Forgettable Cruise

Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 13, 2012
Ship: Noordam
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Ship was very beautiful, but an unfriendly main desk and begruntled crew detracted from its beauty.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in pinnacle was very good, not excellent. Food in main dining room was good. Lido was average, but the meals we had in Canaletto were atrocious --a total let down! We had open seating and that was very convenient.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Unfriendly front desk. Begruntled crew, overworked and tired, working under unsatisfactory conditions.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was too large for my liking. There were many disabled people on board. Lido restaurant was not clean -- crumbs and dropped food under tables. We were not impressed.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
We were under the Lido deck and were awakened at 5 each morning, and sometimes at 4, by banging of tables bring dropped into place and chairs being dragged from one place to the next. Our neighbours smoked on their verandahs, preventing me from enjoying mine, since I am allergic to smoke. My next door neighbour smoked a pipe! My complaints revealed that smokers rights prevailed over mine.

Pros: Ports of call

Cons: Cabin location, being awakened at 5 am each morning by noise upstairs on Lido Deck, smoking on verandahs.

Recommends Noordam? No.

Was this review helpful? 1

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top