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14 day itinerary took in most Alaska ports and it was so comprehensive. Seeing the Hubbard Glacier up close on a sunny afternoon was amazing. Also, cruising Tracy Arm while avoiding ice chunks shows that HAL has a wonderful navigation team. Amsterdam is the perfect size to access ports like Sitka, Kodiac, Homer. Anchorage and Hoonah. Crew is excellent. The Lido deck buffets were very good and the specialty restaurants Canaletto and Pinnacle Grill for lunch were treats. Dining room food is just ok. Amsterdam's entertainment was ok overall with a wonderful ventroloquist, comedians and musicians. However, the selection of movies in the theater left much to be desired. The movie theater used to be a strong point but horror flics and childrens animated movies are not appropriate for a largely well travelled clientele. Amsterdam's Captain should avoid negative political comments over ship loudspeakers-not appropriate to "bite the hand that feeds him". Perhaps he should move back to Holland?

Amsterdam is perfect ship for Alaska

Amsterdam Cruise Review by ALREADYPACKED123

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
14 day itinerary took in most Alaska ports and it was so comprehensive. Seeing the Hubbard Glacier up close on a sunny afternoon was amazing. Also, cruising Tracy Arm while avoiding ice chunks shows that HAL has a wonderful navigation team. Amsterdam is the perfect size to access ports like Sitka, Kodiac, Homer. Anchorage and Hoonah. Crew is excellent.

The Lido deck buffets were very good and the specialty restaurants Canaletto and Pinnacle Grill for lunch were treats. Dining room food is just ok.

Amsterdam's entertainment was ok overall with a wonderful ventroloquist, comedians and musicians. However, the selection of movies in the theater left much to be desired. The movie theater used to be a strong point but horror flics and childrens animated movies are not appropriate for a largely well travelled clientele.

Amsterdam's Captain should avoid negative political comments over ship loudspeakers-not appropriate to "bite the hand that feeds him". Perhaps he should move back to Holland?
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Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin C 2666
Excellent comfortable cabin with wonderful stateroom attendants. The bed is excellent and the couch and chairs are also
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