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Noordam Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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832 Reviews

Fantastic service and great entertainment

Noordam Cruise Review by RVingGal

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2018
  • Destination: Australia & New Zealand
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

This was a 30 day that was a rd trip from Sydney. Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Melbourne, up the Queensland coast with several stops then Papua New Guinea (3), Conflict Islands, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane. The crew was second to none! Fantastic food and service. Really good entertainment of all types brought on at many ports. Really enjoyed America's Test Kitchen and band in BB King. 4 Happy Hours every day. 2 each in 2 lounges. Jai, the CD was really professional but fun and very approachable. He is Dutch as most officers are. The mainly Filipino and Indonesian crew go out of their way to make you happy. We are Elite on Princess and Platinum on Carnival. Had only sailed HAL 25 years ago and were bored. This was far from It! We had a wonderful time and have already booked a 28 day to China and Japan. No, it's not all old people (I thought it would be). Granted very few children but guests of all ages.

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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

We like Interior. Had plenty of room, larger shower than other lines. Comfy bed.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Sydney (Australia)

We spent 3 days prior to cruise exploring Sydney. This trip was 3 cruises, 3 months long so we explored a good deal of AU and NZ

Port Arthur

Rough seas. We were not able to call on Port Arthur

Haigh's Chocolates

Excellent chocolate and coffee

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Wonderful tour! Saw kangaroos, wallabys, beautiful seashores. Lots of history

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Dandenong Ranges

Spent 2 days there. Enjoyed the tours

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Puffing Billy Train

Kind of a short ride but pretty scenery

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Fed Cockatoo! Went to a winery.

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Eden (Australia)

Pretty town. Nice people. It's a retirement town. Took free bus into town and explored


It was a Sunday so town was quiet. They had a big craft show with vendors just for us! It was big and right by the port.

Alotau Cultural Festival

Got to watch the different tribes in their native costumes do their dances. Lots of wood carvers. Nice people. PNG is VERY 3rd world but glad we had the experience!

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Kiriwina (Papua New Guinea)

These were beach visits only. We did not get off the ship. Deserted islands

Barrier Reef

We went for the glass bottom boat because we do not snorkel. Boat was broken down. Enjoyed the day on the reef. We received a 20% refund. It should have been more

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Loved Brisbane! Went to 2 wineries. Enjoyed the day immensely

City Tour

Drove they city and saw sites

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Mount Tamborine

Very enjoyable trip

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