Holland America Line


24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Children's Play room
Children's Play room
Cooking Classes
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Formal Nights
Hot Tub
Laundry/Dry Cleaning

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Shipboard accommodations

    Onboard meals and entertainment

Not Included

  • Airfare

    Items of a personal nature

    Shore excursions and meals ashore

    Hotel service charge

    Anything not noted as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
82318 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

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Recommend Holland America

By: Judith

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

My husband and I have traveled on Holland America for almost 200 days. We have always found this line wonderful. We stay in the same room or near the same room every trip - on the 7000 level. The lounge is a great place and we enjoy having the concierge there to help with all our requests. Holland America has been our first choice for many years and will continue to be so.
Travel Advisor:  KC Baldadian

Highly recommended

By: Sher

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2013

Good service. Friendly staff. Food was excellent. We are going on the same ship this coming January

Highly recommended

By: fm04

Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2014

Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic

Highly recommended

By: Les

Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

We had a wonderful vacation on holland America. We are 4star mariners and enjoy the extras that go along with that. The staff  in all areas were wonderful and helpful . The ship was clean and well kept. The captain was great and held the ship for 3hrs waiting for  the passengers on all the flights that were late because of the weather. we enjoyed all the island tours booked through the ship. Since we had a late flight we booked the tour to spend time at the cruise reception Center in Hollywood Florida until it was time to go to the airport. They took very good care of us and it was so much better than sitting at the airport . Cathy booked our flight through holland America and they certainly took good care of us . They reassured us when our flight was so delayed that they would take care of us if we were late getting there.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Wassermann

highly recommended

By: Carlene

Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2014

The Captain of our ship Robert Jan Kan was remarkable, not only didhe hold the ship for weary travellers, but when there was a situation re power on the ship he made certain we were informed about what was going on.Kodos to our captain!!!
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Wassermann

Love the service. Hate the decor

By: Ann-ge

Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2014

I have cruised 5 times, three of them with HAL. I like the cruise line, the service, the food.  But I hate the decor on most cruise ships.  Why do they all have to look like they came out of 50s Las Vegas.  How about injecting some sleek, contemporary design to the furniture, art on the walls and and other fixtures. Hotels have modern face-lifts why not the ships?There is also too much emphasis on shopping, spas and casinos.  How about some interesting lecture series.  In case you think I'm in my 30's, NO, I'm a modern 65 year old with some taste, part of your target demographic.  Today's boomers don't want to live in Ozzie and Harriet style interiors.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Dosch
Not Recommended

not recommend

By: abby

Reviewed on: 02 May 2014

Highly recommended

By: Jaya 7

Reviewed on: 13 May 2014

We love Holland America.  Ports were interesting and excursions well planned.  We particularly loved our suite.  It was very comfortable.  The cabin crew was excellent.  Dinner crew were also excellent.  We are already planning the next trip. Will take a 6 mo. or so break first.
Travel Advisor:  Theresa Quintarelli

yes, I would recommend Holland American Line

By: larry

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2014

Great Ports of Call in Alaska

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2016

We enjoyed the ship and especially the ports of call. Holland America is obviously a preferred cruiseline when traveling to Alaska.

Experienced and friendly service

By: Anah

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016

We have booked several cruises with Annemari, and have always been extremely pleased with the bookings she has done for us. We have never dealt with travel agents before who are as professional and expert as Annemari. Because of her expertise, she has given us good and helpful advice. On top of that, she a very nice and pleasant person to deal with. We don't hesitate to recommend Annemari to anyone planning a trip or vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Annemari Hermans

Great Cruise

By: Penny

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2015

We really enjoyed our cruise. The excursions we booked through HAL were very good. On St. Lucia we went on the 7 hour tour of the Island leaving from Castries and ending at Soufriere (where our ship was docked). On Barbados we went to Harrison's Cave. Very interesting and well worth it. On St. Thomas we went on a snorkeling tour with the Castaway Girls to Turtle Cove and Shipwreck Bay. The crew on the catamaran were excellent and fun. On the way back to the dock they plied us with rum punch! The Noordam is a lovely ship but getting a little "tired"...maybe time for a refit. As always, the Philippino staff were excellent...especially our cabin attendants, Usep and Andry; Willis, Lee, Chris and Rolando. Re: the use of the lounge chairs around the covered pool area. Many times people left their belongings on the chairs to go somewhere and did not return for up to several hours. That behavior is unfair to other guests. Not sure what HAL can do to alleviate this problem.
Travel Advisor:  Robin Hutnan


