a mediocre cruise

Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 7+ cruises
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Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean Christmas (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 23, 2010

Ship: Noordam

Cabin Type: Suite

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

the ship was decorated lovely for Christmas and the staff were quick to wish you a Merry Christmas which we loved. Having been on six "DAM" ships we expected great food. We were severly disappointed in the food. Many nights we could not eat the soup presented. We had table mates, and they too were horribly disappointed in the food. The main desk gal was surly when I asked about dining in the Pinnacle grille after recieving a gift certificate for the grille. We left a Christmas bonus for our cabin boys and never saw them again! I got sick and ordered room service and they sent what they felt like sending, not what I ordered. We definately would not go aboard the Noordam again.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food was never hot coming out of the kitchen. It was always luke warm. That may be ok for some foods, but others you want hot.


5 out of 5
the comic neeeds to find another profession. the rest of the shows were great. The sound man needs to turn the music down so it doesn't drown out the singers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
some of the furniture needs to be replaced.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
we had a deluxe suite and we were surprised that it was smaller than the one we had on the Zandaam. The veranda was gorgeous!

Ports Of Call

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

3 out of 5
we did a private taxi tour of the island, one side that is. The poverty is astounding.

Pros: I love being on the ocean

Cons: the food was extremely disappointing

Recommends Noordam? No.

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