Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Solid Holland Experience Once Again

Sail Date: June 04, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
good effort and entertaining. Very solid lead singers and performers.
Onboard Activities
culinary arts sessions were enjoyed and even croweded: get there early for a good seat!
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Juneau, Alaska
Skagway, Alaska
Go on a Wilderness Exploration outing to see wildlife as an alternative to, or complement to the White Pass Railway tour
Cruise Glacier Bay
Try to catch a calving glacier video segment, as we did!
Ketchikan, Alaska
Amazing tasty crab available here.
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Lots to enjoy from the top front bar area


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

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