Flew from hometown to San Diego to embarkation. Met my roommate in San Diego airport. We only had time to get luggage and then catch the shuttle to the ship. We were promptly put aboard and our cabin was ready for us as well as Invitations for dinners, drink cards, chocolate covered strawberries (never was sure who sent them)and our cabin stewards, Setyo and Nita, greeted us before going to lunch. We dined in the Pinnacle the second night aboard. The food was perfectly presented and excellent in flavor. We had room service often for breakfast and it was delivered right on the time we requested with a smile and good morning from the waiter. All or our dining experiences were positive and enjoyed every meal. We didn't do many excursions until New Zealand and we were off at every port.. Beautiful country neat and clean with the most friendly assistance as well. All of our off shore experiences were positive as well. This was a bucket list cruise and it was a wonderful experience. Also, met some lovely people on board, The cruise critic Roll Call was well attended, I thought. There were three from San Diego and a great way to meet some of the others on cruise critic..

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Noordam Cruise Review by HurricaneJane

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Transpacific
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Flew from hometown to San Diego to embarkation. Met my roommate in San Diego airport. We only had time to get luggage and then catch the shuttle to the ship. We were promptly put aboard and our cabin was ready for us as well as Invitations for dinners, drink cards, chocolate covered strawberries (never was sure who sent them)and our cabin stewards, Setyo and Nita, greeted us before going to lunch. We dined in the Pinnacle the second night aboard. The food was perfectly presented and excellent in flavor. We had room service often for breakfast and it was delivered right on the time we requested with a smile and good morning from the waiter. All or our dining experiences were positive and enjoyed every meal.

We didn't do many excursions until New Zealand and we were off at every port.. Beautiful country neat and clean with the most friendly assistance as well. All of our off shore experiences were positive as well.

This was a bucket list cruise and it was a wonderful experience. Also, met some lovely people on board,

The cruise critic Roll Call was well attended, I thought. There were three from San Diego and a great way to meet some of the others on cruise critic..
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VA 5121
with the bed separated and a sofa there was not much room for walking. Manageable for two but certainly not three to share.
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