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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Alaska

Holland America Line
Noordam
Alaska
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

8

Very Good

8

Average

4

Poor

5

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

26

Senior Cruises

24

Romantic Cruises

21

First-Time Cruisers

4

Entertainment Cruises

4

26 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Alaska


Bigmutz1 avatar

Bigmutz1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Alaskan cruise on the Noordam

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I traveled with my 13 year-old daughter and 3 other relatives northbound to Alaska from Vancouver, departing mid August. After reading a few of the other reviews, I kept my expectations of the ship and its ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Travelin_Bear

6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Observations from a first-time HAL guest

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Emmia

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Holland America

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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joanm

11 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed cruise on board this ship.

We have just returned from a cruise on Noordam to Alaska-our first with H&A. Although the ship needs some refurbishment in certain areas , we could not fault the staff 'service and food on board. We have been ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Lindat131 avatar

Lindat131

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

I chose this cruise because it was the only cruise to go to glacier bay. I felt the ship was classic. Perfect size to not get lost and interact with others. Our cabin and bathroom was larger than other ships. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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trishwitch

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worse than expected

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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ann.hack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holland America, Noordam, was a great trip everyone enjoyed.

Over the summer of 2017, my family and our close friends took an Alaskan cruise on the Noordam boat. My whole family enjoyed it and we all wished it had lasted longer. Everyone in the group had a special occasion, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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LasadhTine

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Alaska

We got on at Vancouver and immediately say the huge ship at Canada Place (obvious where the ship was, but signs for where to get on the ship were less obvious). We got to the port early, so we had to stay in the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


EasyBob avatar

EasyBob

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ship Doctor did not correctly diagnose my illness and I had to leave ship.

My wife and I are 3 Star Mariners on Holland America and have taken many Holland American cruises since 1978. They have always been great, memorable cruises. My wife had been wanting to visit Alaska and Denali. This ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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ednabcr

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

No complaints

This was our first time cruising so we have nothing to compare the Noordam to but we have no complaints. The ship seems well maintained, is a good size, and the services were fine. The crew was exceptional. Our ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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patsc2342

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Alaska amazing and Noordam very good depending on what you are looking for

The Alaska coastline and landscape is truly spectacular. Alaska is a vast state and a lot of it is uninhabited wilderness. For this reason, you cannot drive to most of it. Small planes are the best way to see a lot ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Choochee face

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

2nd Alaskan cruise with HAL

Cruised with HAL to Alaska on a 7 Day trip from Vancouver and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip seeing Alaska again. This time we visited Sitka,a picturesque town with a small harbour and lots of shops selling ...
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Sail Date May 2017


dtells avatar

dtells

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Hubbard Glacier was magnificent.

Chose cruise because it was at the right time, and we didn't have to fly. The ship was lovely and comfortable, and the crew was friendland seemed very happy to be working there. I need gluten free/lactose-free ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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rleefamily

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Family Alaska Trip

I have travelled 3 other cruise lines and thought I would try Holland America and this is what I found: Pros: - very little waiting time to embark and disembark - exterior of the ship quite beautiful - ...
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Sail Date August 2016


avilady avatar

avilady

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Great Scenery, but Lousy Service

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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janice.mccullough@live.ca

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Trip to Alaska on Holland America

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Landlubber54

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Noordam to Alaska!

We just returned from a 7-day Alaskan round trip cruise out of Vancouver. The cruise took us (in this order) to Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay State Park and Ketchikan, taking the Inside Passage on the way up and ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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santabarbaraserenity

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Noordam ROCKS--In a good way! Yay for Imam and Sam, our cabin stewards!!!

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


Mimi26 avatar

Mimi26

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Very Nice Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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paboo62

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoying Our World

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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OMonarch

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Value for the Money

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2015


findane avatar

findane

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Like a cattle car

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Jakeman2

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Pretty disappointing

We chose this sailing specifically to see Glacier Bay. At our first stop In Juneau it was pouring rain, we went on an excursion to Mendenhall glacier the bus was 1 hour overdue on picking us up to return to the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TIGER1127

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

It was suprised how well run on this ship

We have a big family reunion come all of the world. before this cruise the biggest worry for me was the condition of the ship, I saw many reviews that people talking about how bad the ship was. First the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Disney_Florida

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lacking Good Food or Entertainment

The good: * Neptune Suite was spacious with sufficient storage area and was well maintained and clean. *. The staff were professional and friendly The Bad: * Entertainment options were significantly ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Noordam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Family2.04.1
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.9
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