship/Land Tour is Fantastic!

Just returned from tour of Alaska/Yukon/Denali and it was wonderful. Variety of ages on the ship. Seemed to be very scooter and assistive device friendly. Yes the Lido is crowded and yes they did a good job ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Nieuw Amsterdam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.3
Dining4.04.1
Entertainment4.53.5
Public Rooms4.54.3
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.03.2
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.03.9
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