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Holland America Line Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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Australia & New Zealand
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Excellent

72

Very Good

56

Average

42

Poor

28

Terrible

10

Cruise type

42 Holland America Line Australia & New Zealand 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


rwcorne avatar

rwcorne

3 Reviews Written

14 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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dreamlife

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not the same now that Carnival have an interest

I will start with the title of this review. Embark, disembark all OK - most lines have this in the bag. We chose this cruise on Noordam, because we love Vancouver, we wanted to go to Sydney and we love sea days. ...
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Sail Date November 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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balmain4ver

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise, not brilliant, a little bit disappointing.

Unfortunately, HAL has gone downhill in our opinion. We haven't cruised with them for a few years due to dates and prices, so were expecting similar experiences that we had before. The ship itself is kept ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Snowytom

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Syd to Pt Arthur, Hobart, Adelaide, Kangaroo Is and return to Sydney (10 nt).

All ports were good. Cruise Tours were very expensive so we organised our own. Left from White Bay and getting aboard was smooth and easy. Once we departed things were a bit disorganised. On stern pool deck there ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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JACANT1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Tired looking ship, poor customer service

When we booked the cruise we were unaware that our departure was from the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Only good point was you sail right under the Harbour Bridge. On the back deck when leaving Sydney, the atmosphere ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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foodpolice

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Our longest cruise yet with an old reliable friend.

As we wanted to see Australia & try a cruise that was more than 2 - 3 weeks, this cruise fit the bill. We flew in a day before our cruise from Vancouver, mainly to re-coup from the long flight & see a bit of ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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highriding

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Time to lift your game HAL

We had sailed with HAL on 3 previous cruises. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and had just been on Celebrity Solstice six weeks prior to this one and so comparisons between them were fresh in our minds. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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pomaussie

6 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise we have ever done!

We chose this cruise because we wanted to have Christmas and New Year on a cruise and the HAL had been recommended by some American friends. We had a wonderful surprise when we were upgraded from a SS midship to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Tarwood3

7 Reviews Written

56 Helpful Votes

Australia made up for the dreadful decor. Staff wonderful! First time on HAL.

BACKGROUND: Took my mom on this cruise. It was #1 on her bucket list to travel to Australia. I’m 50 , she’s 71. We chose this 12 day cruise based on itinerary, not cruise line. It covered South Australia ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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jimbomaca

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Lots of problems

15 day Christmas and New Year cruise on the Noordam it sounded wonderful we had sailed with Holland American befor but it was our first time on the Noordam We Decided to pay the extra and book a Signature suite but ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Redmonkey25

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent food and service but the worst entertainement; dull and boring cruise!

We’d like to provide our thoughts on our 27 day South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand cruise-which is our 16th cruise and our 5th on Holland America. The itinerary was perfect-great port stops-and the food ...
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Sail Date January 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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ceejaybeeaust

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

OVERALL COULD HAVE EXPECTED BETTER

Xmas and New Year at sea. What more could you want. You want to take that special bottle along with you, and if you are flying in from interstate then don't share your baggage. Your baggage is going to be ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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thehighc

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

A pleasant cruise but room for improvement

This was our 3rd cruise . We have previously cruised on the Disney Fantasy in 2014 and then Royal Caribbean Legend of the seas in 2015 . As we are still quite new to cruising we are keen to explore several cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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jazq20a

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

27 day Jan 4 Noordam cruise to New Zealand & South Pacific

This was very misrepresented in the website and available information from the cruise line. It was only "back to back cruises" not a separate all in one cruise. entertainment and activities were mostly repeated ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Gman hillswa

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Food was great, staff were excellent but the entertainment was spasmodic

Had a great time and met some great people on the boat, unfortunately one band for the whole entire 28 day cruise, they were an excellent band and they rocked new years like you wouldn't believe, but for the whole ...
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Sail Date December 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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rks@cc

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed the 'average'

We selected this cruise for the itinerary for 43 days. We wanted to see Hawaii, some of the South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. We opted for a Neptune Suite which had the perk of the Lounge, which we ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Burls_11

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

DO NOT BOOK STATEROOM 8071 ( Starboard side)

This was our 6th cruise and the third aboard ms Noordam, our last cruise was back to back on this ship on the Med. And we really enjoyed that. So based on our previous Hal experience we booked Alaska on the Nieuw ...
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Sail Date September 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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hipexec

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Missed ports for no reason.

Neptune suite was great and he Neptune Lounge is fantastic. No waiting in line at the front desk and terrific concierge help at the Neptune suite. First three/fourths of the trip was great. But at Napier, New ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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jan traveller

1 Review Written

38 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

I have cruised with Holland America twice before in America and I was very pleased with this cruise line but that was eight years ago. I bought a last minute special in a verandah cabin and was very excited to ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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