Holland America Noordam Cruise Reviews

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658 Holland America Noordam Cruise Reviews
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up6261
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
The embarking process was very organized. Our bags were waiting for us at our room. Service was awesome in dining rooms and cocktail lounges. I am a late night person and would have like to have the lounges open late. Room service ... Read more
USN30years
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Have wanted to do an Alaskan cruise for years and this was just the right time for us to do the cruise. From planning the cruise with our travel agent, to embarkation, after the "land portion", to debarkation everything was well ... Read more
HawkSaddle7
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Picked this trip for Itinerary and HA reputation. We have cruised many times and this by far was one of the more expensive and least favorite. Fortunately Alaska is beautiful so the HA did not affect that. Sea days and lack of ... Read more
snwhoye
Member Since 2008
1 review
8 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Cruise was wonderful. Ate in Lido market all the time. Very friendly helpful staff. Room stewards were wonderful in cabin change. Ketchican duck boat was convient & very interesting. Microsoft seminars were very helpful. Take a ... Read more
ednabcr
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
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 children didn't particularly ... Read more
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goldcountry17
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This cruise was arranged by a travel agent friend. We enjoyed every part: the shuttle from Anchorage to the boat dock, the cabin, food, activities, ports of call, efficient embarkation and debarkation and the congenial staff. The room ... Read more
3K9night
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
45 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We don’t generally plan our vacations way in advance, and this was no exception. We started looking at our options around February. We were looking at Mediterranean &/or Greek Island Cruises, Canary Island cruises or a return ... Read more
PatfromPa
Member Since 2007
1 review
120 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Really enjoyed my first cruise onHAL Was on a cruise land tour through Discover Alaska and they are affiliated with HAL. The ship was very nice and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the ports of call. alaska was on my bucket list soI ... Read more
maxwell7034
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We wanted to go to Alaska at some point, and saw a pretty good deal so we decided to go with it, despite some reservations about going in May. We were satisfied overall with our cruise, understanding that Holland America is considerably ... Read more
GradUT
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
2,551 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We booked this cruise for May 21 - 28 in order to take advantage of the drier weather (May is the least rainy month in these ports) and to avoid large numbers of children since school is still in session during the last week of May. We ... Read more
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lramirez2000
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Who we are: A middle aged married couple who has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America-- but never on a cruise! Travel details: Vancouver to Seward, May 21- May 28 Cabin: We stayed on the Upper ... Read more
noone
Member Since 2011
1 review
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I wanted a nice relaxing cruise. We drove from our home in Northern BC to Vancouver so we could combine road trip sightseeing on the way o the cruise and back home. We booked midship as I am very prone to motion sickness. ... Read more
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patsc2342
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
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 of it from the air. Of ... Read more
Choochee face
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
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 souvenirs and local crafts. ... Read more
dtells
Member Since 2013
1 review
61 forum posts
11 helpful votes
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 food, and, as usual, this ... Read more
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DMG46
Member Since 2009
1 review
42 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My wife and I were looking for a quick get-away. We booked our cruise five weeks before departure as a package. The booking process went smoothly and all arrangements turned out as described. The boarding at the Pier in Honolulu was ... Read more
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Castoffs
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had already been on the Volendam with HAL and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and this cruise was visiting the South Pacific and Hawaii. We were on board 16 nights Sydney to Honolulu we felt this was long enough for us and it was. ... Read more
Ruth Irving
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Holland America obviously don't read these reviews otherwise things would have improved by now - or perhaps they just don't care! My friend and I boarded the Noordam in Sydney and I was very much looking forward to the cruise experience ... Read more
normie616
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
235 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This review will not be lengthy but more to the point.Having completed our Sydney to Vancouver crossing from 8th April to 30th April ;I feel appropriate to comment on this ship Firstly the Noordam is a beautiful ship and we ... Read more
Ladybentley
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
166 forum posts
14 helpful votes
After several great HAL cruises we were surprised to find this one to be so disappointing. It’s clear that ongoing cutbacks are the order of the day now with HAL, along with a corresponding reduction in customer service. Starting ... Read more
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Norpen
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this cruise to fit in with school holidays and to meet friends in Hawaii. The stateroom was excellent. See below. The ship was very lush and we enjoyed the ambience in every venue. All areas were well maintained and ... Read more
Old Bulldog
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
68 forum posts
We chose Holland America as they are our favourite cruise line. Having an aft suite our embarkation was smooth without any wait although this actual cruise had commenced in NZ and there were already guests on board. The cabin was great ... Read more
MostlyLegal
Member Since 2012
9 reviews
6 helpful votes
The Noordam is, on the whole, a beautiful, well-run ship and we were very comfortable on a 36 night cruise from Auckland, New Zealand to Vancouver, Canada. This was our retirement cruise, the longest vacation of our lives, and, of course, ... Read more
RETIRED13
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Repositioning cruises are a wonderful way to avoid tedious air travel. Noordam had a great itinerary and the timing was perfect. Noordam was scheduled for a refit in 2015 but it still hasn't happened and its looking a bit tired. The ... Read more
Senior Single
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
100 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I never sailed the islands of the Pacific, and this was a perfect opportunity to do so. A few days in Sydney prior to sailing allowed two visits to Hunter Valley (two different companies) and a lunch at the top of the Sydney Tower. ... Read more
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