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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Australia & New Zealand from Auckland

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"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..."Read More
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Shonajane

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Shonajane

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 sadly they cancelled that in the week we had as a stopover in Auckland. Understand the situation completely. The Noordam is perfect for size for us, love the crew, well presented ship with ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great Itinerary But Found HAL's Shipboard Execution Lacking

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rwcorne

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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. The Positives: Room Service was punctual, hot and got our orders right every time. It is a limited menu, but we were happy. Laundry Service was prompt and they did a good job washing ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Noordam 21 Dec 2019 auckland to Sydney

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Fredzimmermsn

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I am a 5 star Mariner and have more than 20 cruises on Holland America This cruise was the pits and our last on Hal.There were Minimal activities or lectures on board .The standard of the food was dismal compare to the cruise I did on the Noordam three years ago which I rated 10 -this Cruise I would rate a 1.The standard of the entertainment was dismal except for the on-board Singers and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Completely overpriced cruise on an outdated ship

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Vobafan

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We we chose this trip because the dates fit perfectly. the price seemed justfiedbut then on bord, the cheapest wine 9 $ the cocktail 10$ always +15% Service. The The wine in the glas was manageable and the alcohol in the Cocktails barely noticeable. None of the tours offered by HAL was acceptable. For a Train ride in Port Chambers charges HAL 390 $, when booking direktly in the station, the same ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great way to see NZ and Australia

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ohiomary

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 room for improvement by HAL. First the high points. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the crew. They work incredibly hard, always with smiles on their faces. A special ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Most Enjoyable

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austinozz

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 was handled well, we had a balcony cabin on deck 5 midship. Décor a little tired but cabin was roomy enough and found plenty of space for storage. Cabin attendants were great, plenty ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Not Holland America standards

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DRGSEA

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We received an email that boarding would be delayed at the start due to illnesses on the previous cruise. Only a couple of hours so no big deal and we wanted a clean ship. For the first 48 hours the LIDO market food service was limited to being served by crew and no self service. We have been through this on other cruises so we know the drill. The lines were incredible and everything was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great itinerary, lots of common colds on ship

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SylvieT

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 great outdoors and nature, not so much about small cities. The ship is a little dated and will be sent to dry dock in the Fall. I can only hope they redo the decoration and some of ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great cruise itinerary!

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Greeneyze

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 not bad. Holland food and service (except for breakfast and lunch in the dining room, even after complaining because they didn’t seem to care) was excellent. Shore excursions were all ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Faded Elegance

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sunhat123

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 needed a complete refit. Bathroom was tired. Mirror, vanity and tub/shower needed replacement. Verandah railings, floor and window frames were on their last legs. Furniture and walls ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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