Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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5 out of 5

10-Day Yukon + Double Denali Cruise/Tour Review

Sail Date: July 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

This was an excellent introduction to the Yukon and Alaska,  We visited Juneau, Skagway, White Horse, Dawson City, Fairbanks, Denali, and Anchorage.  It included three days on the Volendam followed by 7 days ashore.  Although the cruise portion advertised Tracy Arm, AK, as a stop, only passengers who booked a separate tour on a boat went into Tracy Arm.  On an earlier cruise on Celebrity, the ship went into Tracy Arm for an outstanding experience viewing the glacier.  Our room on the Volendam had air conditioning problems that we could not get fixed, resulting in our trying to sleep in a hot room for the three nights on the ship.  The land portion was terrific, as we had an excellent tour guide, Tim Kelley, who coordinated everything and made sure we missed very little.  Unfortunately, Mount McKinley (Denali) was socked in, so we were unable to view it.  The flight on Air North from Dawson City to Fairbanks was outstanding, as was the train ride from Denali to Anchorage.  All in all, all seven of our family members who took the vacation has an excellent experience and fun time.

Cabin / Stateroom
Air conditioning was not working properly, and we had to try to sleep in a warm room.
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Food and Dining


Food at the Lido cafeteria was not as good as on other ships on which we have traveled. Nor was there a particular variety. On the other hand, the cruise director does a great job and is a joy to be around.

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