First time to Alaska

Veendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Discovery Southbound (Seward To Vancouver)
Sail Date: June 06, 2008
Ship: Veendam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The negatives on this cruise are few and far between. One really needs to nit-pick to find anything to criticize. It's true that the published times don't match with the times that the ship actually leaves (Ship leaves 30 minutes earlier than I expected), but the difference is rather minor.
The only other criticism I can think of is that the desserts offered were not very good.
With these as the only negatives, I'd have to say that the cruise is very near to perfect.
3 out of 5
The Raptor Center was interesting, but not as elaborate as I was expecting. Watching the birds from the shore is more exciting in my opinion.
3 out of 5
Beautiful sights.
5 out of 5
We hiked to Mendenhall Glacier and Hiked on the Ice. Very beautiful to see up close and observe the glacier structures.
3 out of 5
It rained while we were there so judging this port is not fair.

Pros: Excellent Food and Service; Friendly Staff

Cons: Ship leaves 30 minutes earlier than advertised

Recommends Veendam? Yes!

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