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Statendam Cruise Review to Alaska

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Reviews: 27
Helpful Votes: 294

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Statendam

14 Night Alaska (Seattle Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 15, 2015

Ship: Statendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 631

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

 

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Rotterdam dining room was extremely slow and service was lacking.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Judith, Rex, Roy, and Janine of the bar staff are fantastic. Adrienne in the explores cafe is great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Smaller ship, easy to get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of room and very clean. For this old of ship our cabin was in very good shape.

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Cruise Vancouver Island

5 out of 5
Try to stay out on the open decks. Never know what might pop up.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
If your a Hiker try the Deer mountain trail. Do yourself a favor take a taxi to the trail head.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5
They is a nice little walking trail. Keep your eyes on the water. We saw Eagles, whales and sea lions.

Homer, Alaska

5 out of 5

Kodiak, Alaska

5 out of 5
Nice hiking trails across the bridge from the visitors center.

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5
Went on a whale watch trip, booked it once onshore. Highliners coffee shop nice place to stop for coffee and a snack.
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