It has been about 5 years since I was last on the Noordam. We sailed thru the Panama Canal from L.A. to Florida. (14 days) I liked the ship very much, it is a beautiful "older" ship, small number of people, no long lines to wait in, and without neon lights and bright colors, very understated. I thought the staff was everything Holland America is known for, and the food was better than average. No complaints at all, really. You will have a great time and congratulations to your wife!
Paul Motter wrote:
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