Relaxing Alaska journey

Amsterdam Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Amsterdam

14 Night Great Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtdrip)

Sail date: June 17, 2019

Ship: Amsterdam

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Very scenic and relaxing. Enjoyed the Crows Nest and dining room for dinner. Vista Suite was worth the price. Nice big windows and usable veranda. Ship has comfy places to get away from the crowd. Baby boomer era or blues music would have been a wonderful addition. Nice hot tubs and pool area.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Drinks pricey

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Needed better music. Fox trot dancing, djs and classical not fun.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Shows ok. Not great. Theatre nice.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Room guys and food and drink folks lovely.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love that ship. Didn't feel crowded.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lovely

Ship tip

Skip excursion to see bears. Transportation to port sites difficult if mobility limited.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

3 out of 5

Cruise Vancouver Island

1 out of 5
Not a port. Sea journey a little rough.

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Good shopping

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

1 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

2 out of 5
Hard to get to town if limited mobility

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

1 out of 5
Completely contrived shopping stop. Pretty. Skip the bear excursion. Waste of time. They neglected to mention you only see bears late in the summer. Ripoff.

Anchorage, Alaska

2 out of 5
Good museums. Big city feel.

Homer, Alaska

3 out of 5
Ok place. Good museums. Unless you are a strong walker, the bus stops are silly and not near the museums.

Kodiak, Alaska

3 out of 5
Pretty. Nice church. Not much to do.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
Jeannette the interpreter just babbles and repeats herself.

Sitka, Alaska

4 out of 5
Not much to do in town except shop. The national historic museum quite a long walk but nice. Friends enjoyed bear and bird preserves and native dancing. Found a taxi.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5
Tea at the Pendray. Skip Bard and Banks pub.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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