Noordam good cruise but service and language issues abound: Noordam Cruise Review by cookie1207
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Noordam good cruise but service and language issues abound
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Our dining room waiter had been with HAL for over a dozen years but didn't have a clue as to how to serve nor how slow and confussed he seemed when delivering food to the table. Any communication with most staff other than a greeting seem to puzzle them. English language skills were seriously lacking. Most of the passengers were 75 plus years and we beings mid 50's made us feel like the "kids" on the ship.
The Norwalk virus was rampant for most of the cruise and that didn't help with many service issues as well. In More the end we found the Noordam(the ship satisfactory)but the staff ddin't work for us. Perhaps we need to try again in 20 years.
Disembarcation was awfull and handycap passengers were abandon for over 2 hours before someone would take tehem off. Less
Cabin review: sy6052
Excellent cabin, largest balcony on the ship.(that we saw)
Port and Shore Excursions
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1st time cruisers
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