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 the dining room and the buffet. We had no complaints. Some reviews indicated the entertainment was not up to par but we felt that the entertainment was on a par with other cruise lines. However, as we have recently seen with other cruise lines the performances are just too loud to the point that a couple of times we had to leave as did others. BB King band was a highlight of the Noordam, unfortunately we were unable to stay longer than a few minutes.
Both embarkation and debarkation were handled better that on many other cruise lines we have been on. It was nice that they had both Catholic and Protestant services available.
The library was the best we have ever seen and the internet speed was also the fastest we have ever experienced.
Great cabin good location, quiet, could have been a little more storage space but it was adequate.
It had been some time since our last visit to Martinique. In the past we were not that happy to visit this port. Martinique has a new pier at least from the last visit. They have been doing a lot to refurbish the waterfront, a lot of new construction in the port area. It was great to see the changes, I wouldn't hesitate to visit again.