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Auckland to Australia & New Zealand Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
Australia & New Zealand
Auckland

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29 Auckland to Australia & New Zealand Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


ohiomary avatar

ohiomary

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great way to see NZ and Australia

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We are a family of 5, traveling with 3 daughters in their 20’s. Let me start by saying that we had a nice time on this cruise and it was a good value for the money for a holiday cruise. But there is certainly ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rwcorne

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary But Found HAL's Shipboard Execution Lacking

We choose this cruise for the itinerary, which we loved. The Noordam is an older ship but is well designed and in good shape. The cabin decor was a bit dated but the cabin was well equipped and layed out well. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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austinozz

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Most Enjoyable

We chose this cruise because it fitted with the dates we were available, due to work commitments. We had been to NZ before on a different cruise line, but love the place so repeat was not a problem. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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SylvieT

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, lots of common colds on ship

Loved the itinerary because we often went on shore excursions outside of the small cities we stopped at (e.g. Tauranga, Akaroa, Dunedin, Napier). We visited the larger cities on our own. New Zealand is all about the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Patricia Robinson

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Rather boring sea days and not very well organised.

We chose this cruise because we had not been to Australia or New Zealand and the itinerary was very attractive. Check in was somewhat chaotic. The ship was comfortable and our cabin was larger than usual. The ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Greeneyze

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise itinerary!

Loved this cruise itinerary. All ports were fantastic. Ship is okay. Needs some updating. I will say it has great stabilizers though because we hit rough seas crossing from New Zealand to Australia and it was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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sunhat123

4 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Faded Elegance

Noordam has pleasant public spaces but much of the interior seems to be from a couple of decades back. This may be what HAL passengers are looking for given the rather older demographic. Our cabin was clean but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Riverbound

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great Service - On Board Activities Need Work

We chose this crew for the itinerary, and their "J" inside cabin rooms. Much about this cruise was amazing, but a few items need work. ITINERARY - Can't complain here. The time in shore was adequate on all but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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torrpedo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cafeteria-quality food, cancelled shore excursion, dated ship & average service

This review is for an Atlantis Events cruise from Auckland to Sydney with six stops on a Holland America ship, Noordam (built circa 2006). This was my first cruise. We chose this cruise because many of our friends ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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calscotty

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Cruise of New Zealand and Australia

Spent a few days in Auckland before boarding the Noordam. Embarkation takes awhile to get so many people onboard. Spent about an hour waiting in line. Once you get through the line, it is a quick process for ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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AdelieGentoo

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Pleasant, as usual

We wanted to go to the Antipodes, and this schedule fit ours. We'd cruised on the Zuiderdam in 2016 and enjoyed it. Noordam is Zuiderdam's sister ship, with the identical layout, except for non-structural spaces ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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mojo320

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lowering of Standards

After sailing on Holland America Line (HAL), four times and the last on the Noordam in February 2017, we have come to the conclusion that HAL treats some places better than the south Pacific. 1. Ships meals have ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Quokka2

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unsavoury Experience

Don't get me wrong; this is a beautiful and well-maintained mid-sized ship, inside and out. It is well mannered in rough seas, the cabins are adequate but the verandas are small. Food is terrible if you are a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Slimbedo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

This 14 day cruise with 4 days pre-cruise and 3 days post cruise was amazing. We were a little inimidated with the long, long flight(20 hrs) but we survived and everything went well with connections etc. The ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Darwould

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Noordam Vancouver to Auckland 43 days

This cruise was for the New Zealand Destinations... with a lot of great port stops along the way. Noordam is our fifth HA ship, and much the same facilities as the others. It seemed that the temperature control ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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DinkyDee67

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Bad weather in New Zealand but great fun for trivia tragics and boppers!

We booked this cruise to celebate my retirement and to visit ports we had missed on a previous driving holiday of NZ. We booked an inside cabin on an upper deck as we have found it difficult to sleep in lower ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Jaylaw2

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Noordam to New Zealand and Australia

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We wanted to visit Tasmania and Melbourne, and this cruise went to both. In retrospect, an overnight in melbourne would have been good, Pros- The food in the Main Dining ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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emluheldaehc

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good rather than very good

We have previously cruised 4 times with P&O from Southampton,though we would prefer a Departure port in the North, but we had wanted to cruise New Zealand in particular to celebrate a number of personal landmarks ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Captain Camera

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Great Ports of Call Holland America; We Know What to Expect

This is my review of the Holland America MS Noordam cruise from Auckland New Zealand to Sydney Australia departing on November 8, 2016. My review is intended to be honest and give some advice to future cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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jim2244

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ok, Not Great

This was our sixth cruise and the 4th line we've been on. We liked the ability to visit Australia and New Zealand in one trip. Most of the ports were very interesting, with the exception of Picton, New Zealand. ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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ormkate

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

People of New Zealand and Australia could not have been more helpful

We arrived in Auckland 4 days early to enjoy the sights and sounds. Nice small city- easy to walk around. Jump on-off bus service available daily to see the sights and boat trips available round the bay. Lovely ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Mojolingum

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Director, Kieron

I've been on 5 cruises, 4 of them 13 nights or longer and Noordam has the best cruise director, Kieron Humphrey. Kieron could double up as on-board entertainer anytime. I dare say he was a better comedian than some ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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MboroCat

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Had a great time; would do it again.

We booked a 14-day Australia and New Zealand cruise on the Noordam about 6 weeks before departure because of the incredible deal being offered. We had never sailed with Holland America before, and we were not ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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razr7

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship and rooms in desperate need of gutting

Ship was chose for us as a charter cause i would not have picked it myself. While the crew were overall very nice and glad to see us, the ship itself was extremely dated and not worth the money. The furniture was ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Shonajane

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoy Holland America

We had our MiddLe Eastern cruise cancelled and thought that by sailing around our own New Zealand and Australia we would be fine. It was great, we managed to book another cruise for the return to Australia but ...
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Sail Date March 2020


Noordam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Family2.04.1
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.9
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