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

Holland America Line
Noordam
Southern Caribbean
Departure Port

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119

Very Good

27

Average

13

Poor

10

Terrible

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


darlak2 avatar

darlak2

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good On Services, Poor on Entertainment

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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


gismo3 avatar

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


Iris5383 avatar

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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Bethany Beach

14 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed our time on this cruise - great cold weather getaway!

Stayed at FL Embassy Suites precruise. Always stay there because we like the way all the stores and many restaurants are within 3 blocks each way of the hotel. We learned not to take the huge transfer bus to the ...
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Sail Date March 2014


Tabbymom avatar

Tabbymom

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


searanch queen avatar

searanch queen

1 Review Written

Thanksgiving in the Caribbean

Just back from a 10 day voyage aboard the ms Noordam. The ship went from Ft. Lauderdale and back. We had stops in Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, and the ABC Islands with 3 sea days. Over all my ...
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Sail Date November 2012


Mtnlaurl avatar

Mtnlaurl

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

CRUISING WITH THE OLDIES

9 DAY SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE ON HAL NOORDAM, March 26 thru April 4, 2012 - The ms Noordam is a lovely ship but the fact is that it caters to an older clientel. I'd estimate age 65+ with many cruisers in their ...
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Sail Date March 2012


509ers avatar

509ers

13 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Escaping Boredom on the Noordam - Long Review

I have written several reviews for CC and I always begin by saying: "There is no such thing as a BAD CRUISE" ..... unless of course you were on the Titanic (or other recent fiascos at sea) The more we cruise, ...
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Sail Date March 2012


LocoLoco1 avatar

LocoLoco1

8 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise On NOORDAM

Another nice cruise with HAL aboard the NOORDAM on it's 10-day S.Carribean Seafarer Cruise. I don't rate many things a #5. This was close.. Being 50ish, we 2 couples were out to enjoy the sunshine and a few ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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sunnisuzi

15 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Pleasant cruising on the Noordam

Embarkation went fairly well. But it would help if the "boarding pics" folks were moved to the side to let others through who were not interested in the picture taking. We were invited to a meet & greet which was ...
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Sail Date December 2011


simchabayla avatar

simchabayla

7 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

First, the good stuff. Check-in and boarding were great --fast, efficient. Our cabin was ready and our luggage came at a reasonable time. No problems. Food. Disappointing. We could see the effects of cost-cutting. ...
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Sail Date December 2011


Alfturd avatar

Alfturd

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointment (Noordam)

We have traveled on HAL in the past to the Panama Canal and it was fabulous. I will just list the disappoints on Noordam; which we will not be traveling again on anytime soon. 1. I asked for an ashtray 4 times ...
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Sail Date November 2011


jayareare avatar

jayareare

1 Review Written

20 Days in the Caribbean on the HAL Noordam

Background. My wife and I both were 65 at the time of the cruise in February 2010. Previously we had been on cruises in 1993 on the M.V. Royal Majesty, 2007 on the Carnival Paradise, and 2008 on the Island ...
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Sail Date February 2010


Cruise Wise avatar

Cruise Wise

1 Review Written

Noordam Thrills

Embarkation was delayed since we were told by Captain Scott that because we were not at the usual pier for boarding, embarkation was delayed. We were told that this happens many times with HAL and the Captain thinks ...
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Sail Date April 2010


alenushka avatar

alenushka

2 Reviews Written

HAL is overrated

We picked HAL for our vacation because we liked the ports of call and we have heard so many people raving about it. Itinerary and Ports were great, we enjoyed it greatly. HAL in general is just OK. That was our 8th ...
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Sail Date March 2010


etohliver avatar

etohliver

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


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jmspk19

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


exploretheworldnow avatar

exploretheworldnow

4 Reviews Written

Good itinerary and an enjoyable cruise.

This was a very enjoyable cruise and much to our surprise and delight we came back with a definite feeling that HAL would be a contender for our future cruise dollars. That is until on our return we saw a magazine ...
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Sail Date March 2010


Annalise avatar

Annalise

13 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Pack Your Patience

Let me begin by saying that my husband & I are seasoned cruisers. We have sailed everything from Carnival to Crystal & this was our 15th cruise. We cruised with 4 other couples. We are all seniors (50-70). We like ...
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Sail Date March 2010


travelgirl2 avatar

travelgirl2

2 Reviews Written

Golden Oldies Cruise on Noordam

We flew to Fort Lauderdale the day before the cruise and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn, 180 SW 18th Avenue, Dania, FL under the "cruise package" rate. This was a very nice hotel and the cruise package worked well ...
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Sail Date February 2010


rdbadger356 avatar

rdbadger356

1 Review Written

Great For the Most Part, But...

We just returned from our 10-day cruise on the Noordam. We have mixed feelings about our experience. We are a 56 and 60 year old couple, and took the cruise as our belated 25th wedding anniversary gift to ourselves. ...
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Sail Date January 2010


marinermari avatar

marinermari

5 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Sleepless in Noordam

This was our 4th cruise with HAL and 2nd in Noordam and we did notice quite a lot of changes in the past year. Embarkation was excellent,well organised and speedy. We were 'upgraded' to a cabin unfortunately ...
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Sail Date November 2009


HarbourMaster avatar

HarbourMaster

1 Review Written

BACK TO BACK CRUISES NEVER AGAIN!

With rare exceptions if one reads the reviews, HA delivers a good value experience. Yes there are some cabin stewards and waiters better than others, but even the "bad" ones are good! I will not rehash all the ...
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Sail Date November 2008


shygirl avatar

shygirl

1 Review Written

11 nights: Not long enough!

We are a family of 4 from Ontario, with 2 boys ages 4 and 10. In tow we picked up my Inlaws from Quebec in our minivan and drove down I-87 the day before. Stayed in Nanuet-Hampton Inn-about 40 minutes from NY pier. ...
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Sail Date March 2008


ras avatar

ras

1 Review Written

Noordam - Southern Caribbean

Disembarkation: This was fairly easy. You get to the station you get a number and your number is called and you go through a check in process which only take approximately 45 minutes. You get you card and you are on ...
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Sail Date February 2007


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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