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Noordam Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Review for Noordam to Australia & New Zealand
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Jburrows
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

We flew to Australia and toured by land for a month. Then we embarked in Sydney for a two week cruise around New Zealand and a Pacific crossing to Vancouver.

I would recommend seeing New Zealand by land also. The ship had mechanical problems when we reached Napier so we missed two ports. The only advantage that I can see about seeing New Zealand by sea, is traversing the fjords. They are truly spectacular.

Besides the mechanical trouble, the ship leaked a lot when it rained. In the Crowe's nest, in the hallway on deck 6, even in a stateroom that friends of ours were staying in. Towels were everywhere to soak up the water. Our friends weren't given another stateroom because the ship was full they were told. I don't think this cabin should have been sold in the first place and I question possible health issues from the dampness.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean-View Verandah Stateroom

Cabin VB

This cabin was quite comfortable and did not leak(thank goodness). It faces aft so we had a good view of both sides from our verandah. The whole ship is a bit shabby and this goes for this cabin too.

Port Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

Did not take an excursion

Picton

Hiking

Wellington

Xxx

Napier

Hikingg

Noumea

Xxx

Mare

Xxx

Mystery Island

Xxx

Lautoka

Xxx

Dravuni Island

Ship missed

Honolulu

Very commercial

Auckland

Ship missed this port

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