Great voyage on a basic entertainment ship

Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.1 out of 5

14 Night Glacier Discovery Collector (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 10, 2017

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6016

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise, nice excursions in ports. But better take some good books when doing this cruise on the Noordam. They will not be able to entertain you on board for a week.


2 out of 5
Slow and without proper information when dumped in a hangar and waiting for our turn to board.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Good food, great personel, very basic entertainment. No possibilities for free coffe or softs outside one restaurant so people were blocking tables throughout the day and having to look for free tables every time we came to eat.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Shows were high school level. They had a great band in the BB Kings Blues Club playing 45 minute sets but after their set the music stoped (no dj taking over), they turned on the lights and every dancing guest disappeared. The band had to start all over again to get some atmosphere going.


1 out of 5
Poor onboard show. Great band, poor atmosphere when the band stops and the lights are turned on after every 45 minute set.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Great dining staff. Great assistant cruise director who had to work within the limited possibilities.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very great cabin and dining room staff

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Good cabin, some little defects like a wardrobe door without know and a loose door. Had a blocked toilet on the whole aisle one morning. Front desk staff not really impressed by it, cabin steward managed to solve the problem in a wink.

Ship tip

Good ship with poor entertainment.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Do the goodtime girls and ghosts walking tour! Highly entertaining!

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

1 out of 5

Haines, Alaska Did not visit port


3 out of 5
They managed to give one hour different disembarkation times to my family staying in one cabin. Just another proof of poor organisation of the embarkation and disembarkation procedures.

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