I can't speak of the Noordam, although most reviews I've read certainly haven't been complimentary. Many reviewers either vote for total refurbishment or retirement. Its doing 14 day cruises at severely discounted fares.
I did get an e-mail this week, however, pushing both the VEENDAM and the ZAANDAM. They offered 7 day Caribbean cruises for $379 pp INCLUDING PORT CHARGES AND AN UPGRADE TO AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN !
One cruises from Tampa and the other from Fort Lauderdale, I think.
These approach "bottom-feeder" prices! Who would have thought this would ever happen to Holland America ?
If it weren't for the outrageous airline prices from LA to Florida on such a last minute basis, I might have even given HAL a chance on that offer. Airline and hotel was even more than the solo traveler price for this cruise!