The itinerary was good. A place we had never been before and very much wanted to see. We Hadn't been with HAL before but will never go with them again. Extortionate drinks prices, happy hour lasted 15 minutes in BB kings. Entertainment rubbish other than BBkings. Food luke warm, not much choice for vegetarians, lots of pasta and pizza and salad. They were proud of the fact they would make you some pasta with a different sauce, if you asked. Being veggie and wanting mash potatoes and vegetables and Yorkshire puddings I had to stand where raw bloody meat was . Extortionate prices for shore excursions. Extortionate automatically stopped gratuities plus 15 %service charge added to drinks. Dress code lax. Most of the staff were nice, some were abrubt. Very early disembarkation, leaving us with a seven hour wait at the airport. No tea making facilities in cabin, we took our own kettle which was taken from us at embarkation, as it was a security hazard. Tea could be ordered in room but 30minutes waiting. Lido cafe closed when most people were wanting to eat. Entertainment was awful, a guy making patterns out of sand, a BBC earth film . No shows , been on far cheaper cruises and had excellent entertainment with west end shows every night. All in all it was not what we expected for the money we paid. Would not travel with this line again or reccommend it.

Never again

Noordam Cruise Review by Bellsallino

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The itinerary was good. A place we had never been before and very much wanted to see. We Hadn't been with HAL before but will never go with them again. Extortionate drinks prices, happy hour lasted 15 minutes in BB kings. Entertainment rubbish other than BBkings. Food luke warm, not much choice for vegetarians, lots of pasta and pizza and salad. They were proud of the fact they would make you some pasta with a different sauce, if you asked. Being veggie and wanting mash potatoes and vegetables and Yorkshire puddings I had to stand where raw bloody meat was . Extortionate prices for shore excursions. Extortionate automatically stopped gratuities plus 15 %service charge added to drinks. Dress code lax. Most of the staff were nice, some were abrubt. Very early disembarkation, leaving us with a seven hour wait at the airport. No tea making facilities in cabin, we took our own kettle which was taken from us at embarkation, as it was a security hazard. Tea could be ordered in room but 30minutes waiting. Lido cafe closed when most people were wanting to eat. Entertainment was awful, a guy making patterns out of sand, a BBC earth film . No shows , been on far cheaper cruises and had excellent entertainment with west end shows every night.

All in all it was not what we expected for the money we paid. Would not travel with this line again or reccommend it.
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Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom
Cabin VD
Comfortable beds but sofa very dated and dirty. Walls marked.
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