Solid Holland Experience Once Again

Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage


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

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Bay & Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 04, 2014
Ship: Volendam
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 7079
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This is the second time we've cruised with Holland, and we would return for more cruises which pass through very scenic areas, i.e. Alaska or East Coast. The professionalism of Holland marine crew gives comfort that the best piloting is being done to protect our safety and enhance our enjoyment. This is critical on the BC/Alaska West Coast as there are tricky areas with tides and ice. The Holland cuisine in the dining room is excellent and very close to or comparable to luxury cruise lines. The menu for the specialty Pinnacle dining room didn't draw us in and the premium charged seemed unreasonable for the menu. The ambience for the Italian specialty area didn't appeal or justify an extra charge. The buffet options and staff were preferrable to other mid-level cruises we have taken, and the offerings were very good. The smaller size of Holland boats and fewer guests are a plus.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
culinary arts sessions were enjoyed and even croweded: get there early for a good seat!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
good effort and entertaining. Very solid lead singers and performers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Go on the Ketchikan Crab Feast for a hands-on, truly Alaskan experience!

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Go on a Wilderness Exploration outing to see wildlife as an alternative to, or complement to the White Pass Railway tour
5 out of 5
Try to catch a calving glacier video segment, as we did!
5 out of 5
Amazing tasty crab available here.
5 out of 5
Lots to enjoy from the top front bar area
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