By: INGE79

Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2015

Travel Advisor:  Bea Clagg

holland america

By: merle26

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2015

good service all around
Travel Advisor:  Coleen Noble

Excellent cruise, very nice ship

By: Al H

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2015

The cruise was very good, and we had excellent weather. The ship was very, very clean, and the crew was just outstanding, always going out of their way to be helpful. Food was great. We would sail with Holland America again, one of the best cruise lines we've sailed on..
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knopf

They know what they are doing

By: T

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2015

Our trip was a bucket lister for us as we had long hoped to do an Alaskan cruise. We were looking for something nice, but not too pricey. HAL certainly fit the bill. The food was good and at times very good. The staff was delightfully courteous and well spoken. The spa was excellent. The only downside was the "shopping channel on the high seas" feel that we would get from time to time.
Travel Advisor:  Daria Westerfield

Highly Recommend

By: Fluff

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2015

The food was wonderful. We tried to make a reservation at the Pinnacle on our first day at sea and they said they were completely booked until the last night of sailing at 9pm. We were disappointed but did enjoy the Vista Dining and open seating. We were impressed with the boarding and departing at the ports and the beginning and ending of the trip. I had to go to medical in the middle of the night and was impressed with the doctor and nurse attending. Overall, it was a great experience and I would highly recommend Holland America.
Travel Advisor:  Alisa Dearing

Beautiful elevator doors!

By: House Mouse

Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2015

Please check previous review!
Travel Advisor:  Coleen Noble

Lovely ship

By: Cressita

Reviewed on: 31 May 2016

Everyone working on this ship was so friendly and we had amazing service everywhere we went.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Ramsey

Cruise to Alaska

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 30 May 2016

Staff was very friendly and competent. Special kudos to the Neptune concierge staff. Lots of food, but quality don't rate a ten. The individual entertainment was outstanding, The optional tours we took were also outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Great trip and friendly service

By: vernjean

Reviewed on: 31 May 2016

Thanks for a great trip.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Bebout


By: PBvicCC

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider
Not Recommended


By: Marty

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2016

Concierge service was almost non existent. Great cabin, but that was it.

Ship / Itinerary selection

By: Keith

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Very nice ship ... fantastic dining and hospitality staff.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Solid ship with classic experience

By: Sleepling in Seattle

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2017

We had an adventurous trip to Australia/ New Zealand. Ship decor is older. Food was plentiful- lots of options for dinner entrees.The Asian station for lunches, the made-to order pastas (yes, even gluten free), salads, were a nice change from the traditional Lido line foods. Other food options were the Pinnacle and Italian restaurants with excellent quality entrees and service. The Ship captain was excellent, good explanations and tackled some challenging locations skillfully. He really emphasized keeping the ship germ free! All staff were VERY upbeat and friendly, always greeted you, were prompt and gracious. Entertainment was fun with piano bar hits from 50's, 60's through current-engaging. BB King jazz and live band were tops for another option almost every evening. The main shows varied (as usual), mostly very good with a few solo performers that were not very good. The exercise room was bad-equipment was outdated, some not working. Classes packed. Off hours were better.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

MS Noordham

By: Fancy

Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2017

Basically ok however there are some areas we felt could be improved to provide a better experience.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Strickland

Loved cruising

By: Enjoyed my trip

Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2017

Ship an d staff were great. Port of call were all we could ask for.
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

Great ship

By: Donna

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

We love the Vista class ships especially the signature suites they offer. We are now spoiled with the larger bathroom and double sinks. The ship is laid out very well and the staff and crew are very friendly and provide exceptional service.
Not Recommended

Nordam review

By: Chorister

Reviewed on: 11 May 2017

A worn our ship with very poor hotel management. Ship needs refurbishing right from worn out and threadbare carpets to furniture . Staff unwilling to arrange for family to have rooms together eve though after 14 days of cruising one room became available next door. The Captain was very approachable and interesting to see him interact so much with the clients but rest of white shirts were not very friendly. Unfortunately both of us sick and the Doctor misdiagnosing Shirley but regardless, Holland America is not a Cruise Line I would use again and would recommend none go on this boat until considerable money spent on same.

