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

Holland America Line
Noordam
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

1

Very Good

4

Average

9

Poor

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

26

Family Cruises

18

Romantic Cruises

12

Cruises for the Disabled

6

Repositioning Cruises

5

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


Expatcat avatar

Expatcat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

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We chose this cruise for the number of port stops and we weren’t disappointed! We got a great feel for New Zealand. We travelled with children between 7-14 and they all had a great time. Kids clubs were ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Narelle'stoyboy

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disembarkation was relatively painless

We chose this cruise on the basis of previous happy cruises with HAL, a total of some eighty (80) days on Volendam x 2 , Westerdam and Konigsdam. The service, entertainment, and especially the food on those cruises ...
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Sail Date January 2020


ohiomary avatar

ohiomary

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great way to see NZ and Australia

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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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


Craig1964 avatar

Craig1964

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise ever

We have been on many cruises before this one and by far this was our worst cruise every by a country mile. Embarkation was quick and efficient and on the ship in no time ( which turned out to be the best part of ...
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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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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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LBHK

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sadly Disappointing

As this was a special occasion, we spared no expense and booked a Neptune Suite with large aft wrap around balcony. Expectations were high, more so as we have cruised extensively before and enjoyed our Cunard and ...
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Sail Date January 2018


thehighc avatar

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


ozcookie avatar

ozcookie

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Romantic South Pacific cruise with an extended family of eight in three cabins

This was the third HAL cruise for me and second for my wife so we knew what to expect. We were travelling with our three young children (1,4 and 6) plus my parents and 11 year old niece so spread across verandah ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Ja and Ma

3 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise but Expensive

We sailed on the Noordam with our two teenagers leaving Sydney on the 4th January. It was spectacular leaving from White Bay as the ship had to wait for the tide to drop; so we could sail under the Sydney Harbour ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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FORSTERGADABOUT

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Good Value & Relaxing Cruise

We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual company closedown in January each year, when we must take most of our annual holiday leave. The price was great for this peak holiday time in Australia. Both the ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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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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Travel-lu

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We have just disembarked in Sydney from our 16 night cruise around New Zealand over the 2015 Christmas and new year period. The cruise experience was enjoyable but, having cruised with Holland America in 2010, it ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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pwuchief

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Trip, but Long

Ok - new Zealand was great - except for Akaroa where we were not able to tender because of high winds (do not book a tour called the Mail Run - they do not refund). All other ports were great and interesting. Fiji ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Fofolle

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A comfortable way to discover New Zealand and Australia

We stayed 3 days in Auckland before embarking after our flight from Manila. The embarkation was easy and smooth. the ship docks in the middle of Auckland, so its easy and very cheap to reach by public ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Vobafan

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Completely overpriced cruise on an outdated ship

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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