Alaska Inside Pasage - HAL

Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 49

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 29, 2017

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 7080

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Excellent port calls and cruising through Glacier Bay (3 Glaciers).  Holland provides a very good product, but on-board expenses have become a bit excessive.  The beverage package is excellent.  Evening shows are very good - super talented main show with singers, dancers, and excellent live band.  The Mendenhall Glacier and Salmon Bake shore excursion was excellent at the Juneau port call, but alcohol beverages are not included in the price at the salmon bake and a bit pricey. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Very good - excellent choice. Upscale dining for fee, over priced, but excellent for a special occasion and worth the experience.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of activities, more than you can most likely take advantage of using. There is no chance of boredom on sea days.


5 out of 5
Main show singers, dancers, and band is one of the best in the cruise industry. It's not NYC Broadway, but they are very good and you won't be disappointed - extremely talented.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did not use this service.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very well trained - go out of their way to make your cruise experience memorable. Luxury is applicable with Holland.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very well maintained ship and excellent staterooms.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent stateroom on the port side Cabin stewards are awesome.

Ship tip

Travel as light as possible - makes traveling much more easy. Don't be concerned about formal wear - HAL doesn't enforce the policy - smart casual will work. The specialty dining is a bit overpriced, but are worth the experience and excellent choice of that special evening or occasion to celebrate

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
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