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Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews

Holland America Line
Noordam
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362

Very Good

190

Average

122

Poor

74

Terrible

31

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190 Holland America Line Noordam Cruise Reviews


Expatcat avatar

Expatcat

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great family holiday

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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


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austinozz

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


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monalisa115

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


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jeannenix

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


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Dancefloor

10 Reviews Written

33 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


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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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suemoore47

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Loved the crew, ports and relaxed ambience!

Not an ardent cruiser but as land tours were really expensive this was a greay way to see New Zealand. I spent 4 nights on my own in Sydney and 3 in Auckland, both great ports. I am not fond of comedians but the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Greeneyze

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great cruise itinerary!

Loved this cruise itinerary. All ports were fantastic. Ship is okay. Needs some updating. I will say it has great stabilizers though because we hit rough seas crossing from New Zealand to Australia and it was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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sunhat123

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Faded Elegance

Noordam has pleasant public spaces but much of the interior seems to be from a couple of decades back. This may be what HAL passengers are looking for given the rather older demographic. Our cabin was clean but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Riverbound

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great Service - On Board Activities Need Work

We chose this crew for the itinerary, and their "J" inside cabin rooms. Much about this cruise was amazing, but a few items need work. ITINERARY - Can't complain here. The time in shore was adequate on all but ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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realisticus1

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

A pleasant cruise on a cruise liner

Background and embarkation We chose this cruise as we had been to New Guinea only once and the ports appeared interesting. and it has been on our list for some time. The other reason for choosing this cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cruise4Sunshine

9 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

NW Australia and Papua New Guinea

Holland America Line only does this cruise once yearly, and I've looked a it for 5 years, ALWAYS over American Thanksgiving or Christmas. This year they snuck it in between the two, so I jumped on it! It is ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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lyndarra

5 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Another Great With My Friend HAL

Of fourteen cruises this was my third with HAL. It was nice to renew our acquaintance after a five year hiatus. I'm happy to say that HAL have maintained their high standard, mostly. More on that later. We came ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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aussielozzie18

6 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

First time with HAL

This was my fifth cruise. First time with HAL. Booked at last minute due to price and itinerary. Booked a guarantee VH verandah cabin and received a VC cabin on deck 5. Very happy with cabin. Loved that the ...
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Sail Date December 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


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mlgb

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Mostly Satisfied..Highs and Lows.

Second time cruising on HAL in Alaska (previously the Zaandam same itinerary). Booked a week out with "they pick your inside cabin" rate. Got 6022 which is forward inside and aligned parallel to the hallway. Solo ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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michiganmand

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

So this is what cruising is like

First time cruising, though both my wife and I are in our 60s. I usually prefer the control that planning your own trip involves with maybe a short guided excursion here and there. This time I decided to forgo the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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big43rdkid

7 Reviews Written

73 Helpful Votes

A great way to get from Australia to Canada

This was our third HAL cruise and the first on the Noordam. It was an relocation cruise of 24 days from Sydney to Vancouver with stops in New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuata, Pago Pago and Hawaii. There were numerous ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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joanm

11 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed cruise on board this ship.

We have just returned from a cruise on Noordam to Alaska-our first with H&A. Although the ship needs some refurbishment in certain areas , we could not fault the staff 'service and food on board. We have been ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Linnn

5 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Glacier Bay and Land Tour by Train

We had sailed on the Westerdam 10 years ago on a Glacier Bay tour and wanted to repeat it but with a balcony room which, I highly recommend a balcony whose windows the steward cleans daily as opposed to common ...
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Sail Date May 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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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


JAG052 avatar

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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knittinggirl

25 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Tour Overall, but EXC tours Dropped Overall Rating

Noordam 82318 tons 918 cabins Last Drydock 2018 9/28/2017 Room 6090 The Good Our room was in a great location! Only a few rooms aft of the midship elevator. We had two panoramic midship ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Noordam Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04
Entertainment4.03.4
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
Family2.04.1
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.04.3
Value For Money3.03.9
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