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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Holland America Line
Eastern Mediterranean
Departure Port

Traveler rating



Very Good






Cruise type

Family Cruises


First-Time Cruisers


Romantic Cruises


Holiday Cruises


Repositioning Cruises


15 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

MaxineInVA avatar


1 Review Written

Pleasant Staff, Tired Ship


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 ...
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Sail Date August 2014

chiserleyqq avatar


1 Review Written

So disappointed

My wife and I had cruised on seven previous occasions and this was our eighth in total and first with Holland America. We had been led to believe that we were in for 'something special''. Not so, in fact almost ...
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Sail Date April 2014

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Michael, NYC

1 Review Written

Good Itinerary from Istanbul to Rome but Hotel Manager & Reception Sta

I believe most everyone looks forward to an enjoyable, relaxing and fun cruise as soon as they have decided on a cruise line, a ship, its itinerary and booked it. Then, if a situation arises on ship that's ...
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Sail Date August 2013

Wombournewalkers avatar


3 Reviews Written

Fabulous Itinerary on board a good ship

Just returned from an 11 night Ancient Mystery tour on MS Noordam (2nd time on board the same ship). Fabulous itinerary made even better by the changes, due to recent disruptions in Egypt, from Port Said & ...
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Sail Date August 2013

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Canadian EHP

1 Review Written

Noordam 11-Day Ancient Mysteries, May 7 Sailing

We have cruised about ten times with various cruise lines before and have always considered HAL, along with Princess, among the better cruise lines for us (we are not exactly the younger generation). We last cruised ...
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Sail Date May 2013

jnjmoore007 avatar


1 Review Written

Noordam Eastern Mediterranean

This was our first cruise. We went with our two young children (boys: 7 and 4) and their grandparents, who are seasoned cruisers. I have never considered myself a cruiser; in fact, I was probably somewhat opposed to ...
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Sail Date August 2012



1 Review Written

My Favorite So Far!

As opposed to some of the other reviews I read on this cruise there's only one or two negative comments I can say about this boat. I read how the food was terrible (these people clearly don't know food) I read the ...
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Sail Date October 2012

kevnbren avatar


6 Reviews Written

Perfect summer cruising

This was our first time on Holland America. I was a bit worried as we had just recently completed a cruise on the mega Carnival Magic. I was afraid there would not be enough to keep our kids entertained. I ...
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Sail Date June 2012

walkers avatar


1 Review Written

Brilliant cruise - would fully recommend both ship & itinery

Had a great 10 nights on board the Noordaman. Lovely ship overall serving excellent well presented food (best we have experienced so far on a cruise line). The ship never felt over crowded despite it being August & ...
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Sail Date August 2011

isk avatar


1 Review Written

First Time Cruising Family

This was our first cruising experience. We added the 10 day Roman Empire cruise to our 5 week European Adventure. It was my mother-in-law's life long dream to go to Europe. Unfortunately, she did not make the trip, ...
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Sail Date June 2011

Emmaluc1968 avatar


1 Review Written

Wonderful Eastern cruise

This was my first time cruising and I took my two daughters aged 15 and 11. We were not sure what to expect, but were hoping for a holiday to meet everyones requirements. The girls wanted action and an opportunity ...
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Sail Date July 2011

bernie5 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

20 Days in the Penthouse or Mediterranean Bliss

Please be aware we are novice cruisers and have little to compare this cruise with. This was a celebration of the end of chemotherapy for me and the end of high school for my son. Thanks to all you seasoned ...
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Sail Date June 2011

delawaredad avatar


2 Reviews Written

A good but not outstanding cruise

We sailed on the Noordam from Civitavecchia on June 10th. There were 4 of us, sharing a Verandah room, and we took the 10-day tour of the eastern Mediterranean. We had considered doing a 20-day cruise but given the ...
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Sail Date June 2011

mydreamvacation avatar


3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Noordam Eastern Med- wonderful trip (and NOT all old people)

I will start this with a little information about my family, my husband and I are each 47 and we were traveling with our 17 year old son. We are avid cruisers and have done so at least twice a year for the past 20 ...
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Sail Date July 2009

neznanka avatar


1 Review Written

No rating

Disaster on Noordam

To start with first impressions:-slow embarking-sterile atmosphere and mainly old passengers-entertainment not suitable for younger age ( disco nearly empty ) .... and all from above was not written by a teenager ...
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Sail Date July 2008

Noordam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Value For Money3.03.9
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