Alaska is always great

Zaandam Cruise Review to Alaska
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

4.4 out of 5
Zaandam

14 Night Great Land Explorer (Seattle Roundtdrip)

Sail Date: July 30, 2018

Ship: Zaandam

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: 2550

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review Summary

This was a fantastic cruise, The ship is in good shape and really didn't feel old. I really liked this itinerary it visited ports not frequented by cruise ships (like Kodiak a real gem on a nice day). Be forewarned Holland America is not a party ship and does draw an older crowd. One area they could improve on is onboard activities.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Nice port went on the Ketchikan cultural tour to Totem Heritage Center and Potlatch Park, guide had some good information on how the Tlingit lived.

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Rained for about an hour in the morning, went to dog mushers camp and saw the 8 day old puppies, and downtown actually found an independent toy store that my daughter loved

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

4 out of 5
Went whale watching and saw lots of humpbacks, good excursion nice relaxing spot, nice change from Ketchikan and Juneau

Anchorage, Alaska

4 out of 5
Whent to Portage and this glacier has really retreated since I was here in 85. Glacier while small you get a good close up view of it.

Homer, Alaska

4 out of 5
This is a cool funky town where Alaskans vacation. Spit was great and we did the Homer highlights, nice museums.

Kodiak, Alaska

5 out of 5
I was a little concerned about this port, but I really lucked out with awesome weather and a great walk around Fort Abercrombie, saw Orca there and the military museum is really cool, lots of stuff from signal corp.

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5
My favorite stop, great weather and lots of wildlife, went on the Otters Raptors and Bears Oh My tour and it was absolutely amazing saw so much wildlife.

Victoria, British Columbia

4 out of 5
This was like my 5th time to this city. still a great downtown area that is safe and clean.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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