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Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 54

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
Noordam

6 Night Alaska (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 06, 2018

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6070

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Vancouver is worth staying a few days. We stayed in North Vancouver and it's much cheaper than downtown. We rented a car from Hertz to see Vancouver and gas is $4.61 per gallon when you convert the money to U.S dollars. The rate was $1.25 U.S to Canadian dollar. Take to time to see the Aquarium in Stanley Park in Vancouver. This is a must see at any age and well worth the money. Juneau was fun and Tracy's Crab Shack is a must try. I bought my girlfriend a 3 carat diamond ring while in Juneau at Diamonds R Us and they had the best prices of all the jewelry stores. Ketchikan is an old fishing village that they turned into a tourist trap! The trip down the inland passage was wonderful. We saw sea otters and seals and a wolf on shore and 1 whale close to the ship. You don't need to take a whale watching tour in either city you will see enough whales during your cruise. We wish we would have taken a cruise in June instead of May. We were really looking forward to going fishing for Halibut but it was too early in the season.

Embarkation

3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Don't eat at the buffet for lunch it's terrible.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

4 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

2 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
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