Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

Alaska Cruisetour southbound

Sail Date: June 02, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Great trip from the beginning planning with our Travelocity rep Leanne who is fantastic. Great weather on the land part. Not many meals included on the land tour. Great tundrawilderness fantastic & saw lots of wildlife. All guildes were knowledgeable & very personable and accommodating...comfortable coaches especially on Denali tundra tour. Cruise was delightful. As always Holland America was tops in accommodations, food, & port stops. Ship staff was very helpful & accommodating. Some rain but it did not damper the trip.
I would cruise Holland American again in a minute. And I would definitely do it through Vacation Outlet.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Not as much variety on Lido desk as before.
Cabin / Stateroom
some smell of cigarettes in cabin
Service and Staff
Children's Programs did not have kids
Onboard Activities
need little more variety from day to day
Destinations and Excursions
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska tour did not include stop here only boarding ship
Cruise Glacier Bay
great amount of time spent here..time for lots of photos
Haines, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia no time here only to disembark & get on shuttle


Lido desk is great for quick meals. Dining room is great for variety of food, taste and service. Entertainment in lounges was great. Try them all out.

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