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4.5

Wonderful 17 day cruise. Staff and meals were very good. Older, smaller ship was nice as you could meet and become friends with many people. Second trip on HA. Would recommend to anyone. by cowboycountry

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Panama Canal, Central America

The Panama Canal is so amazing. You can never see it too many times. This was our second trip through. Different ports this time. Last trip on the Oosterdan which is a little bigger than the Amsterdam. It had duelling pianos which we really enjoyed. Hope Amsterdam will get them too. Went on a tour at every port as we are a pretty active pair of “old folks”. So nice to go on a cruise over Christmas and New Years and being from Alberta Canada it’s nice to get away from the cold weather for a while too. Would recommend this trip to anyone. There were a few kids on this cruise too and I they sure had fun at the pool.

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3.6

So much time; so many islands! by bmetcalf

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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

Fantastic. This was our fourth cruise and the best I e. by lorrainemcq

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: South Pacific

We enjoyed this cruise we will be doing it in the very near future. They will not have the 51 days for now but they have to 32 days which will be all our favourite Islands in the South Pacific.

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4.6

Super Snorkeling Adventure by snorkelgrammie

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: South Pacific

Excellent cruise for snorkel enthusiasts! We have done this same itinerary 3 times , but miss a lot of the extras that have disappeared from the ship!

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4.2

Great itinerary by gpwllms

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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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28 Night South American Incan Experience by skyeten69

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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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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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4.6

Alaskan Highlights beautiful by marysue1965

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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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3.4

Great 14 day Alaskan cruise on the Amsterdam by foxyslady

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

this was my significant other and myself's 6 cruise to Alaska and we enjoyed every minute of it

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Alaska in Liquid Sunshine by crackers5313134

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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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We had a great time! by geddard

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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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3.3

Alaskan adventure by plantycat

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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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4.8

Everything was perfect by bbobowens

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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

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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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Fantastic itinerary! by kd79222717

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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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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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4.8

Alaska dream by marinerone

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

We will do it again in the meantime we will do transatlantic crossing and do the Mediterranean cruise on zuderdam

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Awesome itinerary by momandmrkitty

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

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

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4.5

14 Day Alaska Explorer by fedeb70

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

Captain Bolton was very engaging with the guests and provided great commentaries frequently. This is one of the best crews we have sailed with.

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4.9

An Amazing Alaskan Trip (won't be the last!) by BigRob25

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Ship: Amsterdam / Destination: Alaska

I had a great time on my first Alaskan Cruise. It definitely won't be my last. I did tours (ship based) at each port, and still felt I missed things! It was exciting, yet I felt calm and well looked after on the ship. I went solo on this cruise, and though I didn't mind it, I will work harder to bring a travel-buddy for the next adventure!

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