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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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562 Holland America Noordam Cruise Reviews

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Traveling red
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
First time cruise, anniversary trip with my husband and sister and brother in law. Was one of the best vacations I have ever experienced. Holland knows customer service, we felt pampered every day, from the wonderful cabin stewards and ... Read more
mommet
Member Since 2013
1 review
28 forum posts
We cruised on the Noordam from Seward to Vancouver on July 31, 2016. We enjoyed the cruise. It is a smaller boat than we are used to but quite nice. The cabins were a little tight but serviceable and plenty of storage space. The food ... Read more
isewnsew@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
For years our bucket list has included a trip to Alaska. We are newly retired and chose the 14-day land/sea package offered by HAL. Having only cruised two other times, both with other cruise lines, this was our first HAL experience. We ... Read more
stevecblock
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
18 helpful votes
We chose the Alaska land and cruise package that included the 3 night Denali pre-cruise trip. We flew into Anchorage on July 12, two days before the official start (always concerned about flight delays). Flights on Delta from ... Read more
SGARL
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We went on a land/sea cruise with Holland America to Alaska, starting first with the land portion. The package deal provides one night in Anchorage before you set off for Denali National Park. We choose to extend our hotel stay to two ... Read more
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Diane Kulkarni
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were guided to this cruise to Alaska through the Inside Passage on the Noordam by Peter at Discount Cruises. The occasion was our 44th wedding anniversary combined with my husbands 50th class reunion. Four classmates and their wives ... Read more
onyourmark
Member Since 2003
14 reviews
483 forum posts
8 helpful votes
After cruising on newer Celebrity and Royal Caribbean larger ships, the Noordam appeared compact, dimly lit and rich in traditional décor. We booked the 14 day return Alaska cruise from Vancouver less than one week prior to the July ... Read more
fredwen
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
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
10 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
16 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
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

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junknthetrunk46@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 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
5 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
KSAM97
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
21 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

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denirv
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 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
5 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
wggrainger
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
3 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
142 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

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avilady
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 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
7 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
Auburngrad82
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 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
12 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
26 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

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