Joined: 06/09/2014
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Empress of the Seas

June 2017 - Empress of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Cruising on a smaller ship

The best part was small lines... Being able to get on and off the ship quickly. The bad part was the small choice of activities.Also the shopping was limited, I was not able to purchase Patron because, they ran out. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I am grateful to Shari from Cheap Cruises for going above and beyond to get me the "extras" that made my trip fun and easy to book!!

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May 2014 - Oosterdam to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

First Holland America Experience

I loved the land portion of my trip but the ship cruise was very disappointing.The crew was not that friendly or helpful.This was my retirement cruise which I saved up for and having spent so much money,I was extremely disappointed in the cruise. Holland reps who helped me plan my trip were "REALLY" great! The people on the land portion were above and beyond what I exspected...very friendly,very informative and genuinely wanted us to enjoy the trip of a lifetime.The ship ship disappointed us,in every way!! From the entertainment,the limited dining,but most of all the crew and staff did not make me feel special like I feel on Royal Caribbean cruises! My room steward was the exeception...he always greeted us pleasantly and used our names.

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Retireetripper's Tips

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska -
Cruise Glacier Bay -
Oosterdam Oosterdam - I would never go on this ship again and I'm not sure I will try Holland America again.

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reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Empress of the Seas and gave it 4 stars!

shared a quick tip for Oosterdam"I would never go on this ship again and I'm not sure I will try Holland America again."

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reviewed their Alaska - Gulf of Alaska cruise on Oosterdam and gave it 2 stars!