Rod1942

Rod1942
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Hometown: Louisville
Joined: 09/02/2014
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Cruiseline: Holland America Line

Rod1942's Past Cruises

Eurodam

January 2018 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Eurodam

Koningsdam

August 2017 - 14 Night Northern Isles (Amsterdam Roundtrip) Cruise on Koningsdam

Nieuw Amsterdam

January 2017 - 11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Nieuw Amsterdam

Veendam

June 2016 - 7 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Montreal To Boston) Cruise on Veendam

Oosterdam

January 2016 - 10 Night Southern Caribbean Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Oosterdam

Westerdam

June 2015 - 7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Westerdam

Another Wonderful Westerdam Cruise

Everything about this cruise (from  embarkation to suite size and amenities to dinning options to shore excursions to on board services to disembarkation) was fabulous.  This was our 3rd cruise on the ms Westerdam, 14th on Holland America ships, and 16th overall, and it was definitely in our Top Five Favorites.  If nothing else, the visit to Glacier Bay makes this cruise well worth the cost and always memorable.  In addition, Holland America is the only cruise line that has a Catholic priest on every cruise and offers daily Mass to anyone interested in attending - this service alone keeps us coming back to Holland America.

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Noordam

January 2015 - 11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Noordam

Disney Wonder

June 2014 - 7 Night Alaska (Vancouver Roundtrip) Cruise on Disney Wonder

Zuiderdam

January 2014 - 10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Zuiderdam

Westerdam

August 2013 - 7 Night Alaskan Explorer with Glacier Bay (Seattle roundtrip) Cruise on Westerdam

Disney Dream

June 2013 - 4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral roundtrip) Cruise on Disney Dream

Noordam

January 2013 - 11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Noordam

Zuiderdam

January 2012 - 10 Night Panama Canal Sunfarer (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Zuiderdam

Westerdam

February 2011 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Westerdam

Rod1942's Tips

Juneau, Alaska - Regardless of whichever other shore excursions you take, save time for the Mt Roberts Tramway - the view from the top (on a clear day) is spectacular and the gift shop, movie and restaurant are worth a visit as well. If she's still there, be sure to greet Lady Baldmore, the rescued Bald Eagle.
Cruise Glacier Bay - If your cruise itinerary does not include Glacier Bay, you have picked the wrong cruise - GB is awesome and so much better than any of the other glacier cruises.
Sitka, Alaska - We did the Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest excursion and loved it, even though it rained the entire time we were on the boat. The highlight of our excursion was seeing 2 Gray Whales, which our naturalist said is very rare. Even if we had not seen the Gray Whales, this would've been a great excursion.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Almost always raining here but always a great port to visit In our 6 visits to Ketchikan, Saxman Village, Lumberjack Show, Totem Pole Park, and any of the zipline adventures have been our favorites. Of course, a walk through Ketchikan is always enjoyable
Juneau, Alaska - Don't miss taking the Mt Roberts Tram - the visitor center, gift shop and restaurant are all good. Plus the hiking trails are well marked and maintained.
Westerdam Westerdam - For best choice of cabins/suites, be sure to book very early - more than 6 months in advance. Also, be sure to book your shore excursions as early as possible, especially if you want to go whale watching or to visit a dog sled site, Ditto for booking the "Evening at Le Cirque" at the Pinnacle Gril

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received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - Another Wonderful Westerdam Cruise

commented on a Oosterdam cruise review. - "Good to hear that you were pleased overall with your cruise on the Oosterdam. Re your comment that "we ended up with money left on the so..." read more

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - Another Wonderful Westerdam Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - Another Wonderful Westerdam Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - Another Wonderful Westerdam Cruise

shared a quick tip for Juneau, Alaska"Regardless of whichever other shore excursions you take, save time for the Mt Roberts Tramway - the view from the top (on a clear day) is spectacular ..."

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - Another Wonderful Westerdam Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Westerdam cruise review - Another Wonderful Westerdam Cruise