Amsterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

Wonderful first cruise.

Sail Date: June 01, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

First of all, I, have to thank my personal Cruise Consultant, from Holland America, Amanda Peterson. This was our first cruise, and Amanda walked

us through every step, of the way, to booking the cruise, to picking our shore excursions. We called her and bugged her all of the time. Two days, before, our cruise, Amanda called, and asked if we were ready, and if we had any questions, and to say bon voyage. Thank You Amanda.

  From getting on the ship, and meetting our Stateroom guys, Jerrol, and Ronald, They were the best. My wife even liked the towel animals, they made, for us every night. We did not eat at the Pinacle, or Cantaleto, but the La fountaine, was great, and all of the matre d's and wait staff, were great.  Even at the Lido, the food was great and also all of the staff. Even the burgers, at the Dive in was one of my favorites. Every day, a new

sheet, with the daily itinerary. Dancing with the stars, was fun to watch. Derick the piano player was fun.

Our whale watch, with Jeff and Dave, was a blast, in Juneau. Our time in Sitka was fun. Our Zipline in Ketchikan, was the best also. Iris, was the best, She was from around our hometown, in upstate,NY. Thank You Iris. Our walk around Victoria, also was great. Once it was time to leave, it

was hard to say goodbye. All in all, our first cruise was one of our best times together.

The only down side to our cruise, besides leaving,

"Was the manager, of the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, was not really a very nice person. Not too friendly at all.



Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Food was great
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Couldn't find better people any where.
Number one in entertainment
Onboard Activities
So much to do day and night
Destinations and Excursions
A lot of excursions, to choose from through our cruise consultant.
Seattle, Washington
Have dinner at the Needle
Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Go on the front deck to check out the Glaciers
Juneau, Alaska
If you go whale watching, opt, for the one with the photo shoot
Sitka, Alaska
lots of shops, but check out the bear sanctuary
Ketchikan, Alaska
do the zip line at Bear Creek, and ask for Iris, for a guide.
Victoria, British Columbia
What a beautiful city, to just walk and look


Check out the Dive in, for hot dogs, and great hamburgers, and fries.

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