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Noordam Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Was a lovely winter escape

Noordam Cruise Review by Spillett

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2017
  • Destination: the South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom

Friend had recommended. A last minute decision to take a holiday following long wet winter. Purchased just a month ahead of sailing, online, and overall very pleased with cruise. Very good value. Prices were discounted at this time. Calm seas all the way from Sydney, Tasmania, NZ ports, disembarking Auckland. No rain, all sunshine. Met some lovely interesting passengers, mainly from Canada and USA. Met quite a few repeat HAm repeat cruisers. A few did say they had noticed cutbacks in some areas, particularly theatre entertainment. Excursions are expensive compared to same land prices as is wifi. But, if your tour is late back the ship will wait which did happen once I believe. Do take some of your own coathangers! Major shortage for some reason. Good cabin steward, a very happy crew, good atmosphere. We had a lovely time and would be a repeat passenger but not on main deck because of night noise from carpenters shop? so beware. Saw only less than 10 children during voyage.

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Cabin Review

Large Ocean-View Stateroom
Cabin D 1094

Only 6 coathangers for 2-3 passengers! I see someone else complained about this on one of your reviews from a few years ago. When asked I was cheerfully offered a few cheap thin wire ones. It wasn’t possible to increase temperature of fridge for medication storage. We didn’t discover wine glasses at back of low cupboard till end of cruise. No drinking water supplied in cabin. Lots of noise and banging until very late evening which I now understand to be from the carpenters shop. Shower taps tricky till shown how it works. Cabin, midship, very centrally located to restaurant and facilities.

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