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We had a great time! by geddard

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

We always enjoy cruising Holland. They treat us with respect. The crew does a great job and are hard working.

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The best time I’ve ever had! by lcppmanagement

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

I’ll be taking this cruise on this ship every chance I get for the rest of my life! Fi

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Fantastic itinerary! by kd79222717

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

This was a great itinerary and we chose this cruise for that very reason. It did not disappoint! Incredible scenery, wildlife and Alaska is just unbelievable! We have cruised many times and the onboard activities & extravagant amenities like rock climbing walls, etc. are not why we cruise. We use the ship as a floating hotel and restaurant to take us places we want to see. And this cruise did all of that and more!

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Relaxing Alaska journey by hrector122

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

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.

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Awesome itinerary by momandmrkitty

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

This was my 6th cruise to Alaska and the best itinerary yet. Loved, loved, loved it.

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28 Night South American Incan Experience by skyeten69

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: South America

Disappointed. We are 4 star with Holland and were excluded from the medal ceremony. We are always included, but not this time. Holland has dumb downed their activities and disappointed. Liked the size of the ship and their personnel. Feel like they don't care like they used to do. Several said the same. Looking at other cruise lines now.

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5.0

Alaska Family Vacation by EdwardTravels

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Amsterdam

We had a great family vacation on the ms Amsterdam

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5.0

Absolutely phenomenal 14 day Alaskan... by conniewatspn

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Ship: Amsterdam

Absolutely phenomenal 14 day Alaskan cruise with glorious weather. Captain Bolton was the best. We cruise HAL exclusively and was extremely pleased. Want to go back.

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3.3

Alaskan adventure by plantycat

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam

We really enjoyed our cruise but we do have a few gripes . On the day we visited tracy arm glacier someone in tn their wisdom decided to varnish the hand rails on the aft deck, consequently you could not lean on the rails whilst viewing the scenery as it was still wet. We also missed out on the full tour in Seattle due to the bus breaking down but that was just the luck of the draw. Also got a bit fed up of seeing diamonds international and the like in nearly every port. We were not impressed at shows onboard especially if you compare with the likes of celebrity.

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4.7

Another Great Trip to Alaska by LRheam

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam

Holland America crew is always great, Alaska is Beautiful

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3.6

So much time; so many islands! by bmetcalf

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: South Pacific

The ship is aging gracefully. The staff is the friendliest and most helpful I've met outside of the Disney Cruise Line. I didn't meet one staff member I wished to avoid and several I would have hired. The most interesting aspect of this cruise was seeing the Polynesian and Melanesian island cultures. All are basically "stone age" cultures -- I say this not as an insult but by noting that the islands have no metals, thus no progression through the tin, bronze, and iron ages. Clearly a common background, each island has their own unique take and their culture. All have added some western tools and traditions, most notably Christianity, but these are still clearly overlays not fully integrated into their way of life. As a westerner, I certainly couldn't long stand living there, but for those not accustomed to, or not appreciative of, modern life, I can see it would be very attractive.

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5.0

Great short trip by EdwardTravels

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: U.S. - Pacific, Northwest

This was a short repositioning cruise where they were moving the ship from Vancouver to Seattle to begin the summer Alaska Season. If you’re living in the Seattle or Vancouver areas I highly recommend taking these short cruises. They’re inexpensive and you earn Mariner Society points. We boarded the ship at noon so we had lunch and dinner and saw a show. The next morning we had breakfast before we left the ship. Highly recommended

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4.6

Alaskan Highlights beautiful by marysue1965

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

It was wonderful. Our 2nd HA cruise to Alaska. Highly recommended fourteen day cruise, round trip from Seattle.

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4.8

Everything was perfect by bbobowens

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam

We were certainly lucky during our two weeks in Alaska. Great food, great weather (the northern lights came out a few nights), new ports for us. The staff were all friend, helpful and very good at doing there assigned jobs.

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4.3

14 Day Alaska Adventure by attackdog

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

Liked the flow of ports and sea days. Interesting stops like Homer and Kodak not every line does. Pinnacle and Canaletto are getting too expensive with additional charges for aged steak and lobster tail. Bottled wine about 3x what it cost but I guess this is not just HAL - all cruise lines except all inclusive charge the same. Best deal- Happy Hour - you can get two big bottles of San Pellegrino for about &7 and a second drink for $2 more. The Dive In has great burgers and a good taco bar.

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4.2

Great itinerary by gpwllms

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam

Many small, remote islands. Several new ports of call for us even though we did this cruise several years ago. Water was so clear and warm - good snorkeling!

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2.9

Leaves much to be desired by bpinkerton1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam

Likely the worst cruise I have ever been on. Surley crew, ships officers spent most of their time smoking on deck, lack of an effective cruise director, and amateurish onboard entertainment.

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Alaska in Liquid Sunshine by crackers5313134

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

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.

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3.4

Alaska cruise by cruiseretired

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Amsterdam

The Hubbert Glacier was worth the trip. Unbelievable! The ship got very close the glacier. You could hear the thunder from the ice cracking.

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4.9

Short Cruises are Great by EdwardTravels

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Amsterdam

HAL has a one night cruises from Seattle to Vancouver. One night cruises are very inexpensive trips and they are offen less expensive than a night on the time. HAL does not cut back on services offered on the short cruises and they make it a great trip. We highly recommend taking a short cruise if you’re close to Seattle or Vancouver. They’re a lot of fun. The short cruises do count towards your Mariner Society

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