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Alaska Westerdam Alaska Cruise Reviews

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"We have sailed on a number of HAL cruises and this was our first time on the Westerdam, one week Alaska Inside Passage followed by a one week land tour. The Westerdam was remodeled last year and we were impressed..."Read More
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From Here to There and Back Again

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jpeter1936

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

This was our sixth cruise to Alaska, all on Holland America ships. People, I know ask “Why Alaska? Why Holland America? Why the same cruise?” I’ll answer the last question first, “Because we can, because it is the most convenient cruise to take from our home, and because we can afford it”. The Alaska cruise is always a lovely cruise, the scenery cannot be beat, and yes you may encounter some ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Stellar serving and attendant staff

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Bkstinson

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We sailed Sept 22-29th 2019 and had a positive travel experience made so by the excellent serving staff throughout the ship, in our cabin (thank you Ricki and Ahmad), and dining service (thank you Ari Komang Joseph Izebb and Sudika table 311). Among ourselves, we commented daily on how hard working and pleasant all the ship’s staff were. We ate breakfast and dinner in the dining room, and used ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Signature Superior Verandah Suite


Fairbanks, Denali and 7 day Alaska Cruise

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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


A disappointing cruise completely ruined by a trash beverage manager

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ChristinaCruiser

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

As a former Hal loyalist, I was excited to cruise again after a short 2-3 years break. I grabbed my son to go with me as my hubby didn’t want to visit Alaska for the Nth time. The first indication that things weren't as rosy as I’d remembered was our embarkation lunch at the Lido. We selected a variety of items from the Asian section (Thai) and the meat was dry, tough and too salty. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


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


Beautiful Roomy Stateroom and Bathroom

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cablack

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have sailed on a number of HAL cruises and this was our first time on the Westerdam, one week Alaska Inside Passage followed by a one week land tour. The Westerdam was remodeled last year and we were impressed with the tasteful decor, (except the odd colorful benches on each floor by the elevators). The decor is understated elegance, neutral colors, with many comfortable public spaces to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


AVERAGE AT BEST!!!!!

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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!

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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


RECONSIDER SAILING ON HAL: Lack of Service Training / System Issues Abound

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in8ure

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

HAL Westerdam July 14 to 28 Alaska We were on Niew Amsterdam in 2016 and found it to be excellent. We loved it so much, both managers and crew were very friendly and accommodating. Therefore, when an opportunity for an Alaska cruise North and Southbound on the Westerdam came by, we did not hesitate to book the cruise. However, what we experienced was far from our previous HAL experience. It was ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


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