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Noordam Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Faded Elegance

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Noordam has pleasant public spaces but much of the interior seems to be from a couple of decades back. This may be what HAL passengers are looking for given the rather older demographic. Our cabin was clean but needed a complete refit. Bathroom was tired. Mirror, vanity and tub/shower needed replacement. Verandah railings, floor and window frames were on their last legs. Furniture and walls were old and damaged. TV was tiny and old. We read that Noordam is due for refit later this year and it’s needed. Condition of the ship was compensated by HAL’s well-earned reputation for good food, great staff and interesting itineraries. Main hope is HAL and other cruise lines understand that wifi is no longer a luxury for passengers and everyone should at least have access to a limited number of free minutes. The cruise lines that join the 21st century first will get the business. Sadly that doesn’t seem to be HAL.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VA

Aged cabin in need of refit but excellent location. Very quiet. Not too much movement mid ship.

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