Statendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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4 out of 5

Alaskan Cruise - Vancouver to Anchorage.

Sail Date: August 10, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

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.

Ship Quality
Older ship.
Food and Dining
Wonderful food.
Cabin / Stateroom
It was an inside cabin, but it was clean and acceptable.
Service and Staff
Nisson (sp?) was our cabin steward. He went out of his way to be helpfull.
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.
Onboard Activities
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.
Destinations and Excursions
Our excursions were great.


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

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