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3.5 Editor's Rating
Holland America Line aims to strike a balance between classic and contemporary, and Noordam, christened in 2006, manages this well. The ship's smaller size, with fewer than 2,000 passengers, gives Noordam an ...
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555 Holland America Noordam Cruise Reviews

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fredwen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Classy experience. Ship: Noordam. Well appointed, clean, well maintained. Hand sanitizers available everywhere, with overhead and live reminders to use or to wash hands. Great implementation! Excellent emergency training ... Read more
Camden lady
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We joined the Noordam in Seward for one way to Vancouver after doing the land portion to Denali. We had a signature suite on deck 6 which was quite spacious with plenty of closet and storage space. The bathroom had double sinks and a ... Read more
sheryl27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I have been wanting to visit Alaska, this cruise seemed like the perfect opportunity. The ship was granted access to cruise through Glacier Bay and through the Inside Passage. The cruise itself was amazing. The captain made daily ... Read more
junknthetrunk46@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I recently returned from an Alaskan land/sea cruise on Holland America. We were met at the Anchorage AK airport by a cruise line employee who directed us to the bus which took us to our Anchorage hotel for the land portion of our ... Read more
liontamers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this back-to-back Alaska cruise based on the exceptional last minute price. We have sailed to Alaska numerous times and are never disappointed with the beauty. We arrived in Vancouver by air and quickly transferred to the ... Read more

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KSAM97
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We chose this cruise and cruise line based on the itinerary. The embarkation was smooth. The staff was friendly and helpful. They were mainly from Indonesia and the Philippines. Some of the staff were difficult ... Read more
Laura1025
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Before my father passed away last year he told my sister and I to take a cruise after he was gone. My brother in law has been to every state in the USA except Alaska. We chose the land and sea Alaskan package through Holland America. ... Read more
Grantdale49
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We are in our mid 60's and are not interested in noisy entertainment ship life. Travelled around Yukon and Alaska with HAL then returned to Vancouver on Noordam. Boarding at Seward very quick, with just the security check. Ship is ... Read more
denirv
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
My rating is really based on Holland America Line in general.. This review of Noordam just confirms past experiences. My choice of HAL was based on convenience rather than comfort. All onboard services have degraded to poor. The focus ... Read more
VTSteerage
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Make no mistake. The star of this trip is Alaska, not the Noordam. We left from Seattle for a bus trip to Vancouver to meet the ship. Embarkation was a tad frantic at Canada Place, but reasonable. The Noordam was in fine shape and ... Read more

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wggrainger
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
To be fair - we sailed on the Veendam 14 years ago and had a perfect trip. That is why we wanted to go again. Sailing on Noordam May 29th, 2016 Alaska / Denali (not collectors voyage as stated above)- the following was submitted to HAL ... Read more
kmcc1122
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We did a HAL Alaska Land & Sea cruise from Vancouver that included 3 days in Denali, and we added 5 days onto the end of the trip to explore on our own. It was the right combination of land and sea for us. The cruise up the inside ... Read more
Autumn72
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
137 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We did this cruise a part of a Land and sea journey. While there were some bumps on the land part (if I see never see a bus again I will be thrilled), the cruise was wonderful. Embarkation was the absolute easiest one we have ever had. No ... Read more
avilady
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We did not pick this ship, we were with a group of 12. This was our fourth cruise with four different cruise lines. I have to say it was the worst. Getting on was a breeze as was disembarking. We had three pieces of luggage and only ... Read more
alucan
Member Since 2014
1 review
63 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We started in Seattle, where we were bussed to Vancouver. Very poorly organized. Our bus was supposed to leave at10:00AM from Seattle Airport, but 2 people were late for no good reason and we did not leave until 11:00AM We then had a ... Read more

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Auburngrad82
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We had never been on a cruise and an Alaska cruise had been on our bucket list for many years. We chose Holland America because the ship was a little smaller than some of the other lines and the average customer was a bit older. The ... Read more
janice.mccullough@live.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was a mother/daughter cruise. My daughter is 19. As first time cruisers, the choices were overwhelming, but this cruise line seemed to have a lot of options for a reasonable price. A big draw for us was the Art Gallery, Cooking ... Read more
JohnKeith
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Our cruise to Alaska on the Noordam was amazing. We were very lucky as the weather the entire week was perfect. Very sunny and warm. We brought 2 bottle of wine with us onboard...no problem. The scenery along the entire route is ... Read more
Jburrows
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a different experience. Much of Alaska is "untamed" so much there is much natural beauty.. Our cruise actually started in Sydney. We sailed around New Zealand and up to Vancouver where our cruise ... Read more
kawagama
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Just returned from our first ever cruise. First week of May to Alaska. We had nothing to compare to, so it was all a big adventure for my husband and me. We chose Vancouver as our port because we are Canadian and it was easy to fly ... Read more

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Gonegonegone
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my celebration cruise for my retirement and it was the perfect way to celebrate! We were upgraded to a Neptune Suite upon embarkation and everything from there was amazing! The food was excellent and, even though we ran into ... Read more
gram247
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we were traveling to Sydney to see family. My cousin suggested a tour of New Zealand, which we took by bus. - It was with APT Tours & was wonderful After a 3 week stay in Sydney we wanted to take a ... Read more
celebrating seniors
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
52 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed the ports we visited, however we did encounter a few missed ports due to both weather conditions and a problem with the ship's starboard thrusters. Parts had to be ordered from Finland so we spent two days in Napier. ... Read more
celebrating seniors
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
52 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was on our "bucket list!" The ports in New Zealand and Australia that we did visit were good. We did run into a mechanical problem and were not able to sail to Auckland or Bay of Islands. This was unfortunate, but ... Read more
Experienced travelers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We selected this cruise to see New Zealand, particularly Auckland, for the first time and to return to the USA via a transition cruise across the Pacific from Sydney to Vancouver. Our first impression was not too good as Noordam ... Read more

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