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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

Holland America Line
Southern Caribbean
Departure Port

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24 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

Ky Colonel avatar

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

Souppea avatar


1 Review Written

Excellelnt Cruise

We live in Upstate N.Y so we left the day before and stayed at a great hotel my wife got on priceline called B Hotel.Their are good reviews about the hotel on Trip Advisor. We arrived at the port at about 11:00 and ...
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Sail Date March 2014

fedexretiree avatar


2 Reviews Written

Would I sail on Holland America again? NOT NO.... HAL NO

Let me begin by saying that by no means are we rookie cruisers and we are both over the age of 60.  We have cruised on Regent Seven Seas, Celebrity, RCI, Carnival, and NCL but never cruised on HAL.   I have ...
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Sail Date December 2013

ken-thompson avatar


1 Review Written

The Walking Dead

Well here is the scoop on Holland America. Our family of three, two adults and a now 13 year old teen we have traveled on Holland America three times now. In the interim period we have cruised on Royal Caribbean ...
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Sail Date November 2013

Tabbymom avatar


3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Relaxing and comfortable cruise with mostly excellent ports

(Please note I put this full review in the HAL boards with many photos.) Mom is a four star Mariner who had cruised for decades. She hadn't been for the last two years due to various health issues that make it ...
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Sail Date March 2013

xLibLabLady avatar


4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Southern Caribbean cruise

Pre-cruise:We flew in 2 days before the cruise. Instead of a hotel stay, we went the couch surfing route and stayed at a new friend's home. Embarkation was impressively smooth, well-organized, and easy. Finding ...
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Sail Date February 2013

pattycakes4810 avatar


1 Review Written

Second trip to Caribbean

Travelling from Arkansas, we decided to spend the night at Fort Lauderdale the night before sailing in order to be fresh to begin our cruise. We arrived shortly after President Obama visited the city, so traffic ...
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Sail Date November 2012

Moosevilleco avatar


5 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Spring Break - Southern Caribbean 2012

This was our first cruise with HAL. We were excited to see how they differed from the Carnival Cruises we had taken before. The Cruise Critic message boards provided a lot of good information and we really enjoyed ...
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Sail Date March 2012

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tony san

1 Review Written

Worst Cruise ever

We decided to take this cruise on HAL although my wife and myself have traveled extensively on just about all the cruise line this would be our first with Holland American Lines. We live in Florida so it was an ...
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Sail Date February 2012

Lakookoo avatar


1 Review Written

Southern Caribbean February 2012

In a word--fabulous. This was a family cruise, with 16 of us (parents, siblings, spouses, and children) gathered to enjoy the Noordam's hospitality and to escape the winter cold in Canada. My indomitable and ...
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Sail Date February 2012

dennbr9 avatar


21 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes


This was the twenty first Cruise for my wife and I, but our first on Holland America . We chose this cruise to sail again with three friends we met on a French Polynesia Cruise back in 2008 and were also joined by ...
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Sail Date November 2010

cougar avatar


1 Review Written

Review from a middle aged cruiser

We decided on this particular cruise because of it's itinerary. We have cruised twice before and have fallen in love with it. This is our first one with Holland America, we have done NCL and Celebrity. We are middle ...
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Sail Date May 2010

comsguru avatar


1 Review Written

The Ultimate Noordam Review

I figured I would try to do a comprehensive review of the Noordam. Let me begin by saying that this is one of the finest cruise ships in the world. Sure, there are better ones but, for the price, HAL delivers an ...
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Sail Date March 2010

drpooh avatar


1 Review Written

Noordam Second-Time Around...

My family chose to sail to the Carribean over spring break this year, and we were pleased that the Noordam fit our plans. I traveled with my mom, dad, aunt, and uncle (all in early 60's), my younger sister and her ...
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Sail Date April 2010

etohliver avatar


1 Review Written

Comfortable cruise, great itinerary.

We were on the March 25 Spring Break cruise. We're a family of four, with two boys 11 and 9, and were excited to find an itinerary that fit us so well. We've sailed on NCL and Carnival in the past and have usually ...
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Sail Date March 2010

blu711eyes avatar


2 Reviews Written

Disappointed First Time HAL cruiser

My husband and I decided we wanted to try HAL for a change this year. We are Platinum members of Carnival and never had a disappointing cruise while on CCL. I have been on NCL, RCL, and Costa to name a few. We heard ...
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Sail Date March 2010

jointline avatar


1 Review Written

No rating

MS Noordam

My last cruise before this was a Princess ship to Alaska. As I said, a lot has changed since 1998. The Noordam was bigger and fancier than what I remember of our Princess ship, it was also a lot fuller with guests ...
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Sail Date March 2010

FrankNJ avatar


4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Sail A Happy Ship

We had a guarantee in the superior vranda category and were quite surprised when we finally got our stateroom number (SY 5002 ) 2 days before the cruise. Surprised because we thought that all of the superior veranda ...
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Sail Date March 2010

jmspk19 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Something for Everyone!

Background Information: We have been on several cruises, with many different lines, and this was our first Holland America experience. We have 2 disabled guests, and 2 children in our group. Hotel Info: When ...
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Sail Date December 2009

najames avatar


3 Reviews Written

Great Ship and Cruise

We ended up driving to the port and parked at Park N' Go, a very nice service, recommendable. Embarkation was very fast and painless in Ft. Lauderdale, enough said. The ship First, Holland America's Noordam is ...
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Sail Date December 2009

cruiselovr12 avatar


1 Review Written

Noordam the Snoordam

I sailed on the Noordam from November 11-21st 2009, and I was very pleased with the ship. From the way the crew on board the Noordam treated us, to the service.It was fantastic and I loved the open seating. There ...
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Sail Date November 2009

Ivystone avatar


2 Reviews Written

Family Cruise on HAL

Background Information We are a family of three (two adults and one 5 year old daughter). Last year, we took our first cruise on RCL's Adventure of the Seas. While we loved many aspects of this cruise, the food ...
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Sail Date March 2009

jimhotl avatar


1 Review Written

Quality and Consistency

I am in my early 40's and this was my 16 cruise. I have sailed on every line with the exception of the smaller very upscale lines like Regent. HAL seems to always impress in the areas of food and service. I ...
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Sail Date March 2009



1 Review Written

This was a "DAM" great cruise

First I must state that this is my very first review and that no one cruise line is going to please every passenger all the time. I have been on 10 cruises with 6 different cruise lines. I am a very young minded 50 ...
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Sail Date February 2009

Noordam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Value For Money3.03.9
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