Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Holland America
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2005, 08:15 AM
Europe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Alaska Cruisetour Veendam

Hello,
We are from Europe and we will do cruisetour 18 from HAL the 1 of August this year
Can anyone give us some more information about our ship (Veendam) and about the things we certainly have to visit on our land tour (departure Fairbanks to Seward)
Thank you.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2005, 11:08 PM
JUGL11
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Alaska Cruisetour Veendam

I wish I was going with you! I did the trip 3 years ago on the Veendam & loved it. The best moments were standing on the forward observation deck or strolling around the Promenade & just enjoying the incredible scenery.

If you are in Ketchikan, take a short cab ride to the Saxman Native Village & also do Creek St. (don't miss Dolly's House).

In Sitka, walk the length of Lincoln St., winding up at the park.

Have a great time!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 12th, 2005, 08:54 AM
Sea Trekker's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,937
Send a message via AIM to Sea Trekker
Default Re: Alaska Cruisetour Veendam

I agree with the post above. The Veevdam is a beautiful ship. Since you are from Europe I would suggest that you get electric converters. HAL has changed the electrical system to AC. I think you have different plugs and current.

We just returned from 2 weeks of land and cruise on the Volendam to Alaska.
The Holland line is the only one allowed to cruise the inside passage up to the great north galcier, Margerie Glacier and the Tarr Inlet. You should take a tape recorder and record the naturlists on board as they talk about the things are seeing while cruisng.
this was the highlight of our whole trip. It was spectaular !!!
words can not describe the beauty of Alaska.
Carole
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 13th, 2005, 07:39 AM
Europe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Alaska Cruisetour Veendam

Thank you both for your reaction
and SeeTrekker thank you for your tip of the electrical system, we in Europe indeed have a different system.
By the way, did you also part at Fairbanks and visited Denali Park
we have already made two helicopter flight reservations one in Denali and a second in Juneau (with dog sledge adventure), we would also like to do some whitewater rafting but I'am still searching for the best place.
I also have a little question about the official (formal)evenings on the ship.
do you know which day they are because I would like to make two reservations for the pinnacle grill and that should be on another day then the formal nights.

Thank you very much for your reactions
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old June 21st, 2005, 07:47 PM
Sea Trekker's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,937
Send a message via AIM to Sea Trekker
Default Re: Alaska Cruisetour Veendam

Hello Europe,

We were on the inside passage to Alaska. Ketchikan, Skagway and Juneau.
Next time we plan to go to Denli,etc. and maybe the train to the interior.
The formal nights are usually on the second night while at sea, and on the 5th night cruise. If it is 10 day the formal days are different. You could ask someone who has been on longer cruises.
Hope this has been some help

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cruisetour to Alaska alaskatourer Ask CruiseMates Staff 1 March 6th, 2005 09:30 AM
which cruisetour to Alaska alaskatourer Holland America 1 February 7th, 2005 10:29 AM
Alaska Cruisetour JoeK Holland America 0 July 30th, 2004 05:11 AM
Cruisetour to Alaska 5/23/04 ggadget5 Princess Cruise Lines 1 March 10th, 2004 12:19 AM
Alaska Cruisetour ? Mike P Alaska 3 January 24th, 2004 10:38 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1