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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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534 Holland America Noordam Cruise Reviews

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Sallymarch
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our trip and had a lovely stateroom with balcony (7011). We have travelled Holland America before (Veendam, Vollendam and Statendam), all of which we enjoyed. We had never been on Noordam before and have to say that the ... Read more
hillsprint
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
194 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were in a VB veranda on Deck 5 and have previously sailed with RCCL and Celebrity. There have been mixed reviews of the Noordam of late, but we found little fault and the experience exceeded that of our RCCL cruise and came close to ... Read more
pc1949
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were on a cruise of 3 eleven day legs and if not for the ports, which is what we took this cruise for, the experience of Holland America and the Noordam would turn you off from ever wanting to go cruising again. We are not novice ... Read more
broadwater27
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just competed our 11th cruise on a 22 night HAL Mediterranean cruise. Itinerery was great as was cabin amenity. Cabin boys were friendly and attentive. However standards have dropped since our previous two cruises with HAL. The ... Read more
MaxineInVA
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are big fans of HAL and were very excited about our first European cruise with the line. First to get the negative out of the way: The staff was very pleasant but you could tell they were understaffed: long lines at the front desk, ... Read more

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gaycruiseguy
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
I have been on a total of 10 cruises in the past 10 years (8 of which were in Europe), four on Celebrity, two each on Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, one on Princess, and this one. I was under the mistaken belief that HAL would be on a par ... Read more
jakano
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have only cruised 5 or 6 times, but we have experienced a number of cruise lines. We anticipated that Holland America would be at the 'high end' of cruise experiences but that wasn't our experience. I should say that many of the issues ... Read more
Surreyman
Member Since 2014
1 review
145 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We could find nothing wrong with the Noordam, no worn carpets, poor paint work, stained cushions. We cruise to visit ports and don't really use mainly of the facilities on board such as the casino - would never enter it; or other ... Read more
andy183
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We are a family with 2 teenage children and have enjoyed 4 cruises with HAL. There must be something quite satisfying about a HAL cruise which keeps us coming back. Venice is a fantastic place to visit and from which to embark, the sail ... Read more
77ozzie
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
We took a 22 day cruise from Barcelona to Venice with stops in a multitude of ports. While we were not keen on Tunis we were surprised to discover Croatia and other ports. My wife and I cruise a lot and we found this particular Holland ... Read more

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mactig
Member Since 2011
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just completed an 11 day cruise on Noordam from Venice to Civitavecchia. This was our fourth HAL cruise and the second time on the Noordam. Again it was a great experience but there were one or two areas where we felt HAL's usual standard ... Read more
cruiser4801
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
From start to finish, this 22 days Mediterranean cruise has been the worst cruise we have taken. It all started on day 1 when our Signature Beverage Package cards were not in our suite. Several hours later, the Neptune concierge advised ... Read more
guitarboy53
Member Since 2004
1 review
130 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sadly, we’ve just returned from an 11-night cruise aboard the ms Noordam. We booked the cruise about 10 days before departure as a last minute getaway from busy life in Turkey. My wife and I are in our early thirties and this is our ... Read more
Justplanesafe
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailing from Barcelona, Spain on July 1, 2014 - 11 Nights. Headline “How to open the show on a very, very poor performance.” Yesterday we boarded the ms Noordam in Barcelona, and are scheduled to spend the first full day ... Read more
kikirose
Member Since 2010
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Holland America enabled us to enjoy a first class, once-in-a-lifetime adventure for my daughter (graduating High School) and the total cost was less than one might expect to spend for a week in Europe. The service was excellent throughout ... Read more

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ToniV
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
From Toni Vitanza -- who cruised on Noordam June 20 from Rome -- I am a flight attendant with 17 years of experience and I have frequent cruiser status with several cruise lines. This cruise was probably my seventh or eighth Med cruise. ... Read more
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Tibetan
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
My wife & I returned a few weeks ago from an excellent 11 night cruise on the Noordam. Normally I wouldn't submit reviews, but after reading a few of the other Noordam reviews on Cruise Critic I feel I have to add my opinion as I ... Read more
weatherman46
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
582 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are regular cruisers and have been on the Nieuw Amsterdam and the Westerdam, as well as several ships from other companies. This was a 22 night cruise from Venice to Barcelona, and was very port intensive. First the good things: ... Read more
cruzzer2014
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We picked this cruise especially for the ports of call. First time on Holland America. We were delighted to find the passengers mainly mature adults and that the staff welcomed family groups, many celebrating special reunions or other ... Read more
musiclovingmom
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background information: Husband and wife, ages 56 and 60, traveling with husband's brother and his wife, around the same age. This is our third cruise in Europe over the last three summers; Eastern Mediterranean on Princess, Scandinavia ... Read more

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greenidlady
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Holland American was truly more than a disappointment. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Service, activities, food, cabin, dining were below average standards. FYI-arrived to our "suite" with balcony and had little to no air conditioning for over 5 ... Read more
doubleduty
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I (both in our 60's) sailed on the Noordam for an 11 night cruise. This was our first HAL cruise and we would definitely do it again (and again and again). We flew to Rome and embarked the same day; we flew out of Venice the ... Read more
Bothel
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
1,136 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
I had been told my cruise with Holland America would be a step up from my usual line -- Royal Caribbean. It was a step. But a step down. I do not believe there is such a thing as a bad cruise. And I liked this one. But I would never ... Read more
bajacali
Member Since 2011
1 review
193 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For some background, we are a Canadian couple in our 50’s/60’s who have only previously cruised with Holland America. Our itinerary was the Western Mediterranean - May 18th – 29th. This was our first time on the Noordam. ... Read more
Manchesterfield
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent a few nights in Rome before boarding, followed by staying overnight in the port at Hotel Traiano in Civitavecchia which worked out well as included a free shuttle transfer to the port. It was very easy to get to the port from Rome ... Read more

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