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Christmas / Birthday / New Year Cruise by carloswalker197

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Outstanding cruise. Never disappointed with Holland America!

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3 out of 5

Very boring cruise by Jmw88

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This cruise was boring with no quality night time entertainment and the the ports and excursions were not interesting. The cruise ship is old and food was average. I thought there were more than 1 specialty restaurants. In fact, the cruise has only 1 cafeteria and 1 restaurants. The cruise ship changed Pinnacle Grill into 3 different restaurants on different nights. They also changed Lido their cafeteria every night to Cannaletto Italian restaurant. The foid were not Italian at all! All the restaurants have similar foid, primarily steaks. I prefer going to Europe after taking 2 se asia cruises.

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4.6 out of 5

Good ports but some too touristy. Too many beach ports by jbc69860

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Good overall view of 5 countries in Asia. Too many beach ports and others took a ride to get to the attractions/cities.

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2.6 out of 5

Review by azzam33695632

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Excellent crewmen and women . The Endnonisionbcrewvlookedcafterbus and provided excellent service

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4.9 out of 5

Alaskan Cruise. by Deeherring

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Had a great trip!. The ship was great, the staff very accommodating, and getting on and off very ready.

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4.3 out of 5

Great ship- rainy in Alaska by peterchims

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I only gave a good rating for ports in Alaska mainly due to the weather. We had drizzly days which required a rain jacket. We were told that we were actually lucky it only drizzled. Apparently it rains a lot. Vancouver was supposedly sunny, but the smoke from the fires in BC cast a blanket over the city. Since the fires won't last forever, any other time will allow you to see this great city in all its glory. Be sure not to miss the Granville Market and Victoria was interesting but made for a very long day.

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4.4 out of 5

Great laid back trip by TjmPittsburgh

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Disembarkation was the worst. We were told by Rosario that we were not on the list for "straight to shuttle" when our luggage was tagged the night before with the correct tags. She turn us over to Harvey who was doing 1000 other things and said he would fix it but abandoned us. Luckily, Pam from the vancover port assisted us in getting off of the ship and to our shuttle.

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4.7 out of 5

The Most Amazing Family Memories by afpirazzini

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I again want to bring up the dinner staff (Paulus, Mark Dig, Yohan), our stewards (Paul and Nicky), and Billboard On-board entertainment (Andy and Polina) for making our experience one that our family will never forget. We needed a great experience after the recent loss of my father and this is exactly what we were hoping for so thank you Holland America.

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5 out of 5

Great Cruise Choice! by JPREV1

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The suite was well worth the extra cost. The most enjoyable, and unexpected aspect of the cruise was the terrific entertainment. This includes on board-musicians, magician and comedian, as well as the excursions. We did excursions in Skagway, Ketchikan and Juneau and each time our guide was superior or even better. We learned so much more than we anticipated. Highest recommendation possible!

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4.5 out of 5

Wonderful Alaskan Cruise by mtvisser

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My first cruise and first visit to Alaska were all amazingly beautiful. We had extraordinary sunshiny days and tolerable temperatures. Only one rather rough day at sea (our only rainy day) but the ship provided lots of entertainment choices and good food. Since there are no roads in and out of most of the ports of call, cruising Vancouver to Seward is the best way to go. Met some great people along the way and had a great experience!

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4.5 out of 5

Amazing scenery! by evonnesue1941

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This truly was an amazing trip. In addition to the ports we Loved the day we cruised through Glacier Bay. We pulled up parallel to a large glacier and sat there for about 1 1/2 hours giving us plenty of time to see not only small pieces slough off but hear the thunderous cracking and witnessing a larger portion calve off. I would recommend the Alaskan Inside passage cruise heartily. The only downside was the disorganized way that the Vancouver embarkation & disembarkation is accomplished. They shouldn't try to have 4 cruise ships (1 wasn't Holland America) embarking & disembarking at the same time. We also had difficulty when we disembarked as we had a shuttle (not through the cruise line) to take us back to our hotel. No one seemed to know where we needed to catch it. We went to where it dropped us off & were told to go to door D, which was all large buses. From there we were told to go to Door A which turned out to be for taxi service, then Door E which was excursions????????????? Finally found someone who guided us to the street level where we got the assistance we needed.

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4.4 out of 5

Cruise exceeded expectations. Everything was great. No complaints. by suncityjv

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This was a wonderful trip. Very comfortable state room. Ports of call were very interesting. Food was excellent. Only hassle was getting off the ship in Vancouver. The problem was with Canada Place not with the Westerdam.

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4.8 out of 5

Wonderful Trip Through the Panama Canal by whitekayak2002

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I wish the port stays had been longer. I prefer a more in-depth experience. In general it was what I expected and I enjoyed the opportunity to be back in Mexico and Central America as well as Cartagena. The Westerdam is well run from the cruiser's point of view and if I were to do another cruise, I wouldn't hesitate to book with HAL again.

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3.4 out of 5

Cruise to New Frontiers by gogirltoday

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It is worth the money. If you have not seen this part of the world it is a good trip

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4 out of 5

To Hawaii and back by Kanzus

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Cooler than expected and high waves prevented Kaui stop. Otherwise fine.

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3.7 out of 5

It could been better. by Hirokohagen

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We enjoyed with wonderful dining room stuff and service. Thank you Bonbon!!

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4.7 out of 5

Wonderful Holland America Cruise by pmolnar16

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The best of our 8 cruises. Good food, entertainment and very clean. The virtual vessel tour and Q&A with the master were an added bonus.

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4.6 out of 5

New Years Eve cruise by dbrookhouse

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We thouroughly enjoyed our cruise. I would respectfully submit to HAL that they allow smoking on the rear verandahs for those of us that smoke. This way the smoke will not offend those who do not smoke. We are very concientious smokers, and do everything to keep from disturbing those who do not.

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4.1 out of 5

Holiday cruise by kbishop96070412

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Fun experience to have Christmas at sea. We had a Christmas Carole song along. Ship was decorated nicely.

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4.8 out of 5

Everything is beyond expectation! by donnachn

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it is our first cruise experience, the most relaxed vacation ever! We enjoyed so much of the service, the entertainment, and best of all, the food!

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