I have been wanting to visit Alaska, this cruise seemed like the perfect opportunity. The ship was granted access to cruise through Glacier Bay and through the Inside Passage. The cruise itself was amazing. The captain made daily long winded announcements regarding the ship's travel path and the wild life surrounding the ship. The onboard activities were truly lacking Unless you want to play Bingo everyday!!! The evening entertainment was subpar. The magician (and his assistant; his wife) were totally ridiculous. The show was appropriate for a child's birthday party! The ship's dancers / singers were okay at best. Their shows were nothing special. The cruise director made a big deal about a new movie that was only being shown on Holland America in collaboration with BBC. Well, it was good for the first five to ten minutes but that's all. My husband fell asleep. I looked around the audience, many of the guests either walked out OR fell asleep too. The only highlight was the comedian, he was excellent. Luckily he performed one and a half times during the entire 7 day voyage. If you like a night life, this is not the ship for you. Nothing to do after 10:45 PM except the Casino. Unfortunately there is no comedy after hours. The cruise is really for an older crowd that sleeps early.

Alaska

Noordam Cruise Review by sheryl27

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2016
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
I have been wanting to visit Alaska, this cruise seemed like the perfect opportunity.

The ship was granted access to cruise through Glacier Bay and through the Inside Passage.

The cruise itself was amazing.

The captain made daily long winded announcements regarding the ship's travel path and the wild life surrounding the ship.

The onboard activities were truly lacking Unless you want to play Bingo everyday!!!

The evening entertainment was subpar.

The magician (and his assistant; his wife) were totally ridiculous. The show was appropriate for a child's birthday party!

The ship's dancers / singers were okay at best. Their shows were nothing special.

The cruise director made a big deal about a new movie that was only being shown on Holland America in collaboration with BBC. Well, it was good for the first five to ten minutes but that's all. My husband fell asleep. I looked around the audience, many of the guests either walked out OR fell asleep too.

The only highlight was the comedian, he was excellent. Luckily he performed one and a half times during the entire 7 day voyage.

If you like a night life, this is not the ship for you.

Nothing to do after 10:45 PM except the Casino.

Unfortunately there is no comedy after hours.

The cruise is really for an older crowd that sleeps early.
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