Australia Trip

By: Mario Aquilina

Reviewed on: 08 May 2017

I thought the Holland line was over rated. Everything was a sales pitch. You were nickel and dimed constantly. The staff was great as was the food.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Rende


By: Ginger

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Love this ship and its courteous and attentive crew. Clean, comfortable staterooms, as well as the rest of the ship. Many entertainment and restaurant offering a nice variety of choices.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

Holland America

By: Lucia

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Love the Noordam. We have sail on her many times. Love Holland America
Travel Advisor:  Melitta Hannon

Alaska Cruise

By: chandran

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2017

Excellent. Very luxurious, great food. Entertainments were some of the best.
Travel Advisor:  Caroline Chandra

Great time

By: Betty Lou

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2017

Had a great time. The food was delicious. Loved the shows at night.
Travel Advisor:  Arlene Humble

Nice ship but service lacking

By: Deanna

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017

The ship was very nice and our room was better than even expected. Embarkation and disembarkation was very efficient and quick. However, service members, especially in dining areas always seemed to be disorganized.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Alaska Trip - July 2017

By: lbh

Reviewed on: 24 Jul 2017

We had never been on a cruise before, and we both had preconceived notions about how things would go. We discovered that a cruise has many options, and the experience is truly whatever each traveler chooses to make it. We had a fabulous vacation, and now we are starting to think about where we can go next!
Travel Advisor:  Kristen Elfritz

Yes, with caveats.....

By: None

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2017

We have sailed with HA well over 100 days and this was the most disappointing trip. The crew was great but the ship seemed understaffed, with service very slow and at times, non-existent (e.g. waiting 30 minutes at the Ocean Bar for a drink that finally arrived as we had to leave for dinner). This situation was commented in by many other seasoned travelers with HA. There is now a very limited room service menu and service was very slow. The dance floor for evening ballroom dancing is gone as is the band for this purpose. The Ocean Bar allegedly had a small area for dancing but it was really a passageway and did not work well at all, although we tried. The Crows Nest is a great lounge but dancing was never offered there. Would I go on a HA cruise in the future? Not unless I was assured that the above issues were addressed and only after carefully considering other cruise line options. Unfortuaely, HA has lost the HA first loyalty of a third generation HA family.

Alaska Land and Sea

By: Pam

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2017

We had a great cruise with lots to see and do. The only negative was the norovirus which hit the ship on day two. Two of eight in our group came down tithe it.
Travel Advisor:  Gregg Humble

Alaska Adventure

By: Dakota

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017

Was pleased with our accommodations, the staff was very friendly and helpful when necessary, and the food was outstanding. That said, contracted the Norovirus while at sea, causing a quarantine to our quarters, missing of a port, and the planned adventure at that port. This was the third Holland ship to have the virus to or from Alaska to Vancouver or Seattle in recent weeks and over 5.0 percent of the cruisers on our boat were ill. Did not think that Holland America reacted well to a known virus that was affecting their boats. Wrote to Holland America and received a sorry you were ill letter (email) and a hope that we cruise with them again. Was not looking for a free cruise and did not ask for anything; however, the offer of cruise credit or something if we chose Holland again would have been a nice gestor since a port, port adventure (not with Holland), and two days at sea were missed.
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Walt

good food good times

By: moose

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017

Holland runs a good ship .
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Walt

Cruise ship

By: Bucket List bunch

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2017

We enjoyed the staff very much. The food was wonderful, the service exceptional, we enjoyed the entertainment. We thought our room was very nice and well-kept. It was bigger than I had thought it may be. Good storage!
Travel Advisor:  Diana Weishaar

Reviewv your cruise ship

By: Vajpeyi

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

in the beginning of buying the trip i was not sure about it , but once i was on board , the trip turned out to be wonderful ,and very enjoyable . No problems
Travel Advisor:  Annie Humble - Gougler
Not Recommended

Our favourite cruise line

By: Elated

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The staff and crew are always friendly, efficient and make you feel very special. The Noordam is in need of some updating. Parts of the ship look very tired, although very clean and well maintained.


