Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Trying a different cruise line (HAL)

Sail Date: October 01, 2006

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We highly recommend this ship (Noordam) and the Holland America Line. The ports of call and shore excursions were great and well organized. You never felt like you didn't know where to go. The ship is new but the staff and crew are seasoned.

Pros: New Ship and Friendly Crew

Cons: Stop at P.R.

Recommends Noordam? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Great food, well presented and friendly wait staff.
Cabin / Stateroom
Bigger than most and well appointed
Service and Staff
One of the engineering staff even stopped in his busy day to explain how the stabilizer system worked in detail.
Great cruise director and staff
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
We wish we could have stayed longer to see more of the island.
Don't Miss: The sail catamaran was the experience of a lifetime
Grand Turk Island
The beach and shopping is right next to the ship. This port will become very popular quickly.
Don't Miss: Don't skip the dune buggy ride. You drive two person vehicles and have a blast.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
The downtown shipping is close to the ship. A two day stop would not be long enough. We would consider a one week vacation here.
Don't Miss: Orient Beach (big waves)
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
On a previos cruise we went to Megan Bay. This time we decided to go over to St. John. For the girls, the shopping is next to the dock. No need to go into town.
Don't Miss: Went to St. John for the beach. Picture postcard scenes.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Skip this port. Only a few hour stop and nothing to do.

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