The overall cruise was exceptional

Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 25, 2006
Ship: Noordam
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This would have been the best cruise ever if it were not for the abysmal boarding experience in NY. However, everything that occurred after boarding was exceptional. The physical shape of the ship, the outstanding service from the entire crew, and the quality of the food were exceptional. We have never been on a cruise where all of the crew, including the maintenance workers and deck hands, always greeted us cordially wherever we were on the ship. This is a testament to the philosophy from from the top down.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The steward,assistant steward, and the wine steward were terriffic

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The management philosophy reflects the service that was provided by all crew members. The overall crew interaction was the best encountered on any cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The steward was simply the best.
3 out of 5
Grand Turk had an exceptional beach, but limited shopping. The retail personnel were not very friendly,
Don't Miss: This is not a "don't miss"
3 out of 5
Grand Turk had an exceptional beach, but limited shopping. The retail personnel were not very friendly,
Don't Miss: This is not a "don't miss"
3 out of 5
The beaches were distant, and the shopping was limited. The retail personnel were not very friendly.
Don't Miss: This is not a "don't miss"
5 out of 5
San Juan is always a good stop. The shopping, beaches, and restaurants are inviting, and a mixture of familiar State Side Locations, and Spanish style establishments..
Don't Miss: See above.
5 out of 5
St. Thomas is a place where the beaches are accessible, and the shopping is the best. The peple are extremely friendly
Don't Miss: This is definitly a " don't miss stop" with exceptional beaches, and shopping
5 out of 5
San Juan is always a good stop. The shopping, beaches, and restaurants are inviting, and a mixture of familiar State Side Locations, and Spanish style establishments..
Don't Miss: See above.
5 out of 5
The beaches were accesible, the shops, and eating establishments were great, and the retail personnel were very friendly.
Don't Miss: This is a "don't miss stop" with beaches, and shopping
5 out of 5
The beaches were accesible, the shops, and eating establishments were great, and the retail personnel were very friendly.
Don't Miss: This is a "don't miss stop" with beaches, and shopping
5 out of 5
St. Thomas is a place where the beaches are accessible, and the shopping is the best. The peple are extremely friendly
Don't Miss: This is definitly a " don't miss stop" with exceptional beaches, and shopping
3 out of 5
The beaches were distant, and the shopping was limited. The retail personnel were not very friendly.
Don't Miss: This is not a "don't miss"

Pros: The new ship, the outstanding service on board, and great food.

Cons: The toataly disorganized, and long wait to board the ship in NY

Recommends Noordam? Yes!

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