By: Betty Ann

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

It was very good and as usual the staff works hard to make everything just right for the guests. The cast sungers and dancers were excellent as was the Pinnacle. Really great food.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune


By: DieselkW

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

Vista class mid size cruise ship, elegant for her age. What separates Holland America is her Indonesian and Filipino crew. They are the “face” to the customers and they make it immensely enjoyable. The food is above average, at times way above. We appreciate that the buffet is served by the crew, nobody has touched your food before you get it. The ship is comfortable, handles high seas well, and only holds 2000 passengers. The crew is about 900, so it’s nearly one crew member for every couple. Recommended
Travel Advisor:  Susan Mills

Cruise ship

By: Turk

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

Couldn't have been better. Excellent service and food. Enjoyed the shows. Only negative was the liquor packages-- way too expensive!
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Keiderling Fehl

Alaskan Land and Cruise

By: gramma sharon

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

We loved the ship. The crew was amazingly friendly, the food was out of this world delicious and the entertainment outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Jaykus Peck

Noordam to Australia/New Zealand

By: Travel happy

Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

Comfortable and convenient!
Travel Advisor:  Eiko Yamamoto

Cruise Ship Review

By: Memito

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Everything including service and food, were excellent, although the Noordam is looking somewhat "TIRES"!!
Travel Advisor:  Diane Silletta
Not Recommended

Just okay

By: Young travelled

Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

Everything was just okay. Room, food, entertainment, facilities. Just okay

first cruise

By: Ray & Pat Ryan

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2017

It was a good time with lots of activities and a variety of entertainment .The meals were great with lots of choices ,places , and times to eat. The staff provided excellent service; so you felt well looked after no matter where you were on the ship.
Travel Advisor:  Francoise Campbell


By: Rog

Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2017

Excellent cuisine Superior service Outstanding cultural presentations
Travel Advisor:  Bea Clagg

Cruise of a Lifetime

By: Mikey

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2017

The check-in was quick and streamlined, much better than previous cruises. Our stateroom was large, spacious with all amenities we needed. Staff were friendly and very helpful and the food was great with plenty of variety. We did catch colds and blame the air conditioning unit above the bed. Perhaps the bed should be re-located. The entertainment was very good, with an abundance of bars available. On a negative note, the tipping for the most part was not discretionary but pre-added to each order. General amenities were not on par with previous cruises ie: general gym availability without membership, no movie theater, and excursion prices were expensive.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton

Down under

By: quipper

Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017

As always, Holland America is very solicitous without being overbearing. Superb dining experience. Loved the America's Test Kitchen. Staterooms are looking g a bit shabby, though, and this was disappointing.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Pearce

Xmas Cruise

By: hlb

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

My recommendation would depend on what the passenger is looking for. The ship itself is very tired and in need of major upgrade. The Asian staff were fantastic. The food plentiful though mainly unexciting. My favourite Brown Brothers wine was on the wine list which is unusual for a cruise. My biggest problem was there was very little to do on board ship on sea days. If you like playing trivia, sitting by the pool or playing cards, you'd be fine, but otherwise it was a pretty boring cruise. The nightly shows were good, and our Neptune Suite was comfortable and very clean. Having use of the Neptune Lounge was a plus, though we didn't pay full price for our suite and wouldn't want to (we were offered an upgrade from a Signature Suite for a small increase in fare). Limited number of kids on the cruise was a plus and they were well behaved. There isn't an adult only pool. We dined with different and interesting people each night.
Not Recommended

Unhappy with HAL

By: Michel B

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2018

My time aboard the Noordam was very stress inducing. I changed rooms three times due to inadequately functioning bathrooms and toilets that never got resolved. The staff, crew, and officers of the Noordam are by far the best I have ever encountered in the HAL. I am very disappointed with the ship, HAL head office and their compensation. I did not savor the journey.

Kudos to Holland America

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018

Ship was wonderful. Crew was wonderful. In deciding our next cruise, I would not hesitate choosing Holland America.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Carr

A fantastic Cruise with a great Captain & Crew

By: Ron

Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2018

Captain Bos and his Crew made our trip one of the best we have been on. We had a little bit of bad weather but the Captain kept us informed of what was going on and had our safety and comfort as his top priority at all times. His crew, from his Officers to the deck hands were always polite and helpful. The Cabin, Bar and the Dinning Room Stewards were all top rate and made everything very pleasant and comfortable for us.
Travel Advisor:  Lesley Buck

Alaska cruise with Noordam

By: emm

Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

enjoyable, comfortable, great food
Travel Advisor:  Randy Raphael

Alaska cruise

By: Mike F

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

The time on board was very good. The ship is showing its age a bit, but the crew and staff were beyond excellent.

