Cruise to Alaska is worth the sites
Westerdam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage
Sail Date: June 29, 2008
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Holland America provides very good value overall with lots of choice for food, fun and excursions. Our room steward was very good natured, very attentive and provided reliable service. The views from the ship and shore were spectacular, and the excursions (we chose the lazy ones) were all about nature, which is plentiful in Alaska. All of our tour guides were wonderful, friendly and informative. They seem to love the tourists and love their state!
Only down sides: Room service NEVER got our orders correct (we had breakfast in our cabin most of the time, and ordered three late night snacks). Two of our excursions were cancelled due to fog and the possibility of arriving late back to the ship, but we were refunded. If you are a Coke-a-holic like we are, you can spend a fortune on soda. Bring your own as much as you can. Don't use the spa salon to get more than a hair cut - it's horribly expensive!
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: The Empress Hotel and high tea!
Don't Miss: Mendenhaul Glacier
Don't Miss: The stores at dock-side
Pros: The glaciers, and the ship
Cons: Room service was never right and some excursions cancelled due to bad weather