Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Time for this ship to be refurbished

Sail Date: September 04, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We were in an SC class suite and was very disappointed in the condition of the room and its facilities.  The bathroom floor tiles were missing a large amount of grout.  Some entire sides were empty.  The outer door lock on our veranda door was nearly corroded away from sea air and salt water.  The deck was very rusty.  

The Main Dining Room food was good, as was the service,  and entertainment was surprisingly good.   A lot of the crew looked tired, not as outgoing as other HAL crews.  Will probably take a break from HAL cruising for awhile.

Cabin / Stateroom
In review narrative.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Debarkation in Vancouver was totally out of control. Three ships arrived at once and the land staff was overwhelmed.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Not enough activities on sea days that didn't have a cost associated with them.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

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