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Noordam Review

3.5 / 5.0
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790 reviews
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What has happened to Holland America?

Review for Noordam to Transpacific
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018

Over the past few cruises I have watched a deterioration in the services offered on Holland America cruises. I love to go on long cruises of a month or more and love the sea days. This time there was literally nothing to do on board unless you were paying for an upgrade in the gym or drinking yourself into oblivion. No library service, no fun game activity program, no water aerobics or free fitness program. The constant up selling was really annoying. They have outsourced their shore excursions and they are a total ripoff. The food in the main dining room was a disgrace. Everything seemed to originate from the frozen food section of Costco. We were offered frozen green beans with every dinner entree from Vancouver to Sydney. The desserts were not made on board and were not up to previous standards. Offering bloody Mary's for breakfast? Really ?

I am s four star mariner but I doubt I will return to Holland America or any other Carnival line ship

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