CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews


Holland America Line Noordam by Phyllis Bernstein Transatlantic Crossing April 15, 2006

I boarded this ship with great anticipation since I heard it was a new ship. It was the biggest disappointment of my cruise history. The food was very pedestrian (I had to send back many dinners). The entertainment was mediocre and the worst part of all was the fact that I had to ask the steward after 7 days to change my linens.

Another gentleman told me his linens had not been changed for the whole 16 day cruise (he marked his sheet and it was still there when the cruise was over). I also found the atrium on the lower deck too small and not conducive to spending much time there. I reported all of this to Holland America who offered me an upgrade on a future sailing. I would never sail on the Noordam again. Very disappointing !!!

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