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Noordam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Noordam

10 Night Mediterranean Enchantment (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail Date: August 09, 2006

Ship: Noordam

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

We recently sailed on the MS Noordam with Holland America for its ignaural Mediterraen Season - our first cruise experience, our first trip to Europe and our honeymoon. It will be an a trip we will remember for a life time. The ship was clean, staff was friendly, food was great - we enjoyed everything. From the nightlife to the shore excursions everything met or exceed our expectations. Stateroom was great and recommend spending the extra $$ for the veranda as its nice to have you own private area as you sail into ports or to have breakfast in your room and sit outside and relax and enjoy the sea or the ports your in from your private veranda. Great ship - definitely sad to depart.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
If you can't get a shore excursion make sure to get up early and you can take a train from Livorno to Florence - very reasonable or a cab to Pisa.

Palermo, Sicily

5 out of 5
Did not do any excursions but explored the city on our own. In this city and several others such as Barcelona where the cities have hop on and off tour buses at area attractions so if you can't get a particular execursion because they are sold out this is a good way to the cities.

La Goulette (Tunis & Carthage), Tunisia

3 out of 5
interesting stop - you really need your negotiation skills as you barter for everything in this stop.

Malta

5 out of 5
Enjoyed being able to get off the ship and the town was right there - people were great - don't miss the cathederal.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Great - so much to see and do - worth a trip back. Enjoyed the bike ride shore excursion.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
Beautiful - if I win the lottery this is the place to be.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Have to try the pizza!!

La Goulette (Tunis & Carthage), Tunisia

3 out of 5
interesting stop - you really need your negotiation skills as you barter for everything in this stop.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5
Beautiful - if I win the lottery this is the place to be.

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
If you can't get a shore excursion make sure to get up early and you can take a train from Livorno to Florence - very reasonable or a cab to Pisa.

Palermo, Sicily

5 out of 5
Did not do any excursions but explored the city on our own. In this city and several others such as Barcelona where the cities have hop on and off tour buses at area attractions so if you can't get a particular execursion because they are sold out this is a good way to the cities.

Malta

5 out of 5
Enjoyed being able to get off the ship and the town was right there - people were great - don't miss the cathederal.

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Great - so much to see and do - worth a trip back. Enjoyed the bike ride shore excursion.

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5
Have to try the pizza!!

Pros: Service and Staff

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