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Holland America Line South Pacific Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
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116 Holland America Line South Pacific Cruise Reviews


michael620 avatar

michael620

1 Review Written

Norovirus spoiled our cruise!

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To the traveler who complained that his November 23 cruise from Auckland had the food service "locked down", at least you didn't get Norovirus like more than 200 of us did on the trip from Sydney to Auckland! ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jganem

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Out of everything

Sailed on Holland America four other times. Never on prior cruises was I told we are sorry but we out out of that. On this cruise we were told sorry we are out of diet caffeine free coke White Wines, Beers, Teas, ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Sheriee

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Dave Koz

Thoroughly enjoyed Dave Koz and Friends and the entertainment package!! The actual cruise ship, Noordam, is pitiful. It is dated, worn out, and in need of complete remodeling. The furniture is tired, and the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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p8k

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dated ship, poor service from Holland America

I was on a 12 night cruise from New Zealand via Tasmania finishing up at Sydney Australia. The cruise was to include New Zealand North Island, New Zealand South Island, Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney Australia. ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Sonexxx

4 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

Holland America - Not Many Pluses

Having cruised with a number of different lines over the years we chose our first Holland America cruise recently because of the destinations it was going to in the South Pacific. After having been on the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Cruisers1013

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing Trip

I have read some of the reviews about this cruise and couldn't disagree more with some. We are 3 star mariners with Holland America - not that this means anything - other than we wouldn't cruise Holland America if ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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wanderlust 1950

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

38 day cruise across Pacific starting 30th September from Vancouver

The Noordam is badly needing refurbished in certain areas. Rust on balconies, grubby corridors. It looks a bit tired and dated. The sitting area immediately outside the Lincoln centre really needs attention. The ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Steveoka avatar

Steveoka

21 Reviews Written

136 Helpful Votes

Noordam Beware!

We booked a signature suite on this cruise which showed on the HAL website as being a newly refurbished suite with new couch and chairs,marble top counters ,big screen TV on the wall and bright fresh interior but ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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SY7DNEY CRUISER

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A very enjoyable cruise despite the lack of entertainment

Noordam. Cruise to Pacific Islands On the 15/03/2018. Thirteen days The cruise was from Sydney at the overseas passenger terminal circular quarry Embarkation very very efficient. We receive a ...
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Sail Date March 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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popoki1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

One of the best cruises we took.

Embarkation: Since we live in Hawaii, it was just a short drive to Aloha Tower. First of all, as far as Holland was concern, it was great and fast. Very friendly and they were so helpful. Now regarding ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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danieldlaw

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Exceptional, memorable, special.

Firstly, disregard all the negative reviews of this ship. It is a meticulously maintained, modern ship with top quality food and staff. Many people reviewing relatively luxury cruise ships, like the ms Noordam, have ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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rringstr2

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Service but a Ship in Poor Condition

I can say without reservation that this was the best service on a cruise ship we have experienced. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food in the main dining room was just okay. Gone are the days of ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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islandmanintas

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Like the curate's egg... good in parts!

Only our second cruise, had previously sailed from Hawaii to Sydney in 2016. We were so impressed with that cruise, the brand and the ship. So we choose to revisit with HAL and the Noordam again, this time the New ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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slb1949

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary, ship, crew. Terrible weather.

Chosen for the itinerary and Holland America excellent service. Embarkation was very well organized and done in a timely manner. Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Lots of storage. Cabin stewards did an ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JAG052

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS

We had read the reviews on Noordam prior to travel and a lot were not very complimentary so we went with low expectations. All I can say is that the type of complaint I read previously makes me think those people ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Tanawah

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Expectations - Disillusioned

The cruise was the type of itinerary that I was Looking for, within in the time period available to me. This was our first time cruising and My Wife and I were really looking forward to our first cruise. I ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Pak59

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First experience with HAL

We choose HAL because we liked the Itinerary, as it was our first cruise to New Zealand and Australia. It was also our first time on HAL. The food on the Noordam was excellent, with a lot of variety, great ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Kundo

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Dreadful

The ship is not up to the standards one expects from a modern cruise liner, the ship is old at 10years & tired. It is the only cruise line where you have to submit credit card details per passenger in order to get a ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Janet Savage

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

A good cruise but not outstanding (my LONG review)

We scored a great price on a 15-day HAL cruise from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. Perhaps the price was so affordable because a) November is a less popular travel window (our itinerary included ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Spillett

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Was a lovely winter escape

Friend had recommended. A last minute decision to take a holiday following long wet winter. Purchased just a month ahead of sailing, online, and overall very pleased with cruise. Very good value. Prices were ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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oz cruiser 65

2 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Great service and staff attitudes but entertainment lacking

We have cruised HAL before. previously Trans Atlantic and Med with Noordam and Baltics , Scandnavia on Konningsdam, WE loved all before and were prepared to travel long distance from Oz but now figured a cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Shelene

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Holland...You Blew It

Mediocre food. They have great sounding creative menus, seemingly quality ingredients, then ruin it with poor execution. Watery pasta dishes, overcooked meats, limp crusted pizza, hot food served cold or lukewarm, ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Stoertebecker

1 Review Written

Exploring the SouthPacific from Vancouver/Canada to Auckland aboard the Noordam

My wife and I spent 42 days aboard the Noordam, a medium size cruiseship of Holland America Line for about 2000 passengers from Sept. 24 to Nov. 6, 2017. This was just trhe right time for us with pleasant ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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enchantedvoyage

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great NZ/Australia ports but lack of on board activities

Great itinerary but lack of on board activities, minimal cruise staff after cutbacks, and lack of live musical entertainment. Many of the activities in the program were actually revenue advertisements such as art ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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