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Holland America Line Noordam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

34

Very Good

29

Average

25

Poor

9

Cruise type

Family Cruises

106

Senior Cruises

97

Romantic Cruises

59

Repositioning Cruises

46

First-Time Cruisers

31

97 Holland America Line Noordam Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


austinozz avatar

austinozz

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Most Enjoyable

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We chose this cruise because it fitted with the dates we were available, due to work commitments. We had been to NZ before on a different cruise line, but love the place so repeat was not a problem. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date December 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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dutchie6

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship! Thank you Noordam!

I have just returned from a Vanuatu, New Caledonia 14 day cruise from Sydney returning back to Sydney cruise, and it was fabulous. What fantastic service, what wonderful delicious food served every day! I could not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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highriding

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Time to lift your game HAL

We had sailed with HAL on 3 previous cruises. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and had just been on Celebrity Solstice six weeks prior to this one and so comparisons between them were fresh in our minds. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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pomaussie

6 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise we have ever done!

We chose this cruise because we wanted to have Christmas and New Year on a cruise and the HAL had been recommended by some American friends. We had a wonderful surprise when we were upgraded from a SS midship to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Swinky2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Vancouver to Auckland.

Mainly chosen for the destinations on route, but also anticipated a 4* ship. Expected the passengers to be around retirement age because of he length of the cruise. Very disappointed with the geriatric nature of a ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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lyndarra

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Another Great With My Friend HAL

Of fourteen cruises this was my third with HAL. It was nice to renew our acquaintance after a five year hiatus. I'm happy to say that HAL have maintained their high standard, mostly. More on that later. We came ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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wanderlust 1950

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

38 day cruise across Pacific starting 30th September from Vancouver

The Noordam is badly needing refurbished in certain areas. Rust on balconies, grubby corridors. It looks a bit tired and dated. The sitting area immediately outside the Lincoln centre really needs attention. The ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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patonleeward

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

ALL THAT WAS ADVERTISED

We were on only the first part of the cruise and got off in Hawaii. I knew the ship was not new but I found very little wear and tear. The food was good, not exceptional, except for the Mariners lunch when ONO was ...
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Sail Date September 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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LXstagehand

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent Itinerary, Poor Cabin

We decided to take a slow and indulgent route back to Canada from Australia and this cruise seemed perfect...and in general it was. Embarkation was quick and easy and the crew very welcoming. The ports were ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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popoki1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of the best cruises we took.

Embarkation: Since we live in Hawaii, it was just a short drive to Aloha Tower. First of all, as far as Holland was concern, it was great and fast. Very friendly and they were so helpful. Now regarding ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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islandmanintas

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Like the curate's egg... good in parts!

Only our second cruise, had previously sailed from Hawaii to Sydney in 2016. We were so impressed with that cruise, the brand and the ship. So we choose to revisit with HAL and the Noordam again, this time the New ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Tanawah

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Expectations - Disillusioned

The cruise was the type of itinerary that I was Looking for, within in the time period available to me. This was our first time cruising and My Wife and I were really looking forward to our first cruise. I ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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knittinggirl

25 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Tour Overall, but EXC tours Dropped Overall Rating

Noordam 82318 tons 918 cabins Last Drydock 2018 9/28/2017 Room 6090 The Good Our room was in a great location! Only a few rooms aft of the midship elevator. We had two panoramic midship ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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LBHK

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sadly Disappointing

As this was a special occasion, we spared no expense and booked a Neptune Suite with large aft wrap around balcony. Expectations were high, more so as we have cruised extensively before and enjoyed our Cunard and ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Janet Savage

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A good cruise but not outstanding (my LONG review)

We scored a great price on a 15-day HAL cruise from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. Perhaps the price was so affordable because a) November is a less popular travel window (our itinerary included ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Spillett

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Was a lovely winter escape

Friend had recommended. A last minute decision to take a holiday following long wet winter. Purchased just a month ahead of sailing, online, and overall very pleased with cruise. Very good value. Prices were ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Stoertebecker

1 Review Written

Exploring the SouthPacific from Vancouver/Canada to Auckland aboard the Noordam

My wife and I spent 42 days aboard the Noordam, a medium size cruiseship of Holland America Line for about 2000 passengers from Sept. 24 to Nov. 6, 2017. This was just trhe right time for us with pleasant ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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DeerInSnow

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good destination. Great food, onboard activities lacking, entertainment bland.

To seem Denali after missing it 19 years ago. It was well worth the wait. Train trip from Anchorage was stunning. Experience, overall, was enjoyable. Noordam shows its age but service was excellent along with ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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amooreccr

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overall a good cruise

I chose this cruise because after visiting the interior of Alaska and going to Skagway, I wanted to experience the Southeast and the Inside Passage. My primary criterion for the cruise was to visit to Glacier Bay ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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petermaij

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Explore 4 disappointment

Free drinks with the HAL means a poor choice of low quality wines with excellent food. This is not a good combination. Even with a group of 7 guests ( 7 x $ 9 = $63) they do not offer you to order a bottle or 2 with ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Trapper44

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Crossed off of Bucket list

Both the wife and I wanted to do a cruise to Alaska. Several friends that had sailed to Alaska on different lines recommended Holland America as the one we would enjoy the most. They also said to book a balcony as ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Dee5114

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise unless you have a medical emergency

The stateroom, amenities and food were excellent. The entertainment and activities were a bit disappointing, but the primary purpose of the cruise was to see Alaska, not participate in shipboard activities. ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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happyglobetrotter

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise and splendid weather

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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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