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

Holland America Line
Noordam
Australia & New Zealand
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

3

Very Good

8

Average

9

Poor

6

Cruise type

Senior Cruises

26

Family Cruises

18

Romantic Cruises

12

Cruises for the Disabled

6

Repositioning Cruises

5

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


austinozz avatar

austinozz

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Most Enjoyable

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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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


dutchie6 avatar

dutchie6

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship! Thank you Noordam!

I have just returned from a Vanuatu, New Caledonia 14 day cruise from Sydney returning back to Sydney cruise, and it was fabulous. What fantastic service, what wonderful delicious food served every day! I could not ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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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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lyndarra

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Another Great With My Friend HAL

Of fourteen cruises this was my third with HAL. It was nice to renew our acquaintance after a five year hiatus. I'm happy to say that HAL have maintained their high standard, mostly. More on that later. We came ...
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Sail Date December 2018


knittinggirl avatar

knittinggirl

25 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Tour Overall, but EXC tours Dropped Overall Rating

Noordam 82318 tons 918 cabins Last Drydock 2018 9/28/2017 Room 6090 The Good Our room was in a great location! Only a few rooms aft of the midship elevator. We had two panoramic midship ...
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Sail Date September 2017


LBHK avatar

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


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mojo320

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Lowering of Standards

After sailing on Holland America Line (HAL), four times and the last on the Noordam in February 2017, we have come to the conclusion that HAL treats some places better than the south Pacific. 1. Ships meals have ...
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Sail Date February 2017


Darwould avatar

Darwould

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


Jaylaw2 avatar

Jaylaw2

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Noordam to New Zealand and Australia

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We wanted to visit Tasmania and Melbourne, and this cruise went to both. In retrospect, an overnight in melbourne would have been good, Pros- The food in the Main Dining ...
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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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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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DISGRUNTLED AUSSIES

7 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Poor Value

We like NZ and have been there on land, but wished to see the Sounds and ports offered. In the past HAL gave reasonable value for $ and "tried" to sort our differences. We are two 70yr olds and travel on ships ...
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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


jim2244 avatar

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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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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ibfishing2

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise but........

This is our third cruise with Holland Cruise line. We have enjoyed all of them but a little disappointed this time because we had to miss two ports that we were looking forward to visiting. The ship had ...
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Sail Date March 2016


boyfromoz avatar

boyfromoz

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great way to spend Christmas and New Year

We sailed on the Noordam in Cabin SS6109 ( a Signature Suite) as a novel way to spend Christmas and New Year and avoid all the hype that can be attached to buying and preparing expensive food and indulging in the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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icepik

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A lot of good and a lot of could do better!

This was my second HAL cruise, my first being in October on the Maasdam out of Montreal. this time the ship was better (the Maasdam old at 22 years for a cruise ship) but still tired and in need of a refit although ...
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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


kahrah01 avatar

kahrah01

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

4.5 Stars - We can't give 5 Stars on our 1st cruise can we?

At our friends' urging for us to try cruising, and not wanting a daily docking, we went all out with this 25 day, 10 port cruise. It took two days to get the gist of the routine, but by day three, we were hooked. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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DRGSEA

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not Holland America standards

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Fredzimmermsn

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Noordam 21 Dec 2019 auckland to Sydney

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


Oscar2019 avatar

Oscar2019

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A Bad Experience

We chose this as Holland America once had a good reputation for cruises. The dining was very poor quality food with very little choices offered ( no turkey for Christmas day dinner). The ship is very outdated and in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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