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Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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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: 2 years ago

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.

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....
5 out of 5
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