Oosterdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
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4 out of 5

First-class cruise line!

Sail Date: June 30, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Staff is very attentive and attempt to learn your name and preferences. Ship staterooms are well laid out with plenty of storage and a large bathroom. Linens are spotless and clean if a little worn.

Pros: Watching beautiful landscape go by from my verandah or the large windows in one of the lounges

Cons: Shows scheduled AFTER the late dinner seating at the beginning of the cruise

Recommends Oosterdam? Yes!

Ketchikan, Alaska
Cedar Street was pretty to stroll through, but it is mostly comprised of gift shops. The town is pretty touristy, so the best excursions are probably those that take you out of the town. Episcopal church tour was interesting and the woodwork is lovely. Local sporting goods store on the pier, Tongass Trading Company, is interesting to browse through.
Don't Miss: Browsing the shops
Victoria, British Columbia
This was an evening port call, so no time from shopping. Pub tour was great with the exception that mainly lighter, "summer" beer were offered to sample. Spinnakers was the best pub on the tour.
Don't Miss: Ale Trail and Pub Tour
Juneau, Alaska
Red Dog Saloon is a fun, "local color" experience. Doc Water's Pub, overlooking the sea plane base, has great outdoor seating for days with good weather. Douglas Island Sea kayaking is in a beautiful spot with good equipment, but you must dodge power boats and the tour is more talk than paddling (should not be rated as strenuous).
Don't Miss: Seeing Mendenhall Glacier from a kayak
Ketchikan, Alaska
Cedar Street was pretty to stroll through, but it is mostly comprised of gift shops. The town is pretty touristy, so the best excursions are probably those that take you out of the town. Episcopal church tour was interesting and the woodwork is lovely. Local sporting goods store on the pier, Tongass Trading Company, is interesting to browse through.
Don't Miss: Browsing the shops
Sitka, Alaska
Sitka Nat'l Historic Park is interesting and it is an easy walk to the totems scattered through the park. Be sure to talk to the local craftsmen at the center about their craft. Ernie's Bar is a real Alaskan watering hole not to be missed and a great place to wait out the rain. Fourth of July parade was a lovely example of small-town celebrations.
Don't Miss: Sitka Nat'l Historic Park totems and interpretive center
Juneau, Alaska
Red Dog Saloon is a fun, "local color" experience. Doc Water's Pub, overlooking the sea plane base, has great outdoor seating for days with good weather. Douglas Island Sea kayaking is in a beautiful spot with good equipment, but you must dodge power boats and the tour is more talk than paddling (should not be rated as strenuous).
Don't Miss: Seeing Mendenhall Glacier from a kayak
Victoria, British Columbia
This was an evening port call, so no time from shopping. Pub tour was great with the exception that mainly lighter, "summer" beer were offered to sample. Spinnakers was the best pub on the tour.
Don't Miss: Ale Trail and Pub Tour
Sitka, Alaska
Sitka Nat'l Historic Park is interesting and it is an easy walk to the totems scattered through the park. Be sure to talk to the local craftsmen at the center about their craft. Ernie's Bar is a real Alaskan watering hole not to be missed and a great place to wait out the rain. Fourth of July parade was a lovely example of small-town celebrations.
Don't Miss: Sitka Nat'l Historic Park totems and interpretive center


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