14 days not enough

Amsterdam Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 90

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Amsterdam

14 Night Great Land Explorer (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 11, 2017

Ship: Amsterdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 3413

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We have taken this cruise (14 days) 15 times and it amazes us how it just gets better each time. We plan on going again twice next year. This was one of the best cruises so far. The captain got us very close to the Hubbard Glacier and we were able to stay there for an hour. Saw a lot of calving.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Being a 4 star member of the Mariners Society, we didn't have to wait at all. Went right up to the front and got checked in. Sat down for about 5 minutes and on we went to board the ship. It was wonderful

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
They were all great and the food was good. We ate mostly in the Lido and some nights we got the same thing as the Main Dining room.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The pools were nice and kept warm since we were going to Alaska.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The performers were all so good. We have seen a couple of them many times and they don't get old at all.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Wouldn't trade our room steward for anybody. This is the second trip in a row we had him. We made sure we got one of his rooms so we could have him again. The waiters were very attentive. We didn't want for anything and the ship personnel were very helpful

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The layout is great. The design is being changed all the time, so we never know what to expect. The common areas were always clean and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was very spacious. We had plenty of closet room with some leftover.

Ship tip

Enjoy yourself and have a wonderful time

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
We live here so we love itg

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Just took in the beautiful scenary

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Just took in the town and walked around

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
It was raining, but it didn't stop us from walking through the forest.

Anchorage, Alaska

5 out of 5
Took a bus tour and what a great town

Homer, Alaska

5 out of 5
Took a tour of the town and the harbor. Love this place

Kodiak, Alaska

5 out of 5
This port is a fishing town, but the Russian church is just beautiful and worth seeing

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5
Just went into town and saw all the sights

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Took a bus tour and ended up at Rogers Chocolates which we do every year

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Went right off at our planned time with no wait. Found luggage right away.
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