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22 Holland America Line Noordam Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Expatcat avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday


We chose this cruise for the number of port stops and we weren’t disappointed! We got a great feel for New Zealand. We travelled with children between 7-14 and they all had a great time. Kids clubs were ...
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Sail Date January 2020

joanm avatar


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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Mary from Hawaii

11 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

OK Cruise

We chose this because it ended in Honolulu, our home. We sailed from Vancouver and stayed at the Pan Pacific which was right on the pier! I highly suggest that hotel if you are sailing from Vancouver. Bags went from ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Service, Ship could use a face-lift

I traveled with my husband and 3 year old daughter on this 4 day re-positioning cruise. We wanted to try a short cruise with my daughter to see how she liked it before booking something longer. Embarkation went ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Alaska amazing and Noordam very good depending on what you are looking for

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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Choochee face

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

2nd Alaskan cruise with HAL

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017

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Ja and Ma

3 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise but Expensive

We sailed on the Noordam with our two teenagers leaving Sydney on the 4th January. It was spectacular leaving from White Bay as the ship had to wait for the tide to drop; so we could sail under the Sydney Harbour ...
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Sail Date January 2017



1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Good Value & Relaxing Cruise

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual company closedown in January each year, when we must take most of our annual holiday leave. The price was great for this peak holiday time in Australia. Both the ...
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Sail Date January 2017

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2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Classy and Relaxing

My wife chose this cruise as it went over the Christmas break and went to the South Pacific.We are a family of 5 and booked 2 rooms. A Verandah Room and an inside Room both on Deck 6. After a slow start in the ...
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Sail Date December 2016

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2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Noordam to Alaska!

We just returned from a 7-day Alaskan round trip cruise out of Vancouver. The cruise took us (in this order) to Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay State Park and Ketchikan, taking the Inside Passage on the way up and ...
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Sail Date August 2015

Mimi26 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A Very Nice Cruise

This was my very first Holland America Cruise, and first cruise to Alaska. I've been to 3 cruises before this, all of which were with Royal Caribbean and were in the Caribbean as well, most recently on the Oasis of ...
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Sail Date August 2015

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Enjoying Our World

Just returned from a 7 day Alaskan inside passage cruise with Holland America on the m/s Noordam, sailing dates July 11th thru 18th. Our first cruise, 3 of us in one stateroom; my wife and I along with our 14 year ...
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Sail Date July 2015

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Value for the Money

This was our fifth HAL cruise and again a very good experience (we've taken over 20 cruises ranging from Epirotiki to Cunard and Renaissance), The ship was exceedingly clean and well maintained. The cabin service ...
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Sail Date May 2015

Tuney avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful HAL Experience. Our First Time Ever in Europe

As usual the service, was exemplary. We have sailed previously on Zaandam, Zuiderdam, and the maiden season of Niew Amsterdam. So, we felt right at home almost immediately when we boarded Noordam at Barcelona. The ...
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Sail Date September 2013

Tabbymom avatar


3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Relaxing and comfortable cruise with mostly excellent ports

(Please note I put this full review in the HAL boards with many photos.) Mom is a four star Mariner who had cruised for decades. She hadn't been for the last two years due to various health issues that make it ...
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Sail Date March 2013

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Council Man

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Slow Boat to East Caribbean

This was our 17th cruise, 3rd on Holland America(HAL). We chose this cruise because it included 7 ports: St Martin, St Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Dominica, St Thomas and Half Moon Cay. We've visited Dominica and ...
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Sail Date November 2012

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1 Review Written

Wonderful Eastern cruise

This was my first time cruising and I took my two daughters aged 15 and 11. We were not sure what to expect, but were hoping for a holiday to meet everyones requirements. The girls wanted action and an opportunity ...
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Sail Date July 2011

bernie5 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

20 Days in the Penthouse or Mediterranean Bliss

Please be aware we are novice cruisers and have little to compare this cruise with. This was a celebration of the end of chemotherapy for me and the end of high school for my son. Thanks to all you seasoned ...
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Sail Date June 2011

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1 Review Written

Comfortable cruise, great itinerary.

We were on the March 25 Spring Break cruise. We're a family of four, with two boys 11 and 9, and were excited to find an itinerary that fit us so well. We've sailed on NCL and Carnival in the past and have usually ...
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Sail Date March 2010

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2 Reviews Written

Something for Everyone!

Background Information: We have been on several cruises, with many different lines, and this was our first Holland America experience. We have 2 disabled guests, and 2 children in our group. Hotel Info: When ...
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Sail Date December 2009

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

It was suprised how well run on this ship

We have a big family reunion come all of the world. before this cruise the biggest worry for me was the condition of the ship, I saw many reviews that people talking about how bad the ship was. First the ...
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Sail Date July 2019

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2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A comfortable way to discover New Zealand and Australia

We stayed 3 days in Auckland before embarking after our flight from Manila. The embarkation was easy and smooth. the ship docks in the middle of Auckland, so its easy and very cheap to reach by public ...
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Sail Date December 2017

Noordam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Value For Money3.03.9
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