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Auckland to the South Pacific Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
South Pacific
Auckland

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11 Auckland to the South Pacific Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


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p8k

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dated ship, poor service from Holland America

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I was on a 12 night cruise from New Zealand via Tasmania finishing up at Sydney Australia. The cruise was to include New Zealand North Island, New Zealand South Island, Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney Australia. ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Kundo

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Dreadful

The ship is not up to the standards one expects from a modern cruise liner, the ship is old at 10years & tired. It is the only cruise line where you have to submit credit card details per passenger in order to get a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Shelene

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Holland...You Blew It

Mediocre food. They have great sounding creative menus, seemingly quality ingredients, then ruin it with poor execution. Watery pasta dishes, overcooked meats, limp crusted pizza, hot food served cold or lukewarm, ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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enchantedvoyage

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great NZ/Australia ports but lack of on board activities

Great itinerary but lack of on board activities, minimal cruise staff after cutbacks, and lack of live musical entertainment. Many of the activities in the program were actually revenue advertisements such as art ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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twobeachnuts

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Holland excellence in a magical place

If you are taking a cruise that takes over 20 hours to get to you should maximize your stay. We made sure we allowed for a couple of days in Auckland before the cruise and Sydney at the end of the cruise. Holland ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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The Roys

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

EDUCATING EXPERIENCE

This was our first cruise to Australia and the South Pacific. We rented an AirBnB in Sydney (near KingsCross) a week before the cruise to explore the many sights. As always with Holland America, the embarkation ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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RETIRED13

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor communicators, refit needed

Repositioning cruises are a wonderful way to avoid tedious air travel. Noordam had a great itinerary and the timing was perfect. Noordam was scheduled for a refit in 2015 but it still hasn't happened and its ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Senior Single

16 Reviews Written

82 Helpful Votes

Lots to do for wine lovers

I never sailed the islands of the Pacific, and this was a perfect opportunity to do so. A few days in Sydney prior to sailing allowed two visits to Hunter Valley (two different companies) and a lunch at the top of ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Jetsetter747

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Noordam Auckland to Sydney 13 day leg

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. The few issues on the ship that occurred were handled and resolved promptly which we appreciated. The staff was courteous and the food was good. Good variety of ports, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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carolina husker

7 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Auckland to Sydney on Noordam

We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary - 9 ports in 14 days in both New Zealand and Southeast Australia. The ship is in pretty good shape for its age, but a little gaudy for our taste. Staff was very ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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tzoz

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise in 30 years (Auckland to Sydney)

Having been with HAL before we where very dissapointed with this cruise no music or dancing before dinner.In fact the ship was like a ghost ship most of the time except meal times when everybody appeard.First two ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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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