Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

First Timer Who was pleased

Sail Date: May 08, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Holland America really goes out of the way to make the cruise as good as possible. This was my first cruise and to be honest, I was skeptical. I have heard horror stories about rowdy drunk passengers, lack of cleanliness, noro-virus outbreaks, etc.  This ship was clean, most of the travelers on this cruise were not heavy-duty partiers. The staff went out of the way to be friendly and to provide great service. I will be doing this cruise again and maybe one in Australia or Europe.

Cabin / Stateroom This room has a partially block view, but that is not really an issue as one spend little time in the room anyway. The cost was reasonable.
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Food and Dining
The restaurants were excellent. The dining in the Lido lacked in quality and variation. Could have had a few more healthy choices instead of pork and liver.


We arrived a little late for boarding so there was no line at all. We walked right through customs and onto the ship. They have a great system down for disembarking too.

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