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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Destination
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Traveler rating

Excellent

135

Very Good

35

Average

19

Poor

12

Terrible

4

Cruise type

209 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


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3bigdogs

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A great ship and a terrific cruise line.

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We love Holland. It's the most relaxing vacation ever! The crew, the food, the comfortable staterooms.... the feeling that our ship is on top of safety and we will be taken care of. It's all lovely. The Noordam has ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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bdazzled

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Smoke ruined it for us!

This was a fabulous ship with excellent dining options. We enjoyed all meals on board, even the buffet for breakfast and lunch. We enjoyed the entertainment and guest speakers at art auction. Our ports of call were ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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dandk%*

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Panama and More

My husband and I did this first cruise together and on HA. We stayed at the Best Western/Cruise Location in Fort Lauderdale the night before, it was super. They had a shuttle to the ship and got us there by ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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old car guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could have been better.

The food was excellent and the entertainment was great. Got to score that as close as possible to 10 out of 10. The port and shore excursions could have also been 10 out of 10 if San Diego was not included on the ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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canadianbear

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Loved Noordam and the Panama Canal

Stateroom staff: best we have ever had, thank you to Rohman & Roni-they anticipated our needs and the first day we asked for something specific to be done every day and they never forgot. Great job! They always ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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darlak2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good On Services, Poor on Entertainment

We were in a veranda stateroom on deck 5, and our cabin steward could not do enough for us. The dining room servers were top notch as well - always calling us by name, knowing what our choices would be, and so on. ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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DeborahFitzpatrick

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Budget Ship Noordam

Sailed on 20 March. First time with Holland America. Had high expectations, was let down. Ship felt dated. The ship did not appear to be maintained as a once beautiful ship built in Italy in 2006. Sound system ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Rudy888

8 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

First Time on Holland

This was our first cruise on Holland America. We have been on Celebrity and Princess enough to earn top status. The cabins stewards, waiters and all the crew were excellent. Overall we felt the food was good in both ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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fundays

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Great Ship Let Down by Poor Food

This was our first cruise on Holland America and our expectations were admittedly high. The Noordam was great, we loved it. Our cabin was nice and decently appointed, except that they don't have CNN. (Why not?)The ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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gismo3

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Noordam Observation Cabin 10002

Just been on the southern Caribbean 10 day cruise and it was awesome. The ship is catered for the old folks and the food is better than other Cruises, but entertainment not as great. HAL allows smoking on the cabins ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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padrek

40 Reviews Written

129 Helpful Votes

Delightful 21 Days With Holland America

This was two consecutive cruises - one of 10 days, one 0f 11. I haven't been back to HAL for almost three years and I am a Five Star Mariner with HAL. All was fine except for the minor niggardly cutbacks that are ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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nyfrsr

1 Review Written

Never again

So this is late but as I'm currently looking into another cruise and spending time cruise critic reminds me that I never posted my review. We stayed in room 7142 category SB. The room was located in the back of the ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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Jaguar320

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Good Experience

This was the second cruise with HAL, our previous recency cruises were with our grandchildren on the Oasis and the Allure which present themselves as destination high energy cruises. We enjoyed that experience. Our ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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mjjden

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Experience

We had a lovely relaxing cruise on the Noordam to St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Antigua (which we missed due to windy weather) St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay. We are 59 and 64 and were with friends ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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peterc6

10 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Different Kind of Cruise

This was my 43rd cruise and 13th on HAL. 10 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise. Stateroom SA 7058: Just right. Room Attendants were most attentive and very nice. Neptune Lounge: Always a treat. Faye and Rick were ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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July_Cruiser

6 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Noordam B2B Jan 16 thru Feb 6

We did this same cruise 2 years ago, on Noordam, so we knew pretty much what to expect. Ship: Decent condition. Going into dry dock soon. Some upholstery by Promenade deck atrium is threadbare. Overall, the ship is ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Ky Colonel

1 Review Written

Another Enjoyable HAL Cruise

With a few exceptions (all too insignificant to even mention), this was another fantastic HAL cruise for us - we had some mechanical problems that Captain Jan handled flawlessly and some rough seas that he also ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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rkacruiser

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Good Cruise, but disappointing in some aspects

Embarkation, information about the new Muster Drill requirements, service throughout the ship, food served in the Lido Restaurant as well as the Dining Room, and most of the entertainment available was excellent. ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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xeena

9 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Noordam Dec 4, 2014

We have cruised HAL many times. After this cruise we both noted that service and shipboard life have slipped. Embarkation was good....lines moved, on board and into our balcony cabin in no time. We had been on the ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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buck3647

9 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Noordam 11 Days of Pleasure

Guess it has been awhile since I cruised with Holland America. Right away I found the crew and staff extrememly friendly and accomdating. The Food was the best I can remember either on land or sea and I am pretty ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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MayTen

1 Review Written

Excellent Value, Relaxing Cruise

We are new to Caribbean cruising, having only sailed on European river cruises before, and we were very pleasantly surprised by our cruise on the Noordam. Food was excellent, good variety in both the buffet and ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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BillieUnik

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

No more Holland America for me!

This was the 3rd cruise on HAL, the second on the Noordam. In the time between Jan 2013 to Nov 2014 this ship has seen a Major overall decline. The room, verandah, was so outdated and worn, the air conditioning ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Fralex

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Really nice cruise

Hope this is of use to anyone looking to book the Noordam. We are just home in the UK after a great vacation to Florida that included a 10 night Southern Caribbean cruise on the Noordam. I have sailed once ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Iris5383

7 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Missing Events

This was the 11th cruise for my husband and I, the 9th with Holland America; we are 3-star Mariners. We had a good time, but there were things missing from this cruise that have been normal on previous HAL cruises. ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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AEPRINCE66

1 Review Written

Poor Food and Excursion Experiance

We got our 100-day medallions on that cruise. We were celebrating my wife's 75th birthday. The food was inferior to all of our other cruises. The meals in the Lido buffet were inferior (mostly funky foreign ...
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Sail Date November 2013


Noordam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Family2.04.1
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.9
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