Alaska in Liquid Sunshine

Amsterdam Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 71

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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14 Night Great Alaskan Explorer (Seattle Roundtdrip)

Sail date: September 09, 2019

Ship: Amsterdam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 1874

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Very good, relaxing cruise. Unfortunately, it rained almost every day but were still able to get ashore. This was our fourth time cruising Alaska and it didn't disappoint. Holland America does a wonderful job with food, service, entertainment, and ambiance. Looking forward to our next cruise in December.


5 out of 5
Very easy and organized process

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Beverage steward, Rey, and wine steward, Kaye, were fabulous. Dining steward had an off two weeks - tried too hard to impress.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5
Clean city with lots to do. Went to Space Needle, GORGEOUS Chiluly Gardens & Glass, and the Underground Tour - all on our own via The Link and Monorail.

Cruise Vancouver Island

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
Went on a bear watch and saw 800 pound females!

Anchorage, Alaska

4 out of 5
Walked around the city. As this was the last ship to come to port, sales galore in stores.

Homer, Alaska

4 out of 5
Not too much to see, but glad we went.

Kodiak, Alaska

5 out of 5
Very walkable and beautiful city.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5
Ship got very close - beautiful glacier!

Sitka, Alaska

4 out of 5
Windy with rain coming down sideways. Glad we've been here before as we didn't even get off the ship.

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Easiest of the 30 cruises we've taken. Grateful for the "Port Valet": place your luggage outside your cabin the night before disembarkation and don't see it again until your home airport.
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