Nice ship, decent food, great service and poor shows

Noordam Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Mediterranean Explorer (Rome To Barcelona)
Sail Date: August 03, 2014
Ship: Noordam
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 7131
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We have sailed on many ships and cruiselines and found this ship to be an nice, average ship. 

The food is good.  The selections in the dining room are not a diverse as we seen on other ships.  Usually I want to order 2 or 3 of the entrees.  On this ship I was trying to find 1 thing I wanted a few nights of the 12 night cruise.  The service is good.  The staterooms are clean and our room attendant staff was excellent. 


They let kids swim in all the pools.  On most ships the kids are not allowed in one of the pools that are reserved for adults.  Here while we were trying to relax in the "Serenity" pool kids were screaming, jumping and splashing without adult supervision.  We could not find a spot by the pool to just relax.

They also charge a $18 per bottle uncorking fee for every bottle of wine you bring on.  This is excessive in my opinion.



Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was good. Dinner selections are limited.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
The entertainment on the ship is very poor. This may be a entry level for the performers for other ships.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This is a nice, average ship. It is nice and not a lot of bling.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was clean and our attendant staff was excellent. They always had a smile and joked with the whole family. They were one of the best room attendants we ever had.
5 out of 5
It's Rome. What else is there to say
5 out of 5
Went to Sprrento, Poisitano and Herculean.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
This was fantastic
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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