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Amsterdam Alaska 2011

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by Krazy Kruizers, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Again, thank you, Yonnie. You've reconfirmed my opinion that Amsterdam's 14-night Alaska itinerary is indeed special. :doubleup::clap:
     
  2. earl_m

    earl_m Social Host

    Thank you Yonnie for such a great and detail review. you put so much effort and time into this review
    thank you for the pictures . I agree with Mary Ann.we will have a great time next year!!
     
  3. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    You all are going to enjoy this 14 day itinerary.

    HAL hopefully will keep this itinerary for a few more years.

    Too often HAL gets some great itineraries and then after about 3 or 4 years (some have lasted only 2 years) -- drop them.
     
  4. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Sorry -- I missed understood about the Art Gallery -- on the ship.

    The ship had a Travel Guide -- her desk was located there. She gave lectures and talked as we went through Tracy Arm -- JMO -- she was very poor. She kept stuttering every couple of minutes and repeating herself.

    Picture of that area:

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  5. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Absolutely one of the Best trip reports w/ pics that I have ever seen! Thank you so much for taking the time in posting it all. I need to get back to Alaska and know it is going to be a few years still before we can. Your pictures at least have let me see it a bit. :doubleup:
     
  6. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    KK, thanks so much for taking the time to put your excellent review together.

    I'm already starting to plan what to do when! :boogie:
     
  7. suer182

    suer182 Forum Manager Staff Member

    Great review KK!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Thank you everyone!!

    Now I have to get out shopping to buy a new camera. The warranty was up in March on this one -- and they tell me it will cost too much to fix it.
     
  9. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Again, thanks for taking the time to post such a comprehensive review with photos!

    So far, this is one of those "specialty" itineraries that continues to spark interest - I hope HAL will continue to include this itinerary for a number of years. No repeat ports for those who can spare 14 days. Docking IN Anchorage instead of having to factor in several hours travel time to or from Whittier/Seward. Ports not included in the usual Voyage of the Glaciers (north/south) itineraries. Comfortable, medium-sized ship.

    Again, many thanks for your wonderful review and photos.
     
  10. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    I hope you all have a great cruise as well.
     
  11. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Your photos and review will help make it so.
     
  12. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Thank you KK for the great review and photos! :doubleup:
    Makes me want to go to Alaske even more! One day, one day... :biggrin:

    /Erik
     
  13. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Erik

    For you -- it is a long flying experience to get there.

    But it is so beautiful.
     
  14. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    Yes, a couple of years ago I went to Vancouver and I think it was a 10 h flight from London. In total it took me more than 20 h from my home in Sweden to the hotel. I was in Vancouver only for 2 days then I went back home again.
    I actually was onboard two cruise ships during my days there (it was a business trip), but only during the time they were in port. From the cruise terminal I saw both ships leave for Alaska cruises... :bawl:

    /Erik
     
  15. BSeabob

    BSeabob Reinststed due to good behavior-Subject to change Staff Member

    GReat Job !!
     
  16. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Oh how sad that you could not have planned some vacation time then to take a cruise -- especially after all those hours of traveling.
     
  17. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Thank you!!
     
  18. sail7seas

    sail7seas Well-Known Member

    Wonderful review, Yonnie.

    I enjoyed it very much.
    Thank you.
     
  19. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    HAL certainly has a winner with this itinerary!
     
  20. Funnel

    Funnel Sweden Unleased - Special Contributor

    I didn't know anything about the business trip until two days before leaving Sweden so it was too late to arrange a vacation and cruise. :(
    On the other hand, it was this business trip that made me start cruising so something good came out of it! :dance:

    It's nice to be able to experience a part of Alaska by reading reviews like this one. I can live on that until I will be there some day!
    Thank you! :doubleup:

    /Erik
     

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