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Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

1 out of 5
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Noordam

11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 13, 2014

Ship: Noordam

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6023

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

Ship badly in need for refurbishment (wear and tear showing, rust on speaker covers, staterooms need do over, steamer tables not working), definitely for the over 80 crowd (food prep and taste directed at this age group with same menu items repeated daily), closed up decks and food serving after 8pm, second no third rate entertainment when available, hi-light of cruise was daily trivia at 3:30 and library was open til 11pm (for chess and checkers).  Ports of call were excellent (islands beautiful) however you had to return to the Noordam.  Appears after Carnival took over, Holland America has certainly gone down hill.  I have taken over 20 cruises and cannot recommend Holland America at this time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Had to change cabin within first 36 hrs due to excessive and loud wind noises....

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Soufriere, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Soufriere, St. Lucia

5 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

1 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
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