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4.5

Cruise from Vancouver to New Zealand by NCCubsFan

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific

Great cruise, the HAL staff make the entire trip wonderful. The ship is tired, but the staff and service made the trip excellent. I will be more careful about picking updated ships in the future, but HAL meets all of our needs. Great food, good entertainment, the best of itineraries, other cruisers are mature (like us). We had bridge lessons and organized bridge which helped us meet people and made the sea days very short. If you like sea days this is the itinerary for you.

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1.0

WARNING: DONT SAIL HOLLAND!!!! by KurtHanz

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Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

WARNING: DONT SAIL HOLLAND!!!! They change the itinerary and then wont give you a credit. Our ship missed Glacier Bay and when I contacted them to get a credit for that one day then refused. All they care about is the money!!!!!

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4.1

Family cruise to Alaska by earrings3

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Overall, we had a very good experience. There were six of us -our daughter and son-in-law and two grandsons (who came from Sydney), my husband and myself. My husband and I enjoy meeting people on a cruise, and interfacing with the staff. A big disappointment was not getting into the inner passage, which was the reason we chose this cruise. A passenger got ill and had to be removed and gotten to an airport. Due to circumstances, we had to head back towards Juneau. Not the fault of Holland. I decided to treat myself to a manicure. The staff in the spa was very nice, but my manicure had to be re-done. The polish did not properly cover the tips of my nails - I went back the same day to deal with the situation. We did enjoy and learn from the Windows 10 classes.

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3.8

Alaska good in parts by BruceHenllys

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

Disappointed to miss Glacier Bay due to a combination of weather and a medical emergency. So missed one of the reasons for booking

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4.7

Will have to return! by luv2crooz

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Inside Passage

We enjoyed our first Alaskan cruise and would definitely like to come back again. This sailing was late in the season. If we were earlier in August or early September we would have hit the salmon runs and seen more bears and eagles which would have been nice. We also didn't get to Glacier Bay due to a medical emergency on board. It was very foggy that day and we might not have seen much anyway. So I definitely would like to see that. The ship and staff were first class. The entertainment also was terrific. Would sail aboard this ship anyday!

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5.0

Our experience was outstanding. ... by Tx2Ia

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Ship: Noordam

Our experience was outstanding. We loved the service, food and the ship. We will only ever have one first cruise experience and I am so glad it was to Alaska on the Noordam. The room felt very spacious and it seemed like the staff was always seeking a way to make the cruise the best for us.

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5.0

Great cruise by littleboy0604

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Everything was great except for the cart expedition at Ketchikan.

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Perfect Cruise by vencebarnes

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

I cannot thank Joy and Camille in Neptune lounge enough and Mada and Yohannes for our room service and Noel in Pinnacle

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4.8

7 night Alaskan cruise by tallulah1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Absolutely amazing and wonderful. Exceeded all expectations.

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4.0

Fabulous Alaskan Cruise by Hoosiergirl7us

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

If you want to go on Wilderness Tundra Tour make sure they are doing. We did our land portion 3rd week in Sept. and they had stopped doing it.

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4.5

Aug-Sept 14 Day HAL Alaskan Cruise by HS00994

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

We enjoyed the cruise very much and REALLY enjoyed HAL...our first time with them. So much, we booked another 2-week Mediterranean Rivera cruise in another Neptune Suite!

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4.7

EXCELLENT CRUISE TO ALASKA! by HS00994

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Had a wonderful experience. ALL of the crew and staff were very friendly, helpful and considerate! One of the best memories will be the musicians who performed in the Lincoln Center Stage! Food was all good, ship and suite were very clean and we never waited or wanted for anything on the entire two weeks. We are excitedly looking forward to booking another cruise with HAL. (The only one negative was the very small television and it's selection of programming....and no classical music options.)

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4.7

Our first cruise and we really liked the experience. Options for fine dining, evening entertainment and spa time made it special. by Skiingviking

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Alaska is the reason we cruised at all and we were not disappointed. The weather in August in more rainy than earlier in the summer but this is when it was best to go for us. Make sure you have the right water proof clothing to deal with the wet/cool weather. My battle cry has always been "no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing".....make sure you have good 3 layer Gore tex shells. I wish I had Gore tex pants for this trip but will have for the next trip. We sailed southbound and the first day at sea was rough as there was a dying weather system (typhoon) that was coming through. My wife wished she had taken some anti sea sick meds before we left a very calm port of Seward. Our room was 4053 which is Mid ship lower, so it was better than the upper floors fore or aft, but it was rolling. All the next day it was blowing 30 to 40 with rolling seas and the tiny shipped was tossed. As soon as we got to Glacier Bay it flattened out again and all was good again. The Inside passage was our favorite part of the cruise and we are so glad we had a balcony.

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4.5

Awesome Glacier day! by JimPamsCruise

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Our weather was perfect for most of the cruise. It was chilly in Glacier Bay, but not like sub zero temps. It was partly sunny. Captain of the Noordam slowed down and gave us plenty of time to enjoy the glaciers. Truly a memorable experience! Absolutely beautiful...

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4.0

We have a great experience... by ejarnedo

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Ship: Noordam

We have a great experience in this ship. The crew is very professional, correct and happy. The cruise director Carlos is an amazing professional and he is always present; in the mornings at the piers, during the day he cross your way all the time, during the nights shows, etc. He always finds time to talk to everyone. We found Holland America is one of the best cruise lines. The only issue came when they had to reimburse for a taxi they agreed to and took them six months to send the check. I would recommend the Land and Sea Alaska experiance.

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4.9

Alaska with Holland by sardar001

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Will recommend all my friends and family to take this Alaska Cruise with Holland. They are so well organized and friendly.

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4.1

Mostly wonderful with one exception. The way I was treated after a traumatic injury to my head, shoulder and face due to a trip and fall on deck. by Headi

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

This was a beautiful cruise. Everything worked like clockwork. With all the moves we had starting with Vancouver to the ship to different excursions & transfers to two different hotels we never felt like we didn't know what to do next. Would we be met on time?, would our luggage be there? etc. Very good experience. The unfortunate thing was my accident on deck on our first day. My face was so banged up that I didn't want to appear in public, missed the first gala event. My mouth and teeth were so banged up I was in pain all the time and eating was difficult. So we certainly didn't get all that we hoped to and our enjoyment was was definitely diminished. So sad for us both as we were so excited to experience this once in a lifetime gift from our children for our 60th anniversary.

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4.5

Excellent Alaska cruise by balcony4us

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (older children)
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

We chose this cruise because it included a port (Haines) we had never been to before. The staff on this ship was really great. I liked that the ship never felt crowded to me except for the boat drill of course)... people must have been well distributed in the various parts of the ship. We had AMAZING weather the whole week of our cruise, which definitely made the port experiences nicer. The only issue we had (DVD player in cabin didn't work) was resolved within 24 hrs.

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5.0

It's been a few weeks... by marmar6

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Ship: Noordam

It's been a few weeks since we disembarked from the Noordam, but it feels like yesterday. My first cruise ever and it was exceptional. From the food to entertainment, the entire staff was totally impressive. I actually miss the wait staff from our evenings at dinner. They were the most friendly and positive people I have had the pleasure of meeting. The food, phenomenal, I could not get enough! The entertainment on board was great, especially the BB Kings show. Our cruise director, Johann(sp?), Was hilarious and entertaining. The captain was knowledgeable and informative. I will go on this cruise again someday, hopefully sooner than later. Thank you so much Holland America, Noordam, and Alaska.

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Excellent Alaskan Cruise by CareDavis

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

We had excellent service on the ship. The staff was helpful and friendly.

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