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Seward to Alaska Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Alaska
Seward

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49 Seward to Alaska Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


Lewisia avatar

Lewisia

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Dreadful experience!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CruisingK8

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever - Dirty, Terrible Service, Illness from lack of cleaning etc.

We chose this cruise as a way to get back from Alaska to Vancouver. We were hoping for a smaller, less crowded, low-key cruise. What we got was a filthy ship, illness everywhere, change in itinerary, the worst ...
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Sail Date July 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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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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ChicagoDude

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary Marred by Bad Management and Unruly Passengers

It's Alaska. Everyone should make this trip to see Alaska - especially since so much of this cruise is to areas that are difficult or impossible to access any other way. A previously positive experience with ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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orth1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

One of our best cruises

This is our 5th Alaska cruise. We love going to cool and beautiful places in the hot summers back home. We usually go up and back from Vancouver, which is wonderful. This time we flew to Anchorage, spend a week ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Telejoke

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Very Small Cabin -- Great Staff -- Little Entertainment

CABIN 10019 -- Small balcony (room for two angled chairs and a miniature cocktail table). Room itself was very small, but there was plenty of storage space for two people, including two spacious drawers under the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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kaylorcc

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Alaska but cruise left something to be desired

We have cruised a variety of lines- Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney- and were really looking forward to trying Holland America for our Alaska cruise. Unfortunately, a serious dearth of on-board ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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btaylor

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

just ok

My husband and I just returned from an HAL Alaska land/sea cruise aboard the Noordam. Seeing Alaska is very ambitious and something we could not have navigated on our own, there is just too much land to cover. I ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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socalhiker

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Alaska Land and Sea Tour!

This was our first cruise, and first time in Alaska, and both were amazing! The land tour was the first part of the trip, and the highlights of that tour were spending a day in Denali (recommend hiking the Savage ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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up6261

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Alaska Cruise

The embarking process was very organized. Our bags were waiting for us at our room. Service was awesome in dining rooms and cocktail lounges. I am a late night person and would have like to have the lounges ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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USN30years

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Awesome cruise

Have wanted to do an Alaskan cruise for years and this was just the right time for us to do the cruise. From planning the cruise with our travel agent, to embarkation, after the "land portion", to debarkation ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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HawkSaddle7

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

No entertainment/nightlife, poor service

Picked this trip for Itinerary and HA reputation. We have cruised many times and this by far was one of the more expensive and least favorite. Fortunately Alaska is beautiful so the HA did not affect that. Sea ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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goldcountry17

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Alaska June 2017

This cruise was arranged by a travel agent friend. We enjoyed every part: the shuttle from Anchorage to the boat dock, the cabin, food, activities, ports of call, efficient embarkation and debarkation and the ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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3K9night

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

First Visit to Alaska

We don’t generally plan our vacations way in advance, and this was no exception. We started looking at our options around February. We were looking at Mediterranean &/or Greek Island Cruises, Canary Island ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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floraltouch

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The land part of the cruise was great

But it went downhill from there. the dinning room was 1 1/2 hours to eat, the service just to get water refills was next to impossible, nobody liked the lobster it was very tough, and waited 3 days for a ashtray on ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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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