Warm, Wondeful Caribbean Cruise
Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Review SummaryThe cruise was superb from beginning to end. A lovely, spotless ship with the most outstanding crew. HAL crew and officers are totally devoted to high-levels of service with safety first.
The ports of call, Bahamas, Domenica, Curacao, Aruba, and the USVI were all warm and wonderful with, for the most part, excellent shore excursions suited to a variety of tastes.
Activities on board the ship were endless, the food was very tasty, and we enjoyed the onboard cooking classes and wine tasting events. The music was terrific with great jazz enjoyed while swimming in the pool on the stern. The spa was a treat for an afternoon at sea: soaking in the mineral pool and then lounging in the thermal room while watching the ocean outside.
Our suite stateroom was large with a huge balcony and a superb staff who took very good care of us. Nothing is too much trouble for HAL crew who are always courteous and friendly no matter what!
We highly recommend cruising on HAL ships since they are among the most beautiful with staff and crew second to none.
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Don't Miss: Take the island tour; the guide was outstanding and explained so much about Aruba's history, politics, culture, etc. A beautiful place -- one happy island!
Don't Miss: Aerial Tram through the Rain Forest
Pros: The beautiful ship, Noordam and her outstanding staff and crew
Cons: One shore excursion on St. Thomas USVI (not what we thought we were getting)