November 2014 - Noordam to Caribbean - Southern
Ship badly in need for refurbishment (wear and tear showing, rust on speaker covers, staterooms need do over, steamer tables not working), definitely for the over 80 crowd (food prep and taste directed at this age group with same menu items repeated daily), closed up decks and food serving after 8pm, second no third rate entertainment when available, hi-light of cruise was daily trivia at 3:30 and library was open til 11pm (for chess and checkers). Ports of call were excellent (islands beautiful) however you had to return to the Noordam. Appears after Carnival took over, Holland America has certainly gone down hill. I have taken over 20 cruises and cannot recommend Holland America at this time.