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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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555 Holland America Noordam Cruise Reviews

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CruisermanVA
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
530 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We just returned from a wonderful cruise to Southeast Alaska (the Tongass Rain Forest). I was concerned after reading some of the negative reviews but I didn't experience any of the problems others apparently did. The ship was beautiful, ... Read more
santabarbaraserenity
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
ALASKA CRUISE---Summertime FIRST I want to give great thanks to Imam and Sam, who were our amazing cabin stewards! They were over-the-top in their attention to meeting our needs!!! They made you feel like you were their most important ... Read more
Deb at sea
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Holland America. We have done 4 or 5 cruises on Princess (very positive experiences) and 1 on Carnival. The positives: food and service was excellent; bed was comfortable; gym was good; Glacier Bay was ... Read more
Reg2010
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
7 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

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paboo62
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
3 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
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
14 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

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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
5 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
3 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
BobbyOrr
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
103 forum posts
5 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
2 helpful votes
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

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DogSledDel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
3 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
Michael Biles
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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

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old car guy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
1,781 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
1 helpful vote
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
3bigdogs
Member Since 2009
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We love Holland. It's the most relaxing vacation ever! The crew, the food, the comfortable staterooms.... the feeling that our ship is on top of safety and we will be taken care of. It's all lovely. The Noordam has the same outstanding ... Read more
DeborahFitzpatrick
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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