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Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Alaska Glacier Discovery (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 08, 2016

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4117

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

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.

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5
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