New Zealand was on my husband's bucket list for a long time. We decided the best way to get a feel for the country is to do a cruise & sample as many ports as possible. So we chose Holland Americas 14 day cruise with 8 ports. It was ...
my 3rd time on the Noordam, 9 weeks totol, so i know her well.
For the price of apx 110 per night for a balcony the value is terrific.
The BBKing band plays 3x per night and are an exellent ship dance band.
The Theater ...
Travelling with Qantas from ATL, I flew to LAX then on to SYD for arrival same day as sailing. This was a 29 day collector's voyage travelling to Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, other So Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. I ...
We have previously cruised 4 times with P&O from Southampton,though we would prefer a Departure port in the North, but we had wanted to cruise New Zealand in particular to celebrate a number of personal landmarks and the itinerary for ...
This is my review of the Holland America MS Noordam cruise from Auckland New Zealand to Sydney Australia departing on November 8, 2016.
My review is intended to be honest and give some advice to future cruise passengers, I will try and ...
This was our sixth cruise and the 4th line we've been on. We liked the ability to visit Australia and New Zealand in one trip. Most of the ports were very interesting, with the exception of Picton, New Zealand. The ship is older and has ...
We chose this particular cruise because of the itinerary in Australia and New Zealand. This was my second trip on Holland America, the first being to Bermuda and I was hoping for a better experience.
First for the positives: the cabin ...
The Noordam is one of HAL's older, smaller ships. It's in good condition but doesn't sparkle.
The crew is well trained and very nice. But the reasons for taking the Atlantic Coast cruise are the stops. Each one is a gem, even if you ...
Three first time cruisers, 19 days from Honolulu to Sydney. Loved the ship, great size 1900 guests., not too big not too small. Found the ship to be elegant and stylish for my tastes.
Our travel agent choose cabin F1001 on the main ...
Having been on a number of cruises with Holland and having over 50 cruises of varying lengths we chose this one for the itinerary. While the entire trip was above average there were things like no hot water in our suite for the first ...
We booked the cruise many months ahead when great fares were offered for a trip of this length.
The ship is 10 years old and is showing signs of wear in some areas. The Lido Dining venue needs new furniture. Our cabin was located on ...
This cruise was chosen strictly for itinerary, which was a long-held dream come true. The ship and cabin got very old, very fast. Surely, the cuisine could have more variety -- all those chefs that claim to have input! Cabin attendants ...
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. We had sailed HAL once previously for a Sea of Cortez cruise which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The entire cruise was a repositioning cruise from Vancouver, BC to Auckland, NZ however, because we are ...
We needed a cruise to return home to Sydney & the Noordam was leaving at the right time.
We have never sailed on a HAL ship before, it was not our first cruise.
Found the ship very nice, inside cabin very roomy & great ...
Cruising to New Zealand was number one on the list and the words of my wise Mother before she passed away, "Do it sooner rather than later!" Prompted us to book. We had only every taken one other cruise and that was on the ...
Like uncrowded, mid-sized, cruise ships that visually, look like classic 'Ocean Liners'...not amusement parks.
Don't wish to spend my vacation lining up with 4000 other passengers for dinner or shows....on some of the huge cruise ...
We selected this cruise for the itinerary for 43 days. We wanted to see Hawaii, some of the South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. We opted for a Neptune Suite which had the perk of the Lounge, which we thoroughly enjoyed and ...
Why are disabled cabins either at the front or back of the ship? A trek to either the theatre or the restaurants. Our cabin 6003 was at the front, a good size with a pillar ( ideal for tying the wheelchair and walker to whilst crossing ...
My husband chose this cruise as a gift for my birthday. I had previously enjoyed travel on the Holland America Line ships and others had good things to say about HAL. It was his first ocean cruise.
There was plenty to do. We really ...
Well, we took another Holland America cruise to Alaska. This one was seven days on MS Noordam round trip from Vancouver BC As a matter of fact, it was so late in September that this was the last Alaska cruise for Noordam before she ...
Noordam Triple Denali Land and Sea Journey Sept 2016
A wonderful trip with excellent service, food, and fun entertainment. We had not cruised in 30 years and did not even think about spending an extra day or two in Vancouver. We ...
This is my return cruise to Alaska to see it in the Fall as last time was in the Spring. Travel was swift with practically no turn around time in Seattle. Going through Canadian customs at the airport was relatively quick apart from the ...
My husband and I chose this cruise because it fit into our timetable and allowed a visit to Vancouver. I sailed with HAL several years ago on an older ship and did not have a good experience but since it fit we decided to give it another ...
We chose this cruise as the second half of a 13 day D1 Denali land tour through Holland America.
We flew into Fairbanks a day early and stayed at the Westmark Fairbanks. Upon arrival we unknowingly bypassed the HAL desk at ...
I have travelled 3 other cruise lines and thought I would try Holland America and this is what I found:
- very little waiting time to embark and disembark
- exterior of the ship quite beautiful
- size of ship was perfect ...
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