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Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Noordam

6 Night Alaska (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 06, 2018

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8145

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

overall a very good cruise and a great value! Staff was very nice and accomodating. Captain was not very visible but I guess this ain't the Love Boat. Still...no presence at gala night that I know of. I felt rushed out of my room on debarkation day by steady intrusions at my room by staff. I get it that staff needs to turn the room but that's not really my problem. Don't rush the staff so much or hire more staff!

Embarkation

3 out of 5
computer glitch at dock prevented all passengers from boarding for over an hour

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
main dining room food serving time from order time was excruciatingly slow. after awhile you run out of small talk with strangers. many of the food items could have come straight off the line so I can't understand the delay. It's almost as if the inconvenience was designed to direct you the their buffet. Lido buffet food is very good, by the way, but ambiance and service is big part of cruise experience. Especially while at sea.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
routine-ish stuff

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
it would have been an excellent rating but for the consistantly very, very, very slow time from order to food delivery

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't forget to use your room service option. My food arrived warm and fresh!

Ports of call

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5
Excellent helicopter/dog sleeding excursion! didn't like all of the time HAL dedicated to jewelry sales or amount of jewelry stores waiting at the dock.

Ketchikan, Alaska

4 out of 5
Seaplane trip was quite short but dungeneous crab feed was plentiful. still, a bit expensive for what we got. same sales complaints as Juneau.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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