poireau

poireau
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Joined: 12/29/2013
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Noordam

November 2014 - Noordam to Caribbean - Southern

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All in all  you can't go wrong with HAL.

 But this cruise wasn't as nice as the previous 8 ones.

 Samana is a turn off because the ship is anchored a mile off the land , ...if there is rough water, you're in for a ride .  If you don't have a trip booked with HAL, you're going to be the last to get aboard the tenders ...it might very well take more than 3 hours .. so don't book an excursion on your own as a group of us did... This fact wasn't known until we got there... which to me isn't  transparent or  a sign of  respect for HAL cruisers.

 Dinning room  and service is always top k noch  and the food is always very good.

 One aspect we didn't like this time was the lunch on Half Moon Key.Not up to HAL's reputation for good food.

 get the tender and go to the lido and comeback to the island for the rest of the afternoon.

We hope this will help the company make some changes  and the future cruisers.

 

 

 

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Ryndam

December 2013 - Ryndam to Caribbean - Southern

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All in all the cruise was very good .

 A few shows were so so ...they do not have to hire outside singers with the quality of their own staff who were incredible .

The cruise members are so nice  and always smiling .

 The food is always excellent  and  probably what brings us to HAL year after year.

The size of the ship is a major factor  for going back to HAL...it's always easy and fast to get in or out . No waiting in line .Patience is not my forte I must add.

Internet access and body care are prohibitive  unfortunately.

Hope they do something about that  for  my next year  cruise.

 

pierre d.

 

 

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poireau's Tips

Willemstad, Curacao - visited Hato Caves ... great experience not for the claustrophobic however... but not that bad .
Grand Turk Island - when there is another ship in port , tyhe beach is very crowded and service at some bars not very good.

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reviewed their Caribbean - Southern cruise on Noordam and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Ryndam cruise review - report from me