As good as it gets: Noordam Cruise Review by IrishYank1952
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As good as it gets
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We visited the Bahamas (Half Moon Cay) and it was the most beautiful beach we have ever been to. We walked the beach, took a swim and enjoyed the fabulous barbeque; all of it at no cost. The next day we were at More sea (Christmas day) and theere was plenty of holiday spirit throughout the ship. The next day we were in port at Falmouth, Jamaica and the market square was nice but we felt very uncomfortable outsidet the gated village area (the locals are way too aggressive and most everyone we spoke to found that to be the case). The rest of the cruise was spent visiting the Cayman Islands (Georgetown, Grand Cayman) and Key West, FL and we enjoyed our coach tours around the various points of interest.
The entertainment on board was first class except for the lead singer of one of the bands, but the highlight was the BB King tribute band whom were terrific and that we saw their show on three different nights.
I love sailing on HAL and believe they offer the best in class of any mid-sized cruise liner. 1915 passengers and a crew of 800 suits me and my wife just fine, and despite what you hear, there are folks of every age on board although it is an older versius younger crowd that you will likely find on board. Less
Cabin review: 4053
Nice size stateroom with great views and the benefit of being blocked from the wind by life boat no. 15 which is just to right of the verandah. Located in forward half of ship and close to both stairs and escalator but very little if any noise.
Fun, just make the best of it!
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