Awesome Alaska Cruise

Noordam Cruise Review to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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7 Night Glacier Discovery Northbound (Vancouver To Seward)

Sail date: May 26, 2019

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1067

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were not cruise people prior to this, but this one won us over. True to prior reviews, Holland America caters to more of a senior crowd, which was great for us. The service, food and activities were fantastic.


4 out of 5
Though we arrived early (10AM), still had to wait over an hour to get checked in. But it gave us a chance to meet some interesting cruise mates.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was so excellent in the main dining room and Lido buffet that we saw no need to go to any specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Great variety and quality of on board activities. A small deficit was that we are interested in ballroom dancing and the times and music selections for this were limited.


5 out of 5
BB King club was great, as was the Lincoln Center chamber group. We did not attend any stage shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent service by staff that exudes friendliness and joy.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were impressed by the size of the cabin and its features.

Ship tip

Unless you are a very heavy drinker, avoid the drink packages and take advantage of happy hour specials.

Ports of call

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

5 out of 5
Great tours in interesting city.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5
Great Hiking the Tongass Rainforest Tour

Juneau, Alaska

5 out of 5
Recommend Alaska State Museum and Mendenhall Glacier Tour.

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5
Recommend Scenic Hike and Float Tour.

Cruise Glacier Bay

5 out of 5
Incredible Glacier views with great narration by National Park Rangers.

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

5 out of 5
We tool all day bus tour from Seward to Anchorage, which I highly recommend.


5 out of 5
Much smoother than embarkation
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