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Noordam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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11 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 04, 2014
Ship: Noordam
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 7064
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We had been looking forward to this cruise with great anticipation.  We were not disappointed.  The day of departure wens smoothly, bus from the airport to the ship was on time and our baggage was handled expeditiously.  Our stateroom/suite was ready when we boarded the ship -- the friendly attendants introduced themselves right away.  We had been on the Noordam once before so were familiar with the ship.  Dining was excellent, we ate several meals in the Pinnacle Grill, including the Master Chef's Dinner and LeCirque -- other meals in the Vista Dining room were excellent as well, we had friendly dinner companions and an attentive pair of stewards.

The itinerary was very interesting.  We didn't do too many shore excursions, frequently just went into the port and walked through the town.  I enjoyed doing the 12 Metre racing in St. Maarten, and we both enjoyed the Glass Bottom Boat at Half Moon Cay.  We had been to several of the ports and renewed acquaintance with people we had met on other visits.  Life on the ship was fun, we always play trivia and found a good group to play with.

The disembarkation was well-planned and went smoothly.  We were delayed in Customs and the bus to the airport left before we were through.  A second bus was provided and we had no trouble making our flight home.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent and there was a very fine wine list

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Trivia was lots of fun. The Digital Workshop was informative.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We did not attend many entertainment functions (it's not our thing) but heard many favorable comments from dining companions

Children's Programs

n/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Cabin attendants and dining staff were great

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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