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

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Completely overpriced cruise on an outdated ship

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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Vobafan

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 in the Cocktails barely noticeable. None of the tours offered by HAL was acceptable. For a Train ride in Port Chambers charges HAL 390 $, when booking direktly in the station, the same ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Noordam 21 Dec 2019 auckland to Sydney

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Fredzimmermsn

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 the cruise I did on the Noordam three years ago which I rated 10 -this Cruise I would rate a 1.The standard of the entertainment was dismal except for the on-board Singers and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Suite


Not Holland America standards

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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DRGSEA

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 food service was limited to being served by crew and no self service. We have been through this on other cruises so we know the drill. The lines were incredible and everything was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Expected 5 star, got 2 star

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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Cheapside939

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Chose this cruise for the itinerary and to be honest that's the only good thing about it. Ship is very dated and the fabric of it needs a complete overhaul. Problems started as soon as we got to the cabin with holes in the sheets and white stains on the overcover!!! Bedside lights were loose and dangerous, the bathroom door closer was loose too and was eventually removed completely, chips on the ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


A ship lacking luster!

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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joanm

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We sailed recently on this ship from Sydney to New zealand on a two week voyage. Unfortunately we found that it is in need of a major overhaul -not just in terms of the decor itself, but also with the entertainments team -who appear to be somewhat complacent in their approach to the job! Granted the general age of passengers is elderly, but the programme provided lacked fun and enthusiasm, and ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Disappointing

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eulah.brian

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

The stewards and waiters were unfailingly, and I mean unfailingly and without exception, cheerful, polite and helpful. They were the highlight of the cruise. I am unlikely to recommend a Holland American cruise, certainly to no one in my peer group. It is not my scene, but that says more about me than Holland American! My disappointment is probably the result of nostalgia for the 5 or 6 ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Worst cruise ever

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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Craig1964

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 the cruise) The ship is in need of some desperate overhaul as it is looking very old and run down. Their was no sail away party on any deck, only soft music which no one could ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


A Bad Experience

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Oscar2019

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 dire need of major refurbishment and we found that the balcony in our cabin to be extremely small given the extra cost paid to have one. Only just about enough room for two deck ...
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Sail Date: December 2018


Ship and rooms in desperate need of gutting

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razr7

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Ship was chose for us as a charter cause i would not have picked it myself. While the crew were overall very nice and glad to see us, the ship itself was extremely dated and not worth the money. The furniture was worn and torn, half the rooms had blasting a/c and the other half were saunas. Constant plumbing issues, power issues, and the fact that the maintenance staff were either so overworked ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


Cafeteria-quality food, cancelled shore excursion, dated ship & average service

Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand

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torrpedo

First Time Cruiser

This review is for an Atlantis Events cruise from Auckland to Sydney with six stops on a Holland America ship, Noordam (built circa 2006). This was my first cruise. We chose this cruise because many of our friends have done them and speak highly of their experiences. We spent two days in Auckland before departing to Gisborne, Wellington, Akaroa (Christchurch), Hobart (Tasmania), Melbourne and ...
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Sail Date: February 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom


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