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Noordam Cruise Review by bealuckydog

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Member Name: bealuckydog
Cruise Date: December 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Southern Caribbean
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Cabin Number: 4180
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates Not Rated
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Nice cruise but way less action than I am used to

Wailed for a 20th anniversary celebration and booked a corner suite. We booked for the scuba destinations and we weren't disappointed in that at all. The suite was nice and it had a very large balcony that we enjoyed often. I thought the food was fine however I thought the Pinnacle Grill was not worth the time or money, We had subpar service and the food wasn't really incredible, just very average.

The bar service was great; in fact the whole crew was very good. The Neptune lounge was worth hitting for snacks. Where I felt the cruise was disappointing was the vibe of the ship. The crowd was too ld for us. We heard a lot of complaining the first night in the dining room about politics and such so we never went back. We work very hard for all but 2 weeks a year and we really don't want to hear old rich people who are retired and on a cruise complain at all.

The public areas were dead at night so no real action on the ship at all in the evenings after dinner.

I can't blame this on Holland America but it's just not our thing. If their demographics change, we will give it another try. Until then we will look for a more spirited line.

Publication Date: 01/05/14
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