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1. Seattle cruise terminal again was organized and FRIENDLY for both departure and arrival. Everything moved smoothly and the wait wasn't unbearable. Plenty of room for all to sit if they so desired. 2. One of the passengers had been to Alaska on 2 other occasions, second one it was the first trip. We wanted to see as much as we could so we booked the 14 day trip. 3. Each port was unique and glad to have such a variety of places to go. 4. Ship entertainment was good, shows were good, especially enjoyed the coffee with the cruise director. We heard some interesting tales. 5. Service was good from Lido to main dining room to cabin stewards to laundry staff. (we received a personalized note each time laundry was delivered to the room) 6. The dolphin level outside cabin was a good size for 2 passengers. The only "complaint" would have been the single outlet for the entire room. Thank goodness I packed a multi port charger. We had a problem with the shower draining slow and it was taken care of within a few hours (before our next use) 7. Again the ports were good. Juneau in the sun was so much fun, Sitka and Kodiak were our favorites. The Fortress of the Bears and the Raptor Center in Sitka were the highlight of our tours. 8. So many eagles were spotted we lost count but we saw whales and puffins and sea otters and a seal on an iceberg and so much more. 9. We did eat most of our meals in the Lido and from wait staff to line staff couldn't have been more pleased. 10. The Dive In treated us to hamburgers, fries and hot dogs a few times to have that taste of home 11. Met some very interesting friendly fellow cruisers! We would book this itinerary again on Holland America. We might opt for a balcony the next time Oh and the night spent in the cove was pretty cool, just wish it had gotten dark enough to see the stars, it would have been incredible

Good ship experience, great weather-many wildlife sightings-would repeat

Amsterdam Cruise Review by maxsdogmom

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
1. Seattle cruise terminal again was organized and FRIENDLY for both departure and arrival. Everything moved smoothly and the wait wasn't unbearable. Plenty of room for all to sit if they so desired.

2. One of the passengers had been to Alaska on 2 other occasions, second one it was the first trip. We wanted to see as much as we could so we booked the 14 day trip.

3. Each port was unique and glad to have such a variety of places to go.

4. Ship entertainment was good, shows were good, especially enjoyed the coffee with the cruise director. We heard some interesting tales.

5. Service was good from Lido to main dining room to cabin stewards to laundry staff. (we received a personalized note each time laundry was delivered to the room)

6. The dolphin level outside cabin was a good size for 2 passengers. The only "complaint" would have been the single outlet for the entire room. Thank goodness I packed a multi port charger.

We had a problem with the shower draining slow and it was taken care of within a few hours (before our next use)

7. Again the ports were good. Juneau in the sun was so much fun, Sitka and Kodiak were our favorites. The Fortress of the Bears and the Raptor Center in Sitka were the highlight of our tours.

8. So many eagles were spotted we lost count but we saw whales and puffins and sea otters and a seal on an iceberg and so much more.

9. We did eat most of our meals in the Lido and from wait staff to line staff couldn't have been more pleased.

10. The Dive In treated us to hamburgers, fries and hot dogs a few times to have that taste of home

11. Met some very interesting friendly fellow cruisers!

We would book this itinerary again on Holland America. We might opt for a balcony the next time

Oh and the night spent in the cove was pretty cool, just wish it had gotten dark enough to see the stars, it would have been incredible
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin D 1824
I took some pictures, I hope they attach OK.
This room is shower only. This was huge for us. The shower has grab bars and only about a 2 inch "lip" to step over to get in. The size is the same as the bathtub would be. I read the room would be larger, that wasn't true.
There is a lighted makeup mirror and a separate hand held in the drawer with the hair dryer. I think the magnification was 10x at least (i could see in it)
Room was very quiet. Being located near the stairs we had only 1 port day when the hallway was noisey and crowded while people waited. There was no extra loud traffic to the medical facility just down the hall.
We enjoyed the room and a few days, sat and read and watched "Alaska TV" go by the window.
Lower Promenade Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins

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