Holland America: Ms Noordam

Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Eastern Caribbean (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 12, 2007
Ship: Noordam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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.
3 out of 5
tour of island was great--it was Sunday--stores were closed.
Don't Miss: tour of island
3 out of 5
tour of island was great--it was Sunday--stores were closed.
Don't Miss: tour of island
5 out of 5
shopping/sit at tables on the beach/beach chairs readily available
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
5 out of 5
rain forest/shopping tour
Don't Miss: rain forest/shopping tour
5 out of 5
shopping and tour of island---good place to get a lot of walking in.
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
5 out of 5
The large pool with the bar stools/Margaritaville atmosphere was fun. The shopping was also good.
Don't Miss: The large pool.
5 out of 5
shopping and tour of island---good place to get a lot of walking in.
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
5 out of 5
shopping/sit at tables on the beach/beach chairs readily available
Don't Miss: shopping/snorkelling
5 out of 5
The large pool with the bar stools/Margaritaville atmosphere was fun. The shopping was also good.
Don't Miss: The large pool.
5 out of 5
rain forest/shopping tour
Don't Miss: rain forest/shopping tour

Pros: Service and Food was A++

Cons: Night entertainment fell short

Recommends Noordam? No.

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