Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

Good sailing!

Sail Date: July 17, 2016

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We had a good time.  We were disappointed in our balcony as people around us used the balcony to smoke therefore impacting our ability to be in a smoke free area.  We did share our concerns with the staff but we were told people had a right to smoke on their balconies.  Unfortunately it impacted us. The cruise amenities were otherwise grand.  This was our second cruise different ship, stayed in the same type of room, veranda balcony and this room was much smaller and more cramped.  However we had plenty of space for things and you don't spend a lot of time in your room.


The food was improved from our first cruise, it was outstanding Happyand the opportunities were plentiful for activities for our 13 year old granddaughter

Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Well organized.
Ship Quality
Ship was very nice
Destinations and Excursions
Excursion was in jeopardy of being cancelled after a delay in sailing. Ship worked with excursion on shore and most excursion occurred without problem. Handled well.
Onboard Activities
We didn't participate in anything.
Children's Programs
We went to most programs and they were OK but not as good as the ones on our previous cruise. The magician and comedian were very good.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
Enjoyed the acquarium
Cruise Glacier Bay
Loved Glacier Bay. Beautiful both visits.
Haines, Alaska
Lovely old homes from the previous military base. Many are now bed and breakfasts, interesting town, very laid back.
Juneau, Alaska
Taking the tram to the top is a great view, good restaurant and good entertainment. Love the old brand piano player. Juneau is a great town.
Ketchikan, Alaska
Loved the totum park. Zip lining was a favorite
Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska
Easy on those who might get seasick.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
Love Vancouver! Spent a week a few years ago, great city, this time didn't have any time except for the airport which is also fantastic. Fairmont Hotel right in the airport and we stayed there previously, excellent. Airport security and customs are the best anywhere. Quick, efficient, and they have great sense of humor.

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