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12 Holland America Line Noordam Repositioning Cruises Cruise Reviews

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7 Reviews Written

73 Helpful Votes

A great way to get from Australia to Canada


This was our third HAL cruise and the first on the Noordam. It was an relocation cruise of 24 days from Sydney to Vancouver with stops in New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuata, Pago Pago and Hawaii. There were numerous ...
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Sail Date April 2018

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When and How

10 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

A Plain Vanilla Cruise

Of our many cruises, the one we took years ago on the Noordam is the only one we cannot remember. Having sailed her again, we think we understand why. It was a plain vanilla cruise, good vanilla ice cream, just not ...
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Sail Date April 2018

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3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great for a long voyage but on-board activities were lacking

Firstly, we had an amazing 34 night voyage. The crew and friends we made were the best part of the trip. The dining room, restaurants, shops, bars, casino and all of the staff working in these areas were ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

HAL should take more care to prevent spread of viruses on board !!!!!

This review will not be lengthy but more to the point.Having completed our Sydney to Vancouver crossing from 8th April to 30th April ;I feel appropriate to comment on this ship Firstly the Noordam is a ...
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Sail Date April 2017

Darwould avatar


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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2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent Value

We booked the cruise many months ahead when great fares were offered for a trip of this length. The ship is 10 years old and is showing signs of wear in some areas. The Lido Dining venue needs new furniture. Our ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes


Flew from hometown to San Diego to embarkation. Met my roommate in San Diego airport. We only had time to get luggage and then catch the shuttle to the ship. We were promptly put aboard and our cabin was ready for ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

A Bucket List Cruise

Bucket list cruise including Australia and New Zealand. We arrived in Sydney a week early so we could explore a bit of Australia before the cruise and we truly enjoyed every day. We spent most of our time in Sydney, ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sailing past the Opera House in Sydney was truly a highlight.

This was my celebration cruise for my retirement and it was the perfect way to celebrate! We were upgraded to a Neptune Suite upon embarkation and everything from there was amazing! The food was excellent and, ...
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Sail Date April 2016

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old car guy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Could have been better.

The food was excellent and the entertainment was great. Got to score that as close as possible to 10 out of 10. The port and shore excursions could have also been 10 out of 10 if San Diego was not included on the ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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Peter Christmas

1 Review Written

Roman Empire Cruise September 2012

It may be somewhat of a shock for readers to read a less than perfect review of this ship following other glowing reports listed on this site so I will try to be totally honest and fair regarding our recent trip on ...
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Sail Date September 2012

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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

Noordam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Value For Money3.03.9
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