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Age: 38


Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Holland America

Ship: Westerdam

Sailing Date: 2011-06-26

Itinerary: alaska

The service was great and the cabin stewards were wonderful however I will not be going on another Holland America cruise. Our cruise was a 7 day cruise to Alaska. The food was horrible. I equate it with poor hospital food that I see given to patients. The food appears to have been frozen and then reheated. The buffet was not edible in my opinion, I did go to breakfast every morning because that was the only meal that was decent. The shore excursions were very fun but overpriced. We booked dog sledding on our own, not through the cruise and saved $500! Entertainment was poor, and we didn't spend much time in the ports of call, but that seems to be the norm with cruise lines.

Very poor quality!

Stateroom was nice, comfortable. The stewards were fantastic! I think they cleaned our room about 3 times a day. The bed was comfortable and the balcony was a nice plus.

Not much activities. Not much for teens compared to other cruise lines. Bingo was the only fun activity other than the casino.

Excursions were very fun! Book your own excursions, you will save tons of money. There is no hassle, they pick you up at the same place as those who booked through the cruise line. The cruise line takes advantage of passengers in this way. You will pay double the price by booking excursions through the cruise line.

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