Alaska C

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

This was our third Alaska cruise on Holland America. The food and service were wonderful. The coordination of activities and logistics was impressive. The only thing we missed not having was the chocolate surprise: it did not take place in the location on the daily program.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

Amazing experience

By: KP

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

This was our first cruise and it was a wonderful experience! We never dreamed that we would enjoy it as much as we did.
Travel Advisor:  Diana Rolig

no complaints

By: Tom

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Crew was courteous, stateroom was always clean, public areas were well maintained.
Travel Advisor:  Ara Cromwell

Inside Passage cruise Spring 2018

By: Indio Bob

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2018

This ship is immaculate, beautifully decorated, and designed for the comfort of its passengers. All staff members are customer service oriented.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Sanner
Not Recommended

Thank goodness for great cabin stewards!

By: Jules

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

We found the ship itself to be shabby and the on-board activities much lower quality than HAL cruises of past years. And there is a lot of nickel and diming...surcharges for SO many things. The room service menu is meager, the shows are amateurish, and the shops are uninspired. But wow, the cabin stewards are first-rate, as was the jazz piano player Justin. (The other jazz pianist played worse than I do.) We di enjoy the string quartet from Lincoln Center, but they were in a tiny performance space that left many people standing at the back door listening. Meanwhile, the dull Vista Lounge performances had sparse attendance. I may have outgrown this sort of cruising. The benefit of not having to unpack in each city no longer outweighs the high cost for a lower quality cruise experience than in former years.


By: Loee

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Staff exceptional Food was great. Excellent service
Travel Advisor:  Ingeborg Sanders

My Alaska trip on Noordam

By: Paula

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

Great. Everyone was very helpful. The whole trip was well organized. My room was very comfortable. It would be easier if staff could speak better English during conversation at food bars.

Alaska land and sea trip

By: d&m

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2018

We had an excellent trip aboard the Noordam. The accommodation, food, entertainment and crew were top notch. We would sail again with Holland America Line.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Gullikson
Not Recommended

Noordam - Alaska

By: F

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Loved the places we visited! We have only been on one cruise before this. Was expecting friendlier and better service and better food than what we received on this trip
Not Recommended

Noordam Holland America

By: W

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Ship was not very clean, workers not very friendly, food average, not very much variety for entertainment

Touring Alsks via Holland Amerian

By: Ken

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Had a great time with eight family members and two of my closest friends. We chose Holland American because it had programs for my 5-year-okd grandson. Every member of the shiip's staff we met were extremely polite . Our two stewards, Kadek and Atman, were most attentive and saw to our every need. The Neptune Lounge personnel were extremely helpful in solving airplane boarding pass printouts. My partner and enjoyed David's style of playing at the Piano Bar.. As for the big shows, I found the magician amazing. the comedian less so. The production numbers were choreographed well, but seemed a mishmash. We also couldn't understand many of the vocals. Two downsides, 1) the announcements over the speaker system were often not understood by me and my guests, and the tour guide just spoke too fast. 2) And there seems to be less frills than the first time we sailed on the Noordam... no writing paper and envelopes, nor free wi-fi in our Neptune Stateroom.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting
Not Recommended

first cruise

By: Lynn &Rachel

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Had a wonderful time. The food was great and we enjoyed the entertainment.


