Old November 30th, 2014, 11:24 AM
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I'm planning to take Alaska cruise in August and I'm interested in the itinerary of Volendam and Noordam cruise (they have the same itinerary), My question could you advise please which cruise is better iterms of service and cleanness ? I think that Noordam is newer than Volendam but I need your recommendation

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Old November 30th, 2014, 12:37 PM
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We were on the Noordam two years ago for 10 days and while we've not yet been on the Volendam, we have been on several other HAL ships. We've always found every one of them to be very nice no matter the size. The service, cleanliness, and food have always been wonderful.

With that said, the newer ships are nicer if you like more amenities. Then again, the smaller ships have a bit more of an intimate feel about them.

Given that one leaves on Saturday and the other one leaves on Wednesday, perhaps that may have an impact on your airfare one way or the other.

Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with booking either one.

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My mom had to make the same decision. We had to choose the Volendam for it because of flight times and prices (the most stressful part of planning cruises). We also are staying two nights in Victoria and will fly out there, so the dates for the cruise itself worked out better on my mom's schedule.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 08:46 PM
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I have been on 4 HAL cruises .My best experience on an HAL ship was the Volendam.
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