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Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Nieuw Amsterdam

7 Night Alaskan Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 08, 2019

Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6060

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It was awesome and highly recommend it if anyone is thinking or has thought about taking this cruise to Alaska.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It was very organized and moved things along quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The ship’s food areas were excellent along with all of the staff. They have everything that you could possibly want and more.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I went to trivia at the Billboard piano lounge, two shows in the main stage theater, two friends enjoyed the spa and we went to the explorations cafe where we played cards that we brought with us. However, there were books to read, puzzles, scrabble, chess and other interactive games to play.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Absolutely enjoyed the BB King Club, Billboard Lounge piano bar and the Lincoln Center Stage entertainment. The singers and musicians were awesome!

Children's Programs

Didn’t do any.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was so nice and helpful in anyway they could. I couldn't have asked for anyone better.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very beautiful ship design and decor. It was very clean and well-maintained. There were enough of signs everywhere to help you not to get lost.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The suite was perfect! De-di kept it very clean and well stocked with bath essentials, ice and anything else we asked of him.

Ship tip

Great ship and you won’t be disappointed.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Very pretty city. I didn’t get to do anything here because my flight was real late getting me to my Airbnb. I will fly back to visit one day in the future.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

4 out of 5
No excursion. The passage was beautiful.

Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska

4 out of 5
No excursion. Scenery was beautiful.

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Beautiful place with lots to see. We did two excursions: Mount Roberts Tramway which was nice and the store at the top had some really cool stuff. It was raining a little so couldn’t hike down the trail; the other excursion was seeing the Mendenhall Glacier & Evening Whale tour. The Glacier and waterfall were gorgeous. The meal on the Whale tour was great. We had reindeer sausage and jerky, salmon dip and salmon chowder along with other yummy appetizers. We dud see a few whales but they wouldn’t do flips out of the water much. Saw plenty tops, blow holes and tails. Saw some baby whales and sea-lions. We ate lunch at The Red Dog Saloon and I definitely recommend it.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
This was my favorite stop. We did the White Pass Summit Scenic Railroad which was awesome! The scenery was very pretty. I highly recommend this trip. Then we did the Skagway Street Car City tour. This was a great tour. Explored the little town as being told a story of days old. We went to the lookout mountain point where you could see the ships and the whole town. We ate at the Red Onion Saloon and the food was great.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
We did no excursions here but the glaciers were breath taking! My pictures do not do them justice. This was the coldest port of all my trip.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
We did the Great Alaskan Lumberjack show which was very entertaining. The next excursion was the City Highlights, totems and creek street tour. This was a very nice place with great shops and interesting stories. We stopped by the Asylum bar for a snack.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Once again very organized and quick process. We did have 1st place of getting off of the boat for we had to go straight to the airport to catch our flight home
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