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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Cruises for the Disabled Cruises to Alaska

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Tired ship in need of refurbishment
"Cruise was part of 23 day Rockies and Alaska package. Paid extra $1200 to be upgraded to Verandah and had a cabin that was partially obstructed and the balconies from higher decks looked down on our balcony. Food in..."Read More
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Regi1939

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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Nickels and Dimes

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wareagle501

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Our trip on the Noordam Holland America was planned by my in-laws. My preference is Regent Cruise lines. Coming on the ship I had very low expectations and I my expectations were correct. The ship is somewhat worn. The food is average. I will say the service especially in the dining room was outstanding. Our waiter was Nadi, assisted by Ed and Janela. These three people were the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Tired ship in need of refurbishment

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Regi1939

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Cruise was part of 23 day Rockies and Alaska package. Paid extra $1200 to be upgraded to Verandah and had a cabin that was partially obstructed and the balconies from higher decks looked down on our balcony. Food in the main dining room was extremely patchy and not of the standard promoted. The embarkation process at Vancouver was very prolonged as guests were herded like cattle from area to ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Mixed feelings

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K-ren

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was my 5th cruise, and I chose this ship because it was smaller than previous ones, thinking that the on board experience would be more personal. It didn’t get off to a good start when the muster drill confused everyone, and people waited in the wrong places, so it had to be redone. Even then, as everyone was crowded onto the outside of the ship, instructions could not be seen or heard. ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Observations from a first-time HAL guest

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Travelin_Bear

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I do not want to come across as sounding negative about this, since we did enjoy ourselves on this Alaska cruise/tour. We have cruised most frequently with Celebrity, but as first time HAL guests it's hard to avoid comparisons. Of course people have different impressions of things. Many people here have said that the Noordam is showing wear. We didn't really see much evidence of that. The ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Disappointed in Holland America

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Emmia

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

My DH and I have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. This was our 6th cruise with HAL. We brought two teens with us. We spent a few days in Vancouver, BC before boarding the ship for our cruise. We really liked Vancouver - it's such a clean city. We stayed at an AirB&B and it was great. Much cozier than an impersonal hotel and we had more room, too. I'll review that on Air B&B later. I ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Traveled with children


Noordam very disappointing ship

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roberter

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Embarked from Vancouver's Canada Place. Very confusing entrance to building, very long walk to the ship. Disembark at Seward was very quick. Ship: looks very worn in some places. Crew spent a lot of time polishing the bottoms of columns, stool pedestals, restaurant glassware, while Lido deck restaurants were very understaffed. Ship diagram signs signifying fore and aft, venue locations, etc ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Worse than expected

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trishwitch

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The stateroom had a small we could not get rid off...finally found mold on shower curtain. Mirrors in staterooms were old and needed replacing. Dirt in corners remained throughout cruise. They were no activities for young adults..everything geared toward old retired crowd. All talks and presentaions geared to selling instead of onformation. Tv in state rooms did not work well....they were ancient. ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Good itinerary but ship was a little disappointed

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muleung

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We did the cruise tour. This was the first time I did the cruise tour. The tour was before the cruise. The boarding pass has good information as to how the luggage is going to be handled. Hotel check in at Anchorage was smooth and the agents there was helpful. Check in at Denali was easy. But I found the agents there were very unorganized and most of the time we didn't even know what was going ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Tired accommodations

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Ericrobert1

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We had a nice cruise. We had a neptune suite which was spacious but it was old and not very luxurious. We did three excusions. The tram in juneau, and a combo hatchery, mendenhal glacier and salmon bake. Then in ketchican we did the logger show. The glacier was cool. I would recommend just doing that. The hatchery was a waste of time and the salmon bake was just ok. The tram and the logger ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Explore 4 disappointment

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petermaij

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Free drinks with the HAL means a poor choice of low quality wines with excellent food. This is not a good combination. Even with a group of 7 guests ( 7 x $ 9 = $63) they do not offer you to order a bottle or 2 with a better quality. The free drinks package means 15 drinks. Max per drink is $ 9. They don’t offer you the premium package if you booked explore 4 in advance !. For a suite if you ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Penthouse Verandah Suite


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