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Horrible embarkation by j13rogers62

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

After flying all night we arrived to check in at 10:30 am and board, hoping to get some sleep. Due to computer issues could not board until 3:30 pm. Especially frustrating with a 1 yr old in tow. MUST GET BACKUP SYSTEM!!!

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Beautiful Alaska by mamajo730

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

Ship is starting to look tired. Time to update rooms. Love all the fresh flowers throughout the ship.

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A good time by JoeKnows

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

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!

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3.7

There is good and bad on every cruise! by dsc814

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

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.

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4.8

Awesome 38th Anniversary Cruise by groomsbecky

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

We had a wonderful cruise! The staff was amazing and the food, was awesome. The Main Stage Entertainment was great. The BB King All Stars were phenomenal.

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4.8

Totally relaxing transpacific crossing! by AllaBo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Hawaii

The ship was lovely, fellow passengers considerate, the seas calm, the service good, the food delicious. What could be better than that?

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Relaxing return from Hawaii vacation by Plesenski

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Hawaii

This was a very relaxing cruise because of the amount of days at sea. Perfect way to wind down after we spent a week in Hawaii in a rental house.

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OK Cruise by eldog

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Hawaii

We were disappointed with this cruise after taking a HA cruise to South America. This ship was much larger but there were not much to do aboard except eat and shop.

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3.5

Not the HAL of old by traveld

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Hawaii

HAL appears to be cutting back on everything. The many corporate partnerships obviously limits the cost to and responsibility of the line . HAL provides the space, and the corporation provides the personnel and program. The cutbacks are pretty obvious to any long-time cruiser. It's not that the partnerships are bad: Microsoft, Lincoln Center, America's Test Kitchen, etc., but along with these, HAL needs to step up with the parts for which it is responsible, mainly evening entertainment. Would not be my first choice cruise line. Product is okay, but it could be better.

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3.7

TERRIFIC CROSSING by FirehawkBob

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam / Destination: Transpacific

Very enjoyable and relaxing cruise which is common on most crossings as you get lots of sea days to do some serious relaxing. Ship is a bit outdated with some much needed improvements pending soon. I hope. Food is up to expected quality and entertainment has improved over the years and is much better than it was a few years ago.

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3.9

I Wonderful South Pacific by cr159

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific

We have travelled on many Cruises and were pleased with Holland America and would certainly travel with them again if the right destinations came up.

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4.1

New Zealand in March by KittieC

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

Overall, It was very relaxing and well organised. Holland America has an air of reliability and we met many passengers who had sailed with them multiple times. We missed two ports and almost missed a third because of storms and it was rainy several days. March is probably not the best time to visit NZ. The day at Milford, Doubtful and Dusky sound was beautiful. We didn’t get much opportunity to use our balcony because of the weather, so not certain it was worth having it. Taking everything into consideration, the cruise was very good value.

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4.3

Better then I ever imagined. by bowen1963

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

For our 1st cruising experience, Holland America has set the bar extremely high for any future cruises.

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4.9

New Zealand cruise on Holland America by jim45

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

Captain was wonderful and all of the staff very friendly. Enjoyed Test Kitchen and many events on the ship

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4.6

Beautiful nz by greglj

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

Great cruise except weather ruined visit to Auckland and bay of islands ship had to re route to avoid cyclone. Wanted a cruise with an average age group of about 50ish however the average age on this ship would be in the 70s. Can’t see why there would be a night club or basketball ball court when so many elderly cruise with this company. Was told the ship is very similar to celebrity ships. Afraid not even close. Still an enjoyable cruise but the pace was a bit too slow for me.

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5.0

A fantastic cruise. I want to do it all again by Kajabo

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam

For our first cruise it has made us want to do many more. Well done to all on the Noordam in achieving this. Keep up the great work.

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4.0

This was my first cruise,... by andylindley

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Ship: Noordam

This was my first cruise, so nothing to compare to, but others onboard had said the ship looked tired (Feb2018). I had read it was due for refurbishment, but I enjoyed my time onboard. The food was great, the bars were plentiful, the cabin was comfortable, the crew friendly and helpful. On my cruise it was a charter so we had our own entertainment and parties which were amazing. I took to life onboard and can’t wait to sail again.

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Great Itenerary but worst ship ever!! by jbjr40

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

Itinerary was GREAT but will never book traveling on the Noordam again and even considering not traveling Holland America Lines again!!! You can tell Carnival has taken over!!

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Reasonably good by WongSeeWai

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Noordam / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Quite enjoyable overall as I was traveling with family members. Good food, very good services, but there were not many activities on board which I like. Felt bored when on sea for long time. The soft bed is the worst part of the whole trip.

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4.0

Xmas 2 years ago by teamflames

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Noordam

Fantastic snorkeling, fun Xmas and nye. Lovely staff

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