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Vancouver Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews
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"After reading many different cruise site articles, speaking to friends and relatives, we decided on a total Inside Passage offered by HAL round trip from Vancouver. We wanted to avoid the choppy waters completely,..."Read More
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Really good for adults!

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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alaska sailors

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose HAL again after examining the Alaska ports visited, length of cruise, & the passenger capacity of the Volendam. It can accommodate (per the HAL website) 1432 guests and only has about 9 floors. We booked directly with HAL & received no perks, just their lowest price for a Large Ocean View stateroom for 2 adults, roundtrip airfare, transfer from/to airports, & travel insurance. We also ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

12 Helpful Votes


Expectations exceeded ! 7 day Vancouver return

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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newbie68

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We made the decision to do an Alaskan cruise on the Volendam with HAL earlier in the spring when some friends suggested we join them as they knew we were cruise fanatics (10 previous cruises in the past 5 years). We had never cruised with HAL before and 8 of our previous cruises were with NCL. I had the impression that HAL cruises were for an older, quieter demographic and they seemed to offer ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

18 Helpful Votes


Oldie but goodie

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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rayjitsu

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We have been cruising to Alaska many times because as resident in Vancouver, it is an easy trip for us. One hour leaving from our house, we will be sitting at the ship's top deck eating lunch. Volendam, compare to other ships I have been on, is a much simple in decor(but has interesting art works in their corridors), aged, and small, but a good ship. The advantages is less walking from one end ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

51 Helpful Votes


Great destination, excellent service, OK ship

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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CruiseDad12345

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had a great cruise on the Volendam. So first things first, the Alaskan destination was great, This is clearly why we were on the cruise - to see Alaska. What a fantastic place it was. It was one majestic vista after another. Juneau and Skagway had very little to offer in themselves but the excursions from there were great. We booked a Harv and Marv whale watching tour in Juneau ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite

9 Helpful Votes


Amazing

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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KristyArmstrong

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This trip was my first cruise. There was so much to do. Did not book any tours through the ship but did with smaller companies that were set up as we disembarked at each port. Cruising Glacier bay was fantastic and we got close to the glaciers. A bear was running along the beach at one point and the ship moved as close as it could safely do so to see it. We had local guides on board to tell us ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Nice ship, spectacular Alaskan scenery

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Wolfie_Bill

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

As background, we have cruised approximately 9 times before. We choose our cruise primarily according to the itinerary and we have spread our allegiance to a number of different cruise companies. Our first cruise was with HAL (Westerdam) and we chose to cruise on the Volendam because we wanted to see Alaska. I had read the Cruise Critic reviews prior to booking / sailings. At the time there ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

12 Helpful Votes


Third Sailing

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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jpeter1936

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

This was our third cruise on the HAL Volendam to Alaska. We went because we had enjoyed the experience of a cruise. Having traveled in many parts of the world, mainly by flying or driving, we wanted to see what cruising had to offer. After three trips I can say if offers a pampered lifestyle that allows you to relax and enjoy the travel. The Alaska cruise is the perfect venue for a first timer ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)

68 Helpful Votes


Alaskan cruise was spectacular!

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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The Big Apple

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

My family and I have cruised with Holland America before and we have always enjoyed the experience on their ships. We chose this cruise because it suited our holiday itinerary. We explored Vancouver before and after our cruise so that was very enjoyable. Embarkation was smooth and the staff were extremely welcoming. On first impressions of the ship, the interior decor seemed dated. However, all ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


Wonderful - except for the food :(

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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Grovewife

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

To be fair we chose HAL for this trip simply because of the small travel window we had available and a last minute decision they were the only line that would work. I don't think this is probably a compatible line for our travel type. Stateroom - wonderful. Almost the only inside cabin on that deck but no one on either side of us. So quiet, comfy bed and larger than expected. Stateroom ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

16 Helpful Votes


Pleasant surprise

Review for Volendam to Alaska

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realisticus1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was the third cruise on our holiday from Sydney Australia. Our first cruise and second cruises on our holiday were on Celebrity Solstice to Hawaii firstly then from Hawaii to Vancouver. We have been on Solstice many times including the same repositioning cruise in 2013, and the second cruise in 2013 concluded in Ensenada where we were conveyed by coach to San Diego (broke down 3 ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Brisbane

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

30 Helpful Votes


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