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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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525 Holland America Noordam Cruise Reviews

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Reg2010
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was included in our package tour of the Rockies which my husband and I had undertaken to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our tour group was told that it may take a couple of hours to get through the embarkation process at ... Read more
Mimi26
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my very first Holland America Cruise, and first cruise to Alaska. I've been to 3 cruises before this, all of which were with Royal Caribbean and were in the Caribbean as well, most recently on the Oasis of the Seas. We arrived in ... Read more
paboo62
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Just returned from a 7 day Alaskan inside passage cruise with Holland America on the m/s Noordam, sailing dates July 11th thru 18th. Our first cruise, 3 of us in one stateroom; my wife and I along with our 14 year old granddaughter. We ... Read more
Cruisejunkisessex
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
embarkation took more than 2 hours. Staff very friendly Staterooms and communal areas very clean and spacious. Food bland and tepid. Fish dried out (kept warmed?) Formal nights? Anything goes, jeans, t-shirts etc. management ... Read more
getoutthere59
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Spent the 1st week of the HAL organised tour on land, touring from Anchorage, through the Yukon, to Skagway for a 4 night sail thru Glacier Bay etc to Vancouver. A few hits, a few misses on the land portion of the tour (eg - bus load of ... Read more

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Pmtny72
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We were lucky enough to get an upgrade to a Neptune suite. This was wonderful! The girls in the lounge were the best as well as our cabin stewards. We loved the option of breakfast in the Pinnacle Grill. Laundry services were much ... Read more
Mioara
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This Holland America line Alaska cruise on the Noordham was sold to us as an add-on to the Rocky Mountaineer experience. Our cabin was an upgrade from the standard cabin Rocky Mountaineer usually books as an add-on. It was spacious with a ... Read more
phantomrose101
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed everything but there could be a few improvements. Embarking took two hours of herding like cattle. Too long! Have never had to wait so long before! Disembarkation was much more organised. We booked the wine tasting ... Read more
K8eH
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I am so sorry to give this review to anyone who has already paid their hard earned money to go on this cruise. I have sailed with Holland America in the past and truly enjoyed my trip. My husband and I are much younger (about 30 years) ... Read more
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findane
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This whole Alaska cruise is a joke. Imagine sailing through some of the most beautiful uninhabited country then docking in a city of 800 people with three other cruise ships. 10,000 plus people descending on the town all at once. Every ... Read more

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BobbyOrr
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
103 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Went on the Noordam out of Vancouver. Chose Vancouver for a couple of reasons. Lots of flights from our hometown ( Edmonton) and I read that seeing Alaska was better than taking a ship from Seattle. Not sure if that is true, but that is ... Read more
OMonarch
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was our fifth HAL cruise and again a very good experience (we've taken over 20 cruises ranging from Epirotiki to Cunard and Renaissance), The ship was exceedingly clean and well maintained. The cabin service was tops, and the ... Read more
DogSledDel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Firstly, my wife and i were first time cruisers. We wished to see Alaska as part of our vacation and had been recommended Holland America cruiseline. I contacted HAL prior to the start of the cruise and expected 5* experience. We were ... Read more
Monsoca
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
We were so looking forward to sailing on the Holland America Line after watching all there TV ads. It started badly with taking 4 hours to board, even though we were there 7 hours early. Our balcony cabin had been triple booked and we kept ... Read more
RogerWMorris
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time cruisers, will definitely cruise again, though probably not with Holland America. We chose Alaska because if we did not like cruising the scenery and shore excursions would more than compensate. We arrived at Vancouver ... Read more

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Michael Biles
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Took a 7 day cruise on the Alaska inside passage as part of an organised tour. The itinery suited our requirements. The cruise itself lived up to expectations and the ports and excursions we undertook were very good. However we were most ... Read more
dandk%*
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
My husband and I did this first cruise together and on HA. We stayed at the Best Western/Cruise Location in Fort Lauderdale the night before, it was super. They had a shuttle to the ship and got us there by 10:30 AM, great staff at ... Read more
old car guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The food was excellent and the entertainment was great. Got to score that as close as possible to 10 out of 10. The port and shore excursions could have also been 10 out of 10 if San Diego was not included on the list. What a dirty place. ... Read more
canadianbear
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,717 forum post
0 helpful votes
Stateroom staff: best we have ever had, thank you to Rohman & Roni-they anticipated our needs and the first day we asked for something specific to be done every day and they never forgot. Great job! They always kept our fruit bowl ... Read more
darlak2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were in a veranda stateroom on deck 5, and our cabin steward could not do enough for us. The dining room servers were top notch as well - always calling us by name, knowing what our choices would be, and so on. The entertainment, ... Read more

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DeborahFitzpatrick
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Sailed on 20 March. First time with Holland America. Had high expectations, was let down. Ship felt dated. The ship did not appear to be maintained as a once beautiful ship built in Italy in 2006. Sound system around the pool cracked ... Read more
fundays
Member Since 2004
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Holland America and our expectations were admittedly high. The Noordam was great, we loved it. Our cabin was nice and decently appointed, except that they don't have CNN. (Why not?)The public areas are ... Read more
Rudy888
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
105 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This was our first cruise on Holland America. We have been on Celebrity and Princess enough to earn top status. The cabins stewards, waiters and all the crew were excellent. Overall we felt the food was good in both the dining room and the ... Read more
gismo3
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just been on the southern Caribbean 10 day cruise and it was awesome. The ship is catered for the old folks and the food is better than other Cruises, but entertainment not as great. HAL allows smoking on the cabins which is the prime ... Read more
padrek
Member Since 2009
30 reviews
66 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was two consecutive cruises - one of 10 days, one 0f 11. I haven't been back to HAL for almost three years and I am a Five Star Mariner with HAL. All was fine except for the minor niggardly cutbacks that are facts of life with all ... Read more

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