Alaska Sunshine

MS Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Roundtrip Vancouver
Sail Date: August 24, 2016
Ship: MS Volendam
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 6228
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 months ago

This was our first Holland America cruise, although not our first cruise. We were fortunate that it did not rain much at all. All of our ports of call and Glacier Bay had sunshine, and we got some fantastic pictures! Not too long before leaving Ketchikan , the clouds rolled in over the mountains and it began to drizzle. Our excursions were all booked through the cruise line and were fantastic. The highlight was glass blowing, where we each made a piece that was shipped to our home, at Jewel Gardens in Skagway. The ship itself was clean, the cabin stewards phenomenal, and the entertainment great. Our only complaint was that the food in the Lido Buffet was rather hit and miss. Breakfasts were great, but dinners, on nights we chose not to go to the main dining room or specialty venues, ranged from good to mediocre. We encountered old cold food, to not bad. 

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Definitely get e balcony cabin. The day we sailed in Glacier Bay, we had great views right from our balcony.

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