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Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: November 27, 2008
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryFor the money the cruise ship is worthwhile. the ship is comfortable,reading and "relaxing" areas are commendable and pleasant.The entertainment in the evening is a couple of steps ahead of being amateurish, but the Filipino and Carribean band on board meets international standards---enjoyable and conducive to a relaxed evening of dancing. Drinks are a bit overpriced, the internet rates are exhorbitant, Wi Fi is not yet available in the many staterooms.On small matters the line tends to cut corners at times ( no tailor on board to do basic alterations, CNN is the only TV news source on board ( BBC is not available),sales events are presented as " seminars", promotional items are pushed nonstop) but the staff and crew are easily available, pleasant and forthcoming.
Food and Dining
There were no talks about the areas visited by knowledgable people...local personnel gave "informative"lectures instead--- taken from standard guide books.
A band of 7 people does not sound like a big band.
classical music offerings left much to be desired...for many reasons.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: service is fine, food can be excellent...or not, cleaniliness of facilities is obvious
Cons: stateroom was a hole in the wall...could not put a standard chair into facilities