Statendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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5 out of 5

7night Alaska cruise June 1-8 2014

Sail Date: June 01, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

The service was really outstanding, I've traveled on other cruises and embarking and disembarking was fast and smooth. Be sure to attach the ship Id tag to your luggage, in Vancouver two ships were loading and at least one couple didn't do that and just dropped their bags off and they went to the wrong ship. Some people in other posts didn't seen to like the food but it was fantastic esp in the dinning room.we were three in a inside room and had plenty of room for all our things. The outside cabins seem to have bathtubs. Do bring a extension cord as there is only one plug on the desk.  For us the weather was wonderful nearly everyday sunshine. The ship is extremely clean and if you wander around in the wee hours you'll see the crew wipping down railing and disaffecting all touch surface's. Would recommend this to everyone, as we didn't have children with us don't know how it would be for children. Not many on board also no drunk teenagers running around. The average age was in the 50's plus but very active with many bike and mountain bike riders. The entertainment was fun and the dancers and singers were very engertic and very kind, dancing with older passengers after the show.

Ship Quality
very clean
Food and Dining
dinning room great service and presentation
Service and Staff
almost great a lot of fun and won't embarrass. anyone
Children's Programs didn't have children with us
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
did all on our own ...did hours of on line research and knew layout of towns before we arrived
Cabin / Stateroom
Didn't look like this picture...the sofa bed was not that great. Bring night light for bathroom.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
change money in airport sky train and bus needs Canadian money. very easy to take into town about 25 minutes.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
weather was fantastic for our trip
Ketchikan, Alaska
lots of photo opportunities and lots of stairs we took the duck tour which was fun,
Juneau, Alaska
you can take local bus $5 one hour to mendenhall glacier and stay longer. walk to waterfall you can rent bike and peddle out about 15 miles one way.
Skagway, Alaska
if you are taking train in Seward take bus tour up white pass, you stop at places along the way it was only $35 with 10 people on board.
Cruise Glacier Bay go up on out side deck or stay on deck 6 to be closer to water
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
spent days here took 6p.m train to Anchorage, free bus tasked you around go to aquiarm $20 but really interesting esp for children. tasks 10$ bus to glacier for free ranger led tour lots of walking and Mostiquios!!


Go out on deck 6 to the front, go thru glass doors and up steps to get on the bow outside. Also in gym deck 11 is a door to go outside. it gets you in front .Less people to see glaciers.

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