Noordam 5

“Noordam Eastern Mediterrean June 2012”
Cruise review of Holland America Noordam

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First cruise in nine years, our second with HAL. Cabin was spacious and well appointed for a cruise ship. Cabin service was excellent.
We selected second seating and fortunate to have table for two, became acquainted with peaple at nearby tables. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.If very good service and name recognition are important to you, I strongly suggest set seating rather than open. We used the Lido only for lunch. Lots of choices and food was usually tasty. However, the aisles between food areas and seating are sometimes quite crowded. You have people actually obtaining food, others trying to see what is available, employees carrying various items on trays and it is a connection between adult pool and family pool. We always had room service for breakfast and food arrived within five minutes of requested time.
Adult pool really seemed to be for adults, with minimal hogging of the lounge chairs. If you do not need to be near pool, use the next upper deck which had More lounge chairs and relatively few people. There is a very small upper deck in forward section of ship with a few lounge chairs and a great view.
Entertainment was fairly good. Remember, this is not Las Vegas. Did not use the casino.
Embarkation was smooth and relatively fast.
Ship had a surprising mix of people, I would estimate twenty percent under fifty years of age.
Would give HAL high marks for the Noordam and this cruise. Less

Noordam Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean

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Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Other
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Cabin review: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Room was spacious with a king size bed and full sofa. Bathrooms included a bath tub and a separate shower. Patio was quit large with a table and chairs and two separate lounge chairs. We were on the starboard size mid-ship. We were close to the elevators and stair way. Noise was not a problem.

Published 07/11/12

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Noordam Cruises to the Eastern Mediterranean

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