Statendam Cruise Review to Alaska

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4 out of 5

Enjoyable Cruise

Sail Date: June 15, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview


We started by taking Holland's shuttle from the Airport. I am used to using this shuttle but had a nice surprise. We landed at the opposite side of where the shuttle leaves from. We were met by a Holland representative who took our baggage from us right at the baggage claim.

Once we boarded the ship we checked into our ocean view cabin. It was clean and in good repair. Our cabin steward was friendly and competent. 

  We love this itenary, on this cruise the Captain advised we could not get into Tracy Arm and diverted to Dawes glacier. What a beautiful place.

The Ship is in pretty good shape considering it is leaving the fleet in a few months. The crew outside of the dining room was the very best I have ever sailed with. Friendly, always willing to help.

The food on this cruise was good. We ate several times in the Pinnacle grill, just fantastic.

The only thing I can complain about was the service in the Rotterdam dining room. In 14 days we only went three time. The service was just not up to Holland's standards. I am not sure what happened, just extremely slow and inattentive. Once an hour between appetizer and main course, water glasses not refilled unless you asked. 

The food in the Lido was good and a very attentive staff. 

If you are looking for a different itenary from the normal, this is a great cruise.

Food and Dining
Rotterdam dining room was extremely slow and service was lacking.
Service and Staff
Judith, Rex, Roy, and Janine of the bar staff are fantastic. Adrienne in the explores cafe is great.
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Ship Quality
Smaller ship, easy to get around.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Cabin / Stateroom
Plenty of room and very clean. For this old of ship our cabin was in very good shape.
Seattle, Washington
Cruise Vancouver Island
Try to stay out on the open decks. Never know what might pop up.
Ketchikan, Alaska
If your a Hiker try the Deer mountain trail. Do yourself a favor take a taxi to the trail head.
Juneau, Alaska
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska
They is a nice little walking trail. Keep your eyes on the water. We saw Eagles, whales and sea lions.
Homer, Alaska
Kodiak, Alaska
Nice hiking trails across the bridge from the visitors center.
Cruise Hubbard Glacier
Sitka, Alaska
Went on a whale watch trip, booked it once onshore. Highliners coffee shop nice place to stop for coffee and a snack.


The Mix bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail and listen to live music. Solo guitarist in the early evening and Piano in the late evening.

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