Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Holland America: Ms Noordam

Sail Date: December 12, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Our 10th cruise-first on this line---The ship was lovely. The staff and food were excellent. However,the entertainment fell short of expectations--we and others said that this ship lacked a party atmosphere. We found no dancing night after night on the ship. The Northern lights "small" lounge was in the walkway to the casino and was basically a DJ--very loud, no dancing, smokey from the casino. The piano player combined "old paint" with "les mis" in one rendition/smokey from the casino. The singers were shrill (quartet singing "doe a deer"?/Mary Poppins, "Rain drops on roses". Like we said, no Elton John/Celine Dion music with dancing/no party atmosphere. The classical guitarist Justin Miller was a great hit (and we think he was begged for more given the lack of other entertainment). 10 day cruise--not great entertainment. The Caribbean island stops were very good.

Pros: Service and Food was A++

Cons: Night entertainment fell short

Recommends Noordam? No.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
shopping and tour of island---good place to get a lot of walking in.
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
shopping and tour of island---good place to get a lot of walking in.
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
Grand Turk Island
The large pool with the bar stools/Margaritaville atmosphere was fun. The shopping was also good.
Don't Miss: The large pool.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
tour of island was great--it was Sunday--stores were closed.
Don't Miss: tour of island
San Juan, Puerto Rico
rain forest/shopping tour
Don't Miss: rain forest/shopping tour
San Juan, Puerto Rico
rain forest/shopping tour
Don't Miss: rain forest/shopping tour
Grand Turk Island
The large pool with the bar stools/Margaritaville atmosphere was fun. The shopping was also good.
Don't Miss: The large pool.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
shopping/sit at tables on the beach/beach chairs readily available
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
shopping/sit at tables on the beach/beach chairs readily available
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
tour of island was great--it was Sunday--stores were closed.
Don't Miss: tour of island


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