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Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
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Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 31, 2007
Ship: Noordam
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Outstanding. We used flexible seating and were very pleased with it.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Outstanding singers, dancers, and magician.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Never met a single staff member who wasn't 100% friendly.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Noordam is only one-year old. How can you not like it.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Our fourth time there and it we're geting tired of seeing the same things.
1 out of 5
The HAL personnel indicated they will look into the problems we encountered.
5 out of 5
Took the Old City Tour and it was worthwhile.
5 out of 5
A great bus drive who was difinitely interested int he environment.

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!

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