By: Carp

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Absolutely wonderful! Very clean, friendly and comfortable!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Salloum

good cruise


Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

Neptune Suite and Lounge were great.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Alaska sea and land

By: Joan Hager

Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2018

Noir dam is a nice ship in good repair. Older crowd even on th Alaska cruise. Food was a little below previous cruises with HAL.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knopf
Not Recommended

long ride

By: Mert

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

Too boring but good entertainment and food Like the size of the ship

Alaska land and sea tour

By: Mopo

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Great! Food was very good and convenient. Activities were enjoyble. There was something for everyone to enjoy - especially enjoyed the B.B. King jazz music, variety of shows, the string quartet with piano, the intercom narration in Glacier Bay and at other times, the areas designed for quiet times. The housekeeping was excellent. Found the folded towel critters every night amusing. Leaving the ship at different ports was very organized and the procedure for disembarking the last morning was very well handled and convenient. We would highly recommend this trip and this ship to others. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Overbergen


By: Rollo

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

Everything about this cruise line was excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Joan McGee

Nordam to Alaska

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018

We travelled with another couple and got to stay in adjoining rooms. This was a treat for coordinating our activities. The ship was smooth and comfortable and flowed nicely to get around in.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne O'Bryon

Cruising from Alaska on the Noordam

By: Recker1

Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2018

When you don’t have to cook or clean for a week, who can complain. Cruise ships including the Noordam spoil their guests. We have done Carnival, Royal Caribbean and now Holland. Next time we will probably try Princess. We enjoyed Holland America
Travel Advisor:  Naomi Sucha

We enjoyed the Noordam

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

This was our second cruise with Holland America, and we enjoyed the Noordam as we had enjoyed our first cruise. We had no complaints, and instead were pleased with all items associated with the Noordam and had no problems. Thank you.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Nutty

Enjoyed our trip

By: Dianne

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2018

We did enjoy our trip, and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. My complaint would be that there were so many extra charges-more than I remember on other cruise ships, although it has been 10 years since our last trip. Perhaps they all have extra charges, now.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Parry


By: Twins

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

My time on the Noordam was very enjoyable. The crew interacted with the travelers and made the cruise experience a good one.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Cain

Great way to see Alaska

By: Baton rouge

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

This was a trip we had been looking forward to. Holland did not disappoint. This is the second time we have sailed with Holland and will do so again.
Travel Advisor:  Brandi Brister

Great Ship and Cruise!

By: Susan and Murray Lieberman

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2018

Lots of varied activities on ship days, excellent food options, helpful crew, and interesting ports. We enjoyed the Noordam and recommend it!
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel


By: Carley

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

We were well taken care of
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel


By: larry

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

OK is an adequate summary
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

post cruise tour

By: mac

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

The time on the Cruise was exceptional It was first cruise and srupassed my expectations
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

On board Noordam

By: Arne

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

We stayed at level 8 and had a room with balcony and we really enjoed that.
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

ship cruise

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2018

I found it very good. Having been on AH ships I was able to now 'where I was going' - except once when I found I was going forward instead of back - thanks to your crew I got turned. Being older walking is difficult and I enjoyed having my breakfast in my room. I would go on another HA line.
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

Cruise to Alaska- IFYE - Sept. 9 - 16 - 2018

By: Betty

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

It was great, excellent food, a large variety of things to do during the entire day and well into the night. Staff members were most friendly and helpful and there when you needed them.
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

Alaska cruise 2018

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Trip to Alaska was very pleasant with excellent food and service.
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark


By: no name

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2018

Great if you love cruises. Staff were excellent and accommodations were pleasant.
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

Alaska cruise

By: bob

Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2018

September 9-16, 2018 was an ideal time for travel with numerous on board entertainments, superb meals, and land trips after port stops meant the cruise more than meant expectations
Travel Advisor:  Gillian Clark

Journey to Sydney

By: Happycat

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2018

very nice throughout
Travel Advisor:  Dana Mcgregor

32-day South Pacific Cruise to Australia/New Zealand

By: MauiRobyn

Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2018

It was not as good as all our other Holland America tours. Despite an reported average age of 72, HAL seems to be targeting a younger crowd. (There were two children and parents out of 950 passengers.) Not many working-age people can afford a 30+ day cruise, yet the Lido music was 'contemporary, consisting of the same vocalist at lunch and diner, literally screeching the same songs for 32 days straight. The Cruise Director advised me that HAL cruises will never again be like what we have loved about our HAL cruises. Another example: Park West Art was replaced by 'Contemporary art.' For the first time ever, I bought no art. Lido deck food was monotonous: Lamb for lunch and dinner for three days in a row, followed by a day of prime rib, and a day of pork belly. Five or six types of potato were offered for lunch and dinner and occasionally carrots or one heavily spiced green vegetable. My husband mostly ate meat alone. Not a single tropical island snorkel or dive tour.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

