This was our 6th cruise and the third aboard ms Noordam, our last cruise was back to back on this ship on the Med. And we really enjoyed that.
So based on our previous Hal experience we booked Alaska on the Nieuw Amsterdam... EXCELLENT.
The Noordam was a 29 night PACIFIC CROSSING and our expectations were high based on Hal experiences.
BUT, our STATEROOM ( nice as it was, clean and neat with balcony) was on deck 8, number 8071.
On day one late afternoon enjoying the obligatory wine on our balcony we were deafened by noise coming from directly above us from the "Dive In" grill.
The noise was so disturbing it drove us into our stateroom AND continued until well past 10pm.
THIS CONTINUED EVERY DAY, same time for the remaining 28 nights of our cruise.
Complaining was a waste of our time.
8071 is mid ship next to the glass lifts.. they cause no problem ( quiet).
From my investigation the workroom directly above is no issue until their clean up commences at about 4.30pm.
HOLLAND AMERICA CREW must be aware of this horrific issue, they must have records of previous complaints unless prior occupants were totally deaf!
SO HERE IS MY RECOMMENDATION.... AVOID STATEROOM 8071 like the plague!
I can't complain about anything on this ship accept this STATEROOM.
A " Clayton's offer" to level 5 directly below revealed obscured views and the top of lifeboats... for we paid a premium for 8071!
I could not find any deck plan that detailed the "dive in" above this STATEROOM.
HAL HAVE PROBABLY PUT US IN THE "Complaining category ", so beware sea travelers,
you have been warned!
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