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Alaska Noordam Alaska Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Alaska
Departure Port

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65

Very Good

52

Average

33

Poor

15

Terrible

8

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173 Alaska Noordam Alaska Cruise Reviews


K-ren avatar

K-ren

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Mixed feelings

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This was my 5th cruise, and I chose this ship because it was smaller than previous ones, thinking that the on board experience would be more personal. It didn’t get off to a good start when the muster drill ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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christinand

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A Great Trip to Alaska

I enjoyed my cruise! I particularly enjoyed the lincoln center stage and the walking track. I really enjoyed walking around the deck as it was good exercise after the big meals. I didn't find the entertainment that ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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EL2019

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful, restful, relaxing

This was our first real cruise and was one of our bucket list items so we took part in the cruise with great expectations. The cruise fulfilled all of our expectations. The cabin stateroom was wonderful and we ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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jeannenix

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It's not Oceania, but it was still pretty darn good!

A couple of years ago, my husband and I went on our first cruise for out 40th anniversary to the Baltic - on Oceania. Maybe starting at close to the top wasn't the best idea! :) . We loved all of it. This summer ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Dancefloor

10 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Some of the Holland America charm slipping away

We chose this cruise because there was a great deal (including gratuities) just a few weeks before sailing. We live in Vancouver, so the transportation to and from the ship was easy, as was the embarkation and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Lewisia

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Dreadful experience!

My husband and I did the Double Denali with 7 day cruise down the inner passage. What a mistake that was!! I had one day on-board the Noordam before I got ill. One day to enjoy the ship - that's all. I had one ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Calgary rocks

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Can't wait to sail with HAL again!

We chose the cruise for the itinerary and the timing. One friend could only travel this week. We really wanted to experience Alaska, the glaciers, and the Inside Passage. The food aboard Noordam was outstanding in ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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journey47

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Awesome Crew

First large ship cruise. It was better than expected. Very organized as to getting on and off ship. Went into Fairbanks a day early so we could see sights on own. Enjoyed the Fountainhead Car Museum, caught MAC ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Allornothing

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Amazing Land and See Journey!

We did a fifteen day land and sea journey that started in Fairbanks and loved every minute of it. The Westmark hotel in Fairbanks was terrific, we stayed in South Tower, how anyone could complain about these rooms ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Bigmutz1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Alaskan cruise on the Noordam

I traveled with my 13 year-old daughter and 3 other relatives northbound to Alaska from Vancouver, departing mid August. After reading a few of the other reviews, I kept my expectations of the ship and its ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Travelin_Bear

6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Observations from a first-time HAL guest

I do not want to come across as sounding negative about this, since we did enjoy ourselves on this Alaska cruise/tour. We have cruised most frequently with Celebrity, but as first time HAL guests it's hard to avoid ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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roberter

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Noordam very disappointing ship

Embarked from Vancouver's Canada Place. Very confusing entrance to building, very long walk to the ship. Disembark at Seward was very quick. Ship: looks very worn in some places. Crew spent a lot of time ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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rashirey

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice Alaska Cruise

Overall a great cruise experience , the ship well maintained throughout , the cabin was very nicely appointed and there was plenty of storage . In addition , the cabin steward service was excellent . The main ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Teacherprof

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Friendly, helpful crew

We have previously cruised with Holland America, and like them overall. Their mid-size ships are better (in my opinion) than the larger ships with sooo many people. The clientele is generally adults and families. We ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Emmia

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Disappointed in Holland America

My DH and I have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. This was our 6th cruise with HAL. We brought two teens with us. We spent a few days in Vancouver, BC before boarding the ship for our cruise. We really ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Nehigg

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent first time cruise

We are first timers, so we were a bit apprehensive. However we thought ship was excellent esp. staff, service, food, and most of all the classical quintet in the Lincoln Center. Other plus points were the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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rxldryan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Week-long bliss

Experienced a wonderful vacation trip on the Noordam 7- night cruise to Alaska via the Inside Passage. Really enjoyed spending the day/night in Vancouver pre-cruise. The Alaskan scenery was just jaw-dropping, ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mlgb

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Mostly Satisfied..Highs and Lows.

Second time cruising on HAL in Alaska (previously the Zaandam same itinerary). Booked a week out with "they pick your inside cabin" rate. Got 6022 which is forward inside and aligned parallel to the hallway. Solo ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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muleung

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary but ship was a little disappointed

We did the cruise tour. This was the first time I did the cruise tour. The tour was before the cruise. The boarding pass has good information as to how the luggage is going to be handled. Hotel check in at ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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michiganmand

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

So this is what cruising is like

First time cruising, though both my wife and I are in our 60s. I usually prefer the control that planning your own trip involves with maybe a short guided excursion here and there. This time I decided to forgo the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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joanm

11 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed cruise on board this ship.

We have just returned from a cruise on Noordam to Alaska-our first with H&A. Although the ship needs some refurbishment in certain areas , we could not fault the staff 'service and food on board. We have been ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Lindat131

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

I chose this cruise because it was the only cruise to go to glacier bay. I felt the ship was classic. Perfect size to not get lost and interact with others. Our cabin and bathroom was larger than other ships. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Linnn

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Glacier Bay and Land Tour by Train

We had sailed on the Westerdam 10 years ago on a Glacier Bay tour and wanted to repeat it but with a balcony room which, I highly recommend a balcony whose windows the steward cleans daily as opposed to common ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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trishwitch

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worse than expected

The stateroom had a small we could not get rid off...finally found mold on shower curtain. Mirrors in staterooms were old and needed replacing. Dirt in corners remained throughout cruise. They were no activities for ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Herbs Mom

8 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise on the Noordam

This was a last minute cruise for us - we wanted to get away for a few days so we were looking for something with a short flight to get there and then be able to relax. There were great prices on this 7 day Alaska ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Noordam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Family2.04.1
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.9
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