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Holland America Noordam

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Overview

About
Passengers: 1 972   |   Crew: 811
Passengers to crew: 2,43:1
Passengers to space: 43:1
Launched: 2006   

Decks

  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
Cabins
  Interior Stateroom (J)  
  Interior Stateroom (K)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (F)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (D)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (C)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (DD)  
  Large Ocean-View Stateroom (E)  
 
Amenities
Journeys Ashore
The Mainstage
Future Cruises
Women
Guest Services
The Atrium

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 212 - 359 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 110
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 497
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Teardrop Trailer Traveler wrote a review Aug 2020
United States580 contributions44 helpful votes
We sailed on the Noordam on the second half of an Alaska land and sea tour. This was our fourth cruise overall and our third with Holland. We sailed on the Koningsdam earlier in the year. Although not quite as large or as new as Koningsdam, the Noordam was still very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The thermal spa was especially nice. The food in the main dining room didn't seem quite up to par with that of our previous cruises, but the specialty dining was excellent.
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HW1 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom20 contributions8 helpful votes
I will make this short and to the point. I have been on several other cruise liners and I have to say that HAL is the worst one I have ever been on. Nothing good to say about it. Staff rude, cabin not cleaned properly dirty glasses left on side for days. Entertainment was virtually not existent. By 9.30pm there wasn't a sole around the ship it was like a ghost town, no atmosphere at all. Very disorganised with getting people off the ship on port days, no announcement or notification as to where to go. To make matters worse we were over charged one night with our drinks we bought four drinks as we were with friends and we were charged twice for them and not only that there were other charges on the bill too so I think we were paying for other peoples drinks too. On the last morning I was given my final bill which was fine. When I got home I checked my bank account to find I had been over charged by $70. We have been trying to sort this problem out and have been home for nearly 5 weeks and still in dispute with them. We have seen a copy of the bill and they have added a charge for a dressing gown and the plastic cover they put on the bed for you to put your suitcases on. I am absolutely disgusted by this and the fact that at the moment they are refusing to return our money. Just be careful I think this is something they obviously do on a regular basis as when we came back from breakfast on our last morning they had already been into our cabin and taken the dressing gowns out. There was no need for this as the ship was not taking on anymore passengers it was going to Tauranga for 5 days with just the crew so what was the hurry to clear our room why couldn't they wait until we had gone. Never ever again will I sail with HAL.
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Mike J wrote a review Mar 2020
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On our recent 14-day Cruise to New Zealand – what a breath-Taking experience we had on the Noordam (Holland America Line). Starting off with cruising through the Milford Sound surrounded by Mountains (Southern Alps) numerous creeks an impromptu waterfall cascading down the cliffs. Scenery we have never seen before as we cruise pass at a Leisurely pace of 15 Knots -ample time to just enjoy. Next stop was Port Chambers. Note that Dunedin is only a short distance away best to take the shuttle bus into city center and explore from there. Akaroa adjacent to Christchurch is a quaint town influence by the French and with the glories weather, was a pleasure to spend a day just enjoying the tranquility of the place. Picton, although most passengers went on either the wine/choc/tours which you can either pre- book or at Picton itself. For us the highlight was Edwin Fox Museum an 836 tonnes boat built in 1853 which is been partially restored after being beached in Shakespeare Bay in 1967. The Ship is being restored but you can walk all round and sense a true appreciation of what it was like last century to travel. Wellington live up to its reputation of being windy but there is plenty to see, especially the Museum, Cable car and BeeHive (Parliament) all within easy walking distance. Napier is a great town and it is worth the walk around; the theme is the art deco period - a substantial rebuild after the major earthquake in 1931. The locals truly went out of there way with parade of vintage cars and Farwell with old time music. Tauranga, a typical seaside town with amazing views from the Mount, if you haven’t been before you should visit Rotorua which is well worth the experience. Auckland a smaller version of Sydney, worth a visit to Devonport – ferry ride across the bay. Waitangi, rich in history- The Treaty of Waitangi. Worth strolling around. Overall and excellent cruise, excellent choice and array of food, staff were very attentive, shows were first rate and Blues bars was the pick for relaxing.
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OLDLENDOG wrote a review Mar 2020
Sebastian, Florida145 contributions42 helpful votes
My wife and I and another couple did a 19 day Land and Sea trip in 2013 to Alaska! This is one of the top cruise lines for The Alaskan Tour. We saw some of the most beautiful land that this world offers! Alaska is one of the most beautiful places that you can visit! Holland America Line is your best choice.
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Ross R wrote a review Feb 2020
Park Ridge, Illinois2 contributions
WE love Holland America and this was our tenth cruise, third time on the Noordam. 13 days Sydney to Auckland. The ship was excellent, the crew fantastic, the food outstanding and the ports magical. this is a trip everyone should take once and doing it on HAL is definitely the way to go. Excellent value, ship sponsored tours were great. All in all it couldn't have been better
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