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Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 11, 2012

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review summary

We recently travelled on Holland America's Volendam through Alaska's Inside Passage. It was an excellent route, frequently narrated by the ship's captain, and we were able to see many animals (whales, sea otters, etc.) as well as the glaciers. On-board activities were fun, frequent, and varied. We particularly liked the tai chi classes, digital workshops, and evening musical entertainment. Of course, the food was endless and generally good.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Try at least one afternoon tea and don't miss the special late night dessert extravaganza.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly\, offered assistance without being asked\, and always available.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Exceeded our expectations as first time cruisers.

Pros: The route through Alaska was excellent\, the on-board activities varied and fun\, good on-board entertainment for all ages

Recommends Volendam? Yes!

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