We choose this cruise for the itinerary, which we loved. The Noordam is an older ship but is well designed and in good shape. The cabin decor was a bit dated but the cabin was well equipped and layed out well.
Room Service was punctual, hot and got our orders right every time. It is a limited menu, but we were happy. Laundry Service was prompt and they did a good job washing folding or hanging the clothes. The unlimited laundry was well worth the price and they even replaced a broken zipper on a pair of jeans at no charge. The Room Attendants did a very good job and the Guest Service desk was helpful. Embarkation and Disembarkation were both easy. The team did a good job rerouting the ship to Burnie, Tasmania when it could not visit Eden due to the bushfires.
The cabin is designed well with plenty of storage. The balcony was nice. The decor was dated and could use an update. The room was very quiet, though we could hear when the anchor is deployed and the room vibrated when the starboard bow thruster was engaged when the ship was maneuvering onto a dock. It was a little bit of a walk to the nearest stairs or elevators, but we liked the location. We also had cabin 6001 which is across the hall. that cabin has a nice big ocean view window that faces foward and has a great view.