A pleasant experience

Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 12, 2011
Ship: Noordam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We have been on the Holland America Line before on the Old Rotterdam and the Noordam. We remember them fondly. This cruise did not live up to our memories.
It was very pleasant. However the food was sometimes excellent and at others tasteless. The entertainment was uneven. Some very good and others just okay.
We asked for a table for 2 each evening and either had to wait or were seated with other people at a table for 4. No one mentioned wether we should or could make reservation. We had "Open Seating".

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The Optional restaurants were excellent.


3 out of 5
There were no lectures of special interest to attend which are available on several other ship lines. These are interesting and educational

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We sent our laundry out and it got lost. We had to call the front desk to locate it in the laundry. Our room steward finally went to the laundry and found it marked "no name"

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room clean, comfortable and in pretty good condition. Our location was excellent.

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: The food was erratic, the entertainment was fair

Recommends Noordam? No.

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