Noordam Cruise Review by kmcc1122
- Sail Date: May 2016
- Destination: Alaska
- Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite
Holland treated us very well throughout. Our Neptune Suite 7087 had plenty of space and storage, with a nice V-shaped verandah so we could look forward as well as to the side, which was great for photos. We made extensive use of the Neptune Lounge amenities and concierge. The included laundry service was a definite plus. All of the HAL staff we interacted with did a fantastic job of making us feel welcome and appreciated.
Our special "date night" meal at the Canaletto was one of the best meals we've had anywhere. The Main Dining Room meals were good, although a little chaotic due to the size and noise of such a large space. We had two excellent dinners delivered to our room when we were too tired to deal with that.
There were enough onboard activities to keep us busy during the at-sea days, sometimes too many to choose from. The Greenhouse spa was beautiful and a welcome diversion. I had a massage on the first day and enjoyed a few hours relaxing in the Hydro pool another day after a long day of hiking.
We did only one shore excursion through HAL, a 3-hour evening photography tour near Denali, which was excellent. Other than that, we explored on our own without any trouble.
The one glitch we experienced was that the staff was not prepared for the deluge of arrivals when we reached the McKinley Chalet. It was cold and rainy that evening, so not at all conducive to walking very far. The property dining shuttle was overwhelmed so many visitors waited nearly an hour for a shuttle that was not already full with passengers.
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