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Review of the Noordam
Cruise Date: August 2010
Booking: Travel Agency
Embarkation: 2 August 2010
Cabin number: 6147
Cabin category: (optional)
Review of the MS Noordam 2010
10-DAY MEDITERRANEAN ALLURE 2-12 August 2010 HollandAmerica Line
We experience a consistent quality every day about service, information, food, hygiene, kindness and amazing teamwork between crewmembers.
Embarkation on the MS Noordam was smooth and quick, they provide us with cool drinks and cakes.
The safety drill onboard of the MS Noordam was this time without life jacket and quick finish. From the first alert signal everybody knows where to go, leading by crewmembers fast and orderly to the right direction.
Two things which was a bit disturbing, HAL decide for the first 48 hours onboard not allow self service on the Lido because of earlier outbreak of the Novo virus on 2 of their ships. Although it was a little unpleasant we could understand the reason of this decision but this has only sense so long as nobody leave the ship. As soon as people leave the ship to visit a port, they can bring the virus also onboard again when they return. I see people drink water from fountains in Rome because they belief it's clean, but this water is not clean because it recycling all the time. It's better to give people good information how to avoid such a illness at the moment they book a cruise.
This time we also discover more maintenance onboard like painting and grinding on decks between cruisers, this is should be don after cruise in a dock and not during a cruise.
The Soda cards have been change, the price is $25 but you get credit for $50 that means you can order 22 cans incl. service charge.
The shows in the theatre has been much improve with a professional sing and dance group with very professional décor, scenery and costumes a must to see.
During the cruise we get a message that the port of Rome (Civitavecchia) has raise it's price with $6,11 per person and will be added to the bill. But on the end of our cruise we get a surprise with $50 discount on our bill, a nice gesture of HAL.
The first day's we get a bit rouge sea because of some thunderstorms far away.
More about this review with pictures and video can be read on my weblog.
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