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

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Great Itinerary But Found HAL's Shipboard Execution Lacking

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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rwcorne

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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. The Positives: Room Service was punctual, hot and got our orders right every time. It is a limited menu, but we were happy. Laundry Service was prompt and they did a good job washing ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great way to see NZ and Australia

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ohiomary

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 room for improvement by HAL. First the high points. I have nothing but the utmost respect for the crew. They work incredibly hard, always with smiles on their faces. A special ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Not the same now that Carnival have an interest

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dreamlife

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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. This cruise bore not the remotest resemblance to our 2 x cruises on Volendam Dec.16 and April 18. Where has the elegance gone? The fresh flowers everywhere? The sophistication? ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Great itinerary, lots of common colds on ship

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SylvieT

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 great outdoors and nature, not so much about small cities. The ship is a little dated and will be sent to dry dock in the Fall. I can only hope they redo the decoration and some of ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Rather boring sea days and not very well organised.

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Patricia Robinson

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 entertainment was sometimes very good and at others poor. We enjoyed the shore days, the ports were all very interesting. Trips organised by the ship were very over priced and we made ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Standard Interior Stateroom


Nice cruise, not brilliant, a little bit disappointing.

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balmain4ver

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 extremely clean and the staff are wonderful. The main issues were the food, entertainment and the Loft (lack of). Firstly, the food in the main dining room for the first few days of ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite

Traveled with children


Tired looking ship, poor customer service

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JACANT1

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 was very lack luster, no music to signal the start of the journey, although there were drinks available, you had to guess if they were alcoholic or not. There was no photographer taking ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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

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Snowytom

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 was a table of drinks but no assistance from wait staff as to price/type of cocktail. There was none of the usual atmosphere of departure (same at every port). Only advantage was going ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Not the best cruise we have ever done!

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pomaussie

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 a Neptune suite at the back of the ship.A really big cabin with an L shaped veranda at the back. Having access to the Neptune lounge was a plus, the 2 concierges could not have been ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite

Traveled with disabled person


Time to lift your game HAL

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highriding

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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. Where Solstice is clean crisp lines with what we thought were much higher ceilings, Noordam is lower ceiling, less open spaces, fine arts but darkened lounge areas. Noordam did not ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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