Bad choice

Noordam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 30

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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11 Night Mediterranean Explorer (Rome To Barcelona)

Sail date: May 07, 2014

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 4001

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

The service was tired and nervous as we started the cruise.  They calmed and were friendlier as time went on. Generally they tried their best to please. I really liked the dinner servers.

We had a problem with plumbing in our cabin bathroom.  3 times.  Tried to let it go, but they were discouraging incidents when we were to be having the vacation of a life time. They took care of it promptly.

The decor was a bit tired.  The room was dated. 

Finally at end of trip I bought a photo and paid for it.  I have never received it,  and I have contacted the picture people and the cruise line.  If they cant deliver my picture I would have liked a refund.  

I had a previous good experience on the Holland America but this time i felt I made a bad choice.



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Servers were excellent

Onboard Activities

hardly on ship as we stopped so much.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
tired and needed updating

Ship tip

The lido had the best omelet I have eaten.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5

Naples, Italy

5 out of 5

Palermo, Sicily

5 out of 5

La Goulette (Tunis & Carthage), Tunisia

3 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

3 out of 5

Calvi, Corsica

1 out of 5
cancelled for weather.

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

3 out of 5
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