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

3.5 / 5.0
829 reviews
View of ship in Port (Picton)
Photo Credit: GatorMomInNC
View from aft verandah
Photo Credit: GatorMomInNC
Photo Credit: mspdred
Photo Credit: mspdred
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.4
Average
201 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Featured Review
Covid guidelines on ship, beware
"Lots of people coughing and looking ill early in the trip- so probably brought with them and more got on the ship from others by the mifddle and end of the trip.Australia and New Zealand are very humid for us on the west coast of the US so washing clothes a must...."Read More
debbyLA avatar

debbyLA

First Time Cruiser

Age 75s

Filters

1-10 of 201 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews for Senior to Australia & New Zealand


HAL not what they were

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
linesman 1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

did this trip four years ago same ship different ports all tender ports missed ,food quality no where what it was, cost cutting all across the board...the room stewards have to attend to even more rooms and dining room staff are less...trivia in the overcrowded small bar down stairs deck two opposite the casino not in crows nest any more...waited for shore days for a beer as two to three for the ...
Read More

Sail Date: February 2024

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


This is not the HAL that we remember!!

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
sunshiners
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were very excited to once again travel on HAL. It had been a few years so were really looking forward to stopping off a several ports in NZ as well as Hobart and Melbourne. Boarding in Auckland was a breeze, everything was well planned and executed by port staff. It was all downhill from there. The weather was on most days terrible but that is what can happen in summer in NZ so we were ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Covid guidelines on ship, beware

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
debbyLA
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

COVID UPTDATE: a friend traveling with us got Covid, Her symptoms appeared the 2nd day of the cruise, so she got in Ohio before got on cruise (3-5 day incubation period). Medical staff saw and put on meds to prevent needing hospitalization later, She has multiple risk factors to have a bad outcome if not on meds for Covid. She was put on 3 day isolation and 2 more days to mask then do ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2024


Children in adult areas a pain

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
Travel tragic50
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

I write this from the Rolling Stone Lounge on MS Noordam. A lovely time overall, the band is awesome!!!! but children under 10 running wild at 10:15pm in the rolling stone lounge with inadequate parental supervision is not my my idea of a good time. Precocious children spoil the fun for adults who just want to have a good time from an adult perspective. A few drinks and a bit of a dance is ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Never Again

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
Marine Man and Lady
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

I'm not normally someone to complain and I generally try to approach things with empathy but I was so disappointed by this cruise. First of all, we booked my parents (aged 65-70) an accessibility room which was not at all accessible. The cruise line refused any type of compensation even though one of the staff suggested they fight for it. At 6'5 My father couldn't even fit on the bed and my ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Can't Recommend

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
AnyBeach
10+ Cruises • Age 120s

I always tell people to take reviews with a grain of salt - some people are just complainers ... and some see everything with rose-colored glasses. But when the same complaints come up again and again, do not ignore the warnings. The negative comments regarding this ship - are accurate. 1. Noordam is OLD, tired, and worn out. It deserves a major overhaul. Not only is the furniture, art, ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2024

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Does HAL Noordam dumb down Down Under?

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
dollyhouse
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Couple 60s, 26 cruises with various cruiselines worldwide. This 10/12/23 cruise was our 3rd HAL cruise and our first since mid 2019. Previously we cruised on the old Statendam and in 2019, Maasdam. Both were excellent, entertaining, enriching, educational overall fabulous cruises. We had such high hopes for returning to HAL on the Noordam December 10 2023 round trip Sydney-NZ-Sydney cruise. ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2023

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (partial sea views)


Some good, some ordinary

Review for a Australia & New Zealand Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
Bungendore
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This is our second cruise on the Noordam. This November 2023 is the exact same cruise we did prior to COVID. The check in at Sydney was excellent. Five stars as they now stagger passengers arrival times and this was a huge improvement over long, slow lines in February 2020. Cabin: Looking tired. The bed was comfortable. The sofa was grubby and looked yuck. It was so worn, the cushions ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Shipshape

Review for a South Pacific Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
zsiga
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The main focus of this trip was to visit relatives in New Zealand and Australia. After spending a month travelling around the 2 countries we decided to board the Noordam to sail back to Vancouver. We found the ship very clean and well maintained. The cabin was adequate with a great balcony. There was an issue with the air conditioning in our stateroom which took 3 days to fix but we were ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Sydney to Vancouver Trans Pacific.

Review for a Transpacific Cruise on Noordam

User Avatar
Bogie Man
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Boarded in Sydney and with the VeriFLY app in hand we were onboard in 15 minutes. Our suite was ready and we dropped off our carry on bags and headed to the Lido. We had a signature suite which we received via an upgrade offer. We had booked a veranda cabin, and the upgrade offer to a suite was too good of a deal to pass up. Overall we enjoyed the ship and the 25 day sailing. We had 2 very ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Find a Noordam Cruise from $248

Any Month
Other Cruise Style Reviews for Noordam Cruises to Australia & New Zealand
Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Australia & New Zealand
Noordam Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Australia & New Zealand

Get special cruise deals, expert advice, insider tips and more.By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

© 1995—2024, The Independent Traveler, Inc.