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Vancouver to Alaska Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Alaska
Vancouver

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92 Vancouver to Alaska Holland America Line Noordam 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


christinand avatar

christinand

1 Review Written

12 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

6 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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ann.hack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Holland America, Noordam, was a great trip everyone enjoyed.

Over the summer of 2017, my family and our close friends took an Alaskan cruise on the Noordam boat. My whole family enjoyed it and we all wished it had lasted longer. Everyone in the group had a special occasion, ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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LasadhTine

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful Alaska

We got on at Vancouver and immediately say the huge ship at Canada Place (obvious where the ship was, but signs for where to get on the ship were less obvious). We got to the port early, so we had to stay in the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


EasyBob avatar

EasyBob

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Ship Doctor did not correctly diagnose my illness and I had to leave ship.

My wife and I are 3 Star Mariners on Holland America and have taken many Holland American cruises since 1978. They have always been great, memorable cruises. My wife had been wanting to visit Alaska and Denali. This ...
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Sail Date July 2017


Bibsy avatar

Bibsy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great value

We chose this cruise because the starting price for a two week cruise was less than a one week cruise. By the time it all added up, it was $1700 Canadian dollars for the two weeks....about $14,000 US for two weeks ...
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Sail Date August 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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ehogan

24 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Repeat of the Noordam

NOORDAM REVIEW We recently returned from a 14 day cruise to Alaska on the Noordam, return to Vancouver. Unfortunately the weather was poor throughout most of the cruise, however we have done this cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Condor22

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable week at sea.

Wechose this cruise for the ports and the schedule. turned out to be a lovely week with perfect weather. Captain was excellent at engaging the passengers and helping spot wildlife on shore, etc., to maximize the ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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mssully

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Weather for the Cruise was the real factor!

Cruise back to Alaska with friends. This trip was a much better experience than our 2006 August trip mainly due to the beautiful weather this time. Activities on board the ship are limited so we had a much better ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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GoQueenBee

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Loved Alaska, Holland Cruise Line not so much!

I chose this cruise because I wanted a quieter, more mature cruise. It was a Seattle to Seattle cruise with a 2 day Denali Land Tour add on. We booked the Signature Suite which was quite nice. Lots of extra room, ...
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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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