Noordam was great

By: Sunny

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2019

We had a lovely time on the Noordam. The captain was very professional and kept us informed each day. We were confident we had an expert and steady hand at the helm. The crew provided gracious service. Our room stewards Bayu and Nyoman, and dinner waiters Ade and Robby were superb. All the crew were warm and friendly. The other guests were also friendly. The ship was well maintained and our stateroom was quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed the live music, America's Test Kitchen, magician/comedian, and port overviews.
Travel Advisor:  Nasreen Omer


By: Happy 😊 Time

Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2019

The time on the ship was average. Food was not always tasty. Service was average. Too many cut backs on the ship. No Baked Alaska.
Travel Advisor:  Shawn Kilner

First time on HAL Cruise Line

By: Johnboy

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2018

Pros: the Noordam was the cleanest ship we have ever sailed on. The entire ships staff n crew were the friendliest that we have encountered ever. Food quality and managed portion sizes in main dining room ranked the best we have experienced. Actually the food at the Lido buffet was pretty tasty as well. Really enjoyed the Dive In where you could get fries, fresh grilled burgers and hot dogs. Service was quick and food was very good. America’s Test Kitchen and BB Kings were unique and fun. BB King’s band and lead vocalists were outstanding. Cons: overall the ship seemed understaffed. Dining room and room attendants seemingly had more tables and more rooms to manage than any other ship I’ve ever sailed on so service was slow! Entertainment in Vista Lounge was marginal, ships own singers and dancers were just not good. HAL sold our cruise as 39 day cruise but actually treated it as two cruises, 25 n 14. Consequently ATK and vista lounge shows were not fresh but repeats.
Travel Advisor:  Lynne Adams

Nz and Australia

By: Bill

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2018

Great time with all the crew and guests Excursions were all well organized
Travel Advisor:  Diana Weishaar

New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia Cruise

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

We boarded the MS Noordam in Auckland, NZ and made port calls in many different locations.All the excursions were educational and memory making. Ship Crew who was Extraordinaire and excelled in the Highest Standards This group exceeded our expectations and made our experience extremely enjoyable and pleasurable. Each of these crew members has a super personality and treats you like you were the only one on board. This entire group are each very capable and do an outstanding job in carrying out their duties. They are to commended for the value they add to what could be an ordinary cruise. Each one is definitely “A Keeper”. Norman, Bartender in Crows Nest Bar, Chris, Bartender in Crows Nest Bar Hazel, Wine Steward/Service Lido Deck Leonard, Wine Steward/Service Lido Deck Servers on Lido Deck, Ayua, Indria, Server Lido Deck, Meri Anita, Ravie, Rebeca, Masseuse in Spa and Kishore, Masseuse in Spa Joe, and Daddanajandra, Suite/Cabin Steward Joy & Marcel, Concierge Neptune Loung
Travel Advisor:  Diana Weishaar

A great cruise

By: BigD

Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2018

The Noordam is the perfect size ship. It is large enough to have all the amenities but not too big to feel overwhelming. The covered pool area was great for the cool New Zealand days The gym had adequate machines and wasn't overcrowded. We never had to wait for a table in the dining room and disembarkation at the ports ran smoothly. There were local ambassadors in both New Zealand and Australia (Maori & Aboriginal )who gave us an insight into their culture. They provided activities every day.
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Adams

South Australia Cruise November 2018

By: M & M

Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2018

Enjoyable, all the staff were very attentive but the furnishing could do with updating
Not Recommended

Ups and Downs


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

Not good stabilizers. Entertainment mediocre except for one concert pianist and a five piece string group. Food medium...except for one specialty restaurant. One Tender pilot nearly caused an accident by racing to overtake our tender back to ship (from Cairns). Staff was good and friendly. Charged for water bottles to take for excursions and they were not even chilled.

A Gracious Lady

By: June

Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2019

I cruised Australia and New Zealand for 14 days on the Noordam. She is an older ship and some of the appointments are showing their age but I don't know how I could have asked for a better trip. The crew was, without exception, welcoming and efficient. There were varied activities available on the days at sea and the food was excellent in the main dining room and in the specialty restaurants.
Travel Advisor:  Teena Hunt