We stayed 3 days in Auckland before embarking after our flight from Manila. The embarkation was easy and smooth. the ship docks in the middle of Auckland, so its easy and very cheap to reach by public transportation. Being members of the European Union we didn't need any Visa or ETA. in New Zealand. The friendliness of the people of New Zealand and Australia has to be mentioned specially. No arrogance or security phobia by the embarkation in Auckland OR disembarkation in Sydney as experienced in an other big English speaking country! The cleanliness on board and on land is remarkable. On board were many citizen of not English countries.We would like to have a little less US american shows and more other main languages oriented activities, even subtitled! The songs of the entertainment group of the ship were purely sung in us american..even if they are of Italian, German or French origin. . The service in the lido by the Filipino cooks and Indonesian waitresses and waiters is remarkable.

A comfortable way to discover New Zealand and Australia

Noordam Cruise Review by Fofolle

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We stayed 3 days in Auckland before embarking after our flight from Manila. The embarkation was easy and smooth. the ship docks in the middle of Auckland, so its easy and very cheap to reach by public transportation.

Being members of the European Union we didn't need any Visa or ETA. in New Zealand.

The friendliness of the people of New Zealand and Australia has to be mentioned specially.

No arrogance or security phobia by the embarkation in Auckland OR disembarkation in Sydney as experienced in an other big English speaking country!

The cleanliness on board and on land is remarkable.

On board were many citizen of not English countries.We would like to have a little less US american shows and more other main languages oriented activities, even subtitled! The songs of the entertainment group of the ship were purely sung in us american..even if they are of Italian, German or French origin. .

The service in the lido by the Filipino cooks and Indonesian waitresses and waiters is remarkable.
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Large Interior Stateroom
Cabin I 7021
The interior cabin we choose was appropriate for our needs. We stay in the cabin just to sleep anyway. The service was excellent. The Indonesian and Filipino crew members do an excellent job.It could not be better.
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