Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Best Cruise Yet!

Sail Date: October 31, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This was our 8th cruise and our first on Holland America. We're now spoiled - HAL is our favorite. This was also our first 10-day cruise and we will NEVER go back to a 4-day one. Pricing for this cruise was great, our cabin had an obstructed view but we weren't bothered much by it. Everything except initial boarding was fabulous. One excursion on Grand Turk (snorkeling and kayak was poor but HAL excursion director promised to look into the company and correct the feared safety risks) was a problem but all others were great.

Pros: Serviice, food, ship, accommodations, cruise director, music and shows - everything!!

Cons: Boarding was disorganized purportedly because the ship docked late that morning.

Recommends Noordam? Yes!

Ship Quality
The Noordam is only one-year old. How can you not like it.
Food and Dining
Outstanding. We used flexible seating and were very pleased with it.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Never met a single staff member who wasn't 100% friendly.
Outstanding singers, dancers, and magician.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Our fourth time there and it we're geting tired of seeing the same things.
Grand Turk Island
The HAL personnel indicated they will look into the problems we encountered.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Took the Old City Tour and it was worthwhile.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
A great bus drive who was difinitely interested int he environment.

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