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Volendam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Volendam

7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 22, 2018

Ship: Volendam

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This is a once in a lifetime event for many people. The scenery was magnificent and there is plenty of time at each port to do trips away from town. HAL was just the icing on the cake, excellent service. I honestly think that anyone who complained about service, food, entertainment etc needs to reassess their life because iVolendam crew are outstanding and really it is the scenery we have all come to see. I was waiting for a tour to start at Ketchikan when I saw the executive chef jump onto the back of a truck to inspect fresh fish, every last detail is seen to. I can’t speak highly enough of HAL. We had an excellent time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

The gala dinners don’t require ladies to wear cocktail dresses, and very few did, so leave them at home and save space

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

3 out of 5
Absolutely no seating and not much in the way of cover if it’s rsining, the pickup bus zone directly at the front is a nightmare of congestion in the morning with no one overseeing it.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Our ship had a great spot right outside the town.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Need to catch a shuttle to town if you are unable to walk long distances. If there are a few liners in this could be a bit of a wait.

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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