Alaskan Cruise - Vancouver to Anchorage.

Statendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Discovery Northbound (Vancouver To Anchorage)
Sail Date: August 10, 2014
Ship: Statendam
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 813
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I would recommend this cruise overall. This ship is one of HA's smaller ships which is good, but it is also older and showing a little wear and tear. My wife and I have been on an earlier cruise with HA from Vancouver to Glacier Bay and back. The staff - both cabin stewards and wait staff were wonderful as was the rest of the crew! The food was great, and most of the cruise was a lot of fun.

Of the two cruises, we liked our first one better because on this one, we sailed west across the open water of the ocean once we left Glacier Bay and the weather was really rough. Lots of wind, rain, and the ship's rocking made it hard to sleep during the night.

We didn't travel on to Denali like a lot of the passengers so there wasn't a need to go on to Anchorage, which is where we flew home. The bus ride from Seward to Anchorage was enjoyable but the city of Anchorage is modern and not much to see or do while there. Don't get me wrong - there are some great restaurants in Anchorage, but unless you are a hiker or fisherman, there isn't anything to do in town.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wonderful food.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Playing cards were hard to come by and children tied up the games in the library. This keep us from playing anything. The weather was bad so on deck, there wasn't much to do as far as entertainment.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The main group of entertainers were a disappointment. The majority of the guests were 50+ but they chose to sing and dance to the younger crowd.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Nisson (sp?) was our cabin steward. He went out of his way to be helpfull.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was an inside cabin, but it was clean and acceptable.

Ship Tip

Lido deck has great food and the dinning room staff was very attentive and friendly.

5 out of 5
A great place to visit! Lots to do.
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