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Even Better Than Expected by lindacrenshaw

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was a very nice, exciting cruise of an area of the world which we had never seen.

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Antarctica and South America are a must see, but not on Holland America by Battman204

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I've said it. Great itinerary. Old, boring ship with very little interesting to do on board. But if you are 80 or above, it is probably your speed

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Spectacular holiday cruise by Amarty

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

It was truly a pleasure and unforgettable cruise! We hated to leave and would love/hope to do the Antarctic experience again. Only thing I do not recommend purchasing is the internet because it is expensive but substandard, literally gave me a headache due to very slow speed...not worth your time. I should've listened to previous reviews but was hoping it was different this time. We still absolutely loved and enjoyed our cruise and highly recommend it!

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Absolutely fantastic! by italy53lv

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We will definitely recommend this cruise to others. We loved the ship and crew. We took wonderful EXC tours and will remember the Penguins on the Falkland Islands always.

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Alaska is Great! by reijci

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Great tour and state. This was our third visit to Alaska. Scenery is breathtaking; citizens are very friendly and helpful. We hired non-Holland shore excursions with knowledgeable natives that took us off the routine tourist routes and gave us more insight of their lives and of Alaska.

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Beautiful Alaska cruise by TennesseeTravel

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Zaandam is a beautiful smaller ship and everyone in the crew was always so friendly , courteous and helpful . The food was excellent.

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Great fun trip by 3mackparker

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Good trip and fun time but food was not up to expectation. Thank goodness for Pinnacle Grill, Pinnacle was great.

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Nice Quiet and Small Alaskan Cruise by Cruiser23201052

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We have always wanted to visit Alaska and a cruise was the way to do it. We knew we wouldn't be doing this again so we wanted to make the most of it. Many of the cruises or cruise portions of the trips don't visit a lot ports, especially the ones up around Anchorage and Homer. That was really nice to be able to see all of the coastline and the different landscape of Alaska from Ketchikan all the way to Kodiak. We saw the glaciers around Tracy Arm Fjord and also Hubbard Glacier. Those were our favorite places we visited. We don't get around very well and figured a land portion would be more difficult for us. This was a great option to be able to see as much as we could in one trip. The weather we had was absolutely gorgeous! Only a couple rainy days during the entire trip, and we went in early August!

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Beautiful Scenery, Nice Ship by kkinman19

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Very Friendly Staff Average food in Lido, Very Good food in Dining Room

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First Trip to Alaske by hamminght

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our first trip on Holland and first trip to Alaska. Traveled with two elderly parents using walkers and two first-time cruisers. Everything handled/scheduled by went exceptionally well.

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Texas Birthday Gals visiting big sister state "Alaska" by sandrosejs

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Enjoyed the champagne and gift card for my b-day from cheap cruise, it was the best birthday cruise yet!

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Please note that my review is for the ZAANDAM Ship only, I have nothing against the Holland America Line. by mikesaweres764

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

ZAANDAM SHIP is very old and need complete renovations.

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Great cruise, surprisingly good weather! by emailgarylee

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our cabin did not have a refrigerator; a first for our cruises. The weather in almost all ports was good with almost no rain - unusual for an Alaska cruise. The salmon runs has not started yet but we did see a few salmon.

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Nice cruise by guarotem

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Nice ship. Not so much to do on the ship for young adults. They forgot my mom's birthday even after many requests....

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Wonderful, Amazing Alaska Experience, made better with HAL's service! by aby1612

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We needed vegetarian food, and there are a lot of menu choices to pick from. The staff remembers your choices, recommend you to pick a table number and book it ahead of time in the middle or by the waters so you get the same staff every day and you can manage your dinners better.

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Great Trip by kdguthrie

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Enjoyed trip and ports of call. We have traveled to Alaska many times but our first cruise. Would recommend to anyone desiring to see various ports of call away from mainland. Crew and staff friendly and attentive as all we came into contact with were very customer oriented.

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Great Experience by kjboray

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Really missed good "Tex-Mex" food, and good pizzas (I realize that these foods aren't the main staples of the Netherlands--but the ship's guests are missing out on really tasty food) :-)

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14 days to Alaska, expect older passenger crowd and lots of time at sea. by ealmy

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great starter trip for a first time in Alaska. It allows you to sample multiple areas, from very remote, Hoonah, to the big city life, Anchorage.

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HAL scores! by littlecorp686

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Lovely dinner mates, incredible staff and good value!

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Great Alaskan Cruise by sritacco

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Staff was very supportive of passengers' needs and overall outstanding. Food was excellent in Dining Room, Lido and Pinnacle. Entertainment was above average. Ports were excellent to outstanding.

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