The ship needs a little sprucing but is due for dry dock this fall. The service and the meals were excellent as usual. The ship is lovely, newer and well planned. We loved the cruise. The last 2 weeks, the rain and fog had been present daily but for us, things changed and the temperature was very good for the whole week. The embarkation was a breeze and there was no crowds on the ship during the week and we never had to line up except briefly at some more popular food stations in the Lido. Entertainment was varied but a bit weak. The BBC films and special activities were the best. Everybody did a good job. The cruise was pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves. We went to the Pinacle and Canelleto and enjoyed both venues with local specialties of fresh fish and gorgeous steaks. The staff everywhere did their utmost to please us. There were amost 200 children on board but we hardly saw them and they never bothered us. All were well behaved. It was one of our best Alaska cruise so far.

Beautiful cruise and splendid weather

Noordam Cruise Review by happyglobetrotter

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom
The ship needs a little sprucing but is due for dry dock this fall. The service and the meals were excellent as usual. The ship is lovely, newer and well planned. We loved the cruise.

The last 2 weeks, the rain and fog had been present daily but for us, things changed and the temperature was very good for the whole week. The embarkation was a breeze and there was no crowds on the ship during the week and we never had to line up except briefly at some more popular food stations in the Lido.

Entertainment was varied but a bit weak. The BBC films and special activities were the best.

Everybody did a good job. The cruise was pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves. We went to the Pinacle and Canelleto and enjoyed both venues with local specialties of fresh fish and gorgeous steaks. The staff everywhere did their utmost to please us. There were amost 200 children on board but we hardly saw them and they never bothered us. All were well behaved.

It was one of our best Alaska cruise so far.
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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin C 1083
Nice, well planned but missing drawers.
Main Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins