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788 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Stephrharris avatar


1 Review Written

A Huge Disappointmemnt


We chose this cruise because we had heard good things about Holland America and it was going to places we wanted to visit. We have been on many cruises before always using Cunard, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean in ...
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Sail Date February 2020

alfiebarney avatar


1 Review Written

Terrible experience - Money taken from my account on return from cruise

What was meant to be a holiday of a lifetime was spoilt by choosing Holland America as our cruise line. We were on a 15 night cruise starting from Sydney on February 26th. Although this ship was refurb the only ...
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Sail Date February 2020

draftxhorselover avatar


2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing cruise of New Zealand

14 days on the newly renovated Noordam and felt thoroughly pampered every day. From the outstanding service of the room attendants to the doting Main Dining room staff ( we had a fixed 8pm seating and loved it!) ...
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Sail Date February 2020

Antechinus avatar


5 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Excellent and relaxing cruise

We heard that Holland America has a more mature passenger crowd and fewer kids. The activities are geared towards a more mature clientele, but there is still a kids club and swimming pool for the few kids who were ...
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Sail Date February 2020

Expatcat avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

We chose this cruise for the number of port stops and we weren’t disappointed! We got a great feel for New Zealand. We travelled with children between 7-14 and they all had a great time. Kids clubs were ...
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Sail Date January 2020

Narelle'stoyboy avatar


1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Disembarkation was relatively painless

We chose this cruise on the basis of previous happy cruises with HAL, a total of some eighty (80) days on Volendam x 2 , Westerdam and Konigsdam. The service, entertainment, and especially the food on those cruises ...
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Sail Date January 2020

ohiomary avatar


4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great way to see NZ and Australia

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2019

rwcorne avatar


3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary But Found HAL's Shipboard Execution Lacking

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. ...
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Sail Date December 2019

austinozz avatar


2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Most Enjoyable

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

monalisa115 avatar


4 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Good overall, but overdoing things the first few days

Embarkation port in Sydney is White Bay, not as convenient as Circular Quay, and not at all scenic, being a commercial port. The day before embarkation we received an email advising us not to arrive before one. It ...
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Sail Date December 2019

michael620 avatar


1 Review Written

Norovirus spoiled our cruise!

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

dreamlife avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Not the same now that Carnival have an interest

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2019

K-ren avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mixed feelings

This was my 5th cruise, and I chose this ship because it was smaller than previous ones, thinking that the on board experience would be more personal. It didn’t get off to a good start when the muster drill ...
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Sail Date May 2019

christinand avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

A Great Trip to Alaska

I enjoyed my cruise! I particularly enjoyed the lincoln center stage and the walking track. I really enjoyed walking around the deck as it was good exercise after the big meals. I didn't find the entertainment that ...
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Sail Date September 2019

EL2019 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Wonderful, restful, relaxing

This was our first real cruise and was one of our bucket list items so we took part in the cruise with great expectations. The cruise fulfilled all of our expectations. The cabin stateroom was wonderful and we ...
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Sail Date August 2019

jeannenix avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

It's not Oceania, but it was still pretty darn good!

A couple of years ago, my husband and I went on our first cruise for out 40th anniversary to the Baltic - on Oceania. Maybe starting at close to the top wasn't the best idea! :) . We loved all of it. This summer ...
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Sail Date July 2019

Dancefloor avatar


10 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Some of the Holland America charm slipping away

We chose this cruise because there was a great deal (including gratuities) just a few weeks before sailing. We live in Vancouver, so the transportation to and from the ship was easy, as was the embarkation and ...
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Sail Date August 2019

Lewisia avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Dreadful experience!

My husband and I did the Double Denali with 7 day cruise down the inner passage. What a mistake that was!! I had one day on-board the Noordam before I got ill. One day to enjoy the ship - that's all. I had one ...
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Sail Date June 2019

jganem avatar


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

NSWP avatar


5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Very poor food and ship needs refurb.

We chose this cruises from Sydney to Honolulu as we wanted to visit the islands and Hawaii. also to try out HAL for first time, we have done 27 other cruises mainly on Princess but also on Cunard, P&O, Celebrity, ...
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Sail Date April 2019

tv24 avatar


22 Reviews Written

136 Helpful Votes

Down Market & In Need of a Make-Over

This was our 33rd cruise and our fifth time on HAL. We chose this itinerary as a means to return to North America after a long adventure in Australia. First the things we liked: The BB King All Star Band was ...
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Sail Date April 2019

Suz123 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise

We chose this cruise mainly due to the Australian itinerary & to see Kangaroo Island. We had low expectations of the condition of the Noordam given the reviews I had read were not very complimentary about the ...
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Sail Date January 2019

sofloyd avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Dave Koz Charter Cruise

This was a Dave Koz Charter Cruz! Ship was contaminated with a flu bug. Hundreds of passengers on Week 1 and Week 2 got seriously ill with a flu bug (Cough, sore throat, chills, fever and loss of appetite - lasted ...
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Sail Date March 2019

Sheriee avatar


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

joanm avatar


11 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

A ship lacking luster!

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019

Noordam Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Value For Money3.03.9
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